ADETUNJI Olufemi Samson (Publications)
Publisher Nil
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Conference Of National Institute Of Architects
Publication Authors nil
Year Published 2010


Publisher Lagos Chapter Conference
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title National Institute Of Architects
Publication Authors nil
Year Published 2011


Publisher Daystar Leadership Academy
Publication Type Others
Publication Title Basic Leadership Certificate
Publication Authors nil
Year Published 2011


Publisher International Journal Of Education And Research. Vol. 2 No. 10.
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Students-centred Methods Of Teaching Architecture Students Theory Of Structures In Nigeria Universities
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S.
Year Published 2014
This study was undertaken to obtain the responses of students through questionnaires on the teaching methods
employed in theory of structures in Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure. The first
section of the questionnaire consist of questions on the four current teaching methods while second section asked for the
opinion of the respondents on other six teaching methods that can be employed in the course delivery. Four Likert scale
response was employed. A random selection of 90 undergraduate students was made from part two undergraduate
students in 2012/2013 session. 81 out of 90 administered questionnaires proved useful. The study observed that the
reliance on one teaching method is restrictive to students learning. Also, the lecturers have not been making use of
modern technologies in delivering their lectures. The paper therefore, recommends the urgent need for lecturers to be
acquainted to modern lecture aids and equipment. Also, the use of different teaching methods entrench students

Publisher Joint International Conference (JIC)
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Housing Habitability In Informal Settlements Of Akure, Nigeria.
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S. & Ayoola, H. A.
Year Published 2016
The informal private sector is at the fore-front in provision of housing in Nigeria. The
combination of high rate of population increase, acute shortage of housing, uncoordinated
attempts by governments and private sector to provide housing has resulted in the spread of
informal settlements in the fringes of many urban centres in Nigeria. Also, informal settlements
are characterized by regular exposure to spatial, social, economic and environmental exclusion.
The purpose of this study is to examine the impacts of the characteristics of informal housing on
housing habitability in selected suburbs of Akure. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the
impacts of informal housing characteristics on housing habitability, assess level of habitability of
houses in the selected informal settlement and suggest means of relevant upgrading needed to
improve habitability in the informal housing. The study adopts a cross-sectional study since it is
based primarily on interviews, documents, physical observations and administration of Housing
Habitability Standard Checks (HHSC) questionnaires within a limited time frame. Twenty (20)
questionnaires each were administered on residents in each of the Six (6) selected communities
amounting to One hundred and twenty (120) HHSCQs. This paper shed more light on the
initiatives deployed by dwellers to adapt informal housing to their changing needs and
circumstances. The paper argues that there is great need for improving the livelihood and
habitability of informal housing by integrating informal housing into the broader urban fabric to
overcome spatial, social and economic exclusion. Therefore, this paper suggests that enabling
policies and planning are to be implemented, physical infrastructural, health, socio-economic and
environmental improvement in view to improving livelihood and habitability of informal housing.

Publisher Organisation For Women In Science For The Developing World (OWSD)
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title The Impact Of Architectural Design On Security And Appropriate Learning Environment In Public Primary Schools In Akure Region
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S. & Oladokun, O. S.
Year Published 2015

Learning environment comprises internal and external features in the schools. A safe and
comfortable school environment is an important factor in achieving improved learning
outcome. This paper examines the architectural design of public primary schools in Akure
region; highlighting its impacts on security and learning environment in public primary
schools. The study therefore, focuses on 166 public primary schools in Akure region
comprising Akure North, Akure South and Ifedore Local government areas. 139 out of 166
public primary schools were randomly selected for the study. 417 questionnaires were
administered to 139 head teachers and 278 teachers. Large percentage of the respondents
from the three local government areas revealed that the security features are grossly
inadequate and the situation resulted into more security challenges facing the schools. The
study serves to reveal the gravity of insecurity in schools and the attendant impacts on
learning outcomes and proffers measures that can be implemented to ensure security
consciousness in Nigeria public primary schools. Therefore, the study recommends conscious
implementation of security measures such as access control, intruder denials, surveillance
system and site lighting. These measures are also advised to be implemented from the design
and planning stages of new schools and rehabilitation of existing schools to achieve holistic
schools where staff and pupils will be safe and confident to learn.

Publisher Nigerian Institute Of Quantity Surveyors
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Construction Of Low-cost Classroom Block In Rural Areas: A Focus On The Use Of Bamboo
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S.; Moyanga, D. T. & Bayegun, A. O.
Year Published 2015
The attendant high cost of construction; using conventional building materials has resulted in
inadequate classroom provisions in public schools located in rural areas in Nigeria. This study
compares bamboo and conventional building materials for low-cost classroom construction in
Isarun, Nigeria. The study employs literature review and case study of historical data as its
research methods. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Finding reveals that
the cost of constructing a classroom block using conventional materials is N2.52 Million while the
cost of classroom block constructed with bamboo is N1.03 Million. The cost of classroom block
using conventional material can produce two classroom blocks made of bamboo materials, and
that in rural areas where there is abundant accessibility to bamboo, the classroom constructed with
bamboo has more cost benefit as aligned with the culture of the host community. This study
recommends that the state governments should endeavour to provide more low-cost and ecofriendly
classroom blocks in rural areas with the use of bamboo after a thorough application of
suitable preservative.

