Factors Inhibiting the Use of Indigenous Building Materials (IBM) in the Ghanaian Construction Industry.

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Factors Inhibiting the Use of Indigenous Building Materials (IBM) in the Ghanaian Construction Industry.

Abstract
The cost of construction in Ghana, as in many developing countries is increasing at an exponential rate. In spite of the numerous calls by stakeholders to incorporate the use of indigenous building materials (IBM) which seek to reduce cost of construction, the use of conventional building materials continue to dominate the construction industry. This paper seeks to investigate factors that inhibit the use of IBM in the Ghanaian construction industry, from the professional’s perspective.

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