ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE

METHODOLOGY FOR HURRICANE DAMAGE ESTIMATION TO GLAZING SYSTEM TOWARDS PROBABILISTIC LOSS ASSESSMENT

Introduction: Building facades are highly vulnerable to wind and wind-borne debris during hurricanes and tornados. Damage to the facade often results in a catastrophic breach of the building envelope, resulting in costly damage to the interior. Laminated glazing has been widely used in architectural applications, not only because of its impact resistance, but also because …

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IMPROVING WAYFINDING THROUGH DESIGN IN PROPOSED PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL, KADUNA

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Wayfinding was first used by Lynch (1960) where he referred to maps, street numbers, and directional signs etc. as “way-finding” devices. His work, which is seen by many as being important in how we understand environments, was based on the concept of spatial orientation and its prerequisite cognitive …

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GLAZED SURFACE AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE DESIGN OF ULTRA-MODERN SHOPPING MALL, KATSINA.GLAZED SURFACE AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE DESIGN OF ULTRA-MODERN SHOPPING MALL, KATSINA.

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1.1 Introduction Architecture and the advancement of technology has led to the recent influx of heavily glazed commercial buildings all over the world of which Nigeria is no exception. The availability and the use of energy in a the building is pivotal to the building’s functionality within the …

GLAZED SURFACE AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE DESIGN OF ULTRA-MODERN SHOPPING MALL, KATSINA.GLAZED SURFACE AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE DESIGN OF ULTRA-MODERN SHOPPING MALL, KATSINA. Read More »

ENHANCING PASSIVE COOLING IN HEALTHCARE BUILDINGS USING COURTYARD FORMS IN THE DESIGN OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN HOSPITAL IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION  1.1     Background of Study Hospitals consume large amounts of energy because of how they are run and the many people that use them. They are open 24 hours a day; thousands of employees, patients, and visitors occupy the buildings daily. As such, sophisticated ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems control …

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PARADIGM SHIFT IN DESIGNING OF MINI SPORT STADIUM

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study The stadium has not always been an integral element to the sporting experience. For thousands of years, competitions were held without these massive structures, which have now become such an inherent athletic association. Today, however, most of us cannot imagine the sport without the crowd, the camera, and …

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THE ROLES OF ARCHITECTURE IN TOURISM PERCEPTION AND PLACES IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

                                               CHAPTER ONE 1.0                                             INTRODUCTION 1.1   Background of the Study Architecture and design constitute one of the major economic growth areas in any country. As such, tourism is a powerful and beneficial agent of both economic and social change, it has stimulated employment and investment, modified land use and economic structure and made a positive …

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A STUDY OF THE PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF RIPE AND UNRIPE PLANTAIN

INTRODUCTION Musa paradisiaca Linn. (Plantain) is an evergreen plant with an aerial pseudostem, an underground rhizome and a height of 2 to 9 m (Ekunwe and Ajayi, 2010). The leaves are oblong, deep green and narrowed to the base (Iman and Akter, 2011). The fruits are edible, contain about 220 Calories and are traditionally used …

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EVALUATION OF THE CHOLINERGIC EFFECTS OF BDF – 8503 ON THE GUINEA PIG ILEUM

Introduction Imidazoline binding sites (IBs) are widelydistributed in the central (CNS) and peripheral nervous systems (PNS) of mammaliancells.1 Three IB sub types have been proposed:I1, I2, I3.2-4Among them, only I1subtype has been effectively characterized.5I2-IB sub type,originally described as the Imidazoline-Guanidinium Receptive Site (IGRS) and characterized by idazoxan binding,6has been identified as allosteric binding site on …

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EVALUATION OF POSSIBLE CHOLINERGIC (VAGAL) EFFECTS OF THE ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE DRUGS – PRAZOSIN AND ATENOLOL IN HEALTHY MALE VOLUNTEERS

In a prospective, randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study (The GENRES Study), 208 moderately hypertensive Finnish men (aged 35 to 60 years) were treated for 4 weeks with antihypertensive drugs from four different classes: amlodipine (5 mg), bisoprolol (5 mg), hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg), or losartan (50 mg) daily. Each individual received each of the four monotherapies …

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EFFECTS OF KARGASOK TEA ON BLOOD PRESSURE OF NORMOTENSIVE MAN

Recently BP measurement was added to the regular check-up at high schools and universities in Japan, and the results of this initiative indicated that up to 20% of young subjects have elevated BP (2,3). Follow-up studies have suggested that BP elevation at the school check-up is closely associated with the onset of EH and/or EH-related …

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