Tag Archives: reduced energy

The Sustainability Solution of Earth as Buildings material: Case of Gbongan Rural communities in Osun State south west Nigeria (Published)

The sustainability of earth as building material cannot be overemphasised with proven superior performance at the specified criteria. This research addresses the analysis of the sustainability criteria present in a sample of 120 cases of traditional earth building at Gbongan rural area in Osun state Nigeria, as locally produced and sourced material, reduced transport cost and environmental impact among others. The focus group of professional especially architect and builders were organized to coordinate the study process, ensuring adequate evaluations of issues that can facilitate sustainability of earth as a building material. Their recommendations are evaluated and classified according to physical attributes of earth as sustainable building material: twelve prevailing factors facilitating sustainability of earth as building material were identified. The sustainability solution of earth as building material were discussed which include local employment opportunity for socio economic development. The paper then concludes on some sustainability strategies known with the earth over the year as productive and effective building material.

Keywords: Earth, Socio-Economic, Sustainability, low-cost, reduced energy

The sustainable Impact of Alternative Construction Process on shelter provision: The Case of low-income group in Osogbo Osun state amidst post covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria (Published)

This paper examined the impacts of alternative construction process on building provision in Osogbo Osun state Nigeria, it is to assess various alternative construction process in comparison with the conventional methods whether which of the two has led to increased housing provision for low income groups. The study addresses the economic effectiveness attained, during the alternative construction process this was compared and reviewed in detail. The focus group of professional especially architect and builders were organized to coordinate the study process. This research addresses the sustainability impact of earth as building material at Osogbo in Osun state Nigeria, the impacts were analyzed, presented, interpreted and discussed mainly on the comparison of various conventional materials such as, cement and steel due to high manufacturing cost. The paper reveals the prevailing factors that facilitate sustainability impact of earth as building material, which include Low Energy required in the manufacturing process among others. The paper then concludes on locally produced, sourced and unprocessed material as a means of sustainable impact within the reach of low-income group.

 

Keywords: Earth, recyclability, reduced energy, sustainable-impact, unprocessed