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ACI Structural Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Structilia : Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Archives of Hydro-Engineering and Environmental Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Building and Construction : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
BER : Building Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Berkeley Planning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bioinspired Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridge Structures : Assessment, Design and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Building and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Building Women     Full-text available via subscription  
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Studies in Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Civil and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Civil And Environmental Engineering Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 258)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Construction Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constructive Approximation     Hybrid Journal  
Curved and Layered Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
DFI Journal : The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Enfoque UTE     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Engineering Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering Structures and Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale : Fracture and Structural Integrity     Open Access  
Frontiers in Built Environment     Open Access  
Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Geomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geotechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Géotechnique Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
HBRC Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hormigón y Acero     Full-text available via subscription  
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Infrastructure Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Infrastructures     Open Access  
Ingenio Magno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Steel Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal on Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal Sustainable Construction & Design     Open Access  
Journal of Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Building Materials and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Composites for Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology & Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Constructional Steel Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Fluids and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Green Building     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Infrastructure Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Offshore Structure and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Rehabilitation in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Sustainable Design and Applied Research in Innovative Engineering of the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Spektran     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access  
Konstruksia     Open Access  
KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access  
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nondestructive Testing And Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Obras y Proyectos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Random Structures and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Recent Trends In Civil Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Road Materials and Pavement Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Soils and foundations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Control and Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Structural Engineering International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Structural Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Structural Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Superlattices and Microstructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Surface Innovations     Hybrid Journal  
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access  
Teknik     Open Access  
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Thin Films and Nanostructures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Thin-Walled Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Transactions of the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava. Construction Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Geotechnics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Underground Space     Open Access  
Water Science & Technology     Partially Free   (Followers: 25)
Water Science and Technology : Water Supply     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)

           

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   ISSN (Print) 1596-6035
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  • Assessment of multipath and shadowing effects on UHF band in built-up
           environments

    • Authors: A.A. Jimoh, N.T. Surajudeen-Bakinde, N Faruk, O.W. Bello
      Abstract: Ultra-high frequency (UHF) bands are radio frequencies in the range of 300 MHz and 3 GHz. These bands are used for television broadcasting, mobile cellular systems, Wi-Fi, satellite communications and many others. Effective communication link in the UHF band requires direct line of sight between the transmitters and receivers. However, this is not always the case in built-up areas where diverse obstacles such as large buildings, trees, moving objects and hills are present along the communication path. These obstacles result in signal degradation as a result of shadowing (blockages) and multi-path, which are two major causes of signal losses. Path loss models are used in predicting signal losses but, the accuracy of these models depend on the fitness between the model's predictions and measured loses. In this work, the multi-path and shadowing effects on signal impairment were investigated through the use of empirical and semi-empirical path loss models analysis in built-up environments. Electromagnetic field strength measurements were conducted using four television transmitters at UHF bands along four major routes of Osun State, Nigeria. Experimental and simulation results indicated that the empirical models provide a better fit than the semi-empirical models. It was also found that the poor performance of the Knife Edge Model which is a semi-empirical model was traced to the bases of its formulation, which assumed point like knife edge for all obstacles on the path of radio propagation. The work therefore recommends that network planners employ empirical models found suitable for their kind of terrain when faced with coverage planning and optimization.Keywords: Path loss models, Radio propagation,  Terrain features
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Facilities improvement for sustainability of existing public office
           buildings in Nigeria

    • Authors: A Adeyemi, D Martin, R Kasim, A.I. Adeyemi
      Abstract: The study examined the building design features of a cosmopolitan public office building in Abuja. The features were classified into Spatial Plan, Structure and Facilities, to determine which of the 3 variables requires urgent sustainable improvement from end-users' perspective in existing public office buildings in developing countries. A quantitative approach was adopted while the research strategy involved survey and direct observation. Post-Occupancy Evaluation was used to collect the survey data on a massive public office building in Nigeria, which reflected the quota system and federal character of the nation, as study area. A total of 339 useable questionnaires were retrieved from the respondents, and the analysis conducted revealed that facilities requires the most urgent improvement for sustainability. It was therefore recommended that facilities should be given priority for successful sustainable improvement of public office buildings above other design features.Keywords: Existing buildings, Facilities, Performance indicators, Sustainable improvement, Users' requirement
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Suitability of gas flare locations for minigas-to-liquid technology
           deployment in Nigeria

