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 Noah Akhimien

Noah Akhimien

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Pensaernïaeth Cymru

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Trosolwg

A goal-driven Architect and Academic who has earned several record-breaking awards. He is a creative Architect with full practice in Architectural, Supervisory and Construction work. He successfully handled the course modules in Architectural Design, Environmental Science, Architectural Graphics and Building Structures and served as Secretary to the Departmental Board of Studies. He was appointed as project coordinator and team leader for the design and construction of an energy-efficient workspace for PIND/ATED Foundation - A demonstration project to create awareness for energy efficiency in buildings, affordability, clean energy with an emphasis on sustainability. He has coordinated Architectural students to undertake various design projects and competitions in areas of Sustainable Architecture and Circular Economy.


As an Academic, and Researcher, Noah has distinguished himself in many top research Journals, Conferences and Disseminations in addition to winning the Best Presentation Award at the ICEESD 2019 International Research Conference (IRC) in San Francisco, California, USA. Complimentarily, his creative abilities has scored him two State prizes in Art and Essay competitions where he emerged first. Leadership, Lecturing and Administration are some of his innate attributes which he has demonstrated by organising and coordinating both academic staff and students through research and construction expeditions such as the design and construction of an energy-efficient workspace for PIND/ATED Foundation. His activities in many fields have expanded his horizons to a robust multi-functional personality capable of fitting into different professions and maintaining a balance between Academia and Professional life.


Awards



  • "Best Presentation Award" at the ICEESD 2019 International Research Conference (IRC) in San Francisco, California, USA.

  • First “First Class” Graduate of the Department of Architecture, Ambrose Alli University, since the inception of the Department.

  • Award of Academic Prize - Dean’s and Head of Department’s Prize - Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and in the Department of Architecture with a CGPA of 4.56 (on an upward scale of 0.00 - 5.00)

  • Best graduating Student- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Architecture with an average of 72%.

  • Bottling Company PLC and Conservation Foundation – National Schools’ Art and Essay Competition “the effect of poverty on the environment” 1st Position in the State.

  • Fine Art Competition – “Optics” 1st Position in the state.

Ymchil

Diddordebau ymchwil

Energy and resource efficiency in residential buildings.

Architectural sustainability and Passive Housing.

Most of my projects are centered on sustainable design strategies, renewable energy sources, green buildings/Eco-designs, Landscaping and Future forms for sustainability. As an academic, I have severally been appointed as team leader for research groups, notably is the centre for energy efficiency in buildings at Ambrose Alli University. I coordinated an Eco-design competition for Architectural students in which they demostrated various Eco-design integration strategies.

I recently worked on a funded programme by PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta) for the design and construction of an energy efficient work space in collaboration with Utimis & Mira Associates, ATED (Appropriate Technology Enabled Development) - A demonstration project to create awareness for energy efficiency in buildings, affordability, clean energy with emphasis on sustainability.

Dysgu

  • Lectured at the Department of Architecture, Ambrose Alli University.
  • Worked as Instructor for 19/20-CPT910 Autumn Studio, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Worked as Teaching Assistant for 19/20-CPT852 Urban Design Foundation Module, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Architectural Technology Assessor for year 3 students at the Welsh school of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Served as secretary to the Departmental Board of Studies at Ambrose Alli University.
  • Worked as Research Assistant at the Welsh school of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Appointed as Project coordinator and team leader for the design and construction of an energy efficient workspace for PIND/ATED Foundation.
  • Served as time-table officer at the Department of Architecture, Ambrose Alli University.
  • Reader/Invigilator at Cardiff High School, UK.

Traethawd ymchwil

A framework for incorporating circular economy in the design of energy efficient residential buildings in Nigeria.

The study focuses on establishing an affordable energy and resource efficient building design framework which will serve as a guide for incorporating circular economy in the design of affordable energy efficient residential buildings in Nigeria. Our world is constantly changing due to the environmental activities orchestrated by humans. Climatic change continues to pose a threat as the built environment continues to build-up carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration. The Green House Gas (GHG) is on the increase on the planet and globally, buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of carbon emissions (IEA, 2019). Prompt measures need to be taken to combat the effect of global warming and associated threats. Nigeria is a population hot spot which is expected to have the third largest population of about 500 million people by 2050, after India and China, (World Bank 2015). The country currently has a population of 185 million (National Pollution Commission – NPC 2018) and a short fall of 17 million homes, (World Bank 2015). Against this background it is critical that Nigeria meets this demand in a cost effective and energy efficient manner also with a bid to reduce building material waste by adopting circular economy strategies. Research inference will be analysed and assessed for optimal performance according to best practices. In Nigeria, sustainable energy efficient design strategies are still at their infancy stage. This justifies the need for a framework/template/guide that will serve as an energy and resource efficient design framework for developers.


Keywords: affordability, energy efficiency, residential buildings, circular economy

Goruchwyliaeth

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Dr Eshrar Latif

Senior Lecturer

Shan Shan Hou

Dr Shan Shan Hou

Lecturer

Cyhoeddiadau

2021

2020

2019