Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction

This week, in the United States, Women in Construction are being recognized and celebrated. This is a National Association of Women in Construction-led (NAWIC) event. This year’s theme is to “Connect, Collaborate, Construct”. In other to connect and collaborate, we need to find communities of like minded people who want to do the same. SoContinue reading “Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction”

Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls

From 800AD to 1460AD, Benin City built defensive walls, with a combination of ramparts and moats. The ramparts were up to 66 feet high, and covered 9,950 miles, and an area is 2,317 square miles. It was considered the world’s largest earthwork, constructed of a ditch and dike structure. It was recorded in the GuinnessContinue reading “Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls”

Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People

It’s February, which is Black History Month, in the United States. I believe that Black History Month should celebrate the past, the present, and future of the African diaspora. I recently learned of these two community developments headed up by black people in the United States. Africatown in Greater Seattle Inspired by the original, historicContinue reading “Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People”

Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa

Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.┬áThe use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”

Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future

AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”

Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?

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Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)

Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”

Blog #1: Lagos Building Collapse

This blog post has been long overdue. But it’s finally here. I took several months, waiting and waiting and trying to decide what I wanted to talk about in my first post. I wanted it to be the right topic, the perfect topic. I had several ideas, but none of them spur me to write.Continue reading “Blog #1: Lagos Building Collapse”