The Use of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Claddings and Polystyrene Wall Panels as Alternative Building Materials to Wood: A Strategy to Combat Climate Change.
Unprecedented variations in climate are currently being experienced all over the world and Nigeria is not an exemption from this global trend. Generally, researchers have pointed to human activities as the major contributor. The paper evaluates occupants’ perception and acceptability of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) claddings and Polystyrene wall units as substitutes for wood based products at Royal Estate in Lagos.This paper also examines alternative building materials as a remedy to deforestation in building construction activities in Nigeria with a view to highlighting their mutilating effect on climate change. A total of 20 dwelling units were studied; using Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) research method. Results show that 90% of respondents rated as ‘good’ their level of acceptability and awareness of these materials while quality and durability were rated equally as ‘good’ by 75% of total respondents.From the general high level of acceptability of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) claddings and Polystyrene wall units, if popularized could serve as alternative building materials. This may reduce the dependence on wood which could therefore, mitigate against the negative impact of climate change.Government has been advised to make and implement reforestation policies so that trees could serve as carbon sink.
- There are currently no refbacks.
How to do online submission to another Journal?
If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:
1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author
Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.
Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138