Office of the H.O.D

Since its inception on 1st July, 1990, the Department has had 6 Head of Department (Dr W. P. Akanmu served twice) as shown below: 
01/07/1990 – 30/06/1999 Dr M. B. A. Wuna
01/07/1999 – 11/09/2006 Dr W. P. Akanmu
12/09/2006 – 1/09/2010 Bldr. I. A. Jimoh
02/09/2010 – 30/09/2011 Bldr. T. O. Alao
01/10/2011 – 30/09/2013 Dr W. P. Akanmu
01/10/2013 – 30/11/2016 Dr A. E. Abalaka
01/12/2016 – To date Dr R. A. Jimoh
MEET THE CURRENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Dr JIMOH, Richard Ajayi
Academic Qualifications: PhD (Construction Management); MSc (Construction Management); BTech (Building)
Affiliation: Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, Minna-Nigeria.
Professional Registration: Registered Builder (RB)
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Contact Telephone: +234 803 653 4507
Professional Biography
Dr Richard Jimoh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, Minna-Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Construction Management in 2012 from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth-South Africa. His PhD thesis was titled “strategies for sustainable housing co-operatives in South Africa”. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at his home country in Nigeria where he has put in more than 10 years of teaching experience, over 30 refereed journal publications and over 15 conference proceedings at both local and international fora. He has supervised to completion 17 MTech students and 42 BTech students. He is a reviewer for many journals.
His research interests include:
Housing
Construction health and safety
Construction finance and
Cultural diversity in the construction industry
Total quality management
Publications in Peer-reviewed/Refereed Journals

1 Kehinde J.O, Rotimi J.O.B, & Jimoh R.A (2003). An Appraisal of Housing Policy Implementation in Nigeria. NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, Mumbai, India Vol. XVIII. July - September. Pp 41-52
2 Jimoh R.A & Ogunbode E.B (2006). Cost Implications of Delay in Public Sector Projects in Niger State JOES, Journal of Environmental Science, University of Jos. Vol. 10 No. 1, June. Pp 175-180

3 Jimoh R.A & Johnson A.S (2006). Appraisal of the Level of Participation of Indigenous Construction Firms in Public Sector Projects in Abuja. Journal of Environmental Science, University of Jos. Vol. 10 No 2, December. Pp 90-98
4 Jimoh, R.A, Kehinde, J.O, Mosaku, T.O & Rotimi, J.O.B (2007). Constraints in Housing Development & Implementation: Lessons from Nigeria. NICMAR, Journal of Construction Management, NJCM, Vol. 22 July-Sept., Mumbai, India. Pp 35-45
5 Jimoh, R.A (2007). Stock Exchange as a Financing Option for Construction Companies. Construction Focus, Journal of Department of Building, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. April Volume 1, Number 1 Pp 46-52
6 Banuso, O.R, & Jimoh, R.A (2007). An Investigation into the Properties of No-Fines Concrete. Environmental Technology & Science Journal, Federal University of Technology, Minna. Volume 2, Number 1 Pp 20-25
7 Jimoh R.A & Olayiwola, S.J (2008). Managing Safety on Construction Sites. Environmental Technology & Science Journal, Federal University of Technology, Minna. April Volume 3, Number 1 Pp 29-34
8 Jimoh, R.A, Banuso, O.R & Giwa P (2009). Suitability of some Natural Fibres in the Production of Cement Roofing Tiles in Nigeria. The Professional Builder Journal. Journal of the Nigerian Institute of Building, July. Pp 19-25
9 Ibrahim, K., Yahaya, M.K. & Jimoh, R.A. (2011). Professionals’ perceptions of key management practices which impact on construction workers’ productivity in Abuja. Environ, A.B.U Vol. 3 Nos 1 & 2, Nov. Pp. 111-118
10 Jimoh, R.A (2012). The Determinants of Capital Structure: Lesson from some Unquoted Construction Firms. CHSUD Journal, Federal University of Technology, Minna. Volume 3, Number 1, June. Pp 43-50
11 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2012). Effects of support services in housing co-operatives sustainability in South Africa. NICMAR, Journal of Construction Management, NJCM, Vol. XXVII Issue No. 1 January-March. Mumbai, India. Pp 5-15

12 Jimoh, R.A (2012). Improving Site Management Practices in the Construction Industry. The Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management, Vol. 5 No 4, Pp 366-372

