30 January 2013

Nigeria: Stakeholders to Parley On Alternative Building Process

Plans are being mooted by stakeholders to push for an alternative building processes in the building and construction industry, which will assist in reducing the nation's housing deficit.

The stakeholders are proposing a summit, powered by Nigerite Limited, a building component manufacturing company in conjunction with Redwood consulting at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The summit themed: Bridging the 16 million National Housing Deficit: The Dry Construction Solution, will help create a new platform for discussion and education on the challenges facing housing for all by the year 20: 20: 20.

According to a statement by the Marketing Director of Nigerite, Mr. Toyin Gbede, stakeholders at the summit will take a holistic look at the present challenges posed by wet construction in achieving the housing for all by the year 20:20:20 and offer solutions to these challenges.

Gbede said "The proposed summit will enable industry operators and practitioners to rub minds together and adopt an alternative building processes while also proffering solution on the benefits of Dry Construction in the sector.

The summit is also intended to reveal and offer opportunity to compare the wide array of advantages of Dry Construction."

Managing Partner of Redwood Consulting, Mr. Femi Olaiya said: "With a population of well over 160 million, Nigeria cannot effectively provide durable housing for its citizens, hence we have decided to gather a wide array of professionals in the industry to come together and discuss, with the hope of proffering solution to this challenge."

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