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The Effect of the Environment on Building Finishing Materials in Lagos Island Residential District

Jegede, Foluke and Adewale, B and Olaniyan, Oluwaseun (2018) The Effect of the Environment on Building Finishing Materials in Lagos Island Residential District. In: Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSD) Regional Conference- Africa, Duduville Campus, Kasarani,Kenya..

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The environment has influence on the condition of finishing materials used in buildings over time, in terms of the building deterioration and aesthetics. This environmental influence can be climatic changes or human factor effects. Lagos Island is located at the coastal region of Nigeria, characterised by heavy rainfall, coastal sea breeze laden with high salt content, high temperature and humidity. What effects do these climatic conditions have on the finishing materials used in buildings located within Lagos Island residential districts? This study evaluates the present conditions of the building finishing materials used in Lagos Island residential district, with a view to know how the climatic changes and human factors have influence the finishing materials. Survey method was used, with structured questioners administered to 177 respondents randomly selected in the area. Observation schedule and photographic materials were also used. Data was analysed statistically. The result shows that 83.4% of the building have not been renovated in the last 10 years and many of the buildings finishing’s were in deteriorating state, with low maintenance. The wall finishes have been affected by the climatic condition of the areas. The effect of the human factor was seen in the conversion of 65% of the buildings to mixed-used for both commercial activity and residential, which have affected the finishing materials used in the buildings. Recommendations were proffered, such as the repairs and renovations of the buildings. This is to assure the structural integrity and improve the aesthetics of the buildings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate, Environment, Lagos Island, Finishing materials, Human factor
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:31
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:31

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