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Jegede, Olabode O. and Aderonmu, P. A and Jegede, Foluke and Ibem, Eziyi O. (2015) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA: CURRENT AND EMERGING ISSUES. In: Architects’ Colloquium Conference, June 8th-11th, 2015, Musa Yar’adua Center, Abuja, Nigeria.

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Current and emerging issues in Architecture have continued to raise concerns on how to achieve sustainable development in architectural practice. This paper examines some of these issues and their implication for sustainable development. The paper observes that architectural practices can be classified as bearable, equitable, sustainable and viable depending on the level of compliance to the three pillars of the economic, social and environmental aspects sustainable development. Among some of the current issues identified as having a direct bearing on sustainable architectural practice are the current professional fees regime; professional negligence by architects and training of architecture students. The paper also discusses the emerging issues that are relevant in ensuring a sustainable practice as the involvement of architects in post occupancy evaluation, embracing the use of information and communication technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and electronic procurement. The paper concludes by identifying practical steps that need to be taken by the relevant stakeholders to arouse awareness on these issues that constitute serious threats to the survival of the profession and sustainability of architectural practice in Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural practice, sustainable development, professional fees; Information and Communication Technologies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 21:00
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 21:00

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