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The construction industry needs reformation

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By Okunloye Abiodun

For excellent project delivery, the construction sector needs quality training.

At a discussion panel held in Lagos by ArchVision Workgroup titled “Enhancing quality management in project delivery,” the Chief Executive Officer of Construction Kaiser Limited, Mr. Igbuan Okaisabor, stated that there is a demand for enhanced training and a shift in the industry in terms cultural norms in order to develop quality management in the delivery of the project. At the forum, crucial issues, including people management, retention, attrition, and the cost of quality, were discussed, as well as persistent skill shortages, quality processes and procedures in building, control and monitoring systems, and more.

According to Okaisabor, in order to reduce the amount of inefficiency that occurs during the delivery of the project, professionals need to adopt the appropriate attitude. The culture of construction workers has an impact on the quality of projects. Workers from other countries do outstanding work because they were raised to produce high-caliber results consistently. It is imperative that quality be instilled in the country’s culture; otherwise, they may be forced to continue to source their products from world-class artisans. He stated that they require training in the building industry as well as additional development of their skills.

The construction industry now experiences a workforce shortage.

Mr. Odunayo Lawani, ArchVision Workgroup Chief Executive Officer/Lead Consultant, stated quality management challenges have made the construction industry in the country need a new beginning. He remarked that the construction industry has a severe talent deficit, which is not highlighted due to the economic slowdown, and that a surge may cause a skilled workforce dilemma. Lawani added that it would become obvious since companies have so much building work, but very few artisans are available due to the widespread migration of employees abroad. Currently, migration’s effects are not visible in the construction industry, unlike the medical and banking sectors.

In order to prevent young people from finishing school and leaving the country, he said, the industry’s potential needs to be promoted more effectively, making it appealing to the younger generation To which he extended Common attitudes in this country include a lack of patience at the office and a disregard for details throughout project delivery. Because of this, companies in the sector would do well to adopt a new strategy, such as developing a company culture that places a premium on quality management and pays close attention to the smallest of details.

Younger generations need to be encouraged to work at construction firms.

Furthermore, According to Diran Akerele, a partner at Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP), problems in the construction sector can be either internal or external, with the latter category including external factors such as the government and regulatory bodies. Akerele, who is an architect, stated that if the correct personnel are not bred from institutions, this will hinder the industry’s quality and growth. Some companies are dissatisfied because the personnel they train quit their jobs. Therefore industry must make a stand, reach closer to institutions, and stand out.

Also, Mr. Olusesan Phillips, who represented the Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) chairman, stated that the organization would strive to boost advocacy, particularly in reference to the trained professionals departing the nation. He stated that the institute has been holding workshops and seminars in order to make certain that qualified workers are being replaced as they leave the organization. According to Olusesan, NIOB is actively recruiting new members, providing them with training, and screening their applicants to guarantee that only qualified individuals are sent out on construction projects.

The available workforce in the industry needs to be focused on.

Lastly, Mr Oludayo Uansohia, an architect working at Building Design Workshop Nigeria Limited, emphasized that it was evident that there is talent migration in the country. He said this while pointing out that the issue has been going on for quite some time. On the other hand, he stated that there was a necessity to concentrate on the already available workforce, to persuade people to work in the construction company and offer sufficient training and compensation to those workers.


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1 year ago

The construction industry needs reformation – For excellent project delivery, the construction sector needs quality training. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
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1 year ago

Brain drain is seriously affecting the country. A lot of professional who are highly talented have left the shore of this country in search of agreener pasture. Training needs to be done to recruit more people to the construction industry.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
1 year ago

Construction companies actually do need reformation. There is need to reform the industry in a way to ensure the sector is well regulated and controlled to effect efficiency and accountability.

theApr
theApr
Member
1 year ago

Foreign workers are excellent since they were brought up to continuously create results of the highest level. It is crucial to inculcate quality in the nation’s culture.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

In order to establish quality management in the delivery of the project, there is a necessity for more training as well as a shift in the industry with regard to cultural norms.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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1 year ago

During the forum, important topics such as teamwork, recruitment, attrition, and the cost of quality were covered, in addition to ongoing talent shortages.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
1 year ago

The experts involved in the delivery of the project need to acquire the suitable mentality in order to limit the amount of inefficiency that occurs during the delivery process.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

People from other nations do excellent work because they were brought up to constantly deliver outputs of a high quality because it was expected of them from a young age. It is essential that a focus on quality become ingrained in the ethos of the country.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

It’s rather evident that corporations have a lot of construction work, but due to extensive employee migration, there are very few artisans available to do it. The construction business, in contrast to the healthcare and financial sectors, has yet to feel the effects of migration.

Remi1
Remi1
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1 year ago

Due to the economic downturn, the construction industry is understaffed severely, and a spike could result in a problem with a competent labor.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

It should be evident given that businesses have a significant amount of construction work to complete, but there are very few artisans accessible as a result of extensive employee emigration overseas.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

For the construction firm to succeed, it was crucial to put its focus on the workforce it already had and to provide its employees with adequate education and pay in order to entice them to stay with the firm.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
1 year ago

It is necessary for construction companies to go for more training. Any training or seminar that will improve the workers is very important

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

If quality training is been given a excellent project will be present or delivery but lack of quality training will not produce better result so quality training is required and the industry will improve. Construction industry should improve their training in other to start a reformation

jdpumping
Member
1 year ago

This Industry needs serious restructuring there are so many unqualified contractor been given jobs at the end of the day jobs delivered are below excellence and this has caused lots of problems and money not well spent.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

In the construction industry there is mass exodus of potential and skill professionals off the shore of the country causing sever brain drain in this field. We have also experience high number of building collapse in recent time which can be attributed to the usage of low quality materials and lack off skill professionals. There is therefore the urgent need to reform construction industry in Nigeria.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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1 year ago

There is a need for greater training as well as a change in industry cultural norms in order to achieve quality management in the implementation of the project.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 year ago

It’s rather evident that corporations have a lot of construction work, but due to extensive employee migration, there are very few artisans available to do it. The construction business, in contrast to the healthcare and financial sectors, has yet to feel the effects of migration.6

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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1 year ago

People from other countries are great workers because they are socialized to consistently produce exceptional outcomes. Bringing excellence into everyday life is essential if a nation is to thrive.

Christiana
Christiana
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1 year ago

To reduce delivery inefficiency, project specialists must adopt the right mindset.

Bola12
Bola12
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1 year ago

The construction industry is severely understaffed as a direct result of the economic downturn; as a result, a jump in demand could result in a problem with qualified workers.