Browsing Mini-dissertations (Construction Economics) by Issue Date

Browsing Mini-dissertations (Construction Economics) by Issue Date

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  • Lombard, Ilze; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup it was decided that a few new stadiums were to be constructed whilst other stadiums would be upgraded. The aim of this study is to compare the sustainability of a newly constructed ...
  • Engelbrecht, Wikus Hugo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    Construction programmes serve a number of purposes. The objective of this treatise is to identify the functions to elaborate on them and to identify how such a programme should be formulated, developed and implemented ...
  • Dam, Roland Hendrik; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    The South African construction industry is becoming more competitive with more contractors joining the industry every year. Contractors are tendering for jobs with lower profit margins to remain competitive. The quality ...
  • Barnard, Dewald; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    As pressure comes to bear in the construction industry to supply alternatives to the more traditional methods of construction, light weight steel framing and modular homes, exhibits many attractive features for the designer, ...
  • Roos, Theodor; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    South Africa was most fortunate to host the 2010 FIFA world cup during a world wide economic recession. Most economists and other professionals predicted that SA will experience the aftershock of the recession after the ...
  • Robertson, Dirk Cornelius; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-15)
    Smooth cash flow ensures the effective delivery of projects and is essential to develop and sustain a healthy, professional and competitive construction industry. The adverse effect of late or non-payment of contractors ...
  • Marais, Claudi; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    Construction management requires a unique body of knowledge, skills and competencies. Women experience difficult circumstances and influences on entering the construction industry as professional managers. The origin of ...
  • Van Zyl, Richard; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    More and more delays are being caused on construction sites due to a lack of the correct information necessary to complete the project within the set time frames and cost effectively. The object of this treatise is to ...
  • De Wet, Pierre; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    Research by traffic engineers has shown that most of the vehicular traffic in South Africa is carried on major roads in Gauteng (Van der Merwe, 2005:slide 11). Traditionally professionals in the built environment travel ...
  • Gee, Christine; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the latest technology in the built environment utilising data models. It is a multi-dimensional model that acts as a communication and information resource over the lifecycle of a ...
  • Mashele, Bongani Titus; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    Data trend analysis refers to the concept of collecting information and data to attempt to spot a pattern, or prevailing trend, in the information which occurs over time. Trend and data analysis provides adequate insight ...
  • Nkhabu, Liteboho; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Construction Economics (2011-04-21)
    The major objectives of construction project management are still time, cost and quality but the management processes and procedures are different because of today’s economy and technology. With that, the construction ...
  • Balt, Elizabeth J.P.; 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, 2012-07-03)
    The cost structure for the maintenance and repair contract is based on an equipment availability of ninety percent and is guaranteed by the service provider. It was proved that the actual utilization percentage achieved ...
  • Fakudze, Ishmond Mkhitsiko; 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, 2012-07-03)
    Developing countries have spent, and are spending millions of dollars annually in providing road infrastructure as a means of opening up the countryside to foreign investment and thus stimulating the economy for a better ...
  • Coetzer, J.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, 2012-07-03)
    The past legislation led to the result that a large portion of our population did not acquire the skill nor had the opportunity to effectively participate in South Africa's economy and to earn a living. The government ...
  • Coetzer, Karolien; 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, 2012-07-03)
    Throughout history from the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall and even the construction of megalomanic structures, the construction industry has been greatly influenced by war. The objective of this is to identify the ...
  • Bouwer, Wendy Liesel; 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, 2012-07-03)
    This paper describes a testing instrument designed to evaluate a local government department - a tool for staff development and managerial assessment. Shah’s [1] criteria for determining a model local government in a ...
  • Erasmus Vernon Marc; 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, 2012-07-03)
    Traditionally when new underground utilities were added to an area where other utilities had already been installed, like a water reticulation network, and the new utility was to pass by or cross the existing one the ...
  • Hopkins, Dyason; 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, 2012-08-02)
    Golf estate developments are seen as liabilities in the building industry with regards to damage to the environment, waste of water, destruction of natural heritage and as communities created only for the rich. The ...
  • Goosen, Hendrik Jacobus (Henri); 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, 2012-08-02)
    The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has developed a rating tool called ‘Green Star SA – Office v1’. This is a comprehensive evaluating system for rating the environmental design and performance of South ...