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How To Make Buildings Disability Friendly – 6 Easy Ways

A Lot of us may have heard that the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act has been signed into law in Nigeria. Which stipulates that it is now an offense to discriminate against People Living With Disability (PLWD). Thus, giving rise to the question; how can we make buildings disability-friendly? Certainly, you and I don't set out to discriminate…

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How To Calculate Architect’s Fees

There is so much misunderstanding about how to calculate the professional fees of architects and engineers in the building industry. This article teaches you how to calculate the fees of architects either as an architect yourself or a client. The template for professional fee calculation for all building consultants in construction projects is similar. The major difference is in the…

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How To Avoid Recycled Architectural Designs

In this article, I’ll be talking about recycled and custom-made designs in architecture. I’ll also be discussing the causes of this practice and whether architects should engage in them. Furthermore, I will examine its consequences to both architects and clients. My experience I was with a client who insisted I undertake a design for a particular fee. He even mentioned…

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10 Super Cool Gadgets For Architects

Architecture is a profession of gadgets. These gadgets help us effectively execute our works and fulfill our tasks. This is a list of 10 awesome gadgets for architects, designers and engineers. 1. Laser Measure Bosch laser measureusing a laser measure Laser tape measures are alternatives to traditional metal tape measures; they're used to calculate lengths, widths and heights of up…

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7 Things To Know Before Studying Architecture.

Are you wondering whether you should study architecture? or maybe you are already studying architecture and you have some concerns, then you're at the right place. Most of my blog post are on the awesomeness of Architecture. However, there are a few truth that everyone seeking to study or already studying architecture should know. So let's jump right into it.…

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7 Tips To Getting Paid As An Architect

If there is a major problem facing independent architects, it is getting paid for designs. These 7 tips to getting paid as an architect will help designers sustain and improve their income. How much is too much to pay for design? Often, I see clients react in shock or embarrassment when presented with fee invoices as though architects deliberately overpriced…

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6 Software Every Architect Must Have

 As you already know, the modern Architect can't be separated from his software. This is a list of 6 awesome software every architect must have. To start with to be efficient and effective today, architects need to design with computer software. It doesn't only make design and presentation easier, it also makes design output economical, faster and competitive. Are you…

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ARCON Accredited Schools of Architecture in Nigeria

There are two regulators of architectural education in Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of quality assurance - thus, when applicable standards are met accreditation is granted and when not met accreditation is withdrawn or not given at all to start with. In Nigeria, the National University commission (NUC) provides academic accreditation, while the Architects Registration Council Of Nigeria (ARCON) provides…

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ARCON Board Reconstituted, Dipo Ajayi Becomes New President

The Board of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria - ARCON has being reconstituted following an election conducted yesterday, June 12 2018. The Principal Officers of the newly reconstituted ARCON Board (2018-2021): President - Arc. Gabriel Oladipupo AJAYI (Ekiti State - F742); Vice President - Arc. Shamsuna AHMED (Minister's Nominee -F628), Treasurer - Arc.  Celestine Sunday EZE (FCT - F1429). Arc.…

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My Students Can Write

At the university where I teach, we recently commissioned a departmental press crew of students named The Department of Architecture Press Crew - DAPC. It  has proven that Architecture students can write It is an initiative of then Head of department - Arc. E. O. Odugboye. I was drafted into the crew to serve as coordinator - I assist the…

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