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Akintade, Akinloluwa Jesutofunmi and Covenant University, Theses (2021) SPACE STANDARDS AND VEHICULAR CIRCULATION IN THE DESIGN OF INTEGRATED SERVICE STATION, ABEOKUTA. Masters thesis, Covenant University Ota..

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Fuel service stations have evolved over time and now incorporated a number of integrated and associated services. The increased scope available at service stations tends to exert pressure on space availability and vehicular management in such facilities. This paper assessed the adoption of space management best practices, in order to design an integrated service stations in Abeokuta, a rapidly growing city in Southwest Nigeria with a view to improving upon the present standards, also to those relating to circulation of vehicles in service stations. It strived to achieve this by ascertaining the extent to which vehicular traffic and congestion occur in the studied service stations; identifying the factors that are responsible for vehicular congestion and obstruction of sales services in the service station; assessing the spatial management strategies adopted in the service stations, assessing the extent to which the spatial management strategies adopted influences vehicular circulation in the service stations and embed these findings in the proposed design. The selected study area for this project is Abeokuta in Ogun State. The design proposal was sited along President Boulevard Road, Adjacent M.K.O. Abiola stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The study is a descriptive quantitative and qualitative research and it evaluates the adoption of space standards and vehicular circulation in 4 filling/service stations. The observed prevailing space standards were evaluated alongside prescribed best practices recommended by urban planning authorities. A census sampling was used in selecting the users. Data was collected between July, 2021 and August, 2021 using observation guides and questionnaire. They were analysed using the Statistical Program of Social Sciences, version 26.0, and presented in tables and figures. The results from the mean rankings revealed that most existing integrated service stations fall short of prescribed benchmarks mainly due to the desire of property owners to maximize land use, targeted at optimizing income and profit often to the detriment of good environmental planning. The findings informed subsequent design of integrated service stations in the study area. In addition, it provided necessary baseline data for environmental planners and development control practitioners in the study area. These findings were incorporated into the proposed design.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural design, integrated service stations, space standards, vehicular management, Abeokuta
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 09:03
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 09:03

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