GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
BUILDING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Increased demands on the built environment require continued and enhanced research and development activities in building system technology. Traditional building technology can be considered to be well developed. Never the less society continues to demand improved competitiveness, customer and user satisfaction, sustainability, quality and safety of the built environment. Global warming is a serious problem facing the world today. In order to stop or reverse this problem, the construction industry must change from the traditional method of building to the green building concepts. Making building green will greatly impact this problem. There are many ways for this to be done. This study has pointed out some aspects that constitute building system technology practices in the building industry in the resent time. The study further reveal the impact of building system technology and updating the knowledge and the skills of building practitioners, thereby enhancing the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy. Some recommendations among others made were training for specific green building application are necessary; and green job apprenticeship programme should be offered in technical colleges and polytechnics.
David, U. E. & Anah, A. U