13 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2012). Legislative and policy frameworks in the housing co-operatives in South Africa: The Chairpersons’ perspective. NICMAR, Journal of Construction Management, NJCM, Vol. XXVII Issue No. 2 & 3 April-June & July-September. Mumbai, India. Pp 71-82

14 Jimoh R.A & J.J van Wyk (2012). Attaining a virile and sustainable Housing Co-operatives in South Africa: The members view point. Journal of Geography, Environment & Planning (JOGEP), EKSU, Vol. 8 No 2, August. Pp 7-16

15 Jimoh, R.A (2012). Pragmatic paradigm in the Built Environment: The mixed methods
research methodological approach nexus. Journal of Geography, Environment & Planning (JOGEP), EKSU, Vol. 8 No 2, August. Pp 43-50

16 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2012). The role of members in the sustainability of housing co-operatives in South Africa. Malaysian Journal of Co-operative Studies Vol. 8, pp. 83-98

17 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2012). Success parameters for housing co-operatives in South Africa. Journal of Design & Built Environment, Malaysia, Vol. 11, December, pp. 1-10 http://e-journal.um.edu.my/public/issue-view.php?id=500&journal¬_id=68

18 Ijigah, E.A., Jimoh, R.A., Aruleba, B.O., Bilau, A.A. (2013). An Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Building Construction Projects. Civil & Environmental Research Journal Vol. 3 No 1. Pp 93-104

19 Jimoh, R.A., Banuso, O.R., Oyeleke, F.M. (2013). Exploratory assessment of strength characteristics of Millet Husk Ash (MHA) blended cement laterized concrete. Advances in Applied Science Research Journal, Vol. 4, number 1, pp. 452-457 http://pelagiaresearchlibrary.com/advances-in-applied-science/vol4-iss1.html

20 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2013). Ideological leaning of housing co-operatives in South Africa: Matters arising. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics & Building, Vol. 13, number 2 pp. 54-66 http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB

21 Ijigah, E.A., Jimoh, R.A., Bilau, A.A. & Agbo, A.E. (2013). Assessment of risk management practices in Nigerian construction industry: Towards establishing risk management index. International Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences & Technology. Vol. 16, number 2 pp. 20-31 http://ijopaasat.in/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/3_IJPAST-544-V16N2.212202516.pdf

22 Jimoh, R.A. (2013). Bridging the housing deficit in Nigeria: Unleashing the potentials of housing co-operatives. Journal of Geography, Environment & Planning (JOGEP), EKSU, Vol. 9 No 1, March. Pp. 55-66

23 Jimoh, R.A., Ijigah, A.E. & Elegbede, I. (2013). Factors affecting job-site productivity of construction workers in Lagos State. Journal of Building Performance, Malaysia Vol. 4, Issue 1, Pp. 67-72

24 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2014). SWOT analysis of housing co-operatives in South Africa. Civil Engineering Dimension, Petra Christian University, Indonesia, vol. 16, no. 1 pp. 54-60 http://puslit2.petra.ac.id/ejournal/index.php/civ/

25 Jimoh, R.A., Odeniyi, V.A. & Jibrin, I.A.M. (2014). Housing sustainability in Nigeria: A mirage or reality. Covenant Journal of Research in the Built Environment (CJRBE), Covenant University, Ota, vol. 1 no. 1 pp. 30-41 http://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/cjrb/index.php

26 Jimoh R.A. & J.J van Wyk (2014). Infrastructure financing in selected Local Government Areas in Kogi State-Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management Vol. 7 no. 4 pp. 460-467

27 Ajayi, M.T.A., Jimoh, J.O. & Jimoh, R.A. (2014). Effects of infrastructural development on residential property value in Minna. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management Vol. 7 no. 4 pp. 452-459

28 Jimoh, R.A. & Adama, S.M. (2014). Assessment of contingency in relation to the total cost of renovation in public schools in Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Management Studies Research Vol. 2 no. 10 pp. 55-63

29 Jimoh, R.A & Yahaya, I. (2014). Impediments to risk assessment techniques in PPP construction projects in Abuja, Nigeria. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, UTM Vol. 26 no. 3 pp. 366-381 http://civil.utm.my/mjce/volume-26-issue-3-2014/

