Research

Research & Development

The department of architecture has a number of ongoing research projects involving researchers from within and outside the department. Some of the ongoing research works are undertaken under the Built Environment Research Cluster, while others are independent research carried out by groups of researchers. The Built Environment Research Cluster with 4 sub-clusters such as: Education Practice and Behaviour; Materials, Construction, Cost and Investment; Built Environment Management and Building Informatics.

One of the current endeavours is research on “Investigation of Housing in Ogun State: Understanding the Relationship Between Housing Demand and Provision of Affordable Housing”, which secured a Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID) grant worth N1.6million. The objectives of the research are to:

a) identify the building typologies and morphologies in the study area;

b) determine the building materials and constructional methods used in buildings in the study area;

c) examine the physical characteristics and condition (age, height, state of repair) of buildings in the study area;

d) determine of the extent of access to infrastructural services by residents in the study area;

e) identification of existing urban design morphologies in the study area;

f) explore housing demand patterns in the study area through investigation of housing preferences, socio-economic characteristics (disposal income, rental expenditure, etc) and aspirations of residents; and g) make recommendations aimed at the provision of architectural solutions and urban renewal programmes that are better suited to housing demand in the study area.

Dr. P.A. Opoko, a seasoned researcher is the Principal Investigator in this research project. Other team Members is Prof. S. A. Oloyede; Prof. E. O. Ibem; Dr. O. A. Alagbe; Dr. E. B. Aduwo; Dr. B .A. Adewale; Dr. F. O. Jegede and Dr. Oloke

Another ongoing research project is aimed at investigating and analysing current adoption of e-Procurement and how its benefits can be successfully maximized in the Nigerian construction sector. It seeks to ascertain the state of e-Procurement adoption in the construction industry and how clients use e-Procurement systems and tools to acquire services and works in the construction procurement process. The specific objectives are to:

a) Identify users of e-Procurement and their experiences in the Nigerian construction industry;

b) Ascertain the electronic systems and applications used for construction procurement;

c) Identify aspects of the construction procurement process supported by electronic systems and tools;

d) Investigate the factors that influence the use of e-Procurement in construction in Nigeria; and

e) Analyse how the use of electronic procurement can be successfully diffused and its benefits maximised in the Nigerian construction industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of construction procurement processes. The Research Team comprise Prof. E.O. Ibem (Principal Investigator); Dr. L. Amusan; Dr. E.B. Aduwo; Dr. O. C. Iroham; Arc O. Uwakonye and Dr. P. Tunji-Olanyeni.

The Department has produced eleven (17) Ph.D. graduates between 2009 and 2018. Twenty (20) M.Phil/PhD students are current on the Ph.D programme in the department. The areas of our research activities are diverse, and include but not limited to

a) Architectural History;

b) Housing and Urban Studies;

c) Building Maintenance;

d) ICT in Architecture;

e) Architectural Education /Gender issues;

f) and Post occupancy Evaluation.

The following are some of the Ph.D thesis titles by students in the department.

1. Assessment of Compliance of Academic Buildings to Universal Design Principles in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria- SHOLANKE Anthony Babatunde

2. Investigation of Housing Development Patterns in International Border Towns of Ogun State, Nigeria- OJO Oladimeji Olusola

3. Evaluation of Public Housing for Resilience to Rapid Population Growth in Abuja, Nigeria- EQUERE Enobong Bennett

4. Impact of Classroom Architecture on Students’ Leaning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria- OWOSENI Abraham Oluwakayode

5. Visual Quality Assessment of Senate Buildings in Selected Universities in Southwest Nigeria- OBALEYE Oludare Joseph

6. Building Procurement Waste Management Practices in Southwest Nigeria- TONGO S. O.

7. Effect of Learning Environment and Learning Approaches on Academic Performance of Architecture Students of Universities in Southsouth Nigeria- SEN Gabriel Iwua

8. Assessment of Lean Practices Adoption in the Nigerian Building Industry- BABALOLA Oluwatosin Dorcas

The department of architecture has a number of ongoing research projects involving researchers from within and outside the department. Some of the ongoing research works are undertaken under the Built Environment Research Cluster, while others are independent research carried out by groups of researchers. The Built Environment Research Cluster with 4 sub-clusters such as: Education Practice and Behaviour; Materials, Construction, Cost and Investment; Built Environment Management and Building Informatics.

