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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

ABSTRACT

Climate change is an imminent, multi-faceted concern that encompasses a large array of industries and will continue to evolve as the extent of this force is continuously explored and researched. In its current capacity, climate change has already had a direct impact on the construction industry. Climate change has impacted all aspects of construction projects, from the type and sources of building materials to the equipment and methods used in the physical construction, to the planning and designing of future projects with the intent of minimising climate change effects. So in the paper, we looked at the concept of building, which is a type of construction made from solid materials and used to accommodate people and objects, i.e., housing, and also for various activities such as trade, finance, art, and the practise of religion, among others. Since the beginning of mankind, man has been occupied and worried about the advancements in techniques and materials used for construction, even up to the point of bringing beauty to buildings through the decoration of some of their parts. The paper also looked into the concept of construction work, effect of climate on buildings and construction work is not exempted, and most of all the remedies for the negative impact of the climatic change effect on buildings and construction are studied. However, one of the recommendation made in this paper was that climate change should be diligently studied so as to help engineers know the type of construction project to be carried out in the area at the right time and the appropriate materials to use.

KEYWORDS: Climate change, Buildings, Construction work, Effect and Remedies

ARC. AKWAOWO, Dianabasi Reuben; UMOH, Ekerete Udo & OBAMOH, Hannah Yetunde
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