Relevance of Competencies of Construction Project Risk Managers to Quantity Surveying Practice

  • Edosa Mark OsazuwaEmail author
  • Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
Conference paper


This paper aim to examine the relevance of construction project risk manager’s competencies to quantity surveying practice in Nigeria and developing countries with a view to improving the overall performance and competencies of quantity surveyors in the construction industries. The study adopt a survey design and construction professionals in Edo State. Nigeria were assessed using convenience sampling with the aid of structure questionnaire. Frequency, percentage, mean score, sample t-test and factor analysis were used to analyse the data gathered, It was revealed that the knowledge of risk management by construction professionals and their involvement in risk management program were quite high, findings reveals that the areas of competencies of project risk managers were found to be highly relevant to quantity surveying practice. Among these areas, include the ability to draft contract agreement, effective human resource management, organization of financial operation, ability to present and write report, preparation of claims and litigation.


Quantity surveyors Construction industry Competency project risk manager Risk management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Quantity SurveyingUniversity of BeninBenin CityNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Quantity SurveyingFederal University of TechnologyAkureNigeria

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