IMPACT OF CEMETERY ON PROXIMATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY VALUE

Abstract This study examined the probable impact of cemeteries on residential property value. The empirical inquiry aims at determining whether cemetery proximity has any significant bearing on the values of rental homes within its neighbourhood or not. Data was elicited via 150 questionnaires administered on rent paying residents around the neighbourhood of Atan Cemetery in […]

ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING: AN APPROACH TO EFFECTIVE URBAN SECURITY IN KURMIN-MASHI RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

Abstract This research examines effective urban security in Kurmin-Mashi residential Neighbourhood: making changes for security and crime prevention in urban and suburban neighbourhood. Effective urban security refers to programmes of physical design change, public and private management changes, and use pattern changes that are targeted to a place and its crime problems. The aim of […]

APPLICATION OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA: THE BARRIERS AND DRIVERS IN PRACTICE

Abstract The needs to provide adequate infrastructures, especially housings as well as to complement the efforts of government towards provision of basic amenities gave rise to the adoption of public-private partnership approaches by stakeholders. In Gombe State, the application of PPP recorded low implementation. Therefore, the study aimed at exploring the application of PPP within […]

ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN LAGOS PERIPHERY

Abstract Accompanying rapid urbanisation in Nigerian cities is the emergence of spontaneous physical transformation outside the cities’ border. The emerging settlements at the periphery are confronted with development-driven urban challenges. This study assesses the socio-economic sustainability of Ikorodu, a typical peri-urban settlement in Lagos.  Adopted research method in this study is a combination of case […]

AESTHETIC EFFECTS AND ENERGY GENERATION POTENTIALS OF ROOF MOUNTED PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PANELS ON A HOSTEL BUILDING: A CORRELATION STUDY

Abstract The placement of photovoltaic panels on roof may affect the aesthetic quality of the building. The study sought to establish any correlation between energy generation potentials of PV panels on roof and aesthetic quality of a building. The experimental research design is a study by simulation of a hostel building elevation in Modibbo Adama […]

ASSESSMENT OF THE CAUSES OF FIRE INCIDENTS IN GARKI MODEL MARKET OF ABUJA AND PREVENTION MEASURES AGAINST RECURRENCE

Abstract Nigerian markets have been facing the calamities of frequent fire incidents which have led to loss of valuable goods, properties and human lives. Garki model market in Abuja was studied with the aim of assessing the causes of fire incidents, in order to provide guidelines to reduce the calamities of fire incidences for a […]

MITIGATION MEASURES OF PRICE INCREASE OF BUILDING MATERIAL IN UYO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Abstract The study investigates the major causes and potential effects of price increase of building construction materials and proposes mitigation measures to minimize the effects on project delivery in Uyo Metropolis. Data for the study were obtained through the use of 92 structured questionnaires, administered on a sample of project participants including project managers, quantity […]

VARIATION ORDER CLASSIFICATION MODEL FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study investigates various causes of variation orders in construction projects with the objective of classifying causes into variation order groups using the discriminant analysis technique. Fifty-three causes of variation orders were identified and used to design a research questionnaire for collection of information from clients, consultants and contractors. Snowballing sampling technique was used […]

EFFECT OF ORIENTATION AND OPENING SIZE ON NATURAL VENTILATION IN OFFICE BUILDINGS SURROUNDING A PENTAGONAL OPEN SPACE

Abstract Natural ventilation is held as an imperative for sustainable use and conservation of energy through passive cooling in buildings in the tropics. It is believed to be dependent on characteristics of the site, orientation and architectural characteristics of the building as well as wind direction. This study sought to ascertain the extent to which […]