Personal Information
Ben Iwuagwu

Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Ben Iwuagwu
Educations
From 2012 to 2017, PhD ARCHITECTURE , NIGERIA
From 2004 to 2006, MSc ARCHITECTURE , NIGERIA
From 2000 to 2004, BSc ARCHITECTURE , NIGERIA
Work Experiences
From 2018 to DATE, LECTURER 1 , FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI NIGERIA
From 2007 to 2018, SENIOR LECTURER , ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ABA, NIGERIA
Projects
From 2017 to 2018, Sustainable Building Technology for Low-Cost Housing production and supply in South-East Zone of Nigeria: Proffering a value engineering approach. , completed
From 2014 to 2017, Developing a Model for Improving Housing Conditions in Urban Slums in Nigeria. , completed
Speciality
Housing and Urban Renewal
Green Architecture
Traditional African Architecture
Affordable Housing
Zero Energy Buildings
Preservation, Restoration & Reconstruction of Earthen Buildings.
Alternative Materials
Book
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2017). Minimizing Environmental Pollution and the Effects in Nigeria through Green Design and Green Buildings. In Environmental Science and Technology (2016) Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5323-2259-4), American Science Press, Houston, USA.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Reducing Global Warming in Africa through Traditional African Architecture: Challenges and the Way Forward. In Environmental Science and Technology (2016) Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1-5323-2260-0), American Science Press, Houston, USA.
Journal Articles
Iwuagwu, B. U & Nwankwo, S. I (2018). Increasing housing affordability in Aba metropolis: A panacea for healthy living environment. Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation (2018) 3:4 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41024-018-0033-5
Nwankwo, S. I; Iwuagwu, B. U and Okonkwo, M. M. (2017). Assessment of Nature and Extent of Post-Occupancy Modification of Public Buildings in Trans-Egbu Housing Estate Owerri Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Institute of Architects Enugu Chapter 7(1) 73-86.
Iwuagwu, B.U and Onyegiri, I (2017). Bridging the gap between low cost housing demand, supply and affordability in Nigeria through the use of indigenous building materials. Journal of Sustainable Human Settlement and Housing 1(1): 55-64
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Unaffordable Low Cost Housing as an Agent of Urban Slum Formation in Nigeria: How the Architect can help. International Journal of Sustainable Development 11 (2) 5-16.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Iwuagwu, B.C. & Onyegiri, I. (2016). An Appraisal of Entrepreneurship Education curriculum in Departments of Architecture in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A study of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria. International Advanced Journal of Teaching and Learning. 2 (9) 63-71.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Urban Slum Development in Nigeria: A Study of Aba South Local Government Area of Abia State. International Journal of Management and Applied Sciences (IJMAS) 2 (8) (special issue 1), 48-52.
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu, Onyegiri (2016). Traditional Building Materials as a Resource and Material for Low Cost Housing in Nigeria: Advantages, Challenges and the way forward. International Journal of Research in Chemical, Metallurgical and Civil Engineering. (IJRCMCE) 3(2)
Iwuagwu, B.U; Achugbu, C & Ukaegbe U. (2016). The Challenges and Prospect of Implementing Housing Policies in Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Research in Education, Technology & Social Strategies, 2 (1) 61-67.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Azubuine, C.E & Chigbu, N. (2015). Traditional Building Materials: African Advantage on Green Buildings and Global Warming. Abiapoly Journal of Business, Management, Science and Technology, 1(6) 1-23
Iwuagwu, B.U; Azubuine, C.E & Eme-Anele, N.C (2015). The Hopes and Challenges of using Computers as Alternative to Drawing Boards for the Training of Architecture Students in Nigeria. Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER), 2 (9)
Iwuagwu, B.U & Iwuagwu, B.C.M (2015). Local Building Materials: Affordable Strategy for Housing the Urban Poor in Nigeria. Procedia Engineering, 118: 42-49.
Iwuagwu, B.U & Iwuagwu, B.C.M (2014). Mandatory six Months Industrial Training for Architecture Students in Universities: A need for extension. SCSR Journal of Development (SCSR-JD). 1 (1)
Iwuagwu, B.U & Eme-Anele, N.C (2012). CAD: A Necessary Inclusion in Architectural Curriculum in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. International Journal of Innovations in Environmental Science and Technology. 2 (1)
Iwuagwu, B.U & Eme-Anele, N.C (2012). Earth Construction Technology and Design: A Positive Solution to Mass Housing In Africa. International Journal of Scientific Innovations and Sustainable Development. 2 (2)
Conference Papers
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu Onyegiri. (2018). The effects of construction materials and construction and demolition waste on urban health quality in Nigeria: The way forward. Proceedings of the AMPS International Conference on Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live. January, 25-26, 2018, University of the West of England Bristol, UK.
