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Increasing the Performance of Physical Infrastructure: An Architectural Perspective

Elenwo, Chisa Grace and Nwakudu, Ifeoma Amanda and Izobo-Martins, O. (2016) Increasing the Performance of Physical Infrastructure: An Architectural Perspective. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Infrastructure development is the source of determining the performance of democratic leaders and it is the substance of good democratic power. Sufficiency of the physical infrastructure is paramount for economic integration and development. This study aims to investigate the efficiency of physical infrastructure from an architectural perspective through public buildings performance evaluation. The paper observes previous studies which have identified valid problems relating to the performance of physical infrastructure especially in public buildings. Using secondary data from literature and existing conditions of two public buildings in South-west Nigeria, this paper examines observations on the selected buildings. Each building was visited and the spaces observed were public spaces within the buildings as access to all parts were restricted. Respondents were the occupants and building users within these public spaces. Questions were asked to the respondents and the answers were recorded by the researcher. The building condition rating scale provided the framework for observations. The finding shows that the challenges in the public buildings are abundant and comprise of funding, technology for development, maintenance and design. The study concludes that Nigeria Government has the power to put the buildings in place and providing good infrastructure will brand our environment as habitable for the end users. Infrastructure development in democratic power or governance involves ascertaining the veracious development, executing feasibility and sustainability studies and implementing the physical development of the project. Based on the findings, it is recommended that sustainability, inclusivity and technology should be prioritized in all national sectors in order to brave the efficiency challenges of the 21st century society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building performance, Democratic governance, Infrastructure challenges, technology and sustainability
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 08:01
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 08:01
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6677

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