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NAHB welcomed a delegation of 16 Nigerian builders, architects, mortgage lenders and other related professionals to the National Housing Center in late June for a week of instruction and discussion on residential construction in the U.S.
The delegation was assembled by the Nigerian firm Niche PR, which has a history of working with NAHB International and the U.S. Department of Commerce on learning exchange events at NAHB’s headquarters and at the International Builders’ Show.
On the first day of the group’s one-week program, NAHB member and instructor Tom Stephani, MIRM, CGP, GMB, CAPS, of Stephani Enterprises and Custom Construction, offered an overview of “How America Builds,” along with information on land planning and site development.
The curriculum for subsequent days included briefings on business management, sales and marketing, modular and panelized building systems, and green building standards and practices.
One day dedicated to off-site activities began with a visit to the NAHB Research Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.
That was followed by a stop at the World Bank/International Finance Corporation to meet with senior staff of the Finance & Private Sector Development Group for discussions on such topics as housing finance, mortgages, slum upgrading and public-private partnership subsidies.
The attendees included staff members of the Nigerian Federal Government Housing Loans Board —
Hannatu Adamu Fika, Monica Chimara Igwe and Salamatu Ladi.
Other participants included: Fatai Adebayo Adeboyejo, Ojay Ominyi Iyanya, Precious Otsu, Florence Ese Ize-Iyamu, Yusuf Yahaya Umar, Lanre Kamoru Razak, Oba Arc. Donald A. Nwandu, Lucia Olajumoke Razak, Ben Gbade Ojo, Dr.Tochukwu N. Anadu, Michael Onyeka Onyebuchi, Adekunle Emmanuel Adegbite and the coordinator from Niche PR, Marcella Esonu Iyitor.
For more information on NAHB International and its work on global housing priorities, email Giuliana Nava Cord, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8182.