Nigerian National Building Code as it Relates to Material Specification and Quality Control

Iweka, A. C. ; Falade, F. A. ; Adebayo, A. K. (2010-09-01)

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Buildings are generally assessed using the criteria of firmness, utility and beauty, to determine the degree to which they are fit for purpose. The Nigerian National Building Code provides broad guides on general specifications and quality control, to ensure that materials used to execute building projects meet minimum standards. This paper examines the different materials captured in the Code, in terms of their special characteristics and in-depth aspects of quality, for best practice. The study addresses certain identified shortcomings in the relevant parts of the Code that deal with material specification and quality control.