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Research Works

This page shows past and on-going research works by Arc. Chukwujindu K.E
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CLIMATE, WEATHER AND BUILDING COLLAPSE
A Paper Presented at the 11th Annual Lecture/Conference of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State 5th & 6th Jun. 2017


ABSTRACT
Climate change has become a reality and so has building collapse. Global Reports have already shown serious changes in rainfall volume and timing resulting in heavier floods or in other situations more intense temperature waves.  The science that deals with understanding and employing ethical processes in our daily activities in order to mitigate the negative effects of climate change caused by man's activities is referred to as Green Building or sustainable development. It is sometimes also called sustainable building/design. The idea of sustainable comes in three forms; Environmental sustainability, Economic/ Financial/cost sustainability and Social sustainability i.e. User friendliness/comfort/ health. The challenge of building collapse in  Nigeria is clearly an issue that traverses these three aspects.  This paper examines the occurrence of building collapse in Nigeria from the consultant's view point ..

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES FOR WIDESPREAD ADOPTION IN THE NIGERIAN BUILT INDUSTRY

I O Okereke, K E Chukwujindu, A I Emenike, O S Egwu

ABSTRACT

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of structures for the consumption of professionals in the building industry. This is due to its capabilities and potentials mostly in collaborative endeavours. Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals are now able to collaborate more effectively even remotely thus ensuring a more streamlined design process and greater savings of construction costs through clash detection and predictable synergies. This study highlights the benefits of BIM adoption within the AEC industry while analysing the challenges encountered in its implementation. Various relevant literature were analysed with a bearing to better understanding of BIM usefulness in a more streamlined design process from design and construction management through to facility management. A few forefront local Architectural practices were observed with the aim of ..Read full text


IMPROVED AWARENESS OF ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANTS TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF TELECOM - COMPATIBLE BUILDINGS

Ikechukwu Obiora Okereke, K. E. Chukwujindu


ABSTRACT


The ability to interconnect and communicate wirelessly in and around the built environment with sufficient aptitude is becoming progressively important as the array of consumer-grade portable devices with broadband wireless functionality flourishes. These devices provide incredible functionality, much of which is dependent on broadband internet connectivity which, from a user perspective, is frequently sub-optimal. With almost a hundred percent of today’s communication and data consumption happening within the domain of wireless technology, it is surprising that for the built environment in Nigeria, codes/guidelines do not yet exist in the building industry to guide and enhance their deployment and use within our built environment. The knowledge to limit, or eliminate and enhance these wireless waves as needed through spatial and material manipulations is virtually non-existent amongst...Read Full Text


Investigation of factors responsible for deterioration of building structures in tertiary institutions

Odoanyanwu Ndubuisi M, Kosisochukwu Emmanuel Chukwujindu and Emmanuel Ikemefune Kikanme

Department of Architecture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
 
Research Article
GSC Advanced Research and Reviews, 2021, 09(01), 064–072.
Article DOI: 10.30574/gscarr.2021.9.1.0186
Publication history: 
Received on 29 August 2021; revised on 10 September 2021; accepted on 12 September 2021
 
Abstract: 


Purpose: This research focused on determining factors responsible for deterioration of building structures in Tertiary institutions.
Method: The methodology involved survey design, review of related literature, two sets of structured questionnaires, direct observations, walkthrough evaluations, interviews and photographs. The sample techniques involved both purposive and stratified random sampling applied on a population of 1300 staff, students and 84 buildings respectively. Data was analyzed using frequencies, percentages and mean scores. Pearson correlation coefficient, regression analysis and student t-test were employed in testing the hypotheses.
Findings: Results revealed that...Read full text

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