Research students

HomeResearch studentsMiss Bukola Grace Ekpeti
  • 70
    total views of outputs
  • 59
    total downloads of outputs
  • 1
    views of outputs this month
  • 0
    downloads of outputs this month

I am an ardent researcher, a certified Project Manager from the British Project Management Academy and also a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects with a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

In terms of energy production and efficient consumption of available natural resources, I am fervid about environmental sustainability since the majority of residential and industrial buildings are the world's dominant energy consumers. Being enthralled by the environmental complicacy, I joined LSBU in 2020 to explore the feasibility of using a fuzzy logic-based control system to improve natural ventilation in the buildings.

Review of Research

I joined LSBU in 2020 to explore the potential use of a fuzzy logic-based control system in buildings for natural ventilation. This will improve the efficiency of the design of natural ventilation by incorporating the outside air at the right time and the required amount into buildings.

Optimized and automatic control of windows or mechanical fans in naturally ventilated or mixed-mode buildings may bring this concept to fruition. The results of this project have widespread applications in both residential and commercial buildings in the design and control of natural ventilation. This project could support researchers across other fields. In addition, this study would provide insights into the applications of fuzzy logic control in building systems and would also pave the way for other researchers in the field of design science to extend this principle to other building services.

The findings of the project will be disseminated by publication in related journals within the building industry and academic community.

Master of Technology in Architecture

The Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State Nigeria.

2018
2019
Bachelor of Technology in Architecture

The Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State Nigeria.

2011
2015
National Diploma in Architecture

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria

2008
2010
Project Management Professional

BRITISH Project Management Academy

2017
2017
UN-REDD Certification

REDD+ Academy, United Nations Environment Programme

2016
2016
Site Supervisor/Member of Design Team
Amazing Services Limited

Creating building designs and highly detailed drawings using specialist

computer-aided design (CAD) applications

• Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects

• Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction

managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists.

• Assist in writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts

• Specifying the requirements for the project

• Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during

construction

• Playing a part in project and team management

• Travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings

2011
Commercial/industry
Civil and Building Services Engineering
2021

Review of Intelligent Control Systems for Natural Ventilation as Passive Cooling Strategy for UK Buildings and Similar Climatic Conditions
Mahmoudi Saber, E., Chaer, I., Gillich, A. and Ekpeti, B. (2021). Review of Intelligent Control Systems for Natural Ventilation as Passive Cooling Strategy for UK Buildings and Similar Climatic Conditions. Energies. 14 (15), p. e4388. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14154388

HARNESSING DAYLIGHTING AND SOLAR GAINS AS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNMETHODSIN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA.
Mahmoudi Saber, E., Chaer, I. and Ekpeti, B. (2015). HARNESSING DAYLIGHTING AND SOLAR GAINS AS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNMETHODSIN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 16 - 17 Apr 2015 CIBSE.