Experts Advocate Sustainable Solutions for Construction, Built Environment

By Femi Adekoya

As the market for sustainable design and construction begins to grow, stakeholders in the construction, academic and built environment have advocated increased deployment of sustainable solutions in addressing such needs, especially in emerging markets like Nigeria.

With industry forecasts suggesting that material demand in the construction sector will double by 2050, considering the need for affordable housing that meets sustainability requirements and roads in many parts of Africa, especially Nigeria, smart solutions remain the viable alternative.

To this end, LafargeHolcim has staked $2-million to promote sustainable construction through a global competition that seeks to provide smart solutions for cities and the environment.