FACTORS INFLUENCING TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES OF ARTISANS IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Authors

  • Olumide Ayeniyo Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Billy Oluwale Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Emmanuel Olanipekun Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Keywords:

Artisans, Building construction, Technical Capabilities, Nigeria

Abstract

The successful delivery of any building project involves many resources and the most critical is the artisan. To this end, this study examines factors influencing technical capabilities of artisans with a view to unveiling strategies that could make them more effective and efficient. Data was collected with the use of a set of structured questionnaire. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 210 and 150 artisans and house sponsors respectively as respondents in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data collected were described with frequency counts and percentages while multinomial logistic regression was used to isolate critical factors that influenced technical capabilities of the artisans. Results affirmed that the need to effectively utilise building materials, improve aesthetic appearance of constructed buildings and enhance the ability to determine the optimum lot size of building materials used were the significant determinants of technical capability of the artisans. The study established that the above identified factors are critical to improving the technical capabilities of artisans in the building construction industry. It is therefore recommended that these factors are important criteria to assess the competence of artisans in building construction industry. The factors could serve as the basis for the evaluation of artisans and useful parameters for policy aiming to improving the quality of workmanship of artisans in the building construction industry.

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Published

2021-04-01

How to Cite

Ayeniyo, O. ., Oluwale, B., & Olanipekun, E. . (2021). FACTORS INFLUENCING TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES OF ARTISANS IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA. African Journal of Science Policy and Innovation Management, 1(2), 121 - 132. Retrieved from https://ajspim.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/ajspim/article/view/80