“We will deploy modern and revolutionary construction methods at the Nasarawa Technology Village”

ABS Blueprint Consortium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Yamusa Suleiman, in an interview with Daily Trust, said his company will use innovative and modern techniques to build the Nasarawa Technology Village, a new mixed-use development , in Karu Local Government Area of ​​Nasarawa State. He also talks about the company’s smart and eco-friendly premium properties in Abuja.

HHow many flagship projects has ABS Blueprint executed so far?

ABS has embarked on a number of private and high-end projects. We have just concluded a number of luxury apartments in the diplomatic area of ​​Abuja, they have been ordered and are now operational. We have 32 units of different classes of luxury apartments – one, two and three bedrooms – beautifully executed and furnished.

In Asokoro we have a luxury estate consisting of terraced houses and a few independent villas. In the Asokoro extension, we have a number of independent villas and mini-estates of terraced houses; all in one compound.

In Maitama and Wuse 11, we have completed various villas and standalone estates, as our target niche is high-end real estate.

In Life Camp we have fully operational luxury apartments. We have also completed a few other high-end projects like the mixed-use development in the central area; these are apartments and offices. It is an eight story twin. It is one of our emblematic projects.

And with our consortium partners, Modern Shelter, we have large-scale signature developments of different types of houses: apartments, terraces and villas, at strategic locations in Katampe Extension, Jahi, Gwarimpa, Mabushi and Galadimawa.

We live in a world where climate change and technology impact everything. How have these two elements affected the way you design and build your properties?

We are embarking on projects at the diplomatic area and at the living camp and we intend to integrate smart and ecological aspects into our buildings. Smart in the sense that we will build homes that operate efficiently through smart energy access and control devices. We have also integrated environmentally friendly elements into our buildings. We have solar and smart functionality combined into one. We have integrated designs like the water heater system. It will be solar. Much of the outdoor and security lighting is solar-powered and smart because it’s motion-activated. So it will contribute to energy conservation and efficient energy management. These are just a few of the elements related to green and smart technology that we are currently integrating into our buildings, and they will certainly have a way of reducing carbon emissions in our environments.

You recently launched the Nasarawa Technology Village; what is the project about?

The Nasarawa Technology Village is a very interesting project that we are passionate about because it is the fusion of a technology hub and a housing estate. The two have been merged to create a technology-driven ecosystem. This ecosystem will create a tech-driven mini-economy in Nasarawa State, and indeed across the country.

The technology center will have a training center where we can train 2,000 software engineering students each year. We have our partners, DECAGON, who will provide the training, and upon graduation, students will be assured of outsourced jobs anywhere in the world; jobs you can work remotely and get paid. These are high paying jobs for which you earn up to $3,000 per month.

The hub will have office space that will be rented to local and international IT companies, and of course a hostel.

We also have other business areas which are all technology driven to promote various technology and skill areas which are technically related.

Then we will have a housing estate which will consist of blocks of one and two bedroom apartments on 10 hectares. We have an agreement with the Family Homes Fund to fund this. We also have two and three bedroom bungalows. The two-bedroom bungalows will be adjoining while the three bedrooms will be independent. The entire community will be modern and efficient in the sense that there will be infrastructure and related services. We have a nursery and primary school, we have commercial areas, a police station and a fire station. There will be an independent power plant that will power the entire Nasarawa Technology Village that would be built by our energy partners, and we will have the option of using LPG or LNG.

What is the completion period?

The project is huge. The total number of residential units is 1,962, and adding that to all the things I’ve mentioned before in the wider realm and the technology hub, you’ll see that this is a very large project. on 67 hectares. So according to our estimate, the project will take three years. We intend to proceed in stages. So instead of waiting to complete the whole project, as we move forward, we intend to be very strategic in how we implement it. So, all things being equal, with the methods that we’re going to use for construction, which are going to be modern and revolutionary, it’s going to save a lot of time.

What are these modern and revolutionary methods that you are going to deploy?

There is a method that we are discussing with one of the contractors. This is an institute cast-in-place method by which we will have entire wall panels. For example, for the three-bedroom building, a company, Tricity International, will manufacture wall panels and within a few days these panels will be assembled. We will only pour the light concrete which will solidify all the walls. So you can see how this will ensure the speed. After that, roofing and finishing will not take long. We anticipate that this will take less time than when using the traditional sand concrete block method; ask them individually.