Managing the urban housing plan of a very fast-growing city may be difficult if the scientific input, i.e. thermodynamic architecture and the climate change challenges, is not factored into its initial framework. Recent building plan in some parts of a growing city located in a developing country was adopted for the purpose of this research. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of poor urban planning on humans.
The reverberation time analysis was carried using the Ecotect software. In total, 15-year surface temperature data were obtained (1999-2013) from the Global Land Data Assimilation System. Thermal distributions were calculated using beta probability and Gaussian distribution. Also, the parametric study of the solar constant was accomplished using possible mathematical outcomes.
It was discovered that irrespective of the fabrics of building, air properties and materials within a building, the total heat and sound absorptions are high for the life form. Necessary recommendations were made for further study.
Only the outdoor impact was calculated.
There should be more proactive measures by the urban planning authorities.
There would be wide spread of diseases and very low thermal comfort.
This paper illustrates on the most ignored parameter in environmental architecture.
The author appreciates the host universities for the partial sponsorship of this work.
Emetere, M. (2019), "A modified approach to estimating thermodynamic impact on buildings: A case study of poor urban setting in Lagos state", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 115-135. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-04-2017-0028Download as .RIS
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