Challenges and enhanced measures for the implementation of industrialized building system in Lagos metropolis

Oluranti Olupolola AJAYI, Julius Olajide FAREMI, Kudirat Ibilola Zakariyyah, Iniobong Beauty John, Fatima Aderonke ANIFOWOSHE, Olayinka Mariam ALIMI

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Neat, time-saving and cost friendly infrastructure demand in modern society is actualized with accurate and standard construction methods capable of delivery within a short timeframe. This study investigates dynamic issues impeding the practice of industrialized building system (IBS) and way out in Lagos metropolis. A survey research design and referral sampling technique were espoused to gather the viewpoints of sixty-one construction professionals acquainted with the knowledge and have been involved in the use of the IBS method for building projects within the metropolis. The statistical methods employed for the study were frequency, percentage, mean score, Kendall’s coefficient of concordance test and Kendall’s tau_b correlation coefficient. The results of the study revealed that the practice of IBS was mired by varied issues. These included the need for large working space and storage facilities, lack of contractor’s experience in handling IBS works and equipment for testing IBS components. The result indicated that there was an agreement among the respondents on the influential ratings of factors impeding IBS. Also, the result revealed that measures to enhance implementation of IBS include establishing legislative support for industrial development, importation of new technologies and innovation as well as marketing strategy development. The prominence of factors upsetting the practice of IBS and measures for IBS enhancement were captured.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the WABER Conference
Place of PublicationGhana
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2019
EventWest Africa Built Environment Research: Knowledge, Interaction, People & Leadership - Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana
Duration: 5 Aug 20197 Aug 2019


ConferenceWest Africa Built Environment Research
Abbreviated titleWABER


  • Challenges
  • Enhanced measures
  • Industrialized Building System (IBS)
  • implementation
  • practices


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