PRIVATE DEVELOPERS’ PERCEIVED USEFULNESS OF THE PREFABRICATION TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA’S HOUSING DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

Authors

  • Lecturer (Ph.D.), ENITAN NGOZI OLOTO Faculty of Environmental Science, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8834-0402
  • Associate Professor (Ph.D.), ANTHONY C. IWEKA Faculty of Environmental Science, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6634-6923

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30572/2018/KJE/130403

Keywords:

Housing, Perceived Usefulness, Prefabrication, Private Developers, Technology Acceptance Model

Abstract

Private developers in Nigeria’s housing development industry still face challenges of increasing housing stock, with a current housing deficit of 20 million units. Prefabrication, a known, yet unpopular housing construction method, has witnessed low usage. The effect of system characteristics on user acceptance of prefabrication technology is examined through the Perceived Usefulness (PU), of prefabrication system amongst private developers in the Nigerian housing development. The paper draws on the technology acceptance model (TAM) as the basis for investigation. A quantitative research approach and convenient sampling technique to select 400 private developers- members of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) in Lagos and Abuja. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive analysis and Freidman’s ANOVA test. Findings showed that prefabrication amongst private developers in Nigeria is perceived as being highly useful for increasing housing stock. PU increases the degree of positivity toward usage, which subsequently triggers the intention to adopt.

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Author Biography

Associate Professor (Ph.D.), ANTHONY C. IWEKA, Faculty of Environmental Science, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

Arc. Anthony Iweka (Ph.D.) is an Associate Proffesor at the Faculty of Environmental studies, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos. He is a full memember of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and also a full memeber of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). He is the current Acting Head of Department and his area of research is in Housing, Planning, Urban design and upgrade. he has written several papers in both international and loca; journals and conferences.

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Published

2021-10-14

How to Cite

OLOTO, E. N., and A. IWEKA. “PRIVATE DEVELOPERS’ PERCEIVED USEFULNESS OF THE PREFABRICATION TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA’S HOUSING DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY”. Kufa Journal of Engineering, vol. 13, no. 4, Oct. 2021, pp. 25-38, doi:10.30572/2018/KJE/130403.