Achievements

Achievements

Previous achievements in R&D by the Institute include:
–    Development of cheaper alternative building materials from locally abundant raw materials for housing
–    Pozzolana from agro-industrial wastes like rice husk, sugar cane baggash
–    Roofing sheets from coir fibre and
–    Road materials
–    Building physics and thermal comfort studies, lighting, ventilation, acoustics and solar energy
–    Manual Brickmaking machine
–    Electrohydraulic Brickmaking machine
–    Interlocking Blocking machines
–    Laterite Grinding and mixing machines
–    Paving Stone making machine
–    Pedestrian Roller compactor
–    Fibre Concrete Roof Tile making machine
–    Basic Remote Sensing Techniques for Terrain Evaluation
–    Subgrade Soils maps of Nigeria
–    Construction Tools for Bricklaying and Plastering
–    Stonecrete Block Technology

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Tremendous achievements have been recorded by the institute recently among but not limited to the following:
–    Investigations into several Building collapses all across the Country
–    Preliminary Survey of Some limestone Deposits in Nigeria
–    Preliminary Survey of some Clay Deposits in Nigeria
–    Design and Fabrication of Water-Bitumen Spraying Machine
–    Design and Fabrication of Cube, Beam Moulds and Slump Cone Apparatus
–    Assessment of Speed trends during Day-time and Night-time of Nigerian Drivers
–    Construction of Skill Acquisition Centres in Ogun, Plateau, Akwa- Ibom, Benue and Bayelsa States
–    Establishment of New Laboratory at the  Administrative Headquarters
–    Establishment of Library at the Administrative Headquarters.
–    Establishment of Pozzolana Cement Pilot Plant at the National Laboratory Complex.