The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has followed the approved recommendations of the National Council of Works on building projects in Abuja in an effort to prevent building collapse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The authority approved the use of Canadian made Axion Tuffcrete Light Weight Concrete System in order to build sustainable buildings in Abuja.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive, Axion Africa Limited, Mr Okey Ezeh, who stated this recently, said the recommendations by the National Council of Works during its 21st summit held in Asaba, was signed by the permanent secretary, Dr. Abubakar Muhammad, and thereafter published in selected national dailies.
He stated that the choice of Axion products was the quality and its many benefits, stating that Axion products save time and money and could reduce materials and labour costs up to 4 per cent compared to using conventional application methods.
He said the council also approved the use of stabilizers and bitumen booster, already being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Works as a means of improving the durability of road pavement as well as reducing cost of road construction in the country.
It also directed ministries in charge of roads to collaborate with universities and research centres towards utilisation of research findings, as well as to consciously refer to the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation and State Surveyor Generals for pertinent data, being the repository for such data.
Ezeh stated further that the product was cost effective and with just N500, a square meter of plaster screeding can be achieved.