Tag Archives: Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

A Case Study for Overcoming Obstacles During Planning and Construction Phases: MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (Published)

The decision to construct the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility in Aiken County, South Carolina, was largely a result of the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation, signed in September of 2000. However, the construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility has proven to be a more complex endeavor than many of the project planners had initially anticipated. To date, the project has yet to be completed, and in February 2019, the National Nuclear Security Administration issued a contract termination notice for the project. Currently, the United States Department of Energy is looking into what it refers to as the dilute and dispose approach to dealing with the nation’s aging stockpile of weapons-grade nuclear material. The present research aims to explore solutions for overcoming the failures that occurred during the planning and construction phases of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility. The paper proposes that the adoption of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) might provide solutions for such cases. This study is supported by a review of relevant literature examining the effects of implementing both IPD and PPP. The results of the study represent discussions and a summary of the research contribution.

Citation: Jones E.,  Keranen T.,  Korkmaz K., Jarrah R. (2022) A Case Study for Overcoming Obstacles During Planning and Construction Phases: MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility, International Journal of Civil Engineering, Construction and Estate Management 10, (3), 31-48

 

Keywords: Dilute and Dispose Approach, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility, Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

Determining the Individual Significant Contribution of Public and Private Sector in Housing Delivery in Nigeria (Published)

One of the greatest challenge confronting both rural and urban residents in Nigeria is the need to provide adequate shelter. This study examined the individual significant contribution of the public and private sector in public-private partnerships (PPP) in housing contracts in Ogun State, Nigeria. A field survey was conducted in government ministries (public sector) and some selected professionals (private sector) within the study area. Information gathered from both primary and secondary data was used to determine the significant contribution of the public and private sector in housing delivery. Questionnaires were distributed through systematic sampling method to 58 respondents in both private and public sector participating in PPP housing production in the study area. Result showed that the significant contribution of the public sector in PPP housing provision in Nigeria is the provision of land while the private sector contributes significantly high percentage of finance, manpower and technical support. The study recommended that for successful implementation of PPP housing projects, all tiers of government must strive to complement the weaknesses of the public sector with the strengths of the private sector. Furthermore, since the private sector provides bulk of the finance for PPP housing projects, government should provide a more conducive economic environment to attract more private sector investors.

Keywords: Housing, Nigeria, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Systematic Sampling Method

Determining the Individual Significant Contribution of Public and Private Sector in Housing Delivery in Nigeria (Published)

One of the greatest challenge confronting both rural and urban residents in Nigeria is the need to provide adequate shelter. This study examined the individual significant contribution of the public and private sector in public-private partnerships (PPP) in housing contracts in Ogun State, Nigeria. A field survey was conducted in government ministries (public sector) and some selected professionals (private sector) within the study area. Information gathered from both primary and secondary data was used to determine the significant contribution of the public and private sector in housing delivery. Questionnaires were distributed through systematic sampling method to 58 respondents in both private and public sector participating in PPP housing production in the study area. Result showed that the significant contribution of the public sector in PPP housing provision in Nigeria is the provision of land while the private sector contributes significantly high percentage of finance, manpower and technical support. The study recommended that for successful implementation of PPP housing projects, all tiers of government must strive to complement the weaknesses of the public sector with the strengths of the private sector. Furthermore, since the private sector provides bulk of the finance for PPP housing projects, government should provide a more conducive economic environment to attract more private sector investors.

Keywords: Housing, Nigeria, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Systematic Sampling Method