Mini-dissertations (Construction Economics)

Mini-dissertations (Construction Economics)

 

This collection contains research documents that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a final year undergraduate programme, an Honours degree, or as part of a Masters degree that involves course-work at the University of Pretoria, within the department indicated.

From the Letter of consent:
"As per the policy of the University of Pretoria, The Department of Construction Economics is authorised to grant permission for the archiving of the final year project mini-dissertations proceedings."

Recent Submissions

  • Joubert, F.J.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2014-08-05)
    The health and environmental sacrifices are some of the biggest problems with construction and developing a world that better suits our needs and luxurious living standards. It is however unavoidable in most cases as we ...
  • Beukes, Steyn; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2014-08-04)
    Building Information Modeling is a term representing a new process or approach that is being widely implemented in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. If one works in this industry and has not yet heard ...
  • Krüger, Eduan (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2014-08-04)
    The study was conducted in attempt to investigate the viability of the INSTALMENT SALE AGREEMENTS concept in the South African residential property market. The study aimed to answer the pressing question on whether the ...
  • Tagg, Jason; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2014-07-29)
    The provision of adequate housing to the people of South Africa is a fundamental human right as entrenched in the Constitution of South Africa. In order to propose a solution to the problem of providing adequate housing, an ...
  • Tagg, Jason; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2014-07-29)
    The provision of adequate housing to the people of South Africa is a fundamental human right as entrenched in the Constitution of South Africa. In order to propose a solution to the problem of providing adequate housing, an ...
  • Leitch, Phillipa Anne; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-12-13)
    This research will determine if it is viable to cultivate and process hemp into a building material to be used in the construction industry of South Africa. The effect on the environment of manufacturing and using conventional ...
  • Njamu, Harrison; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-12-13)
    The construction industry in Botswana faces a problem of cost variances on the construction projects. Hence, the identified problem needs to be attended to. The study was an evaluation of how constructions cost on projects ...
  • Makombo, Honorius Makombo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-21)
    Risk management framework in the construction project management sector is the solution to a systematic step-by-step management of risks in organisations and projects. It is vital that all organisations become involved ...
  • Maina, Anthony; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-21)
    The construction industry in Botswana has in the recent years come under severe pressure due to increased competition and a critical shortage of construction work. The competition has been as a result of a dramatic influx ...
  • Dlamini, Muziwandile Ayanda; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-21)
    SEC being an electricity utility within the context of a developing country, Swaziland is faced with the multi-faceted challenges of providing electricity to the poor in remote areas, comply with environmental and international ...
  • Mukumba, Elias; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-21)
    Project management is a fairly new profession in the Zimbabwean construction industry. The information revolution brought about by the Internet has resulted in clients becoming more critical of the way construction ...
  • Mamabolo, Carl Matome; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-21)
    Eskom has subdivided its power generation into competitive clusters. This has been done with a view to measuring individual plant reliability. The objective of this project is to study the impact of preventive maintenance ...
  • Musuya, Joseph; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-11-14)
    A contract between a prospective building owner and a building contractor is rather like a contract of sell between a buyer of goods and the seller. What makes the building contractor different from the seller of goods, ...
  • Van Rooy, Ignatius Johannes; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    The construction industry in South Africa is not perfect and there are all kinds of chronic problems like for example low productivity, poor safety, inferior working conditions, waste and insufficient quality, and ...
  • Kaumba, Jacqueline; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    This research focuses on the identification of perceived value by the client inherent in the project management attributes in terms of its benefits and the remuneration to be determined through a policy framework to ...
  • Maherry, Andrew A.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    The objective of this study is to determine and analyse the causes of design changes when executing petrochemical process plant projects in the Mpumalanga and Free State Provinces in South Africa. Data for analysis was ...
  • Mogadime, Mputsanyane Rosemary; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    Client departments had entrusted delivery of construction of buildings to an infrastructure implementing department monopoly managed through a service delivery agreement within the inter-governmental framework. The performance ...
  • Trusler, Ross Karl; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    The national goal, to provide housing opportunities for all South Africans, and to eradicate informal settlements by the year 2014, is a noble one worthy of rallied support by all who can contribute. Breaking new ground ...
  • Libetwa, Erick Kombuwa; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-21)
    The spate of delays on Botswana government housing construction projects has raised concern – not only to the government but also to the general public. The conditions of contract applicable to the Botswana government ...
  • Nthase, Phenyo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics, 2012-09-14)
    The objective of this study is to investigate Risk Management Strategies that could be used to minimize time and cost overruns currently experienced in Botswana’s Public Sector Building Construction Industry. This is ...

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