Nigerian Meteorological Agency-NiMet emphasize the Role of Meteorological Products and Services in the Building & Construction Industry. The building and construction industry relies on accurate weather and climate information to plan, design, and execute projects effectively and safely.
This is because some meteorological and climatic factors influence building designs and construction: air temperature, soil temperature, angle and intensity of sunlight, relative humidity, wind speed direction and rainfall.
As a result of this, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) plays a vital role in providing meteorological products and services that cater for the specific needs of the building and construction sector. Hence, the people cannot over-emphasize the significance of NiMet’s Seasonal Climate Predictions and relevant weather-related products and services for Nigeria’s building and construction industry.
This was the emphasis made by the Director General /CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu, in his speech at the ongoing 17th Africa International Housing Show at the International Conference Centre Abuja.
Prof Matazu, represented by Momoh Salihu, the Assistant General Manager (AGM) Hydromet, reiterated why understanding and integrating factors like rainfall, sunshine, and air temperature, among other values, into building science and construction practices are crucial for achieving high-performance, durability, and comfortable structures that meet the safety and occupant’s comfort requirements.
Further, He enthused that NiMet’s meteorological products and services play an indispensable role in Nigeria’s building and construction industry by providing accurate weather forecasts and essential climate data, empowering the construction sector to plan, design, and execute projects more efficiently and safely.
Adapting building designs to local climatic conditions and ensuring the safety, comfort, and sustainability of constructions, contributing to a more resilient and prosperous construction industry in Nigeria, he explained.
The 17th Africa International Housing Show is an annual event that attracts global and local stakeholders, building and construction companies, mortgage companies, public agencies and private corporations, and home seekers.