Lafarge Africa hosts awareness workshop

Loren Zanin

Loren Zanin

In an effort to create awareness and build recognition for sustainable construction in Nigeria, leading cement company, Lafarge Africa Plc, has organised a one-day workshop to sensitise and mobilise stakeholders in the building and construction industry to participate in the 5th LafargeHolcim Awards.

The awards, being the most significant global competition in sustainable design, seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

The workshop, held in Lagos, was organised to bring to the attention of stakeholders in the industry, the opportunity to focus global attention on buildings being constructed in Nigeria. This stretches conventional notions about sustainable construction and also balances environmental, social and economic performance, while also amplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability.

Stakeholders present at the workshop included architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders, construction firms, NGOs, and students from across the country, were made to understand the focus of the award, which seeks projects or ideas that embody the target issues for sustainable construction; the 5Ps – Progress, People, Planet, Prosperity and Place.

These elements showcase the innovation which are at the cutting edge of sustainable construction, provide an advanced response in terms of environmental and ethical performance, social responsibility, a preservation of natural resources, economic growth, and with a lasting aesthetic impact on the surrounding environment.

Speaking at the event, Director of Aggregate & Concrete, Lafarge Africa Plc, Loren Zanin, stated that the LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant project competition in sustainable construction and reinforces the commitment of the company to ensuring a net positive contribution to society and to nature.

He explained that the workshop is meant to share not only the value with the stakeholders, but also to ensure that their efforts in sustainable construction, earns a deserving global recognition.

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