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Using Social Housing Scheme to Solve Housing Problems in Nigeria

social housing

When you talk about social housing for the masses, the words that come to mind are cheap, affordable, non-profit driven, mass produced houses that could be occupied by low income earners, who may wish to save towards eventually buying such houses with time. Considering the fact that Nigeria has a housing deficit of about 17 million units, any information that ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

regulatory bodies

The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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Why Building Information Modeling (BIM) Should Be Adopted in Nigeria

Building Information Modeling

One technology that has emerged over the last decade and a half is Building Information Modeling (BIM). This article highlights the importance of BIM to the construction industry in Nigeria. There were no significant changes in the building design methods observed until the mid-nineteenth century and engineers were used to describe their design by traditional methods (pen, paper, and ruler). ...

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Environmental Impact of Building Projects in Nigeria

environmental impact

Environmental Impact is used to describe some implications of human activities on the environment. This article views the environmental impact of building construction projects in Nigeria. The environment is threatened severely by so many problems, some of which are caused by the activities of Construction Projects. The major environmental impacts of building construction projects include environmental pollution, resource depletion and ...

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Title Deed in Real Estate Investment

deed

A deed, as defined in the dictionary is a signed document pertaining to the ownership or legal rights of landed property. Ownership, legal, rights, property, signed are some of the keywords that stand out here.  Like in all other aspects of investment, in real estate business, the seller and buyer must come together, negotiate and either seal a deal successfully ...

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When Does it Become Necessary to Demolish a Building?

Demolish

Building takes time, and demolition takes consideration. Demolishing a building isn’t easy, and it requires careful, detailed planning to demolish any structure. When is it really necessary to carry out a demolition? Whether corporate buildings or household projects are considered, demolition services should be engaged by inquiring minds and conservative pursuits. When is it time to demolish a building? The ...

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Knowing The Right Foundation For Your Home

Right foundation

It is important to know the right foundation for your building. Having the right foundation for your building saves you a lot of trouble. This article reveals the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come The foundation is the most important element of any building, be it a ...

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Basic steps in building a house

basic steps in building a house

This became necessary due to recent mails I received asking for advise on basic steps in building a house that once can effectively follow. It is for those who are not really sure of what steps to follow when planning for their house. Understanding the basic steps in building a house will aid your knowledge more and always make you ...

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What Makes Up A Home’s Foundation?

foundation

Have you ever wondered what part of a building is the most important? The truth is the type of foundation used to erect a structure determines the holding capacity or strength of that structure. This article talks about the best kind of foundation for your home. “Which type of foundation is better for home construction; a poured slab type at ...

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Construction Practices In Nigeria

construction practices

Construction practices in a developing country like Nigeria differ significantly in important aspects from practices in industrialized or developed countries. In Nigeria, the greatest challenge facing professionals in the field is that the practice of construction is not uniform. It varies with the client, size or complexity of the project from the perspective of the owners. This article sheds more ...

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