THE ROLES AND PROCEDURES OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY
There are confusion and misinterpretation of the roles of some of the professionals in the management of construction projects in Nigeria (1). This could be attributed to many factors. One of the factors is the lack of proper working knowledge on the part of the majority of people as to the roles of each professional in the industry. As a result of this, qualified and appropriate professionals are often not engaged in the design of projects as well as for the execution process of the projects. To compound the problem, there are no Building Regulations, until recently, and laws to properly regulate the design and the construction phases of building project including their control and inspection during site execution. As a result of these reasons, we continue to hear of such things like:
Design and details that cannot be economically constructed
Breaking up and re-construct
Collapse of buildings, and so on.