Most Critical Factors Responsible For Poor Project Quality Performance in Building Construction Industry (A Case Study of Three Major Cities in Nigeria)

Oluyemi-Ayibiowu, Bamitale Dorcas1, Aiyewalehinmi, Olumide Elkanah2 and Omolayo, Oluwakayode John3

1,2,3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Poor quality project delivery is major problems that face the Nigeria construction industry. It’s of high concern to those who are involved in the construction industry. This study was carried out to identify the major causes of poor quality project delivery in Nigeria building construction industry, by means of a literature review and a questionnaire survey. A total of fifty (50) poor quality causative factors were obtained from literature. The questionnaire survey was distributed to randomly selected respondents from a combination of clients, consultants, contractors, site-engineers, project-managers and sub-contractors. In all, one hundred and forty one (141) questionnaires were distributed to randomly selected respondents (clients, consultants, contractors, site-engineers, project-managers and sub-contractors), one hundred and thirty two (132) questionnaires were returned out of which three (3) questionnaires were found incomplete and invalid. Only one hundred and twenty nine (129) questionnaires were found consistent and valid for use in this research. Relative Importance Index (RII) and Severity Index were used to carry out ranking analysis. Based on the data received, the most severe factors affecting project quality in Nigeria construction industries are: construction mistakes, use of inexperienced labours, poor checking and inspection, Poor motivation System (incentives), Poor management commitment and leadership styles, Unavailability of good quality construction materials, Limitation of finance and budget, Inadequate timely supervision among others. Their severity ranges from 89.4% to 80.5%. Key words: building construction industry; Relative Importance Index (RII); construction mistakes; Poor motivation System and Limitation of finance

Cite this article: Dorcas,O.A.B., Elkanah, A.O., & John, O.O (2019). Most Critical Factors Responsible For Poor Project Quality Performance in Building Construction Industry (A Case Study of Three Major Cities in Nigeria). European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(2), 1-14.