Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit

Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit

Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit

Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit
For Nigeria to bridge the 16 million housing gap, there is need to change from convectional building methods to modern ones that encourage mass housing on a large scale and at cheaper rates

alternative building technologies
alternative building materials, technologies
Anywhere in the world where housing needs of the populace has been met, it has been through the use of alternative building technologies for large housing projects. In Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa has been in the forefront of employing new technologies in the development of low income housing.
With Nigeria’s housing deficit of over 16 million according to United Nation’s statistics, population growth rate of 2.5 per cent, urbanisation at 3.8 per cent coupled with high rate of environmental degradation and escalating cost of conventional materials for construction, many experts have suggested the use of alternative building materials such as Modular system building and Moladi form wall to enhance mass housing.


Alternative building system
Alternative building system

 Private organisations such as Royal Sanderton Limited and Moladi Nigeria Limited recently introduced these new technologies, enjoining government to adopt them for mass housing production.

To demonstrate its sincerity, Royal Sanderton have constructed two housing estates in Lagos namely: Royal Garden at Surulere and Royal Estate at Alausa, Ikeja with the building system.
Also, Moladi Limited came for demonstration in Abuja and Lagos two years ago, urging government to adopt the new technology.

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