Akinseinde, Olubola Atanda and Fabi, Jonathan Kehinde (2015) ASSESSMENT OF CLAIMS MANAGEMENT ON BUILDING PROJECTS IN NIGERIA. In: 5th National Conference of the School of Environmental Studies, 15th – 17th July, 2015, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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Claims appear to hinder the completion of construction projects and cause delays in delivering such projects. The study examined the types, causes, and ways of managing claims in southwestern Nigeria. Primary data were obtained through questionnaires administered to professionals in Contracting and Consultancy Firms in South-western Nigeria. Secondary data were collected through review of relevant literatures. Forty-four questionnaires were retrieved out of Sixty administered through random Sampling. Data obtained from the survey were analysed using the Frequency Table, Weighted Average and Importance Index Percentage (II %). The result indicated Extra-work claims as the most frequent construction claims on building project, while the major causes were Change or Variation order, Variation in Quantities, and Changes in Material and Labour. Negotiation was ranked as the best way of managing claims. The study concluded that the risk of construction claims can be reduced or avoided if; (a) reasonable time were allowed for design and pre-contract documentation; (b) if there were proper mechanism for processing and evaluating change or variation order.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 14:40
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 14:40

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