QS Oyelola Calls for Construction of Smart Buildings As 3 Rectors Attend Public Lecture

By Oyewale Oyelola

The Director of Physical Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, QS Oyetunde Oyelola, has stated that his Directorate has been developing smart building by harnessing future technology without distorting the functionality and aesthetic of the facilities.

QS Oyelola disclosed this while speaking at 7th Annual Public Lecture of Directorate of Physical Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji on Thursday October 19, 2023.

He however solicited for employment of architects and provision of computers with relevant softwares to help them in project supervision and implementation.

The Director appreciated the Polytechnic Rector and other Principal Officers for providing enabling environment to actualize the Master plan designed since inception.

The Guest Speaker and former Rector of Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Dr Dayo Oladebeye in his presentation called for construction of sustainable infrastructures across tertiary institutions in Nigeria to address climate change threats.

Dr Oladebeye who is now an Associate Professor at Olomilua University of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, said construction of sustainable infrastructures would reduce impacts of greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable energy and improve resilience to climate change.

Director of Physical Planning, Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, QS Oyetunde Oyelola

He therefore implored government and school managements to construct green buildings with efficient-energy structure and water/waste management; usage of fossil fuel-powered vehicles, waste water treatment and urban green spaces for recreational activities.

Dr Dayo Oladebeye speaking at 7th Annual Public Lecture of Directorate of Physical Planning, Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji

The academic also recommended the development of sustainable infrastructural plan, integration of sustainability into curriculum, provision of professional development and mentorship for students to embrace sustainability initiatives through clubs, organizations and projects.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director of Physical Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, QS Oyetunde Oyelola, made case for employment of architects and provision of computers with relevant softwares to help them in project supervision and implementation.

QS Oyelola noted that his Directorate has been developing smart building by harnessing future technology without distorting the functionality and aesthetic of the facilities.

He appreciated the Polytechnic Rector and other Principal Officers for providing enabling environment to actualize the Master plan designed since inception.

Dignitaries at the Public Lecture

The Rector Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, Dr A.I Ebeloku, Rector Federal Polytechnic Ayede, Oyo State, Dr. Taofeeq Adekunle Abdulhameed, Deputy Rectors and other Principal Officers of host institution, Director of Physical Planning Federal Polytechnic Ayede and others attended the 7th Public Lecture held at the Twin Auditorium.

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