30 Bamgbade, A.A., Jimoh, R.A. & Kuroshi, P.A. (2014). Cultural diversity management of construction firms in Abuja. Organisation, Technology & Management in Construction Journal, University of Zagreb, Croatia Vol. 6 issue 2 pp. 1047-1057 http://www.grad.hr/otmcj/clanci/vol%206_is2/vol6_2.htm

31 Jimoh, R.A., Bamgbade, A.A. & Kuroshi, P.A. (2014). Cultural diversity awareness on construction sites in Abuja-Nigeria. NICMAR, Journal of Construction Management Vol. XXIX no. IV pp. 5-11

32 Jimoh, R.A. (2014). Inclusion of co-operative housing to the plethora of policies and legislation on housing in South Africa. Covenant Journal of Research in the Built Environment, Covenant University, Ota Vol. 2 no. 2 pp. 117-133 http://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/cjrb/index.php

33 Jimoh, R.A., Legbo, E.G. & Bajere, P.A. (2015). Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships in housing provision in Minna and Abuja, F.C.T., Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Infrastructure Development, Vol. 1 no. 1 pp. 52-64

34 J.J van Wyk & Jimoh, R.A. (2015). Framework for the sustainability of housing co-operatives in South Africa. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, South Africa, Vol. 5 no 1 pp. 1100-1114

35 Jimoh, R.A., Jibrin, I.A.M. & Odeniyi, V.A. (2015). Members’ ethical compass in doldrums: The Nigerian Institute of Building code of conduct to the rescue. Environmental Technology and Science Journal, Vol. 6 no. 1 pp. 45-52

36 Ofide, B., Jimoh, R.A. & Achuenu, E. (2015). Assessment of building management practices of higher institutions in Niger State, Nigeria. Journal of Design & Built Environment, Malaysia, Vol. 15 no 2 pp. 1-14 http://e-journal.um.edu.my/filebank/published_article/9135/JDBE%20Vol%2015(2)%20-%20Assessment%20of%20building%20maintenance%20management%20practices%20of%20higher%20education%20institutions%20in%20Niger%20State%20-%20Nigeria.pdf

37 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O. & Aliu, N.O. (2015). Impact of procurement methods and project types on construction projects performance. Built Environment Journal Malaysia, Vol. 12 no. 2 pp. 50-60

38 Oyewobi, L.O., Jimoh, R.A., Ganiyu, B.O. & Shittu, A.A. (2015). Analysis of causes and impact of variation order on educational building projects. Journal of Facilities Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFM-01-2015-0001 Vol. 14 Issue 2, pp. 139-164

39 Jimoh, R.A., Sani, A.M., Abdullahi, I.A. & Yahaya, I. (2016). Managing pre-construction and construction risks on project sites in Abuja-Nigeria. Civil Engineering Dimension, Vol. 18 no. 1 pp. 1-7

40 Ofide, B. & Jimoh, R.A. (2016). Building Condition: Rating of Higher Institutions in Niger State. Covenant Journal of Research in the Built Environment, Vol. 4 No 1 pp. 32-48 http://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/cjrb/index.php

41 Oyewobi, L.O., Windapo, A.O., Rotimi, J.O.B. & Jimoh, R.A. (2016). Relationship between competitive strategy and construction organisation performance: The moderating role of organisational characteristics. Management Decision, Vol. 54 Issue 9 pp. 2340-2366 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-01-2016-0040

42 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O. & Aliu, N.O. (2016). Procurement Selection Criteria for Projects in the Public Sector: Evidence from Nigeria. Independent Journal of Management & Production, Vol. 7 No. 4, Pp. 1096-1114

43 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O., Adamu, N.A. & Bajere, P.A. (2016). Women Professionals’ Participation in the Nigerian Construction Industry: Finding Voice for the Voiceless. Organisation, Technology & Management in Construction Journal, Vol. 8, Pp. 1429-1436 http://doi.10/1515/otmcj-2016-0005

44 Jimoh, R.A., Suleiman, S. Isa, R.B & Oyewobi, L.O (2016). Stemming quackery on construction sites in Abuja, Nigeria: Supervision and productivity nexus. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, South Africa, Vol. 6 supplement 1 pp. 1583-1600

45 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O. & Waziri, M.I. (2016). Total quality management practices in the Nigerian construction industry. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering & Technology, Vol. 7 No 2, Pp. 65-76

