Research Papers/Topics in Building Technology

Smart Systems In Hospitals Case Study: Al-Salam Centre For Cardiac Surgery,,

Abstract At the present time, architecture has not been immune to the technological development that has taken place in the world. Modern technologies have begun to modernize architecture, making them think, analyze, decide and implement. It is known that the internal environment of hospitals is considered as a catalyst for healing, which has become one of the topics that reflect the thought of the world and show the extent of intellectual development in the field of hospital design, w...

The Effect Of Partial Replacement Of Fine Aggregate With Lateritic Soil On The Compressive Strength Of Sandcrete Block.

ABSTRACT.This work seeks to find a way in which lateritic soil within Ota, Ogun State of Nigeria could be use in the production of hollow sandcrete blocks. This replacement is intended to observe the effect of lateritic soil on the strength characteristic when employed in the production of sandcrete blocks. It was deduced from past works that the inclusion of lateritic soil in sandcrete block production will produce a lesser quality blocks but this work seeks to find the maximum pe...

Parameters For Good Site Concrete Production Management Practice In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The versatility in-use of concrete for buildings and other infrastructures of necessity made concrete an important element of construction. Yet failure of concrete occurs more frequently at construction stage even when it seemed that mix ratio and design load calculations are adequate. This therefore suggests a missing gap in specification and the production of good site concrete. Literature survey confirms poor quality of concrete and use of sub-standard materials of co...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Projects

  Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and t...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Project

Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and the needs of ...

Legal Aspects Of Building Maintenance Works

ABSTRACT This paper highlights the legal facets of maintenance practice with special emphasis on Building. It begins with an overview of building maintenance and proceeds to identify the legal implications for owners and occupiers of buildings. This is done by reviewing section 72 of both the Housing Acts 1961 and 1969 of the United Kingdom, the Joint Contract Tribunal and the tort of negligence. The paper also takes a look at the building deterioration and liability in law and again...

Neural Network-Based Cost Predictive Model For Building Works.

A number of uncompleted and abandoned building projects are attributable to overall bad projects management. Determination of accurate cost of building projects is a huge factor in successful project management. This work is to ensure that accurate cost is determined and accurate as much as possible. Artificial neural network was used in this work to generate a cost predicting model. Neural network is a human brain simulated system having similar characteristic with human brain. This stu...

The Utilization Of Building Information Modeling In Nigerian Construction Industry: Challenges And Prospects

Abstract The aim of this research is to appraise the challenges and prospects in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry in Nigeria. It analyzed the uses of BIM in the construction industry, determined the stakeholders perception of the benefits, risk and benchmarks in the adoption of BIM in construction practice and process. It examined the extent of its interoperability in bringing together the different participants and processes of construction wor...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Projects

Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and the needs of ...

Compressive Strength Characteristics Of Concrete Based On Site Production Practices

ABSTRACT Concrete is the most common construction material in the world today. It is used as a material in structural elements of most buildings of the world and most building failures including collapse are associated with failure of concrete either as produced or as assembled. The variations in strength of concrete is as a result of several factors that could be the varying quality of materials, the variation in the mix proportion and the varying production processes that include batc...

A Comparative Study Of The Entrepreneurial Characteristics Of Architecture And Building Students: Evidences From A Developing Economy

AbstractNigeria like every other nation is in a race to achieve vision 2020. One of the goals articulated by the National Technical Working Group on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is to increase entrepreneurship and raise employment contribution to 60 percent by 2015 & 80 percent by 2020. The number of entrepreneurs in a country can be increased by several means including education. However, entrepreneurship had been considered a subject mainly for students with a predominantly bus...

Influence Of Stakeholders’ Relationship Management On Time And Cost Performance Of Tertiary Educational Building Projects In South-West, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Construction stakeholders’ management and stakeholders’ relationship management has not been fully utilised in the Nigerian construction industry. Construction stakeholder management (CSM) is considered as a system with its component parts whilst stakeholder relationship management (SRM) is one of the sub-systems. CSM addresses the issues and concerns of stakeholders to positively impact on project outcome while SRM. The key to efficient construction stakeholder management ...

Structural Characterisation And Quality Assessment Of Primary Reinforced Concrete Building Materials

Abstract This research assessed the structural characteristics and quality of reinforced concrete primary materials which are cements, aggregates (fine and coarse) and reinforcing steel used in concrete works in Lagos State with a view to determining the extent to which they conform with the requirements of relevant standards. This is achieved by using relevant laboratory procedures to determine their physical, mechanical, chemical and microstructural properties and compare them wit...

The Role Of Trade Unionism In A Developing Economy

AbstractThis Paper Takes A Colossal Look At The Function And Performance OfTrade Unionism In A Developing Nation With A Special Emphasis On WestAfrica As A Whole And Nigeria Ij;L Particular. It Began With A BroadDefinition Of Trade Union In An Ordinary Sense And From A LegalPerspective.This Was Followed By A General Review Of The History Of Trade Unionism In Nigeria And West Africa From 1912 To 1938,1938 To 1976 And1976 To Date. Some Of The Notable Unions During The Period Of 1912...

Maintenance Of Government Office Buildings In Nigeria- A Post Occupancy Evaluation Approach

Maintenance is very important to preserve and enhance the life span of buildings. In many developing countries including Nigeria, very little seems to be done in carrying out planned maintenance of public buildings. In Nigeria, it has become quite distressful to see the way in which many public buildings are allowed to fall into a bad state of disrepair due to lack of maintenance. Many state governments claim that it is due to lack of funds, but what is the aim of expending huge sums of...


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