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Investigation Of Circulation And Users Comfort In Secondary School Buildings In Kaduna, Nigeria

Izobo-Martins, O. and Oluwole, O. O. (2020) Investigation Of Circulation And Users Comfort In Secondary School Buildings In Kaduna, Nigeria. Solid State Technology, 63 (2s).

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The circulation system of secondary schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria requires attention as not every potential user finds it comfortable to cope with movement within the school buildings in the study area. The current condition in which the school buildings are in does not encourage inclusiveness within the society. To address this challenge, policies on school building designs should be made to inculcate a circulation system that will be used comfortably by every potential user of educational facilities. This research examined the condition of educational facilities within the study area. Data was collected via questionnaires administered to users of secondary schools within the study area. The data collected were analysed using a descriptive analysis tool called SPSS. The research found out that even though the existing circulation elements within the study area are not constructed according to recommended architectural standards, majority of the users of the educational facilities in which the research was carried out within the study area were comfortable with their movement in the facility. This result is suspected to be given because majority of the respondents have no physical disability. The research also found out that the most preferred vertical circulation element is lift, however they are very costly to install and maintain as a result of the energy required to make them function regularly. Therefore, ramps are recommended to be used as circulation elements in secondary schools in conjunction with a platform lift to bridge the gap that the ramp is expected to occupy in order to achieve a comfortable slope and enable space saved to be used for functional purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: circulation, comfort, secondary school buildings, users.
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 Mar 2022 10:01
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 10:01

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