Lafarge Africa Plc partners COREN, others on first concrete mix design manual in Nigeria
The Director of Marketing at Lafarge Africa Plc Mr Vipul Agrawal has commended the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for ensuring that Nigeria now has a credible well researched Concrete Mix Design Manual to be used for buildings and other infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
Mr Agrawal was speaking during the launch of the Design Manual in Abuja. Lafarge is one of the stakeholders that COREN partnered with in the research and development of the manual. He said Lafarge Africa Plc was glad to be associated with this milestone because of the premium it places on safe sustainable solutions to Housing and Infrastructure development in Nigeria and beyond. The Lafarge Marketing Director called on all those involved in the use of concrete for infrastructure development in Nigeria to use the manual to avoid quality and safety concerns.
On his part, the President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Engr. Kashim Ali said he was glad that Nigeria no longer needs to depend on concrete mix design manuals of other countries irrespective of their sharp differences environmental and other factors.
The Concrete Mix Design manual provides guidelines for the determination of the appropriate concrete mixes for various construction projects in Nigeria. It is the first such manual to be produced for infrastructure projects in the country.