    • Authors: Olanrewaju Lawal, Aminanyanaba Onari Asimiea
      Abstract: Site suitability analysis for Mini Gas-to-liquid (MiniGTL) deployment was carried out for gas flaring (GF) sites, inorder to determine prospective utilisation of the natural resource. Results show that most of the GF sites have very low gas yield (81%);only 14have gas yield suitable for onshore MiniGTL deployment. One of the sites has a potential for supplying fuel to a nearby power plant, three can deliver power to the grid via cables and 6 can support local energy and allied industry development. The gas gathering from 7 hubs could capture about 81% of the total gas flared. This study identified viable economic options which could provide a sustainable approach to monetisation and management of associated gas. The findings provide information to support policy making initiatives that can solve the GF problem in the country. It is recommended that further analysis should be carried out to examine alternative scenarios and the economics of such deployment.Keywords: Associated gas, Gas flaring; MiniGTL, Spatial assessment, Suitability analysis, Sustainable Resource Management
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Housing data base for sustainable housing provision

    • Authors: A.I. Anunobi, O.F. Adedayo, A.J. Adedokun
      Abstract: The paper examined selected data requirements for housing provision in selected housing estates as applicable to house owners with the view of determining the degree of relevance to mass housing provision. The research employed a mixed method approach by collecting both quantitative and qualitative data which were analysed using descriptive analysis in SPSS. The results are presented in tables, charts and figures to illustrate the data developed. The result showed that a significant percentage of the people living in these estates are tenants and cannot afford to pay for the ownership of the houses. It also showed that the houses were not built based on any data obtained from prospective house owners hence the constant desire to make changes. The paper concludes that the housing provision as currently practised is not socially sustainable as it does not rely on data from the prospective house owners. It therefore recommends that for future housing estate developments, prospective house occupiers should be determined first in order to obtain relevant data considered necessary to be infused in the design.Keywords: Database, estates, housing, owners, tenants
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Influence of macroeconomic factors on residential property returns in
           Abuja,Nigeria

    • Authors: I.A. Olatunji, B Wahab, M.T.A. Ajayi, H.S. Liman
      Abstract: An attempt was made in this study to bridge the existing gap in the knowledge of the influence exerted by macro-economic factors on residential property returns in Abuja. The backward and forward relationship between property market and the economy has influenced a rise and fall in future of property returns in Abuja market. The methodology employed primary data for returns and secondary data for macro-economic variables, time-series data for annual macroeconomic indices and total returns index spanning between 2001 and 2015. The populations of study consist of transactions of sales (429) and lettings (1213) during the stated period; the respective sample sizes of 286 and 436were quantitatively determined using Frankfort-Nachmias model. The result of Augmented Dicker Fuller (ADF) test showed that all the variables were stationary after first and second differencing order. Tue result of eagle granger cointegration test further suggests the existence of long run relationship between macroeconomic factors and residential property returns. The result of further cointegration regression suggests that between 18.2%-83.6% and 16.2%-79% variation in 3-Bedroom (3B/R) and 4-Bedroom (4B/R) property returns respectively across seven out of twelve residential markets were significantly influenced by macroeconomic indicators. Tue study concludes that positive economic policies aremeant to energize the property market, and vice versa. The study therefore recommends that policy-makers should painstakingly study the future implications of any macroeconomic policy as they could adversely affect property returns, and by extension, the contribution of real estate sector to national economic developmentKeywords: Cointegration regression analysis, macro-economic factors, property returns
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Comparative analysis of direct and indirect property investment returns in
           Abuja. Nigeria

    • Authors: Adekunle Sunday Adeogun, Yusuf Luka Gambo, Ibrahim Luqman
      Abstract: The main thrust of this paper is to comparatively analyse the performance of property and stock market returns with a view to determining whether indirect investment in property shares can be a substitute for direct property investment in Abuja, Nigeria. The study utilized mean score, variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation to analyse the performance of direct and indirect property investment. It was discovered that investment in property shares is more risky than commercial property due to the risk variation of 0.15605 that exist between them. When property returns were correlated with mean dividend of the construction/real estate sub-sector of the stock market, it was discovered that there is a strong positive relationship between the two variables with correlation coefficient of 0.85. The study recommended among other things that investors in either property or stock investment should ensure proper analysis of their investment assets and look beyond their investment assets i.e. make all the necessary comparisons before taking any investment decision.Keywords: Direct property investment, indirect property investment, investment return, property market
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Risk-return performance of residential property investment in Abuja,
           Nigeria