One of the current endeavours is research on “Investigation of Housing in Ogun State: Understanding the Relationship Between Housing Demand and Provision of Affordable Housing”, which secured a Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID) grant worth N1.6million. The objectives of the research are to:

a) identify the building typologies and morphologies in the study area;

b) determine the building materials and constructional methods used in buildings in the study area;

c) examine the physical characteristics and condition (age, height, state of repair) of buildings in the study area;

d) determine of the extent of access to infrastructural services by residents in the study area;

e) identification of existing urban design morphologies in the study area;

f) explore housing demand patterns in the study area through investigation of housing preferences, socio-economic characteristics (disposal income, rental expenditure, etc) and aspirations of residents; and g) make recommendations aimed at the provision of architectural solutions and urban renewal programmes that are better suited to housing demand in the study area.

Dr. P.A. Opoko, a seasoned researcher is the Principal Investigator in this research project. Other team Members is Prof. S. A. Oloyede; Prof. E. O. Ibem; Dr. O. A. Alagbe; Dr. E. B. Aduwo; Dr. B .A. Adewale; Dr. F. O. Jegede and Dr. Oloke

Another ongoing research project is aimed at investigating and analysing current adoption of e-Procurement and how its benefits can be successfully maximized in the Nigerian construction sector. It seeks to ascertain the state of e-Procurement adoption in the construction industry and how clients use e-Procurement systems and tools to acquire services and works in the construction procurement process. The specific objectives are to:

a) Identify users of e-Procurement and their experiences in the Nigerian construction industry;

b) Ascertain the electronic systems and applications used for construction procurement;

c) Identify aspects of the construction procurement process supported by electronic systems and tools;

d) Investigate the factors that influence the use of e-Procurement in construction in Nigeria; and

e) Analyse how the use of electronic procurement can be successfully diffused and its benefits maximised in the Nigerian construction industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of construction procurement processes. The Research Team comprise Prof. E.O. Ibem (Principal Investigator); Dr. L. Amusan; Dr. E.B. Aduwo; Dr. O. C. Iroham; Arc O. Uwakonye and Dr. P. Tunji-Olanyeni.

The Department has produced eleven (17) Ph.D. graduates between 2009 and 2018. Twenty (20) M.Phil/PhD students are current on the Ph.D programme in the department. The areas of our research activities are diverse, and include but not limited to

a) Architectural History;

b) Housing and Urban Studies;

c) Building Maintenance;

d) ICT in Architecture;

e) Architectural Education /Gender issues;

f) and Post occupancy Evaluation.

The following are some of the Ph.D thesis titles by students in the department.

1. Assessment of Compliance of Academic Buildings to Universal Design Principles in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria- SHOLANKE Anthony Babatunde

2. Investigation of Housing Development Patterns in International Border Towns of Ogun State, Nigeria- OJO Oladimeji Olusola

3. Evaluation of Public Housing for Resilience to Rapid Population Growth in Abuja, Nigeria- EQUERE Enobong Bennett

4. Impact of Classroom Architecture on Students’ Leaning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria- OWOSENI Abraham Oluwakayode

5. Visual Quality Assessment of Senate Buildings in Selected Universities in Southwest Nigeria- OBALEYE Oludare Joseph

6. Building Procurement Waste Management Practices in Southwest Nigeria- TONGO S. O.

7. Effect of Learning Environment and Learning Approaches on Academic Performance of Architecture Students of Universities in Southsouth Nigeria- SEN Gabriel Iwua

8. Assessment of Lean Practices Adoption in the Nigerian Building Industry- BABALOLA Oluwatosin Dorcas