Engineering and Construction firm, ITB Nigeria Limited, has called for the digitisation of the construction industry in the country.
This, according to the Managing Director, ITB Nigeria, Mr Ramzi Chidiac, who made the call, will help the industry to grow faster.
Chidiac noted that digital technology would foster the growth of the construction industry, minimise project delays, reduce the occurrence of accidents and guarantee cost-effective building projects.
He stated that in addition, the adoption of digital technology would pave the way for the emergence of green and smart buildings, which would bring about positive benefits for the environment.
He added, “If adequate and collective attention is given to the value of technology in construction, we can better control the quality and standards upheld in engineering. As Nigeria moves closer to its Vision 2020, it is imperative that all sectors are challenged to uphold the best standards. I believe that the way forward for the construction industry is to embrace digitisation.
“At ITB, we recognise the huge benefits that technology can bring to human lives and to the environment, and that is why we are committed to providing advanced building solutions. Evidenced by our use of steel and concrete and the construction of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified building in Nigeria, we continually seek efficient ways to adopt new technology to improve the standard of living.”
He explained that ITB Nigeria had made a strong mark in the country with several projects, and would continue to advocate for smart buildings and green architecture.
Chidiac said the full range of ITB Nigeria’s services were constantly challenged by the desire to revolutionise how buildings were erected and the effect they would have on the overall aesthetics of the city and its environment.