Investigating Causes of Conflict and Rivalry among Professionals in Construction Industry in Nigeria

Olumide Adenaiya, John Adejugbagbe


The Nigeria construction industry is a dynamic industry that has been plagued with different conflicts and roles rivalry. This is borne out of the fact that every professional body wants to arrogate all the activities in the construction industry to itself. These activities include the processes involved in designing and constructing a building. In other to reduce this conflict, this study investigates the causes, effects and remedies of conflict among the professionals in the built environment. They also investigate the core roles of these professionals. This study interviewed ten top professionals each from NOIB, NIQS, NISE and NIA. The aim of the study were to investigate causes and effect of conflict and rivalry among the professionals in construction industry in Nigeria, the core roles of each professional were identified in order to prevent overlapping of duties. It is also expected that the causes of conflict were identified so that they can be prevented from recurring. The remedies to the conflict and role rivalry were obtained from the professionals themselves and harmonised for industry’s practitioners.

Keywords: Conflict, Professionals, Rivalry and Roles

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