46 Jimoh, R.A, Oyewobi, L.O, Suleiman, S & Isa, R.B (2017). Influence of supervision on labour productivity on construction sites in Abuja-Nigeria. Independent Journal of Production & Management, Vol. 8 No. 1, Pp 64-81

47 Jimoh R.A (2004). Adequacy of Budgetary Allocation to Fire Services Agency for control of fire in Kogi State. Namoda Tech-Scope, Journal of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda. Vol. 6 No 1, July/Dec. pp. 399-409

Published Conference Proceedings
1 Jimoh, R.A & Banuso, O.R (2008). “Towards a Sustainable Built Environment”. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of School of Environmental Tech., Federal University of Tech., Minna. February 27th-29th. Pp 70-74
2 Jimoh, R.A & Banuso, O.R (2008). “Tapping the Earth’s Energy: Geothermal Energy”. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of School of Environmental Tech., Federal University of Technology, Minna. February 27th-29th. Pp 75-79
3 Banuso, O.R & Jimoh, R.A (2008). “Sustainable Waste Management on Construction Sites”. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of School of Environmental Tech., Federal University of Technology, Minna. February 27th-29th. Pp 240-244
4 Jimoh, R.A & J.J van Wyk (2010) “Co-operative Housing as an instrument for Delivery in South Africa”. Proceedings of the International conference of the South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) tagged “Green Technology for Sustainable Human Settlements” from 10th -13th October in Cape Town, South Africa

5 Jimoh, R.A, Emuze, F., Smallwood, J & van Wyk, J. (2011). “Alleviating Housing challenges in Nigeria”. Proceedings of the 6th Built Environment conference organised by Association of Schools of Construction of South Africa (ASOCSA), 31st July-2nd August in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pp 431-442

6 Ibrahim, K., Jimoh, R.A., & Muazu, D.A. (2012). “Evaluation of housing finance in some selected mortgage institutions in Abuja”. Proceedings of the National Conference/Home Coming organised by the Department of Building, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with the theme “infrastructure and built environment in the 21st Century” held on 20-21 November. Pp 10-17

7 Isa, R.B., Jimoh, R.A., Banuso, O.R. & Sani, A. (2012). “Effects of elevated temperature on the compressive strength of millet husk ash (MHA)/OPC concrete”. Proceedings of the National Conference/Home Coming organised by the Department of Building, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with the theme “infrastructure and built environment in the 21st Century” held on 20-21 November. Pp 209-212

8 Akinde, S.B., Jimoh, R.A. & Obaju, B. (2014). “Lean implementation towards effective low-cost housing delivery for sustainable delivery in Nigeria”. Proceedings of the CIB conference organised by University of Lagos-Nigeria and Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK on 28th-30th January, 2014 at Orchids Hotels and Events Centre, Lagos with the theme “construction in developing countries and its contribution to sustainable development” pp. 180-188.

9 Ibrahim, K., Jimoh, R.A. & Ibrahim, A. (2014). “Assessment of housing financing system by selected mortgage institutions in Abuja”. Proceedings of the CIB conference organised by University of Lagos-Nigeria and Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK on 28th-30th January, 2014 at Orchids Hotels and Events Centre, Lagos with the theme “construction in developing countries and its contribution to sustainable development” pp. 317-324.

10 Bamgbade, A.A., Jimoh, R.A., Ibrahim, K. & Kuroshi, P.A. (2014). “Managing diverse workforce on construction sites in Abuja-Nigeria”. Proceedings of the 44th Conference/AGM of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Ilorin, with the theme Construction Industry Development: Collaborations, Innovations & Capacity Building, pp. 35-46, 11th-15th August

11 Jimoh, R.A., Ijigah, A.E. & Nuah, M. (2014). “Health and safety management practices level of compliance on construction sites in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, 25th – 26th September pp. 229-241

12 Jimoh, R.A., Ijigah, A.E. & Oyibo, A.A. (2014). “Assessment of clients/contractors choices in the selection of subcontractors in Lagos State, Nigeria” Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, 25th – 26th September pp. 286-296

13 Jimoh, R.A. & Adama, S.M. (2014). “Assessment of preliminaries in relation to the total cost of renovation in public schools in Abuja, Nigeria”. Proceedings of ICEC 2014-IX World Congress conference, Total Cost Management in Difficult Times, organised by the Italian Association for Total Cost Management in Milan, 20th-22nd October pp. 1-9

