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Evaluation of Canaanland Camp House B, Ota, Ogun State

Dare-Abel, O.A. and Izobo-Martins, O. and Ayo-Vaughan, O (2014) Evaluation of Canaanland Camp House B, Ota, Ogun State. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research , 5 (7). pp. 263-267.

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Abstract

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) has been identified as one of the key methodologies in identifying the performance of buildings. It is important for building industry professionals as well as end users to understand the efficiency and effectiveness of their buildings through proper analysis of feedback. The purpose of POE is to improve how buildings are constructed by reducing design and maintenance costs, enhancing occupant satisfaction, comfort, and performance, and to increase return on building owners’ investments. This paper adopts a strategic review using POE in an investigative format with particular focus the Camp House B which served as accommodation for post-graduate students of Covenant University and lodging for groups on spiritual programmes. A survey was carried out using a structured questionnaire as research instrument. The 48 Masters students of architecture representing 30.57% of the total of 157 Post Graduate students were chosen as the sample. The study variables were analyzed using descriptive statistics, tests for correlations and significant relationships were established. The results show significant correlation between the time spent in the rooms and the perceived air quality of the building and significant relationship between adequacy of room space and change in needs of the occupant. The paper concludes with results that show relative user comfort in the buildings and rated the buildings condition as good with a rating of 2.88/4.00. The paper recommends concerted efforts towards improving plumbing services and the inclusion of passive cooling features in design solutions. Keywords: Evaluation, Feedback, Maintenance and Performance

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr. O.A. Dare-Abel
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 08:41
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3637

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