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Aniekwu, A N and Okpala, D C (1988) Contractual arrangement and the performance of the Nigerian construction industry (the structural component). Construction Management and Economics, 6(01), 3-11.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: contract ; cost; delay; structural variables
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446198800000002
  • Abstract:

    The Nigerian construction industry is beset with many problems, such as uncompleted projects and poor quality work. Also the level of productivity is low, especially in projects handled by indigenous contractors. Investigation into the cause has identified two sets of variables, termed structural and systemic, as being responsible. Structural variables which are inherently related to the condition and practices within a given environment, were found to be controlled, if special provision can be made within the conditions of contract. The paper therefore examines these structural variables and relates them to provisions in the conditions of contract which undermine the performance to make them more effective.