Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

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...

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

ABSTRACTThis 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 Ag...

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

ABSTRACTUrban 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 5o251Eand 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 affect...

IMAX ENGINEERING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                                                                          ABSTRACTThe report States the ex...

POPULATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE “NIGERIA CASE STUDY”

ABSTRACTClimate 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 a...

FIRE FIGHTING

 ABSTRACT The purpose of fire fighting training is to highlight the fundamentals of fire fighting to enable personnel fight incipient fire. Fire is a very rapid chemical reaction between oxygen and a combustible material, which results in the release of heat, light, flames and smoke; or a combustion process of oxidation characterized by the production of heat, flam...

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT GENERAL PROCEDURES

ABSTRACTEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can broadly be defined as a study of the effects of a proposed project, plan or program on the environment. The legal, methodological and procedural foundations of EIA were established in 1970 by the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the USA. At the international level, lending banks and bilateral aid agencies have EIA procedures that apply to borrowing and recipient countries. Most developing counties have also embraced...

ASSESSMENT OF TOURISTS PERCEPTION OF THE YANKARI GAME RESERVE AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

ABSTRACTThe study assessed the Yankari Games Reserve as a tourist destination by investigating the perception of the tourists who patronize it. The assessment used indicators including the level of patronage in number of tourists attracted annually, wildlife resources of the reserve, infrastructure, facilities and safety. The method employed reconnaissance survey of the reserve for observations and the administering of questionnaires to a sample of the tourists. The sample of 50 respondents, ...

THE EFFECT OF COMMERCIAL LAND USE ON AND VALUE A CASE STUDY OF OGUI URBAN

ABSTRACTLand use can be described as a way, manner or older in which land is used by people in an area for different purposes. Commercial land itself is one set aside the local authority for legal economic activities and business transactions. It account for by far the largest proportion of the total area that has more economical value.     Commercial activity is one of the indices for appraising urbanization provision of commercial land for such activities of Ogui – urban be...

THE EFFECT OF SLUM ON PROPERTY VALUES (A CASE STUDY AGUOWA IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACTThe aim of this dissertation is to evaluate the effects of slum on property values at Aguowa via Trans-Ekulu and confirm that slum was responsible for the low property value in the area. The study showed that the slum occurrence was as a result of rural migration to urban areas and lack of original planning in the area. This work is organized in five chapters. Chapter one deals with the introduction, statement of the problem, purpose of study, limitation and delimitation, background a...

A CRITIQUE VIEW OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE LAND US DECREE NO. 6 OF 1978 (A CASE STUDY OF HARMONY ESTATE UMUGCHIGBO ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT ABAKPA NIKE ENUGU)

ABSTRACTIn Nigeria today, the government and its age ncies require land to carryout its development programs and due to the sentiment attached to land voluntary transfer of land by individual to the government is rare. So the government resort to compulsory acquisition and compensation paid there of the individuals whose right of accompany to land are extinguished due to over riding public interest. Laws are enacted to regulation the process of acquisition and compensation among host of other...

A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

AIM AND OBJECTIVESThe aim of the study is to improve the visual aesthetics of the whole environment at large and make the faculty more convenient for man through the provision of different facilities lacking in the area.OBJECTIVESThe objectives are those principled processes we intend to follow so as to actualize our goal.(a) carrying out an in-depth study on the area so as to understand the site characteristics.(b) Secondly, to carryout a research on the faculty and     depart...

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU METROPOLIS IN ENUG STATE)

INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Housing is one of the three basic needs of mankind and it is the most important for the physical survival of man after the provision of food.  Decent housing is one of the basic needs of every individual, the family and the community in general.  As a pre-requisite to the survival of man, it ranks secondly only the food.  It is also one of the best indicates of a persons standard of driving and his place in a society.  The...


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