Recent Submissions

  • A decision support framework for extension of time claims for the JBCC Principal Building Agreement 

    Maritz, Tinus; Prinsloo, Hendrik (University of the Free State, 2016)
    English: Delays to contractors’ progress, often resulting in time and cost overruns, are a major source of claims and disputes in the construction industry. The assessment of extension of time (EOT) claims as part of a ...
  • The image of the construction industry and its employment attractiveness 

    Haupt, Theo; Harinarain, Nishani (University of the Free State, 2016)
    English: As the construction industry does not seem to enjoy a positive image, it is not necessarily the career of choice when compared with other industries. This study examines the image of the industry in order to ...
  • Effective utilisation of generation Y Quantity Surveyors 

    Van Eck, Elzane; Burger, Michelle (University of the Free State, 2016)
    English: In South Africa, 43% of all quantity surveyors are identified as generation Y, born between 1981 and 2000. This highlights the importance of generation Y to the Quantity Surveying (QS) profession, as they are the ...
  • The valuation of commercial grain silos 

    Winckler, Christiaan; Boshoff, Douw (University of the Free State, 2016)
    English: A grain silo is a unique form of real estate because of its construction, use and income generation. The study is based on vertical concrete silos built for the sole purpose of storing grain. Silos are, in essence, ...
  • Risk management in public sector construction projects: case studies in Lesotho 

    Nketekete, Molefi; Emuze, Fidelis; Smallwood, John (University of the Free State, 2016)
    English: Construction projects are facing problems that impede their expected performance. Time, cost, quality, and competition limitations place constraints on projects. These challenges require incisive risk-management ...