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Title: The use of local building materials for the construction of farm structures in Western Nigeria
Authors: Mijinyawa, Y.
Dahunsi, D.
Keywords: Farm structures
Natural fibres
Issue Date: Sep-1997
Publisher: The Nigerian Society of Engineers
Abstract: A Survey of the pattern of usage of building materials in the small - to - medium farms in Western Nigeria was undertaken. Wood was the commonest construction material in use, followed by earth products and natural fibres. Decay and weathering of natural fibres including timber; arid the erosion of earth products were the major problems experienced with their uses. Treatment of the natural products before use was found wanting. Adequate seasoning and preservative treatment of natural fibres and earth stabilization are recommended for durability. Cost is a vital consideration in the choice of construction materials for farm structures. The choice of local materials goes some way to reduce cost. Numerous improvements on performances of some local materials have been devised in the Research Institutes. There is a need for effective extension linkage between the research institutions and the farmers.
ISSN: 1119-5363
Appears in Collections:Academic Publications in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

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