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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Investigating Green Materials For Construction Of Affordable Building Using Structural Equation Model (SEM)

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Shogo Musbau Adeniyi, Sarajul Fikri Mohamed, Kolawole Olayinka Rasak



Accommodation, Affordable building, Green materials, Low-income group, structure equation model



The problem of accommodations in the developing countries in the recent time cannot be exaggerated; it has become a major problem for the people with less income generation to build house at a reasonable cost due to high cost of materials which is a major resource in the construction of a building. Therefore solutions to housing problems must deal with the issue of building materials, based on the foregone this study was carried out to assess the viability of green materials as an alternative to the widely used conventional materials in the construction building at affordable rate for people of the low-income generation. Four hundred structured (400) questionnaires were prepared and distributed to the building professionals in north-central Nigeria to generate data for the study. 305 representing 76.2% of the responses were found usable after the screen of the returned questionnaires. The SPSS and AMOS/SEM was used to assess the data via confirmatory factor analysis of relevant green materials, factors hindering the suitability, selection factors, and benefits of green materials variables. Thus, at the end of the analysis green materials found to be economically viable and its adoption will produce building at an affordable cost for the lower middle and lower class in the society.



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