|Prof. Michael Adebamowo
Lagos (UNILAG), has called on practitioners in the building industry to support
research in architectural designs to improve the sector.
interview in Lagos, Adebamowo said that such initiative was a common practice
in advanced countries which helped to develop the building industry.
recent design workshop, with the theme “Lighting the Global Workspace’’ in
which his students participated, was sponsored by a German company, Zumtobel
Lighting in collaboration with Aedes Network Campus, Berlin.
industry needs to partner with the universities because the university is a
centre for research.
also what we find happening in the international world; most researches that
are done by the universities are sponsored by the industry because they are the
to see that happening in Nigeria, particularly in the building industry where
construction giants like Julius Berger, Cappa and D’Alberto among others work;
this is what they should be involved in,” he said.
Professor of Architecture said that research supported by industry players
would attract quicker implementation of results as it would enhance their
productivity and in turn, the economy.
will use this opportunity to call on our building industry, the construction
giants and all the professionals, especially those engaged in the practical use
of our design that this is the time to actually partner with the university.
are several other researches that are going on that are beneficial to
mankind,’’ he added.
said the management of UNILAG led by its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello,
recognised the participating team for its outstanding presentation titled
“Strings of Light’’ in the international workshop.
participants to the workshop include Abimbola Omotunde, Abiodun Olowu and
faculty members that took part in it are Prof. Michael Adebamowo and an
engineer, Mr Tokunbo Sangowawa.