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NBRRI makes case for local building materials

NBRRI makes case for local building materials

According to The Nation, the Director-General of Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Professor Danladi Matawal, has said using locally-sourced building materials will not only save money for the builder, but can be more environmentally-suited to a particular locality. Matawal, a professor of Civil Engineering, spoke at the 17th Lagos International Housing Fair, which held at the Lagos Airport ...

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‘Building technology now makes home delivery faster, affordable’

‘Building technology now makes home delivery faster, affordable’

According to The Guardian, building environment experts have revealed that cutting-edge technology holds key to lower house prices and increasing affordable housing stocks that could mitigate the nation’s deficit. According to them, with the latest technological invention in building construction, homes can be easily made through the use of ‘form works or aluminum mold’ down to the top without the ...

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Recession: Real estate stakeholders want sector reenergized

Recession: Real estate stakeholders want sector reenergized

Daily Trust reports that as the federal government  released the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which unveils a road map for the country’s economic recovery growth and sustainable development, real estate experts have called on the government to look in the direction of the real estate sector to further improve the economy. The government said the core vision of ...

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The Implications of rising cost of building materials in Nigeria

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In recent times there has been a dramatic increase in the costs of building materials in Nigeria, and this development threatens the performance of the construction industry. This article assesses the implications of the recent rising cost in building materials. Building materials have been playing an important role in the construction industry—they are those materials put together in erecting or ...

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Developers and firms in dilemma over rising cost of building materials

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“Efforts at improving the nation’s construction industry for the past few years may have suffered a setback, as property developers have recently seen an increase in the cost of building materials shoot up projects prices. Building firms and professionals currently witnessing slow transactions in the real estate sector are now grappling with a 150 per cent rise in material prices ...

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Why the Ban on Importation of Building Materials Should Not Be Lifted

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Substandard imported building materials remain one of the ingredients that lead to failed structures. We take a critical look at the ban on the importation of substandard building materials and why the action taken by the Federal Government will do us a lot more good than harm. Some Nigerian tenants and property owners have in recent times experienced collapse of ...

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Nigerian building materials’ market has amazing potential – Foreign manufacturers

Nigerian building materials’ market has amazing potential - Foreign manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers of building materials have expressed that Nigeria’s market has amazing potentials and capabilities of being the leader in Africa. The companies intend to grow the market by partnering with Nigerians to import more of its products, which are of high quality into the country. The Guardian reports that the Chief Executive Officer of QMB Builders’ Mart, Mr. Ayobami Biobaku ...

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The Dangers of Land With Flexible Payment

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The dangers of land with flexible payment are numerous, especially those ones that tell you to buy two and get one free. Usually, when something sounds too good to be true it is probably not true. If a company does a promo of this nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to get a free plot of land ...

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‘Policies needed to boost local building materials in the country’

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The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called on the government to evolve policies that would boost local building materials in the country. According to NIQS presidents and former Minister of state for Power, Mallam Murtala Aliyu, this is the way to significantly bridge the housing gap in Nigeria. NIQS’ president spoke last week at the sod turning of ...

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