This course is designed to increase the studentsâ€™ capacity to visualise and communicate in several graphic media and also to increase the sensitivity to form, texture, structure, space and colour. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their visual literacy level and prepare them for other specialised applications of their design from two dimensions to three dimensions. Topics to be covered include computer aided design and their functions and relevance to drawing and model productions in architecture.
Building services for small to medium size projects. Cold and hot water supply mechanism and installation. Simple calculation of standard, velocity demand and selection of plumbing fittings leading to complete design for cold and hot water supply. Surface water drainage, waste disposal and hot water system. Principles of cooling and heating. The course does not set out to make engineers out of architectural students. It sets out to give some insight into the services of which architects â€“ acting in their familiar role of principal agents â€“ should have a basic understanding so that they can interpret the engineers requirements and accommodate these in their building design, and manage the design team.
This is a study of ancient architecture of Greece and Rome ending with the Romanesque period. Emphasis is on the form and content of the architecture and the forces responsible. A chronology of the development of the aesthetic theory in the western world. Principal theoreticians of the classic Byzantine , Medieval and Renaissance epoch. The development of neo-classicism in Europe. A comparative appraisal of the various architectural styles studied.
This course introduces the student to the application of building climatology in design work. It covers basically, studies on how climatic factors affect human comfort; identification and analysis of climatic problems in the design process; sun position and its representation by solar charts; design of sun-shading devices and their construction using sun path diagram. Also the application of the computer in climatic surveys and the design process.
EMT 301 is designed to introduce the student to the world of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, as a general study course and more importantly, a first-time course in entrepreneurship for non-management students, the course aims to expose the students to entrepreneurial activities as well as accentuate the entrepreneurial spirit in each student for innovative activities in a dynamic world of opportunities. Topics that will be covered include the definitions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneur and characteristics, new venture creation, types of business ownership, staffing and marketing, capital requirements for the new enterprise, insurance, the business environment, innovation and the feasibility study.
This is a course designed for students in quantity surveying and other allied disciplines. That is, the Architecture, Building and Estate Surveying students will be given the opportunity to understand the rudiments of building measurement. The main focus of the course is to impact to the students the major traditional functions of a quantity surveyor in the ways they communicates/interacts with other construction professionals in the construction industry, principles of building measurement and the preparation of the bill of quantity. Topics to be covered include the introduction to the methods of communication in the construction industry, applied mensuration and bill preparation process with emphasis on the communication in the construction industry, the use of the Building and Engineering Standard Methods of Measurement (BESMM 3), bill preparation processes and the measurement of simple building foundation.
This course is a second year course on basic elements of planning designed primarily for students in Urban and Regional Planning, Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics and Estate Management. It is a course that provides basic knowledge on planning models â€“ iconic, analogue and symbolic models (descriptive, predictive and planning), the planning process narrating stages and techniques in planning activities, and the process of generating and transforming urban and regional structure in the global system with particular emphasis on the trend in the formation of human communities â€“ village, town and city. It also focuses on the city structure and urban system including the formal and informal economic, social and physical structure.
This course introduces the student to the theory and design of simple reinforced concrete structures: Development of elastic theories of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, and columns, Understanding the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and the development of graphic skills in the presentation of design results. Load path, functions of various types of members, reasons behind members becoming unserviceable. Fall theory and demonstration, loss of equilibrium.
This is basically a course on rural settlements with emphasis on housing, infrastructure, environment and major development issues in Nigeriaâ€™s rural areas. It is directed toward exploration and accurate documentation of existing traditional buildings, construction technology, skills and major trends. It entails Critical analysis of architectural issues of historical, social, cultural and economic significance, village layout types of clustering, use of local materials and analysis of local craftsmanship and material for housing production. Emphasis is on clear writing and effective graphics as means of communicating information and ideas. The course therefore emphasises the importance of beneficial exploration of resources for human benefits, enhancement of resources management for long-term productivity while enhancing quality of life of both residents and visitors. This course is designed to provide students with better understanding of the unique characteristics of rural environments.
A study of ancient architecture of Greece and Rome ending with Romanesque period. Emphasis is on form and content of the architecture and the forces responsible. A chronology of the development of the aesthetic theory in the western world. Principal theoreticians of the classic Byzantine, medieval and Renaissance epoch. The development of neo-classicism in Europe.
Introduction to development economics, the construction economy, research and development; its relationship to the National Economy, Nature and scope of development projects; factors affecting the supply and demand for landed property, land use patterns, property values, premium, rental values, service charges and operating cost; valuation methods, construction of valuation tables, control development and development planning, planning activities, public development, aims of private and public developers, developers budget.