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An investigation on impact of material management in cost of building projects

 Department: Quantity Survey  
 By: usericon captainonuh1414  

 Project ID: 6427
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This study aims to propose the best practice in material management in building construction projects.  The primary research instrument used was the questionnaire which was distributed to professionals in both private and public organizations within Katsina state metropolis and contained varied questions on materials waste and management. The collected data was analyzed using simple percentages and presented in tables.  The investigation revealed that material wastage brings about additional costs to the construction project and also manual labour is more extensively employed in most firms surveyed than mechanical labour, considering the cost of storing and transporting construction waste along with the loss of revenue from not reclaiming waste. Also, most waste that occurs on construction sites is due to poor management and lack of effective material handling. The study finally recommends that incorporation of experts in construction projects and   Construction companies should adopt the use of both coverage and hutted accommodation stores on sites, The federal government should come up with a policy on construction waste management which may include the introduction of heavy tipping charges on construction wastes (particularly those that can be reused or recycled) and taxes for dumping or disposing of wastes carelessly. ...
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