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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality Criteria to Occupants of Low Income Housing Published: 12 July 2018
New Solutions for Challenges in Applications of New Materials and Geotechnical Issues, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-95774-6_20
Temperature, humidity, aeration and lighting among others have been the major traditional variables that are considered in understanding and improving comfort of building occupants. As important as these factors are, the need for an hollistic approach to basic necessities and requirements for comfort and satisfaction of people gave rise to the adoption of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concept. This study therefore examines the importance attached to various IEQ criteria by occupants of selected low-income housing buildings with a view to understanding and improving needed and required facilities for optimum satisfaction. Using questionnaire as the research instrument, purposive sampling was adopted to collect information from occupants of low-income housing, with emphasis on their residence in the building for at least 2 years and above the age of 18. Analysis of the completed 54 questionnaires indicates that basic and traditional factors such as room temperature, humidity and ventilation are the most important IEQ criteria to sampled occupants. The results of this study will help concerned stakeholders of low-income housing including the government, developers, contractors, construction professionals and regulatory agencies to understand the level of importance attached to basic comfort and satisfaction factors by occupants, with a view to providing improve building for better and optimum satisfaction.
BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Relationship Between Smart City Drivers and Socially Cohesive Societies Published: 01 January 2018
Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74500-8_42
The awareness, adoption and practice of smart city system has been on the increase among developers, regulators and other stakeholders of city planning and development. This study examines the relationship between drivers of smart cities and social inclusion of citizens in the societies with a view to enhancing urban citizens’ identification and willingness to share skills and knowledge. Relevant literature materials relating to smart city concept and social cohesion were reviewed and variables obtained were further examined through the administration of questionnaires to experts and professionals concerned with the planning, development and regulation of cities. Majority of the respondents are willing to share knowledge and skills among themselves and prefers to be identified as an individual rather than by their race, gender or ethnicity. The study also assess the importance of the six smart city drivers. Therefore, smart city model, which is an urban design mechanism, has the capacity and capabilities to re-form and modify any environment provided the correct and rigid frameworks are built, adopted and properly followed.
BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Evaluation of Procurement Systems of Public Sector Funded Projects Published: 19 December 2017
Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_64
BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Improving Mentoring Relationships of Construction Management Professionals Published: 19 December 2017
Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_81
Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Energy Savings and Sustainable Construction: Examining the Advantages of Nanotechnology Published: 01 December 2017
Energy Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.285
Due to innovation and technological advancement, construction activities have continuously been subjected to alteration, modifications and changes in an attempt for the industry to meet the demands and aspiration of their clients. One of the technologies gaining popularity in the industry, especially in the developed ones, is nanotechnology, and this study explores the benefits of adopting the system for traditional construction materials with a view to enhancing sustainability of construction projects. Relevant literature materials were examined and seventeen advantages of nanotechnology were extracted and discussed. The factors were further assessed through the administration of closed-ended questionnaires on construction professionals with adequate knowledge of construction activities and associated materials. It was revealed that the adoption of nanotechnology will not only enhance the functionality of traditional materials but will also reduce carbon emission and reduce energy consumption. Other advantages of the method were discussed in this paper and to this end, there is need to create awareness of the system in the construction industry as its adoption will aid the achievement of sustainable infrastructures that will be useful and beneficial to the current and future generations of the society.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Carbon Emission Trading in South African Construction Industry Published: 01 December 2017
Energy Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.169