Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

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...

A SAMPLE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING TAKING-OFF

ELEMENT NO.1: SUBSTRUCTURE GROUND WOK.   D20: EXCAVATING AND FILLING       Cut down trees girth 600mm – 1.50m. 3nrs (D20:1.2.1.)   3nrs (D20:1.2.2.)3265m2 D20:1.3.4.   TOP SOIL Excavate Over site To Removed Vegetable Soil Ave...

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...

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 ...

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 are...

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...

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. ...

Bid Rent Theory

BID-RENT MODELSIntroduction 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 ci...

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 predi...

Role of planners in transportation

Abstract Transport is very key and important in the socio- economic transformation of any region or country. It is the life wire upon which other socio-economic activities of any nation depend. Be that as it may, government at all levels are always anxious to provide efficient transport services to meet the ever increasing desire of man to move freely while pursing his day to day activities. In the developed world, attention is shifting to the evaluation o...

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 m...

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 ...

RELEVANCE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTFacility 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 ...

PROPERTY VALUATION

INTRODUCTIONAccording 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 throu...

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...


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