Environmental & Physical Sciences

Environmental & Physical Sciences Research Papers/Topics

Compulsory land acquisition and compensation ( a case study of Talba Housing Estate, Minna, Niger state.)

ABSTRACT mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language: EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Compulsory acquisition of private property is inevitable in any society and government usually exercise its power of eminent domain in this regard, this project assessed whether payment of compensation was adequate or inadequate based on the statutory provision and authority governing public land acquisition and compensation payable in Ni...

SUSTAINABLE CITY: ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS

‘Sustainability’ has been everybody’s concern in different spheres of human settlements and their development. Every effort is made to make provisions for the inhabitants of these settlements to make their living better. Thus, quality of life has been the prime concern for the planners and policy makers while considering planning and developmental options for the settlements. Urban settlements have been in the limelight since past one and half decades or so because projections reveal th...

Urban and Regional planning

What is Environmental Integrity?  In an attempt to understand the meaning of the phrase “environmental integrity”, this paper, shall attempt to separate the phrase to enable it arrive at a definition. While the phrase “Environmental” concerns with the environment; connected with the natural conditions in which people, animals and plant live” . The term integrity connotes uprightness, honesty, purity entireness, wholeness; the unimpaired state of anything .  Given the above meani...

Impact of urbanization on fct abuja

INTRODUCTIONUrbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas or the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas and the ways in which each society adapts to the change. It is predominantly the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more people begin living and working in central areas (Wikipedia). The United Nations projected that half of the world's population would live in urban areas at the end of 2038. It is predicted ...

Bid Rent Theory

BID-RENT MODELS Introduction  Assume for a moment, we live a life of not having the knowledge of cities. Population are dispersed evenly, with population density equal in all areas. Transportation to work do not exist because everyone works from home. Exchange of goods occurs instantly and at zero cost, no matter the distance. This assumption cannot exist because we cities existing, exchange is costly and dense area stand alongside spares ones. The major reason of assuming a life without c...

Bid Rent

Assume for a moment, we live a life of not having the knowledge of cities. Population are dispersed evenly, with population density equal in all areas. Transportation to work do not exist because everyone works from home. Exchange of goods occurs instantly and at zero cost, no matter the distance. This assumption cannot exist because we cities existing, exchange is costly and dense area stand alongside spares ones.   The major reason of assuming a life without cities capitalizes on ...

SIWES I. T report undertaken at the department of development control wuse zone 6,Abuja.

ABSTRACTThis report is based on my six months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme undertaken at Department Of Development Control, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, No 2 Juba Street, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, F.C.T.The information I was able to gather was basically through my personal involvement in the activities going on in the site office where I was posted, as well as from observations and personal interviews of my bo...

PREPARATION OF A CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT PLAN

A campus development plan is the deliberate spatial organisation of human activities to achieve the highest possible social and economic benefit, convenient and aesthetics in the light of available resources of land, manpower, finance, technology, time among others. (Jeriko, 1998)Section 91 of the urban and regional planning law of 1992, decree no. 88 defines a development plan as “a plan indicating the manner in which an area of land should be developed”. A physical development pla...

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COST PLANNING OF A PUBLIC BUILDING PROJECT

ABSTRACT The importance of accurate estimate during the early stage of cost planning of capital project has been widely recognized for many years. Even so, very few quantitative method are available that enable estimators and business managers to objectively evaluate the accuracy of early estimates and planning. The primary purpose of this study was to identify and examine the factors influencing cost planning of building project in Gombe and Bauchi State as it relates to the Nigerian C...

EFFECTS OF SOLAR CONTROL (A CASE STUDY OF DOMITORY BUILDINGS IN MAUTECH)

ABSTRACTBuildings supposed to shield their occupant from the perturbing solar radiation which especially in the hot dry climate of Yola pose problems of high indoor temperatures, thermal and visual discomfort among others. But to what extend does the Architectural solar control measures viz; shading, building orientation with respect to cardinal direction, and design or planning affect cooling. The current study examined effect of exploiting these strategies on passive cooling in dormitory bu...

A SAMPLE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING TAKING-OFF

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AN APPRECIATION OF THE ECONOMIC BASIS OF PROPERTY VALUES

For an object to have value it must be scarce in relative to demand, i.e. it has to be limited in supply relative to its demand, this also applies to the case of properties. If an item is in high supply and there is limited demand for it, then ion an economic sense that object has no value. For example, air is useful for many purposes because it is in free supply, it has no economic value. Apart from being a measure of the relationship between supply and demand of commodities, value als...

THE EFFECTS OF PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL ON HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT

ABSTRACT Buildings are supposed to shield their occupant from the solar radiation which especially in the hot dry climate of Bauchi pose problems of high indoor temperatures, thermal and visual discomfort among others. But to what extent does the Architectural solar control measures viz; shading, building orientation with respect to cardinal direction, and design or planning affect cooling? The current study investigates effect of exploiting these strategies on passive solar control in instit...

POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

ABSTRACT Construction industry is a very challenging and complex sector. The ability to control and communicate with various stages, process and parties to meet the project objectives are not an easy job and these responsibilities are on the professionals shoulders. Besides that, the professionals are also facing their own crisis and dilemma as an ethical professional. This study is focusing on three group of professionals; engineers, architects and quantity surveyors. The objectives of this ...

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COST PLANNING OF PUBLIC BUILDING PROJECT

ABSTRACT The importance of accurate estimate during the early stage of cost planning of capital project has been widely recognized for many years. Even so, very few quantitative method are available that enable estimators and business managers to objectively evaluate the accuracy of early estimates and planning. The primary purpose of this study was to identify and examine the factors influencing cost planning of building project in Gombe and Bauchi State as it relates to the Nigerian Cons...


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