Strategies to Promote Improved Construction Practices in Building Construction Industry: A Case Study of Building Contractors in Nsukka LGA of Enugu State
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages: 53-58
Received: Sep. 4, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2019; Published: Oct. 31, 2019
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Okanya Arinzechukwu Victor, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Daniel Uchenna Chukwu, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Ojo Samson Abayomi, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study sought to determine the strategies to promote improved construction practices in building construction industry. A case study research design was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. The population for this study was 92, consisting of 54 general foremen and 38 site engineers in Nsukka. No sampling was done for this study since the total population of 92 subjects is of manageable size. Structured Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using the mean and standard deviation for the research questions. Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0.972 was obtained for the internal consistency of the instrument. Based on the data analyzed, the study identified strategies to promote improved construction practices in building construction industry. The study therefore recommended the following: The federal and state ministry of housing should enact laws which make it mandatory for contractors to embark on annual training, retraining and in-service training to learn advanced and improved practices in building technology. The identified strategies to promote improved construction practices in building construction industry should be included into the school curriculum of building construction of technical colleges and other higher institutions that teach building technology as a course of study. Inclusion of the identified strategies into the curriculum will benefit the students and graduates hence it will prepare and equip them with improved knowledge of construction practices in building technology.
Keywords
Building Construction Industry, Building Contractors, Construction Practices, Construction Safety Practices, Organizational Practices
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Okanya Arinzechukwu Victor, Daniel Uchenna Chukwu, Ojo Samson Abayomi, Strategies to Promote Improved Construction Practices in Building Construction Industry: A Case Study of Building Contractors in Nsukka LGA of Enugu State, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 53-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20190502.13
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