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Acceptability and Use of Innovative Bamboo Products for the Construction of Residential Buildings in Nigeria

dc.contributor.authorAmeh, J.O
dc.contributor.authorAliu, S
dc.contributor.authorOyediran, S
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-16T13:43:52Z
dc.date.available2019-08-16T13:43:52Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-29
dc.identifier.citationAmeh, J., Soyingbe, A. & Oyediran, O. (2019). Acceptability and use of innovative bamboo products for the construction of residential buildings in Nigeria. International Journal of Technology, 10(4), 648-656pp.en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI: https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v10i4.2574
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.unilag.edu.ng/handle/123456789/4553
dc.descriptionStaff Publicationsen_US
dc.description.abstractThe high cost and environmental and health hazards attributed to conventional building materials, coupled with the adverse effect of massive exploitation of forest resources for construction purposes, have necessitated the search for alternative construction materials that are eco-friendly, sustainable, economical and socially acceptable. This study aims to explore the acceptability and use of innovative bamboo products for residential building construction in Nigeria. One hundred and fifty-two survey questionnaires were distributed to built environment professionals within the Lagos region using the convenience sampling technique. The results show a likely disposition to the use of innovative bamboo products for building construction, except for roof beams and trusses, wall beams and columns, and composite roofing sheets. Major barriers to the acceptability and use of bamboo for construction include lack of knowledge about bamboo connections and detailing; the absence of governmental policy on bamboo as an alternative construction material; the absence of design standards for bamboo products; and poor public perception of the use of bamboo in building construction. The value of this study is that it provides an excellent platform for further research on the optimization of bamboo for construction, which will boost economic activities, reduce capital flight for the importation of machinery and the constituents of conventional building materials, and enhance the country’s GDP.en_US
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dc.publisherInternational Journal of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectBambooen_US
dc.subjectBuilding Materialsen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectSustainable Materialen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Other technology::Environmental engineeringen_US
dc.titleAcceptability and Use of Innovative Bamboo Products for the Construction of Residential Buildings in Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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