National Diploma (ND)
Five O’ Level Credit Passes in SSCE or its Equivalent Examination which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics / Chemistry and any out of the following in not more than 2 sittings:
2. Biology / Agric. Science
4. Metal work / Wood work
5. Basic Electricity / Electronics
Higher National Diploma (HND)
1. All SSCE or its Equivalent Examination requirements for admission into the National Diploma programme and
2. A minimum of Lower Credit award at National Diploma in Building Technology from an institution that has earned NBTE Accreditation plus One Year Post-ND cognate work experience or
3. A Pass at National Diploma in Building Technology with at least Two Years Post –ND cognate work experience.
GENERALLY, SOME OF THE ROLES PERFORMED BY A REGISTERED BUILDER ARE:
1. Building production management.
2. Building condition survey.
3. Building maintenance management.
4. Conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
5. Construction management.
6. Construction planning and preparation of building production management documents.
7. Development and preparation of building bye-laws for Estate.
8. Evaluation and settlement of building contractor’s claims.
9. Expert witness in arbitration and litigation.
10. Facilities management in buildings.
11. Feasibility and Viability Studies.
12. Investigation and preparation of documents for reactivation of abandoned building projects.
13. Investigation and preparation of documents for repairs, renovation, improvement, alteration etc. in buildings.
14. As an Arbitrator.
15. Maintenance management in buildings.
16. Management of Direct Labour Projects.
17. Management of production processes in building projects (When a main contractor is not appointed).
18. Management of site execution in Building projects (When a main contractor is appointed).
19. Monitoring and evaluation of building projects.
20. Monitoring of time and quality in design and build and BOT building projects.
21. Preparation of buildability and maintainability analysis report in building projects.
22. Preparation of building maintenance manual.
23. Preparation of material, labour, and plant schedule.
24. Preparation of pre-design technical report and environmental impact analysis report.
25. Preparation of schedule of dilapidation of buildings.
26. Prime Consultancy Services etc.
27. Processing of certificate of practical completion and fitness for habitation.
28. Procurement management in design and build and Built Operate and Transfer (BOT) building projects.
29. Project management.
30. Resident builder’s services.
31. Risk management in building projects.
32. Services arising from determination of building contracts.
33. Site visit during defects liability period.
34. Site visit or attending any site meeting other than the normal monthly meeting.
35. Value management in building projects.
1. AS A DESIGN MEMBER
· Preparation of buildability and maintainability analysis report
· Preparation of project quality management plan
· Preparation of project health and safety plan
· Preparation of construction programme as a design member.
· Preparation of construction methodology as a design member.
· Preparation of early warning system.
· Preparation of project health and safety plan.
2. AS AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
· Review of project health and safety plan submitted by contractor pre-construction stage).
· Review of project quality management plan submitted by contactors (pre-construction stage).
· Review of project construction programme (pre-construction stage).
· Relates with consultants to get all necessary details required to correctly interpret the production drawings.
· Alerts the consultants any issues from their design that may be difficult to actualize early enough.
· Receives instructions and implement them accordingly within the ambit of the contract.
· Provides all necessary information required by consultants at site meetings.
· Effects all instructions duly given by the client’s consultant.
3. AS AN EMPLOYER OF A COMPANY
· Prepares weekly summary of progress report on site.
· Report on movement of materials, labour and equipment.
· Early Requisition of materials.
· Preparation of site wages and emolument.
· Attending management meeting at the head office as required.
· Keeps records of waybills and invoices on site.
· Maintains accurate weather chart on site.
· Ensures health and safety meetings are held regularly.
· Executive director – operations.
· Contract manager.
· Site project manager.
· Section manager.
· Planning and resources manager.
· Purchasing manager.
· Total quality management (TOM)/Safety manager.