Nigerian National Building Code as it Relates to Material Specification and Quality Control
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Iweka, A. C.
Falade, F. A.
Adebayo, A. K.
Federal University of Technology, Akure
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.
Building code , Material specification , Quality control , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Civil engineering and architecture::Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration::Architecture
Iweka, A. C. O., Falade, F. A. and Adebayo, A. K. (2010). Nigerian National Building Code as it Relates to Material Specification and Quality Control. Journal of Environmental Research and Policies, 5 (3), 156-160. Federal University of Technology, Akure