Application of life cycle management in transforming building industry in Nigeria: possibilities and realities
Usman, N. D.
Kamau, P. K.
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The building industry is a key player in the transformation of socio-economic development globally. It creates employment and provides shelter and other infrastructural developments. However, issues of quality cost and time overrun are contending factors that leads to building failures, poor infrastructural developments, and insufficient service delivery amongst others. The aim of this study is examine the application ofLife Cycle Management (LCM) in transforming building industry in Nigeria. This can be achieved by investigating the factors influencing LCM in project delivery in the building industry in Nigeria. Data were collected from a population of 350 Architects, 352 Builders, 354 Engineers, 354 Quantity Surveyors, 350 Urban and Regional Planners and 350 Contractors. From each of these populations, a stratified random sampling of 10% was obtained and a formula was used to provide a sample of n = 210. Data was collected by use of standardized questionnaires and interviews. Descriptive statistic was used to analyse the data and in establishing whether there is a statistical significant difference between LCM adoption and how it can influence project performance in transforming the building industry in Nigeria. Chi-Square statistics was used to test for significance difference between LCM and the factors influencing project delivery at 95% confidence level. The results indicated a significant difference meaning that the higher the LCM the adoption, the better the project performance in the building industry in Nigeria. Hence, the possibilities and realities of the state of construction in Nigeria, LCM if fully adopted; can transform the building industry in terms of best practices and better project performance.