Assessing the awareness level of biomimetic materials and technologies in the construction industry

O. A. Oguntona, C. O. Aigbavboa

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Abstract

The continuous patronage and utilization of unsustainable construction technologies and materials have been identified as one of the major constraints to realizing the sustainability goals of the construction industry. By proliferating and saturating the construction market with materials and technologies with eco-friendly attributes, the negative environmental impacts of the industry will be grossly mitigated. Hence, the adoption of biomimetic materials known to be novel, effective and efficient in this task as a result of their sustainable credentials. This research paper is aimed at assessing the awareness level of biomimetic materials and technologies in the construction industry. A questionnaire survey was conducted on construction professionals to evaluate their level of awareness. A quantitative approach to data analysis was employed using the mean scores of the variables identified. It is established that there is a low level of awareness and familiarity with biomimetic materials and technologies among construction professionals. Raising awareness level, education and government intervention are few among the recommended ways of bridging the knowledge gap on the use of materials and technologies inspired by nature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012050
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume640
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2019
Event1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development, ICSID 2019 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Biomimicry
  • Built environment
  • Construction materials
  • Nature
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

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