    • Authors: M.B. Wahab, G.B. Morenikeji, A.S. Adeogun, A.W. Durosinmi, O.W. Shittu
      Abstract: The paper examined the performance of residential property market in Abuja with a view to determining the most performed market and the level of associated risk. The study utilized both descriptive (average rate of returns and coefficient of variation) and inferential methods (ANOVA and HSD). The results of descriptive analyses across twelve markets showed that Gwarimpa 3B/R and 4B/R markets performed better than other locations and it is the least volatile markets at 35% and 43% respectively, on every comparable average rate of property returns for 3B/R AND 4B/R at 11.05% and 12.5% respectively. The result of ANOVA revealed that the F-statistics at 3.1061 and 2.6401 for 3B/R and 4B/R are statistically significant at p-value of 0.0127 and 0.0288 (p-values < 0.05). The result of honesty significant difference (HSD) revealed that the bulk of significant differences in property returns were found in Maitama markets. Therefore the study concludes that returns from Gwarimpa markets are relatively stable and having the least risk per unit of3B/R and 4B/R property investment with comparable average returns with other markets for any prudent investor.Keywords: property investment performance, risk-return analysis, ANOVA and HSD-tukey test
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Sustained forced sale value opinion advice in Nigerian valuation
           practice:the recurring face of a bad coin

    • Authors: Terzungwe Timothy Dugeri
      Abstract: This study, the first in a series testing for standardisation of practice among professional Valuers, explores the issue of level of awareness of International Valuation Standards (IVS) provisions among Nigerian Valuers. This is with respect to mortgage valuations in the face of increased volume of secured lending by commercial banks. It seeks to bring to fore the danger posed by unguided or unbridled issuance of Forced Sale Value (FSV) advice for mortgage lending.Keywords: Forced sale value, mortgage valuation, Nigeria, valuation standards
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Client financial support for mitigating cost factors affecting performance
           of small scale contractors in Nigeria

    • Authors: Nuru Gambo, llias Said, Ibrahim Ibrahim lnuwa
      Abstract: The study assessed effects of client financial support for mitigating the effects of cost factors affecting the performance of Small Scale Contractors (SSC) in Nigeria. Exploratory and descriptive designs were adopted. A total of 550 questionnaires were administered to key construction industry stakeholders in northern Nigeria through stratified random sampling technique. The survey recorded 71.4% valid response rate. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data obtained. Findings revealed that a small negative causal relationship exists between the effects of cost factors and the performance of SSC; and that clients' financial support through advance payment to SSC mitigates effect of construction costs on performance of SSC in Nigeria. The study recommends: construction stakeholders to effectively and efficiently manage cost factors that could impede SSC performance; clients to provide financial support to SSC; and, government to endorse policies that will encourage financial institutions to provide flexible and less interest loans, for improved SSC business performance and hence commensurate contribution to national economy.Keywords: Client financial support, Contract performance,  Cost Factors, Small scale contractors
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Performance indicators of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessment in
           hospital buildings: a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) approach

    • Authors: P.S. Nimlyat, A.A. Isa, N.C. Gofwen
      Abstract: The study identified and validated the key indicators of IEQ parameters of measurement in hospital buildings. Four-factor parameters of IEQ were assessed; such as thermal quality, acoustic quality, visual quality, and indoor air quality (IAQ). Three public hospitals in Nigeria were taken as the case study areas for the IEQ assessment. The results indicated that IEQ parameters are represented significantly by the indicator variables in the hypothesised constructs. Thermal quality has three (3) main indicator variables, while acoustic comfort has two (2). Visual quality also has two (2) main indicator variables with IAQ having only a single indicator variable. The validation of these IEQ parameter indicators can be the basis for periodic assessment of IEQ performance in hospital buildings.Keywords: Building performance, hospital buildings, indicators, indoor environment quality
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Sanitation health risk and safety planning in urban residential
           neighbourhoods

    • Authors: B. Bwala Haruna, Victor lstifanus, Ahmad Muh'd lsa
      Abstract: The aim of this review paper was to determine the best sanitation health risk and safety planning approach for sustainable management of urban environment. This was achieved by reviewing the concept of sanitation safety planning as a tool. The review adopted exploratory research approach and used secondary data obtained from various sources to reach its conclusion. The findings reveal that, multiple approaches are required to reduce health risks associated with sanitation. It is concluded that sustainable sanitation safety planning is imperative in every developing nation's urban neighborhood. It is therefore recommended that sanitation standards should be set through consultative process; and monitoring should be participatory and multi-dimensional in approach.Keywords: Health Risk, Safety Planning, Sanitation, and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Y.O. Sadiq
      Abstract: No Abstract
      PubDate: 2017-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2017)
       
 
 
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