Department of Architecture

ARC 401
Architectural Design V
ARC 401 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Students at this level are being prepared to understand and tackle built environment related problems. Hence, the course assists students to acquire skills to deliver comprehensive design solutions ranging from analysis, planning and design to construction drawings and details. Urban Renewal Schemes are undertaken to expose students to real life problems with the aim of finding appropriate solutions to them. The course commences with theoretical and conceptual analysis of urban renewal followed by quick approach projects which provides solution to problems identified by students and or lecturers. Furthermore, a semester Urban Renewal Project is undertaken. Within the Urban Renewal Project, there is a major project [comprehensive analysis and design for selected neighbourhoods] and a minor project with high architectural content [to address lack of facilities] such as a shopping centre, school, health centre, youth and community centres, post office, or residential designs scheme to be carried out in the semester. Approach to Renewal will range from Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renovation to Conservation, Preservation and economic revitalisation.

ARC 403
Landscape Theory and Design
ARC 403 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course explores the theory and practice of landscape design for students in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning. It also meets the need of students in allied disciplines in the built environment as a course that treats the design, installation and maintenance of the landscape of the open spaces between buildings and among groups of buildings at all spatial scales from plot to block and neighbourhood. As a theory course, it is intended to impart the history, concepts, components and guidelines on the design of the outdoors of the built environment. As a practical course, it is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the constructability of conceptualised outdoor environments for enjoyable human use. Topics to be covered include elements of landscape design; the nature, needs and objectives of landscape planning and design; the relationship between building design and landscape architecture; landscape impact assessment and conservation; garden in history and use of natural elements in landscape design to sensitize the students in designing with nature.

ARC 405
Construction Detailing (Building Components and Methods III)
ARC 405 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is an advanced study of building component, their design and detailing methods. Building components: their uses and detailing; internal finishes to buildings; design and fabrication of components; joinery detailing; panelling, windows, doors and their functional requirements; suspended ceilings. Finishing to floors, walls and other partitions. A careful and detailed consideration of the structure, finishing, thermal and moisture control, emphasis is on masonry and timber structures.

ARC 407
History of Architecture II
ARC 407 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is a study of the predisposing causes and strands of idea leading to the development of modern architecture including the study of early modern architecture in Africa. An examination of the various theoretical positions and the theoreticians of modern architecture in Nigeria and some selected developing nations.

ARC 409
Building Services II
ARC 409 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of artificial lighting. Space geometry and light service distribution. Electricity; general principles, generation and transmission, service units and ring main, voltage drops and rising main distribution. Direct and alternating current supply. Three-phase and Single-phase supply. Basic domestic wiring systems, circuit breakers fuses, switches, relays and safety precautions. Earthing, and lighting protectors. Wiring for industrial installations; telephone and communication systems. Gas and its distribution for domestic buildings. An understanding of illumination principles and standard light distributors.

ARC 411
Building Structure (Steel and Timber Design)
ARC 411 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Application of principles of structural design and analysis of members used in contemporary timber and steel frame buildings. The design of beam girders and trusses. Welded and riveted connections, columns, bearing plate etc. Theories of wind braces and effect on building design. Topics also include design for stability in structure; trusses and lattice girders, space frame and rigid frames; plates and shells; cable, tent and arch structures; foundations and retaining walls; design dependence on method of construction.

ARC 413
Behavioural Architecture
ARC 413 | ARC | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is about the investigation of behavioural models that have been applied to design by other disciplines such as anthropology, psychology and sociology. Using photographic and drawing tools, elements and setting offer support for human activity and behaviour through cultural interpretation.

ARC 415
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II
ARC 415 | ARC | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Exploring all the interface on AutoCAD software. Application of AutoCAD on recent school projects. Printing and Plotting in AutoCAD: pen assignment. Exploring the rendering facilities in AutoCAD. Exploring the use of software in drawing such as Revit, ArchiCAD, Sketchup and their applications. Practicals: Minor and Major design with any of the softwares.

QSV 403
Construction Economics
QSV 403 | ARC | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is an explanatory, designed primarily for students in quantity surveying discipline. However, it also meets the need of students in other environmental study fields, as a course that provides training on cost components and forecasting. The focus of the course is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their cost awareness with respect to deployment of construction resources at higher levels. Topics to be covered include nature of Nigerian construction market, effects of construction on national economy, factors affecting supply and demand of landed property, choice and acquisition of sites and its effects on development, values and investment, valuation methods and construction of valuation tables, introduction to cost control and its procedure, cost implication of design variables and construction methods, developer’s budget and preliminary estimates and establishment of cost target.