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Why Building Projects Are Abandoned In Nigeria

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In today’s Nigeria, the landscape is littered with abandoned building projects, roads, rails, ports and other infrastructural projects at all levels of governance from local government through the state government to the federal territory. It is quite unfortunate that many of building and infrastructural projects in Nigeria are out-rightly abandoned even at conception. When we talk of abandonment, we mean ...

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How To Supervise Building Projects

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To supervise building projects you first have to identify the most important part of the building project that cannot be overlooked. Building projects include some elements in common, like design, estimation, financial and legal issues, and supervision as well. This article gives an insight on “how to supervise building projects” If you are saddled with the responsibility to supervise building ...

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What Makes Up A Home’s Foundation?

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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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The Framework of Construction Practices In Nigeria

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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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The Challenges In Post Contract Process

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Post contract is the professional terminology used for all activities carried out when actual construction work starts. This article analyses the challenges in post contract process. The challenges in post contract process and in the building/construction industry as a whole are too numerous and complicated. Some of the challenges of post contract process includes; Quality of construction materials Source of ...

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Ten things to consider when building your dream home

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For an average man building a  befitting house – some place you can call home, is definitely a dream come true. A home of your own is arguably the biggest asset man can have. This article states 10 things you ought to consider when building your dream home It’s every sane man’s desire to find a worthy place to call ...

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RENT TO OWN: Another path to owning a home.

Rent-to-own

Owning your house in a country like Nigeria, especially in metro cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt is a laudable accomplishment considering the high cost of living. In this article, we take a look at an alternative to paying rent and being treated shabbily by your landlord. The cost of renting a standard house is so back-breaking, sometimes having ...

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Using Social Housing Scheme to Solve Housing Problems in Nigeria

Housing Shortage in Lagos

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

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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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