Building Professionals Acceptance of Shipping Containers in Developing Countries

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Building Professionals Acceptance of Shipping Containers in Developing Countries

Enitan Oloto and Anthony K. Adebayo from the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria undertook a questionnaire of 200 Building Industry Professionals including Architects, Engineers, Bankers and Financiers, to sample their opinion on the introduction of Shipping Containers as an alternative for solving Housing Shortage Issues in the Lagos Metropolis.

Each Category of Profession had 50 questionnaires filled out. Respondents where asked if they were for or against the use of Shipping Containers as Houses.

Below is a table documenting the number of people for or against the choice of material for building and their reasons summarized

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A total of 115 (one hundred and fifteen) professionals were in support of the innovative shipping container being used for building accommodation, that is 57.5% of the 200 selected professional who participated in the survey. While 85 (eighty-five) professionals were against the proposal to promote the use of containers for residential homes, that is 42.5% of the 200 selected professional who participated in the survey.

About 80% of the 115 professional who were for the innovative solution were between the ages of 24-45years while 20% fell between the ages of 45-65years. It was observed that the younger generation welcomed the new idea more than the older professionals who were biased about its functionality and argued that it was not a practical solution to solving housing shortage in the Lagos Metropolis.

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