African Scholar Journal of Env. Design & Const. Mgt. (AJEDCM) Vol. 11 No.3


African Scholar Journal of Environmental Design & Construction Management (AJEDCM) Vol. 11 No.3 June, 2018 Editions, ISSN 1896–6783

 



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PAPERS:

 

PUBLIC OFFICE BUILDING IMPROVEMENT USING LEAN THINKING FOR ENHANCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY

 

Adegbenga Adeyemi1*, Adedoyin Adeyemi2

1Department of Estate Management and Valuation, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 2Department of Real Estate, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, 86400, Malaysia

 

Abstract

Sustainable development was partly defined as humanity’s ability to meet the needs of the present. Thus, in a bid to achieve sustainability from existing building, some public office buildings were improved (as against maintenance), however past studies showed that these interventions do not always reflect user requirement which consequently had impact on job productivity. This paper thus applied lean thinking (muda) drivers to the diagnosis of user requirement in an existing public office building in Nigeria to determine its impact on job productivity in developing countries and determine its feasibility in enhancing the assessment of end-user requirement in a typical improvement diagnosis technique. A total of 168 useable questionnaires were retrieved to conduct the quantitative study, using satisfaction index and multiple regression analyses. The paper concludes that the highly prominent muda drivers negatively affect building and workers performances, while the less prominent ones affect both performance positively, and that the application of lean could enhance improvement diagnosis technique. The paper recommends that lean should be used as a supplement rather than a replacement to a typical diagnosis technique, since it works only with inputs from the end-users who may not be able to provide the technical and professional details required for the assessment of the building elements condition, which might otherwise require the use of sophisticated equipment.

Keywords: Lean, Muda, Improvement, User Requirement, Job Productivity.

 

 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PLAN 2: A FRAMEWORK 

 

Sylvanus Musa Hassan

Department of Architecture, Kaduna State University, Kaduna State

 

Abstract

Building maintenance operations ensure that facilities retain their structural, functional and aesthetic conditions throughout their lifespan, and are most effective when carried out according to well laid out plans and procedures, (Atkin & Brooks, 2005; Waziri & Vanduhe, 2013). A Facility Maintenance Management Plan (FMMP) therefore aims at increasing organizational profitability and operational efficiency by strategically outlining policies and procedures that synchronize organizational goals and objectives with appropriate maintenance operations. This research is a continuation of a previous study – on Kashim Ibrahim Library (KIL) of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, which identified a link between poor building conditions and maintenance culture to the lack of a maintenance  plan, thus recommending the use of a documented FMMP, (Musa, 2018). This research therefore aims at developing a framework for the FMMP – using literature review to establish the relevant theoretical concepts, and identify issues which will form the topical headings for the documents contents. The framework template developed in this research will hopefully provide a basis for developing a maintenance plan for KIL, and also aid industry practitioners with a clear and concise methodology for documenting a FMMP.

 

Keywords: Facility Maintenance Management Plan Framework

 

 

IMPACT OF DESERTIFICATION ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND LIVELIHOOD IN YUNUSARI AND ENVIRONS, YOBE STATE

 

Baba Adamu Mohammed

Department of Geography, Yobe State University, P.M.B 1144 Damaturu, Nigeria

 

