American Journal of Construction and Building Materials


Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023

  • An Analysis of How the Construction Business in Ethiopia Is Affected by the Rising Cost of Building Materials

    Assefa Tekla Bedada

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 16 December 2022
    Accepted: 20 January 2023
    Published: 4 February 2023
    Abstract: The construction industry differs significantly from other economic sectors due to a variety of distinctive features. Construction projects fail with a disproportionately high frequency in Ethiopia's construction industry today because it is fragmented and highly subject to political and economic cycles. However, due to the numerous risks inherent ... Show More
  • Common Defects of Buildings in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

    Ayokunle Lesanmi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ngcobo Ntebo, Douglas Aghimien

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 7-12
    Received: 14 March 2023
    Accepted: 4 April 2023
    Published: 5 August 2023
    Abstract: Building maintenance problems are a breakdown in a building's performance, function, and user requirements. Moreover, these problems can be in its structure, services, and other facilities. These problems primarily manifest as defects and should be rectified immediately; otherwise, they would result in a higher maintenance cost, hinder operational ... Show More