Research Papers/Topics in Architecture

Modern Abattoir for Enugu State. A Study on Effective Product Processing and Waste Management

ABSTRACT  The abattoir as a meat processing industry world-wide is saddled with the responsibility of maintaining good standards of hygiene in terms of its operation and waste management. Wastes are generated in diverse forms in abattoirs, these include, solid or semi-solid wastes, liquid wastes and gases. If these effluents or contaminants are not adequately and efficiently managed, the negative impact on the residential environs and human health cannot be overemphasized. Hygiene must be ke...

Proposed Shopping Mall Design in Abuja Nigeria: Application of Cooling Strategies

Shopping malls are now far more complex in terms of both space and interior operations,dispelling the notion that they exist solely for retail sales. The mall serves as a significant urban development hub and provides customers with shopping, entertainment, leisure,and recreation. Shopping malls have evolved to a closed building envelope as a result of this scale increase, necessitating the deployment of additional machinery to handle the mall's interior heat. Numerous malls in Nigeria onl...

Boat Terminal, Port-Harcourt “A Study of Circulation”

ABSTRACT Rivers State, The ‘Treasure Base Of The Nation’ and a commercial nerve centre of the Nation has over the years been confronted with the problem of rapid growing human and vehicular traffic congestion. This problem is largely caused by the rate of rural-urban migration of people into Rivers State. In fact, recent statistics have shown that over 10,000 people enter Rivers State on a daily basis. This figure results to an estimated five million people that move around Rivers State o...

Orange Juice Bottling Company, Owerri, Imo State. (Enhancing Functionality Through Circulation and Safety)

ABSTRACT Research has shown that the popularization of plastic bottles in Bottling Industries has remained on the increase since middle of 1960’s, when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Except for wine or beer, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass with plastic bottles. Despite this innovation, there has c...

Evolving the Criteria for Writing Nigerian Architecture History Using Historiographical Approach

ABSTRACT Since independence in 1960, notable works of Nigerian architecture scholars and practitioners have been recorded, but practically little progress has been made in the area of architectural knowledge documentation. Architectural knowledge encompasses a vast array of ideas, which are basically classified into architectural theory, history, criticism, technology, environmental conditions, and these (subcategories) culminate in the material culture of a people. This research focuses on a...

National Cocoa Research Institute Akure Msc(Arch) Design Research Report

PREFACE Research as this thesis is concerned and to other areas in particular, plays a very important role in improvement in all facts of life. Improvements in industry, communication, education and other aspects of science even in agriculture. Started largely from research. For instance the exploitation of minerals both in the sea, the earth’s crust and moon even other outer space exploration could not have been possible without research. Before Nigeria started prospecting oil for commerci...

Divisional Library, Agbani Enugu State (Study of Functional Space Requirement of a Modern Library)

ABSTRACT “A Library is a repository of various forms of recorded information, as well as a collection of data in many formats.” (Metu A. 1987). The design proposal is a consequence of an investigation into the emerging concern about energy efficiency of buildings, the recent advances in information technology and their attending consequences on the planning and architecture of the future library. Demographic data and an understanding of the development need of the growing population valid...

Anambra State Conference Centre Project Report

ABSTRACT Conferences are viewed as one of the greatest assets of any organisation when it is viewed as an organised thinking environment. It is indispensable to any society and as such calls for an avenue or focal point where people can gather to express their ideas and views. Its need by society’s, individuals and organisations cannot be underestimated as it gives room for formal and informal meeting. Its origin can be traced down to the use of open spaces, courtyards, village squares and...

Fish Processing Factory, For Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State

ABSTRACT Most of the fish marketed throughout Nigeria are in either smoked or dried form. The technological requirement for other forms of preservation like chilling and freezing cannot be afforded by the small scale fisher men. Considerable quantities of fish processed for distant consumer markets are lost at handling, processing, storage and marketing stages. Significant losses occur through infestation by mites, insects, fungal infection and fragmentation during transportation. However, wi...

Evaluation Of Public Housing In Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Governments all over the world are taking steps to address the problem of providing adequate and affordable housing to their people. Ogun State Government in Southwest Nigeria is not left out in this drive, and thus initiated an integrated public housing programme in 2003 with the assumption that the use of different strategies by different organizations will result in the provision of adequate housing and improved quality of life for different categories of people in the State. In ...

Assessment Of Housing Quality Of Selected Residential Estate In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT In the face of deteriorating quality of housing environment in urban areas in developing countries, including Nigeria, the need for strategies that can help reverse this trend cannot be overemphasised. It is in search for such strategies to improve the quality of residential environment that the assessment of housing quality in mass housing estates has continued to engage the attention of scholars and researchers within and outside Nigeria. However, there has been very little attemp...

Impact of Motivation on Engineers Productivity in Construction Industry in Khartoum state-(Sudan)

Abstract Background:-Public and private institutions practice their work through their staff s in order to implement their objectives in the near and long terms. In order for these institutions to reach the goal, it is necessary to find a professional staff capable of delivering the institution to that goal, and this institution to repay the first hand to motivate the engineers to continue in good performance and effectiveness .Research Problem:-Incentives play a significant role in influenc...

A Critical Study Of The Practice Characteristics Of Architectural Firms In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Very little is known about the architectural firms in Nigeria. The study thus explored the characteristics of architectural firms in Nigeria empirically using the systems approach to the study of organizations. The study investigated the organizational profiles, cultures, strategies and structures of the architectural firms. The tasks and information technology characteristics of the architectural firms as well as the external influences on the firms were also investigated, culminat...

Proposed National Paediatric Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria An Attempt At Creating A Healing Environment In Hospitals

ABSTRACT Health care is one of the most important aspects of life. A hospital is a health care institution that focus on the treatment of patients, that is made effective through necessary and proper facilities, equipment and personnel Children’s hospital is a specialized hospital that offers treatment exclusively to adolescents and children from birth to the age of eighteen through some children hospitals will continue to see children with rare illnesses into adulthood. Having a speci...

Ornamentation In Yoruba Domestic Architecture In Osogbo: A Study In Form, Content And Meaning

   ABSTRACT This study examined Yoruba ornamentation in domestic architecture in Osogbo consonant with its form, content and meaning. Ornamentation connotes decoration for the purpose of enhancing aesthetic appeal of buildings or any object in context. It is noted in literature that Yoruba aesthetic decorative instinct is reflective of a number of day to day material uses, activities and gestures, which are further translated in domestic building elements. The method of research adopted...


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