Assessment of expanded Styrofoam and polyurethane as a sustainable building materials; Mubi general hospital Adamawa state, Nigeria

Joshua Y. VAWA, Paul Magaji MANGA
2021 Journal of Art and Architecture Studies  
This study assesses the perception of stakeholders on the use of expanded Styrofoam (EPS) for building construction in Nigerian construction industry. It identified both organizations and individuals with great enthusiasm in the production and use of EPS for building construction but this has not been rewarded with an enabling environment. This inevitably results in the slow pace of adoption of EPS in the building construction industry. Other factors are low knowledge base of the public about
more » ... e workings (source, production, installation, and variant uses) of EPS is a critical impeding factor in the adoption pace. The used of structures questionnaires was used to collect data from randomly selected respondents. The data analyzed from this study indicates that all benefits expected from the use of an EPS constructed building were mostly derived most especially its sustainable attributes.
doi:10.51148/jaas.2021.3 fatcat:bqqrxexyvvbi3jbcq7eqi3fuai