Abstract

Desertification is one of the major threats to both ecological and agricultural productivity systems in arid and semi-arid environments, all over the world. This paper examined the impact of desertification on agricultural productivity and livelihood in Yunusari and Environs, Yobe State, Nigeria. For the purpose of this paper data were generated from both primary and secondary sources, using two-stage sampling technique. The first stage was the purposive sampling of three communities namely Yunusari, Bukarti and Kanamma. The second stage involves random sampling of 100 respondents from each of the purposively sampled three communities, totaling 300 respondents. The primary data were collected through field observations, group discussions and questionnaire administration. The study also explored relevant literatures in form of published and unpublished books, journals and e-materials as secondary sources. Analysis of data was achieved by using two suitable statistical tools namely percentage (use of tallying method and frequency tables) and Chi square analysis. The paper revealed that climatic variability and unregulated human induced activities such as deforestation, bush burning, over-grazing, poor irrigation practices and over-cultivation fueled the rate of desertification in the study area, thereby impacting on agricultural productivity and livelihood. It further revealed that farmers have been deprived of farmlands by sand dunes; inadequate water as most of the sources have shrank in volume, thereby negatively affecting agricultural productivity and income in the study area. Thus, the paper recommends environmental enlightenment program to foster result-oriented stakeholder mobilization and commitment; tree planting campaign in public places like schools; sustainable rural afforestation projects, affordable and available fuel efficient stoves and proper funding for investigative researches that are aimed at addressing desertification related developments. 

Keywords: Desertification, Agriculture, Arid, Semi-Arid and Farming.

EFFECT OF SAW DUST ASH AND TIN ORE WASTE ON THE PROPERTIES OF FIRED CLAY BRICKS

 

Abdulrahman Garba, Abdullahi Salisu Dalhat, Abdulmalik Musa Maleka, Egwu Mathew Sunday.

Department of Civil Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. Bauchi State

 

Abstract

This article presents assessment on the effect of partially replacing clay with Saw Dust Ash (SDA) and Tin Ore Waste (TOW) for the purpose of making bricks. The SDA was kept at constant 4% while TOW was varied at 2%, 4%, 6%, and 8% by volume of clay designated as E1, E2,E3 and E4, while the control specimen is C (100% clay). The produced specimens (cubes and prisms) were cured for 7 days using cellophane material. The bricks were fired at 4000c, 6000c, 8000c and 10000c in a furnace. After firing, properties such as compressive and flexural strengths, density and water absorption were examined.  It was observed that the bricks strengths increases with an increase in Tin ore waste (TOW) .The optimum compressive and flexural strength results were found at E4 (4% SDA, 8%TOW and 88% clay) having 5.90N/mm2 and 3.15N/mm2 representing 39.50% and 27% increase when compared to control specimens with 3.57N/mm2 and 2.43N/mm2 at 10000c .The density and water absorption decreases when SDA and TOW were used. At optimum E4 (4% SDA, 8%TOW), the density and water absorption values were found to be 1676kg/m3 and 14.02% representing a decrease of  9.98% and 11.43% compared to control with density and water absorption values of 1862kg/m3 and 15.83% at 10000c firing temperature.   It was concluded that incorporating sawdust ash (SDA) and tin ore waste (TOW) in clay bricks improve some engineering properties of fired clay bricks.

Keywords: Bricks, Clay, Saw dust ash, Tin ore waste, strength.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DATABASE OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CANTER AZARE, BAUCHI STATE

 

Ali Badema and Ibrahim Abubakar Audu

Geography Department, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Yobe State

 

Abstract

Spatial database is a database that optimized to store and query data that represents objects defined in a geometric space, spatial databases allow representing simple geometric objects such as points, lines and polygons, this will lead to on-site research and development information based on Geographical Information System(GIS) in creating spatial database. The questionnaire method of data collection is adopted in order to identify the various blocks within the hospital premises; satellite imagery of the study area was captured using Google Earth in Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image format. The coordinates of edges the four corner of the hospital were recorded using Handheld GPS receiver 76SCx, which were the controls used for Geo-referencing the satellite imagery. Arc view GIS 9.2 is used for creating and presenting spatial database for proper planning. The database will help in accessing utilities roads, hospital wards, office and other infrastructures in the hospital easily without visiting the site. The following recommendation is made: The management of the hospital should provide a GIS unit in the hospital for the production of proper up-to-date digital map of the hospital for planning purposes.

Keywords: Spatial database, GIS, GPS, Data base, Google Earth

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN THIS 21ST CENTURY, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE.

 

Ven. Egesi Jonathan Chidoberem, Amaechi J.N.  &Aneke  Chinwe G.

Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo Ohaji

 

Abstract

Environmental friendliness has been the campaign of several governments in developing, under developed and developed countries since the turn of the 21st century. It has been equally observed that while the sensitization and campaign have taken different turns and forms not much have been achieved. The environment have defied virtually all efforts at making it better or improved. This research is necessitated by the degenerating nature of human environment since the turn of the 21st century. The scholars adopted several empirical data collection techniques aimed at achieving a better human environment. The techniques included oral interviews, use of questionnaires, textbooks, journals, newspapers, periodicals and internet. A few theoretical strands were incorporated into the work to make it worthwhile. The work concluded with the scholars suggesting ways to improve our human environment in Nigeria in particular and the world in general.

Keywords: Degradation, Century, Challenges, Prospects, Experience.

 

 

FACTORS AFFECTING HOUSING MOBILITY   IN BAUCHI METROPOLIS 

 

*Dadi Haruna **Ilekoin Olutoba Ayodele

*Department of Surveying and Geo – Informatics, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi **Department Of Estate Management, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

 

Abstract

This study centers on housing mobility in a developing economy Rafinzurfi area of Bauchi state. Nigeria was used as a representative of a developing economy. The study review literature on the concepts of housing mobility and developing economy. Response from 100 respondents on factors affecting housing mobility in the study area was analyzed by using relative importance index.  The paper found that security accounted for the highest reason why people moved to the study area, this is due to the activities of Boko Aram in the  North East zone of Nigeria.

Keywords: Housing mobility, developing economy, market,   movers and non-movers

 

 

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF ROAD TRANSPORT NETWORK IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

 

1Tpl. Rabiu Usman Mohammed & 2Tpl. Lawal Kabir Tunau 3ignatius Jospeh

1$2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Science Technology Federal Polytechnic, Mubi Adamawa – Nigeria. 3Department of Industrial Safety and Environmental Science, School of Environmental Science Technology, Federal Poly Mubi

 

Abstract

The importance of transport as an essential service in Urban Centers, cannot be over – emphasized. Road transportation in particular has contributed in many ways to development. Babatunde (1998), for instance, has stated that road transport is significant in the sense of making possible the realizations of the broad development objectives of the average citizens social and economic desires. Road as an integrated system that is made up of nodes and routes. The nodes are towns which associated themselves to the roads, while the routes are the different types of roads. Roads are economic penetrating routes which are required to open ways for investment in activities like agriculture and commerce as well as elements which formed the necessary ingredients of nearly every aspect of economic and social development. It is in the light of this that this paper assesses the role of road transport network in urban development, by highlighting important factors that determine this role such as road design principles, relationship between land-use and transportation as well as strategies for making urban road transport more efficient to urban development. The research has employed desk study as method of data collection. Finally, recommendations were made towards achieving an efficient road transport network in urban areas in Nigeria

Key words: Road Transport Network, Urban Development, Road Design, Principles

 

 

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT- A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT, ABUJA, FCT.

 

*Salau Liadi Tunde and **Salawu Moruf Babatunde

*Department of Estate Management, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, P.M.B. 0231, Bauchi. **Department of Estate Management, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.

 

Abstract

Monetization policy of the Federal Government was borne out of waste and and corruption being experienced from improper management of publicly owned property. The ownership and subsequent management of such landed property were transferred to private individuals. However, due to expedient reasons certain categories of these government properties are still being held and managed by public estate officers of which the residential quarters and main offices of National Industrial Court are included. This paper explores the problems of public property management which span from corruption, nepotism in awarding repair contracts to bureaucratic bottleneck involves in carry out some of the simple job of property management. The research adopts distribution of questionnaires to the stakeholders and use simple descriptive analysis in identifying the solutions to the problems aforementioned.

