Firm seeks govts’ partnership on new building technology
RESOLUTE to make significant impacts in the country, particularly towards reducing the nation’s housing units shortfall, a frontline manufacturer of polyurethane prefabricated buildings in Nigeria, Vitapur Nigeria Limited, has called on both the Federal and state governments to reach a pact with it.
The pact, if eventually evolved, according to the firm, would back the firm’s desire to bridge the country’s estimated 19 million units of house deficit Also, Vitapur, reputed for its dry construction devoid of blocks is willing to partner the built environment professionals to construct mass building at low cost and high speed.
But they are seeking for a right environment and favorably policy from the governments to realize its vision to make appreciable and significant impacts in the nation’s housing industry.
The firm made this call recent at the 15th Annual Exhibition of the Association of Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) in Abuja. 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.
Oladiran, while commenting on the uniqueness of dry construction said that it uses composite panel to build external and internal walls, ceiling many other applications.
The dry construction uses composite panel to build external and internal walls, ceiling many other applications and 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
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.
Vitapur’s chief also noted that his company 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 increased its utilization by over 300 per cent.
According to Oladiran, 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, the company’s technical adviser, Mr. Sare Len 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. Impressed with the presentation, 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 reinforced 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.