Environmental & Physical Sciences

Environmental & Physical Sciences Research Papers/Topics

POPULATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE “NIGERIA CASE STUDY”

ABSTRACT Climate unpredictability and change in climatic parameters have direct influence on environment and human existence. A negative change in the climate, always have its corresponding dysfunctional impacts on man and the ecosystem globally or locally. Flooding poor agricultural yields famine, and even death are some of the catastrophic effects of drastic climate change. Knowledge and information on the climatic variation parameters in an environment is very vital for environmental study...

IMAX ENGINEERING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                                                                          ABSTRACT The report States the experience I gained during the six months of industrial training from the IMAX Engineering & Urban Development which exposed me to practical experiences on Master plan design, Model city plans, land acquisition, charting and vetting of survey Plans, site inspection, monitoring Developments and also the importance o...

EFFECTS OF URBANIZATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION ON THE HYDROLOGIC REGIME AND ON WATER QUALITY IN ABUJA

ABSTRACT Urban sprawl is the most challenging effect of man’s activities on the environment; man tends to move from region of low socio-economic activities (Rural areas) to region of high and increasing socio-economic activities. Abuja which lies within Latitude 9o251N and 9o201N of the equator and longitude 5o251E and 7o391E of the Greenwich meridian have experience influx of people since 1991 after the movement of the federal capital territory to the region. This increase has not only aff...

AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECT OF LOCATION ON THE VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN EGBU/EMEKUKU AREAS OF OWERRI CAPITAL TERRITORY, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study examined, by means of primary and secondary sources, an examination of the effect of location on the value of residential properties in Egbu/Emekuku areas of Owerri capital territory in Imo State.  Data used in this study were derived mainly from  secondary sources such as documents, including published literature, official documents, and media reports. Primary data were obtained from questionnaires administered to registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Estate Agents, ...

AN EVALUATION OF PROPERTY RATING PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

1.1  Background to the Study It was in 1987, in the wake of some well publicized research works by actuaries Hager and Lord that Drivers Jonas first sponsored Investment Property Databank (IPD) to carry out detailed research into valuation accuracy in the United Kingdom. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as the valuers’ professional body, later took over the role of sponsor. In doing so, they were adopting one of the principal recommendations of Sir Bryan Carlsberg...

PROPERTY VALUATION

INTRODUCTION According to M-Kawu (The Ground Work Of Property Valuation) Market value is easy to determine when the consumer goods are involved. The sellers and the buyers are in close contact and are therefore aware of what is happening in the market. No professional is required to advise on the price of a measure of rice in any market. One does not require an expert to tell him the price of an elephant blue detergent in the market. The value or price of the items will come out naturally thr...

RELEVANCE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT Facility management is a critical business discipline, identified as an important catalyst that boosts the efficiency of organizations worldwide. The multi varied services it offers makes it an asset not only to organizations but to a nation’s economic development. This study investigates articulately the relevance Facility Management has on the economic development of Nigeria. The results from this study will hopefully create more awareness on the usefulness of Facility management...

APPLICATION OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN SPATIAL LOCATION OF OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS IN THE NIGER DELTA

ABSTRACT This study investigated the uses of GIS and Remote Sensing as a strategic tool for locating the positions of oil and gas fields. It has revealed the ability of GIS tool to develop database showing all the layers used for the study from logical to physical database design, bringing to the public domain, the applications of GIS and RS technologies using geospatial data in locating oil and gas platforms in the Niger Delta and in Akwa Ibom State. This work has exposed the vast applic...

The Effect of soil erosion on property values in Calabar Metropolis

Abstract This study examines the effect of soil erosion on property values in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State Nigeria. Questionnaire administration was the major source of data collection. The data gathered were analyzed and hypotheses tested. Oral interview and hypotheses tested clearly show that the problem of soil erosion in Calabar is having severe impacts on the socio-economic life and activities of the residents of the area particularly with respect to the destruction of propert...

The Effect of Agricultural Practices on the Soil

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DESIGN OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE, PORT-HARCOURT

INTRODUCTION "Disaster management" can be defined as the range of activities designed to maintain control over disaster and emergency situations and to provide a framework for helping at-risk persons to avoid or recover from the impact of the disaster. Disaster management deals with situations that occur prior to, during, and after the disaster. Globally, there has been lots of disaster on land, air and sea, though these disasters may be natural or man-made, it has however led to the destruct...

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS PERFORMANCE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

AbstractResidential property is one of the basic human needs; hence real estate investments are consistently faced with the types of property and the place to invest because property values are not uniformly distributed in cities. Auckland commercial property is a physical asset class that forms an important part of the capital market universe. On available data, the extent and composition of investment grade commercial property and associated property investment products can be measured and ...

APPRAISAL OF E-WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES IN ONITSHA MAIN MARKET: towards environmental planning and management.

ABSTARCT Urban waste management, collection and disposal have always been a universal problem. Extant literatures have documented the importance of solid waste management to the urban environment. Yet the performance of the authorities charged with the responsibility of solid waste management in this respect leaves much to be desired. Therefore, this research study appraises e-waste management activities with respect to Onitcha main market, Anambra state. To achieve the primary aim of t...

Comparative Study of Relevancy of Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science Training to Core Quantity Surveying Practices

ABSTRACT Deployment of appropriate skills and competencies is crucial and germane to the development and continuous relevance of any profession. In the built environment, the art of selecting the required skills and competencies expected of quantity surveyors and understanding the inherent dependencies between them remains a research issue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the comparative relevance of HND and B.Sc training to core quantity surveying practices of quantity surveyors. A ...

Land use act, 1978, and sustainable housing delivery in jos south local government area.

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to critically examine the Land Act of 1978, and identify the effects on sustainable housing delivery in Jos South Area of Plateau state with a view of arriving at logical conclusion. The three principal survey techniques used include administration of questionnaire, interviews and observations. The choice of these survey techniques was to enable the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data for the study. The research samples used were drawn fr...


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