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Dry Construction – A way to bridge Housing Deficit in Nigeria

A frontline manufacturer of polyurethane prefabricated buildings in Nigeria, Vitapur Nigeria Limited is seeking partnership with the Federal and state governments to bridge the country’s estimated 19 million units of house deficit in Nigeria. Besides, Vitapur, reputed for its dry construction devoid of blocks is willing to partner the Built Environment Professional to construct mass building at low cost and high speed.

Addressing participants at the 15th Annual Exhibition of the Association of Nigeria Institute of Architects in Abuja at the weekend, Vitapur’s Acting Managing Director,Mr Akin Oladiran explained that Vitapur had been positioned to serve as a unique solution to Nigeria’s protracted housing deficit.

Commenting on the uniqueness of dry construction building, Oladiran noted that it uses composite panel to build external and internal walls, ceiling many other applications. He explained that the new building structure enhances comfortable indoor temperature, thereby enhancing the living and working environment of the occupants and helping to keep energy consumption low.

“With the enabling environment in place, dry construction process will go a long way in reducing building shortfall in Nigeria. Such an enabling included available policy on land, housing, finance, affordable building materials, appropriate institutional framework and sustainable construction workforce. Government should create a platform for long and short term fund for real estate and establish infrastructure development bank,” he said.

Oladiran also noted that Vitapur had been positioned to serve as a unique solution to housing deficit in Nigeria. According to him, since its commencement of business in 2010, Vitapur had undergone a robust transformation which led to its acquisition of state-of- the- art sandwich panel plant. He explained that the new plant has incr3ased its utilization by over 300 per cent. Oladiran stated that Vitapur’s technical partnership with Resichem of South Africa and Duna Discontinuous Plant of Italy has further put its operations on the global map.In his presentation, Vitapur’s technical adviser, Mr. Sarelen advised the Federal and state governments as well as real estate operators to take advantage of the company’s high quality products in order to achieve the vision of housing for all. Len explained that Vitapur’s prefabricated buildings is cost effective, flexible and ensure site safety and waste reduction.

The Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Mr. Ladi Lewis  commended Vitapur for the initiative of dry construction and urged existing and potential house owners to patronize the company’s products. Lewis noted that the company’s newly acquired machine had reinforce its adherence to global best practices.

Vitapur, which co-sponsored the 2015 Archibuilt Exhibition in Abuja is a subsidiary of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc. The insulation manufacturing company  specializes in manufacturing of Polyurethane Rigid foam products. Among the company’s top products are prefabricated structures using Dry construction, sandwich panels, insulation board, chemical system, spray foam and pre-cut pipe sections.

Source: This Day Live

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