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3D House Printing: A sustainable housing solution for Nigeria’s housing needs

Afolabi, A.O. and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Omuh, I. O. and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F (2019) 3D House Printing: A sustainable housing solution for Nigeria’s housing needs. In: 3rd International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2019, Online.

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In a country that has between 17 to 20 million housing deficit with an uncontrolled growing population, there is need for innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce the rate of homelessness and sub-standard living conditions. The study presented the prospects in the use of three-dimensional printing (3DP) as a sustainable housing solution to cater for the housing needs of Nigerians. Nigeria is at the centre of this study due to its population and housing challenges. The study utilized content analysis based on previous studies on 3DP in developed and developing countries. The study identified critical areas that 3DP of houses can solve Nigeria‘s housing needs which are mainly in reducing housing deficit, provide permanent housing solution for IDPs, reduction of construction waste, increased construction safety, achievement of sustainability goals, reduction in construction errors and labour cost.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 10:38

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