2017 Archibuilt to ad­dress build­ing ma­te­rial stan­dards

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - By Mu­likatu Mukaila

The 28th edi­tion of Archibuilt, the ex­po­si­tion of build­ing ma­te­rial & con­struc­tion tech­nol­ogy to be or­gan­ised by the Nige­rian In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects (NIA) will fo­cus on the is­sues of build­ing ma­te­rial stan­dards in the con­struc­tion sec­tor.

A state­ment signed by the Co­or­di­na­tor, Archibuilt 2017 John Ewule said that the event sched­uled for 21st-24th of Au­gust 2017 at the In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, Abuja, themed “Pro­mot­ing the Devel­op­ment of Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als and Ser­vices for the Nige­rian Mar­ket.”

The state­ment de­cries per­sis­tent Nige­rian hous­ing deficit and re­cent re­ports of nu­mer­ous col­lapse build­ing, say­ing they are in­di­ca­tions of the need for the con­sis­tent re­view and eval­u­a­tion of ma­te­ri­als used, method em­ployed and the con­tin­ual train­ing of the pro­fes­sion­als.

It reads in part: “This year’s edi­tion in­tends to ad­dress these is­sues by fea­tur­ing a train­ing work­shop on Health, Safety & En­vi­ron­ment, a stu­dent’s de­sign com­pe­ti­tion on the use of clay prod­ucts for build­ing and an Au­todesk cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for the pro­fes­sion­als.

“It will also fea­ture dis­cus­sions on Hous­ing Fi­nance, Devel­op­ment of Con­struc­tion Tech­nol­ogy in Nige­ria as well as re­quire­ments to achieve green rat­ings for ma­te­ri­als and build­ings. Speak­ers from the Bank of In­dus­try, Green Coun­cil of Nige­ria, in­dus­try reg­u­la­tors as well as build­ing sec­tor pro­fes­sion­als will be in at­ten­dance.”

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