EXAMING THE PRACTICE OF MANGEMENT ASPECTS AND MAINTENANCE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF WELFARE FACILITIES IN IRAQ’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Keywords:welfare facilities, construction project, management, maintenance, Iraq
AbstractThe Iraqi construction industry has many problems, especially when it comes in terms of coordinating and managing welfare facilities for the construction project. Proper managing and regular maintenance of welfare facilities is a task divided between official parties in charge of safety and health, mostly the contractors, clients, managers, and work-force. The need for safe work conditions that seem very much lacking in the Iraqi construction sites. This research examines how effectively management is mainly conducted within construction welfare facilities in Iraq’s construction industry. Using a quantitative methodology for collecting and analyzing data in consdreation of the listed objectives, A questionnaire survey was administered to experienced engineers (58) that are involved in the construction industry for investigating the keys causative in management and maintenance aspects. The data was analyzed and interprented using SPSS-12. Most of the analyzed results were classified as important and very important, but some awareness was missing related to planning and inspection. Finally, the interpretation illustrated that the awareness of management and maintenance of welfare facilities are in need to be more studied within the scope of worker’s productivity, health, and safety.
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