Robotics in Construction

The construction industry is constantly seeking ways of improving output while ensuring efficiency. One of such technological advancement is the use of Robotics in the construction industry. Robotics refer to the use of robots in place of human beings in the construction or manufacturing process. As used in the fields of mechanical, structural and electronic engineering, […]

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina- An architectural splendor

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina also known as Alexandrian Library was first built in 288 BC at Alexandria a major city in northern Egypt, about 181 kilometres away from modern day Cairo. The library had religious significance, as it was originally a temple with a huge collection of religious manuscripts and rare copies of the Qur’an. The […]

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Innovative building design and construction in Africa

The building and construction industry is one of the most important sector in the worlds’ economy. This sector hires more than 10% of the workforce accounting for almost 20% of the national product. In construction, innovation refers to the introduction and actual utilization of non-trivial improvements and changes in the processes, systems and products in a […]

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Education in Africa: Designing the learning environment

The learning environment constitutes the structures, tools, and communities that affect both the educator’s ability to inculcate necessary knowledge and skills in the learner required to excel in the 21st Century and the students ability to apply such skills beyond the four-walls of the classroom. The attributes of a physical environment (lighting, size, acoustics, safety, comfort, […]

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Designing for fire safety in the workplace

In an office building where several people carry out their day-to-day activities, it is important to make adequate design for fire safety. A well laid out design helps to reduce the incidence of fire outbreak and fire related injuries. It lowers the panic rate of occupants within an affected building or area. The following factors […]

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