Towards Promoting Efficient Management Of Mass-Housing Reconstruction Schemes
Keywords:Building structures, construction, contractor’s efficiency evaluation, housing reconstruction, management criteria, residential buildings, reconstruction management
To ensure quick socio-economic recovery of the communities affected by insurgents’ attacks in the north-eastern Nigeria, the first phase of the mass-housing reconstruction scheme has been completed but with many issues overshadowing the achievement like unsatisfactory involvement of local beneficiary communities; poor cooperation among key stakeholders; and communication gaps between donors, construction companies and local beneficiaries, which results in low quality housing products. Therefore, it became necessary to ensure that only contractors who satisfactorily passed the efficiency test are allowed to participate in the subsequent phases of the reconstruction scheme. Thus, this paper provides quantitative technique for evaluating the efficiency of contractors in managing the housing reconstruction. It is expected that the technique will seek to guide informed decisions on the efficiency of managing the reconstruction scheme, which is in different phases and locations. Although the evidences on which the results of this study emanate from reconstruction of building structures experiences in some parts of Nigeria, the technique developed could be adopted in other areas faced with similar issues. This paper updated existing knowledge on the management of mass-housing reconstruction works and offers support to decision-makers and practitioners involved in managing reconstruction of building structures affected by insurgency.
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