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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 10)
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An Evaluation of the Adequacy of the National Building Code for Achieving a Sustainable Built Environment in Nigeria

Dauda Dahiru, A.D. Abdulazeez and Muawiyya Abubakar
Corresponding Author:  Dauda Dahiru 

Key words:  Adequacy, control measures promotion, national building code, sustainable built environment, , ,
Vol. 4 , (10): 857-865
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April 27, 2011 December 09, 2011 October 20, 2012
Abstract:

This research set out to assess the adequacy of the National Building Code for achieving a sustainable built environment in Nigeria. In achieving this objective, research survey technique was used, with a total of 50 well - structured questionnaires administered to professionals in the building industry, out of which 40 were received. Descriptive analysis, mean, percentages and ranking factors were used for data analysis. Results showed that the introduction of the NBC is a step forward in improving the quality of building products and hence, achieving sustainable built environment. It was also found that the code has incorporated few sustainable construction measures. However, there are some problems that need to be addressed. Therefore, it was recommended, as part of strategies in which the NBC can promote sustainable built environment, that an efficient enforcement agency, should be established, adequately staffed and funded, to ensure the implementation of the code, especially those provisions concerning sustainable construction. The document should be reviewed to incorporate more sustainable construction measures, especially the use of sustainable waste management and construction methods, renewable building materials, and enforcing environmental impact assessment of projects.
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Dauda Dahiru, A.D. Abdulazeez and Muawiyya Abubakar, 2012. An Evaluation of the Adequacy of the National Building Code for Achieving a Sustainable Built Environment in Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(10): 857-865.
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