Stage 2: Research & Development
Team members are meeting together and deliberating on challenges with the project. They are also harnessing various skills and connections each brings to the project to overcome the challenges in the research and design stage of the project.
Energy, Architecture, Design, Construction and Climate Change and Resilience
Energy, Architecture, Design, Construction and Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS
1. Firstly, the compactness of the construction process. The dry wall plastic variant already exists in panels with in-built channels for wiring and plumbing. However, the Bamboo variant needs to be locally produced in modules of wall units before implementation.
2. Government intervention in the distribution process. Permission will need to be sought to implement the distribution of this intervention.
3. The integration of the solar roofing technology on the bamboo variant is still inconsideration.
How my distribution model overcome these barriers.
Bamboo is locally available for construction projects in Nigeria and is currently in use for stanchions, props for painting and casting of floors. Local masons and carpenters can be supervised to produce the walls in standardized profiles for the measured panels of classrooms.
As for the solar roofing, an electrical engineer who has piloted several local projects on solar /irrigation is a consultant on this project.
The ‘SOS’ save our schools solar impact project is a prefab classroom, to be used in flood-prone communities in Nigeria, where the threats of climate change are constantly ravaging in sessions of heavy rainfall. It comes in both dry walls( either wooden slats, bamboo profile boards, locally produced or plastic panels).
Planned Goals and Milestones
My team is focused on delivering solutions to urban planning issues, and we have started with consultancy projects on marginalized regions in Lagos state in conjunction with NGOs like, Heinrich Boelle Stiftung. Over a long term, our solutions will be advertised and, the effective implementation of the pilot project will open up more localities with similar problems where we can target. Presently, we are three professionals, two architects and one engineer and one local plumber. We hope to expand to about 8 including technical staff.