Keywords: Public Property, Property Management, National Industrial Court, Estate Surveyors and Valuers

 

 

TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE WATER PRIOR TO EFFLUENT DISCHARGE INTO STREAMS/RIVERS FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLY. USING CONVENTIONAL METHOD OF WASTE WATER TREATMENT: A CASE STUDY OF SAVANNAH SUGAR COMPANY, NUMAN. ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

 

O.M. Oraegbune1*   S. Ashu1.

Department of Building, School of Environmental Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola. Nigeria.

 

Abstract

One characteristics perculair to man is that he progressively changes his environment to meet his biological and social needs. On a social organized basis man provides himself with the materials necessary for life which he removes initially as now materials from his environment. It is in the provision and utilization of these material necessities, that worthless and sometimes harmful by-products originates. This study is aim at increase awarness of the envirionemntal problems caused by the discharge of untreated or partially treated waste containing algae putrients, non-biodegradable organics, heavy metals etc; which will hasten the deterioration of receiving water bodies. The data of this study were collected through rate of flow of waste water from the various points of generation in the savannah sugar factory. The data was determined and samples analysed by measuring the following parameters; Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Suspended Solid (SS), PH and the temperature. The results obtained from the investigations showed that the conventional waste water treatment method using a combination of grit chamber and sedimentation tank for the primary unit and a low rate aerobic stabilization pond as the secondary unit were capable of reducing the carboceous BOD by more than 90% using a 9 day detention time for the pond.

Keywords: Grit chamber and sedimentation, industrial waste water, stabilization ponds and savannah sugar factory.

 

 

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS AND ITS APPLICATION TO URBAN REGENERATION IN UK, USA AND IN THE NIGERIAN CONTEXT

 

Uwaezuoke, Ngozi Ifeanyi1 Owolabi Kayode Michael,2 and Aremu Abubakar Garba3

1Department of Estate Management Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin 2Department of Building Technology Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin 3Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin.

 

Abstract

Flagship projects act as a catalyst for further regeneration and development, many of which are led by a collaboration of municipality and private developers. The implementation of flagship regeneration projects involving the development of leisure and culture-based facilities and activities in urban areas has been a fast-growing type of urban intervention in post-industrial West European and North American cities right from 1980s. The idea that flagship or prestige projects  can be employed as a driver for urban economic growth has become part of the newly accepted way by which cities seek to enhance their competitive position. The influence of flagship developments on socially problematic local neighbourhoods has become a more central concern of governments and other stakeholders in many Western countries over the last two decades. Flagship regeneration has had a substantial effects on improving the physical quality of public spaces by creating arenas for social interaction and educational activities. The  implementation of flagship projects in developed countries and Nigeria were discussed as well as its positive and negative effects. This paper points out that the success of flagship projects in  developed countries has  spur the developing country like Nigeria to follow suit for urban regeneration through ppp (public private partnership arrangement).

Keywords: Application, flagship project, urban regeneration, public private partnership (PPP)

 

 

CHARACTERISTICS ASSESSMENT OF HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE PRODUCTION WITH THE APPLICATION OF ORDINARY PORTLAND CEMENT (OPC). AND PORTLAND POZZOLANA CEMENT (PPC).

 

*Dr. Engr. Gana. A.J **Engr. Toba. A.P **Engr. Okigbo. S.N

*Civil Engineering Department, Collage of Science and Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara state. **Civil Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Pmb 55, Bida, Nigeria State

 

Abstract

The usual application of High Strength concrete[HSC] in many construction industry is reviewed, and HSC which is produced in the laboratory by the application of available local materials. The potential uses of the ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and Portland pozzolana cement (PPC) for the production of high strength structural concrete were observed. The rate of concrete compressive strength development and the effects of curing durations on the strength of concrete specimens were also investigated at the ages of 7, 14, and 28days after casting. The effects of close rate of chemical admixture on the compressive strength of concrete were used for the study. The observation on the test results revealed that ordinary Portland cement has higher rate of strength development and results in greater compressive strength

Key words: High strength concrete, ordinary Portland cement (opc), pozzolang superplastizer, compressive strength, Aggregate workability

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