Publisher Faculty Of Environmental Design And Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (ISBN: 978-2051-31-6)
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Building Eco-Friendly Schools In Ondo State, Nigeria: Focus On The Use Of Bamboo
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S. & Taiwo, A. A.
Year Published 2015

Bamboo is used in Nigeria mainly for fencing and scaffolding. This is unlike the current practices in Asia, Europe, South Africa and Eastern Africa, where bamboo is used for construction of walls, roofs, doors and windows. This paper focuses on methods and strategies of building eco-friendly schools with bamboo as an alternative materials to cement, sand and steel. the existing construction techniques and materials used in construction of school buildings were reviewed likewise; related literature were also sought after. Also, 20schools in Ondo state were randomly selested as case studies. The paper found that concrete, clay brick, timber. glass and aluminium are the major building materials employed in school constrcutions, regadless of the environment. Using well-treated bamboo as building material in construction of school building will not only reduce cost of construction and maintenance, but will make school buildings in Ondo state, Nigeria to be eco-friendly. Also, it will improve public awareness to the potentials of bamboo in building construction, thereby reducing the over-reliance on cement, sand and steel. Also, economically, more people will be spurred to cultivate bamboo as it is done in many countries.

Publisher School Of Earth And Mineral Sciences. Federal University Of Technology, Akure: Nigeria
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Energy Conservation In The Built Environment: The Roles Of Architects
Publication Authors Ganiyu, S. A. & Adetunji, O. S.
Year Published 2015
Building industry appears to be entering another period of change in essence of minimizing energy,
carbon and environmental footprints of various building types. Among the most significant
environmental challenges of our time are global climate change, excessive fossil fuel dependency
and growing demand of energy in our cities. Globally, energy demand of buildings amounts to one
third of world energy use and this is responsible for more than half of total greenhouse gas
emissions. This change is being driven by a need to optimize and conserve resources especially
energy. The architects as important stakeholder have important roles to play in accomplishing this
onerous goal. The roles of architects in achieving energy conservation in built environment were
drawn from relevant buildings that serve as case studies and literatures. This paper argues that
architects play a critical but poorly understood and often overlooked role in the built environment. In
the face of climate change, the paper finds purely architectural solutions, such as taking advantage of
their sophisticated artistic visions in minimizing the negative environmental impact of their
structures. Also, inculcating the principles of green architecture and modern energy conservation
technologies in the planning and designing of buildings. The paper, therefore recommends that the
positive impacts of architects’ creative instinct is important to achieving energy conservation in new
and existing buildings and in doing this architects can not only preserve the environment but improve

Publisher University Of Florida And Flagler College
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Actor Network, Conflict And The Commodification Of Planning: Role Of Traditional Food Markets In Shaping The Built Environment Of Akure Metropolis, Nigeria.
Publication Authors Odeyale, O. T.; Fagbemi, K.; Olalekan, K. & Adetunji, O.
Year Published 2014
This article examines the processes of transformation of the architecture and spatial character of
a Nigerian city, in the planning and delivery of a sustainable built environment. It examines the
inter-dependency or relationship between the traditional market space and the city which is
constantly being challenged, adapted and simultaneously undermined by the city’s rapid growth
and modernisation. The process of change towards modernisation led to the demolition of
existing traditional market structures to give way to ‘modern’ ones without any reference to the
ritualistic or cultural significance of these markets or the interests of market users. Using
methodological tools provided by combination of Actor Network theory (ANT) and interpretive
anthropology in gaining insight into how various actants in the built marketplace, live and
interact together to shape the city. This article traces historical changes in the surrounding urbanscape
of the market, in particular the location of developments, many originating from the
colonial period, of adjacent or nearby civic/commercial buildings and educational institutions
and their impact on the life of the city and market over time. Findings suggest that the meanings
attached to the market and its built environment has not only changed on several levels from the
symbolic, sacred, religious use to commercial and mundane one, but also has taken on new
spatial forms due to the activities of the various actors which is predicated on their worldview.
The article concludes that theoretical and cultural interpretation impacts the physical
marketplace, its form, character and spatiality; this must itself be understood as an agent or
actant in the struggle, in as much as it both enables and constrains human activities.

Publisher Akure, Nigeria: Masterpiece Publisher
Publication Type Books
Publication Title Structures For Architects
Publication Authors Taiwo, A. A., Afolami, A. J., Ayegbajeje, A. A. & Adetunji, O. S.
Year Published 2015

Taiwo, A. A., Afolami, A. J., Ayegbajeje, A. A. & Adetunji, O. S. (2015). Structures for Architects. Akure, Nigeria: Masterpiece Publisher

Publisher Nil
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Intervention Strategies And Challenges To Integration Of Informal Settlements: A Case Of Oke Aro Informal Settlement
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S.
Year Published 2014

Adetunji, O. S. (2014). Intervention Strategies and Challenges to Integration of Informal Settlements: A Case of Oke Aro Informal Settlement, Akure. Master of Technology Thesis (M. Tech). Federal University of Technology, Akure

Publisher Nil
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Circulation Systems In Residential Areas: Benefits And Improvement Strategies
Publication Authors Adetunji, O. S.
Year Published 2010

Adetunji, O. S. (2010). Circulation Systems in Residential Areas: Benefits and Improvement Strategies. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Thesis. Federal University of Technology, Akure