Alternative Building Technology: Unlocking the potential of housing sector through efficient housing delivery system (July 2015)

Statement of the problem

Given the cost at which houses are delivered and poor accessibility to mortgage loans, the low income earners who occupy the base of the pyramid are at the receiving end of the existing huge housing deficit in Nigeria.  How can Alternative Building Technologies provide building solutions that can increase delivery of sustainable and affordable housing?

Reframing the Problem

  • What are the strategic objectives of adopting Alternative Building Technologies (ABTs)?
  • What are the barriers to embracing Alternative Building Technologies in Nigeria?
  • What inputs will be needed to facilitate its acceptance by the end users?
  • What are the challenges that are preventing large scale use of ABTs?
  • What nature of capacity building would be needed to facilitate its use, and for which professionals?

Breaking the barriers

This seminar will provide participants with insights that will engender concrete discussions on how to break the barriers hindering the adoption of ABTs in driving efficient housing delivery in Nigeria by:

  • Raising the awareness and building capacity of local contractor and developers
  • Providing adequate information  about the technology
  • Beating the backlog of affordable housing provision
  • Changing skeptical end-user’s perceptions

Seminar Objectives:

  • To discuss the extent to which alternative building technologies could provide solutions in increasing delivery of sustainable housing provision at a reduced cost.
  • To provide both public and private sector participants with practical insights into ABTs
  • To give investors a platform (through exhibitions) to sensitize the market on various building innovations in the housing sector.
  • To create opportunity for local and foreign investors to relate with prospective market through seminar presentations and business networking.

Who should attend?

Developers, Mortgage Bankers, Secondary Capital Market Operators, Federal and State Institutions on Housing and Urban Development, Consultants, Contractors, Financial Advisers, Legal Officers, Commercial and Investment Bankers, Construction Companies, Housing Policy and Regulatory Institutions, Private-Public Partnership Department and Business Executives or individuals with vested interest in the real estate industry in Nigeria.

For further information about the programme, sponsorship details and registration, kindly contact the undersigned. Mise Olakunmi – 08138556060,

International Study Visit (CHINA) – Sept. 2015

Why China Study Visit?

For over a decade ago now, China’s economy has been leaning significantly on the real estate industry because of the rising income among the middle class, the break neck growth of China’s economy and its attendant demand by many Chinese to upgrade their housing on the one hand and growing urbanization that have increased demand for housing in the past two decades on the other hand. These two factors combined with the fact that Chinese have recognized the potential of the real estate market as an investment hub over the last decade, especially in high end real estate, have helped drive the boom in China’s real estate market.

With the world’s largest population of 1.3 billion people, the real GDP growth averaged over 9% for the past two decades, and an aggressive agenda of economic liberalization, asset privatization, market transformation, and global integration, China has progressed into the center stage of the global financial market and is positioned to be the world’s second-largest economy. Consequently, China’s real estate investment which accounted for 15% of China’s gross domestic product in 2013, rose significantly to 19.8 last year, compared with 16.2 percent in 2012. Similarly, in 2001 investment in real estate totaled RMB624.5 billion and 17% of aggregate fixed asset investment. This amount and percentage rose to RMB71.8 trillion and 25.3% respectively 2012, making China the real estate goldmine for investors and capacity builders alike.

Learning Outcomes

Participants on this study visit will learn how China has succeeded in harnessing the public private partnership (PPP) and the growing strength of its economy for affordable housing delivery. The study visit aims to explore new strategies, new policies, new innovations, case studies of failed and successful approaches, etc. that have engendered the rapid development of China real estate and housing finance sector.

Moreover, the campaign for the adoption of Alternative Building Technologies (ABTs) is rife, with the intent of improving the efficiency of construction and in the long run, reduce the general cost of housing, the application of green recycled materials and utilization of composite materials among others. This study visit will also expose participants to the enormous strides China real estate is making in that direction.

Study Visit Programme Features

  • Mortgage Lending In China
  • Real Estate Policy and Implementation
  •  Real Estate Development and Finance
  • China’s Secondary Market Structure
  •  Liquidity/Project Financing Institutions China Real Estate Developers’ contributions to the provision of affordable housing
  •  Social Housing Structures
  •  Infrastructure Financing Model
  •  Mass Housing Delivery Mechanism etc.
  • Building technologies
  •  Building materials & Processing
  •  Alternative Building Technologies

For further information about the programme, sponsorship details and registration, kindly contact the undersigned. Mise Olakunmi – 08138556060,

International Real Estate & Housing Finance study Visit to USA – April 2015


Pison Housing Company is organizing a study visit to USA.

Pison Housing Company organizes periodic international study visits to countries that have successfully made huge strides in the provision of affordable housing to their citizens so that participants can learn and adapt those frameworks, models, strategies and case studies of failed and successful approaches to the Nigeria real estate market upon return. The impartation participants get from our trainings and programmes goes beyond the echoes of the words and pictures of the people and places, it is in fact an experience which will invariably crystalizes into success-bound business models and strategies. This is because at Pison Housing Company, we believe that words create emotion, but experiences drive action.

For further information about the programme, sponsorship details and registration, kindly contact the undersigned. Mise Olakunmi – 08138556060,