Paper Title
Sustainable Environment: Laterite As Sustainable Building Materials In Construction Industry

The objective of this paper is to identify the significant of social, economic and environmental factors affecting the sustainability of laterite as building material in the construction industry. Building materials are considered as the largest input in any project thus has a great influence on the total cost of any projects. High cost of projects led to a call for incorporating laterite in most past and present projects. The research is aimed to identify the most significant factor to be used for effective utilization of laterite as sustainable building material in the construction industry. The research was carried out in suitable civil and building construction companies in Katsina, Kano and Kaduna states in northern Nigeria. The research findings identified that economic factors has the highest significant as sustainable building materials in the construction industry. Keywords— Building Materials, Construction Industry, Environmental, Sustainability. Economic, Significant.