14 Jimoh, R.A., Sani, M.A. & Eletu, S.A. (2015). “Assessment of crane safety practices on construction sites in Abuja, Nigeria” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, 16th – 18th September pp. 179-188

15 Jimoh R.A., Windapo, A.O. & Omotayo, O.S. (2016). “Evaluation of health and safety planning process on construction sites in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria”. Proceedings of the 9th cidb Postgraduate Conference held on February 2-4, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa tagged “Emerging trends in construction organisational practices and project management knowledge area” pp. 399-408

16 Jimoh R.A., Suleiman S., Isa R.B & Oyewobi, L.O. (2016). “Supervision, productivity and professionalism on construction sites in Abuja: Quackery as a clog”. Proceedings of the 5th International conference on infrastructure development in Africa (ICIDA) held on July 10-12, Johannesburg, South Africa pp. 76-86

17 Abdullahi, A.H., Jimoh R.A., Oyewobi, L.O. & Isa R.B. (2016). “Effects of construction communication barriers on project objectives in Abuja-Nigeria”. Proceedings of the 5th International conference on infrastructure development in Africa (ICIDA) held on July 10-12, Johannesburg, South Africa pp. 87-96

18 Bamgbade, A.A & Jimoh, R.A (2016). “Bridging Communication Gap at Construction Sites in Abuja: The Pidgin English Advantage”. Proceedings of the School of Environmental Technology International Conference, Federal University of Technology, Minna held on 10th-12th May, 2016 tagged “sustainable built environment and climate change: The challenge of post 2015 development agenda” pp. 69-79

19 Isa, R.B, Bajere, P.A, Jimoh, R.A & Shittu, U (2016). “Green Building Construction in Abuja: The Matters Arising”. Proceedings of the School of Environmental Technology International Conference, Federal University of Technology, Minna held on 10th-12th May, 2016 tagged “sustainable built environment and climate change: The challenge of post 2015 development agenda” pp. 316-325

20 Mohammed, Y.D, Alumbugu, P.O & Jimoh, R.A (2016). “Assessment of Ergonomic factors among Non-Academic Staff of School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna”. Proceedings of the School of Environmental Technology International Conference, Federal University of Technology, Minna held on 10th-12th May, 2016 tagged “sustainable built environment and climate change: The challenge of post 2015 development agenda” pp. 695-707

21 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O., Ibrahim, K. & Abibu, K. (2016). “Influence of Health and Safety Practices on Performance of Construction Projects in Abuja”. Proceedings of the 5th Construction Management Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa held on 28th-29th November, 2016 pp. 45-53

22 Yahaya, I., Shakantu, W., Jimoh, R.A. & Saidu, I. (2016). “Assessment of Construction Risks and Mitigation Strategies in Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in Abuja, Nigeria”. Proceedings of the 5th Construction Management Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa held on 28th-29th November, 2016 pp. 73-82

23 Jimoh, R.A., Oyewobi, L.O., Abubakar, M.O. & Alabi, K. (2016). “Post-project reviews in Nigerian construction industry: The barriers and benefits”. Proceedings of 10th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress conference, organised by the Brazilian Cost Engineering Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th-12th October Pp. 442-455 www.icec2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016_2016_012_ANAIS_BOOK-5.pdf

24 Oyewobi, L.O., Jimoh, R.A., Bolaji, S. & Aderemi, J.O. (2016). “Business failures among small and medium sized construction companies in Abuja, Nigeria”. Proceedings of 10th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress conference, organised by the Brazilian Cost Engineering Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th-12th October Pp. 878-895 www.icec2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016_2016_012_ANAIS_BOOK-5.pdf

25 Jimoh R.A., Kehinde, J.O., Mosaku, T.O. & Rotimi, J.O.B (2003). “Constraints in Housing Development and Implementation in Kogi State”. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Physical Planning in Nigeria Organized by Urban & Regional Planning Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna. November 17th-18th.

26 Jimoh R.A & Banuso O.R (2003). “Materials Procurement in the Construction Industry: The Role of Transportation Model”. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Physical Planning in Nigeria. Organized by Urban & Regional Planning Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna. November 17th-18th.

 

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To be a department where world class high level professionals are trained and provided for the construction industry in areas of construction technology and materials, structures, building production management, project management, facilities management and building services.

MISSION

To train competent world class builders that will compete favorably with their peers in the construction industry.

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