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu Onyegiri. (2018). Urban poverty and poor housing affordability: an impediment on health quality in Nigerian urban areas. Proceedings of the Page | 6 AMPS International Conference on Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live. January, 25-26, 2018, University of the West of England Bristol, UK.
Ikechukwu, Onyegiri & Iwuagwu, B. U. (2017). Redressing Earth Building Adaptation in Nigeria; A post use evaluative study of Compressed Earth Building Low-cost housing project in South East Nigeria. The Avu- Owerri Redemption Housing Experience. 9th International Earthbuilding Conference September 29 – October 1, 2017.
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu Onyegiri. (2017). Developing a Model for Improving Housing Conditions in Urban Slums in Nigeria: A study of five selected Slum Neighbourhoods in Umuahia. 9th International Earthbuilding Conference September 29 – October 1, 2017.
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu Onyegiri. (2017). Improving housing supply in the urban slums of Nigeria through the use of earth construction technology. A study of Aba South LGA of Abia State. Seventh International conference on the constructed environment May 25 – 26, 2017, Krakow, Poland.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Ikechukwu Onyegiri & Iwuagwu Ben Chioma (2016). Appraisal of Entrepreneurship Education in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions for Job Creation and Poverty Eradication: A Study of Abia State Polytechnic, Nigeria. ISERD – 98th International Conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering and Technology (ICRIET) November 5 – 6, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria
Iwuagwu, B.U; Iwuagwu, B.C. & Onyegiri, I. (2016). An Appraisal of Entrepreneurship Education curriculum in Departments of Architecture in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A study of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria. International Conference and Workshops on best practices in Teaching and Learning (ICWTL-2016), September 28 – 29, 2016, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Iwuagwu, B.U. & Ikechukwu, Onyegiri (2016). Traditional Building Materials as a Resource and Material for Low Cost Housing in Nigeria: Advantages, Challenges and the way forward. 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Structure and Civil Engineering (ICASCE’2016). July 26 – 27, 2016, London, UK
Ikechukwu, Onyegiri & Iwuagwu, B. U. (2016). Bridging the Gap between Low Cost Housing Demand, Supply and Affordability in Nigeria through the Use of Indigenous Building Materials. ICIDA '16, 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa. July 10-13, 2016, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Urban Slum Development in Nigeria: A Study of Aba South Local Government Area of Abia State. Proceedings of the IRES Page | 7 International Conference on Engineering and Natural Science (ICENS-2016) June 22, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Reducing Global Warming in Africa through Traditional African Architecture: Challenges and the Way Forward. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (IC EST 2016) June 6-10, 2016, Houston, Texas USA.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Onyegiri, I & Iwuagwu, B.C. (2016). Minimizing Environmental Pollution and the Effects in Nigeria through Green Design and Green Buildings. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (IC EST-2016) June 6-10, 2016, Houston, Texas USA.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Achugbu, C & Ukaegbe U. (2016). The Challenges of Implementing Housing Policies in Nigeria and the Way Forward. Nigerian Strategic Conference on Development Policies, Economic Performance and Sustainability, February 24 – 26, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria.
Iwuagwu, B.U; Azubuine, C.E & Eme-Anele, N.C (2015). The Hopes and Challenges of using Computers as Alternative to Drawing Boards for the Training of Architecture Students in Nigeria. International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ICESD 2015), October 6-7, 2015, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Iwuagwu, B.U & Iwuagwu, B.C.M (2015). Local Building Materials: Affordable Strategy for Housing the Urban Poor in Nigeria. Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC’2015) May 10–13, 2015 Chicago, Illinois USA.
Iwuagwu, B.U & Azubuine, C.E (2015). Global Warming Versus Green Architecture: African Experience. Proceedings of International Conference on IT, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering (ICITAME'2015) May 22-23, 2015 Dubai (UAE).
Iwuagwu, B.U & Iwuagwu, B.C.M (2014). Adopting Intelligent Buildings in Nigeria: The Hopes and Fears. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICETET’2014) May 30-31, 2014 London, UK
Iwuagwu, B.U (2007). Challenges of the Reform Agenda on Financial Institution. Proceeding of the 7th ASUP National Conference. Held at Abia State Polytechnic Pavilion, Aba, Abia State. 26th – 28th November 2007.
Honors and Awards
Outstanding paper award at the 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology Organized by American Academy of Sciences, held in Houston, USA. June 6 – 10, 2016.
Universal Researchers in Civil and Architecture Engineering (URCAE) 2015 Reviewers Committee Outstanding Service Award
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