DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE PORT-HARCOURT

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1.1BACKGROUNDTOTHESTUDY

THE NEED FOR A DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE

A disaster is defined as a gradual or sudden, widespread or localized, natural or man-made occurrence that causes or threatens to cause harm.

Death, injury, or disease; damage to property, infrastructure, or the environment; disruption of community life; and is of the

magnitude that exceeds the ability of those affected by the disaster to cope with its consequences using only their own resources. A catastrophe

A management center is required to:

To implement an integrated and coordinated disaster management policy that focuses on disaster prevention or reduction, disaster severity reduction, emergency preparedness, rapid and effective disaster response, and post-disaster recovery.

To preparethe document that will identify risks, assess risks, develop risk responses, and control risk responses.
The goal of the center is to outline policy and

Procedures for both proactive disaster prevention and reactive disaster response and mitigation.

The following are the functions of the disaster management center:

Must be knowledgeable about disasters in Rivers State.
As a repository and conduit for disaster-related information.
It must carry out its functions and exercise its powers in accordance with Section 44 of the Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002.
Its activities must be coordinated with those of National and State Management Centers.

1.2STATEMENTOFARCHITECTURALPROBLEMS

Architecture is an abstraction from nature and intuition with aesthetic possibilities for overall ambient satisfaction.

2004 (Fashuyi). However, before Architecture, this ideological perception must graft with sensitive issues bordering on culture and economy.

can become acceptable in the right context. However, architectural education in Nigeria as it is currently structured is not responsive to her socioeconomic needs.

The economic environment. In fact, it is better suited to urban environment problems in prosperous economies that have nothing in common with

the country’s cultural and economic characteristics (Adesina, 1987). Architectural education in Nigeria was passed down from the Beaux-Arts school.

Through colonial mentors, a concept of Western educational philosophy was developed. This tendency is to provide aesthetically pleasing structures.

Regardless of function.

The Disaster Management Centre’s design will take into account

take into account the proper functional relationship between each section of the

building to another; the site is in an area that is easily accessible from various parts of the state; helicopters are also available to transport workers.

to facilitate rescue in areas of the states that are inaccessible by land, the structure is responsive to the socioeconomic environment in the

The structure is aesthetically pleasing, and it complies with building codes and zoning.

As a result, the Disaster Management Centre’s architectural issues are as follows:

Integration of architectural purpose, location, appropriate spaces, technical systems, and materials.
insufficient ventilation and natural lighting
In and around the site, there is primary and secondary circulation.
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1.3MOTIVATION

Disaster management is a massive undertaking. Disasters are not limited to any particular location;

do they vanish as quickly as they appear?

They emerge. As a result, proper management is required to maximize the efficiency of planning and response. Due to limited resources

Resources, as well as collaborative efforts on the governmental, private, and community levels, are required. This level of cooperation necessitates a

coordinated and organized effort to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and their consequences as quickly as possible

possible time.

This project’s motivation stems from:

The absolute requirement for such a project: Thousands of lives have been lost in natural and man-made disasters over the years, primarily due to the lack of a disaster management center or the slow response of rescue teams.

The project adds to existing information on architectural building types, creating a wealth of knowledge.
The sensation of safety and security

Inspired by the project, I am from the Niger Delta region’s riverine area, where the terrain is difficult and inter-city transportation is mostly done by boat, so the potential for boat mishaps is quite high.

Reduce future insurance claims and compensation to the government and insurance companies.
The desire to create a channel for disaster relief for all disaster victims.
To raise awareness about the importance of disaster management.
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1.4AIMS

To provide a facility that will improve disaster response for a limited time before relying on other sources.
To reduce confusion among all personnel involved in disasters.
to strengthen its role in rapid deployment of personnel in response to emergencies
Disaster prevention or risk reduction, as well as disaster severity or consequences reduction
Rapid and effective disaster response, as well as post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation.
To ensure the survival of the greatest number of victims possible while keeping them in the best possible health under the circumstances.
To re-establish self-sufficiency and essential services for all population groups as soon as possible, with special attention paid to those with the greatest needs: the most vulnerable and underprivileged.

Repair or replace damaged infrastructure and re-establish viable economic activities. To do

This is done in a way that contributes to long-term development goals while also reducing vulnerability to future occurrences of potentially harmful hazards.

In cases involving population displacement (due to any type of disaster), the goal is to find long-term solutions as soon as possible, while providing necessary protection and assistance in the meantime.

1.5OBJECTIVES

To construct a structure for disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, relief, and rehabilitation training, as well as to conduct research, documentation, and database development.

 

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