By Emmanuel Elebeke
In a bid to reduce incidents of building collapse in the country, the federal government has introduced an emerging technology in building process. The new technology known as Pozzolana comprises materials with property of cement and offers 40 per cent cement replacement in building construction.
Speaking while commissioning the National Building and Road Research Institute NBRRI, Pozzalana Pilot Plant and Skills Acquisition Centre in Bokkos, Jos, at the weekend, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said the federal government is encouraging the production of Pozzolana cement made from waste and other materials to make housing affordable for all and also reduce the incidence of building collapse.
Speaking further, the Minister said that cement is very important in the construction industry and stressed the need for people to learn and produce more Pozzalana materials that can meet our infrastructural needs.