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Evolution of skyscrapers

high-rise buildings

Two developments in the 19th century paved the way for a whole new type of building: the skyscraper. The first was the development of a safe elevator. Primitive elevators of various designs had been used for centuries, and starting in the mid 19th century, steam-operated elevators were used to move materials in factories, mines, and warehouses. But these elevators were ...

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Nigeria’s $36bn spent on construction projects is highest in West Africa for 2014

Nigeria is at the forefront of West African countries in major infrastructure construction projects in 2014, according to data from a recently released Deloitte African Construction Trends report. The report states that Nigeria spent $36.4 billion in major infrastructure construction projects for the year under review. Investment has been on the rise following the rebasing of the country’s gross domestic ...

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Foreign practitioners must show respect for local Architects – NIA chairman

NIA

Set to checkmate foreign incursion into its territory, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Lagos Chapter has begun extensive audit of all projects going on in the state. This is specifically to ensure that no foreign counterpart practices in Nigeria without fully complying with the International Union of Architects (UIA) Professional Practice Accord, and where deliberate disobedience to the pact ...

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Expert seeks new valuation standard in Nigeria

Mr. Jimmy Olayinka Omotosho, a portfolio executive at Broll Nigeria has stated that valuations are widely used and relied upon in financial and other markets, whether for inclusion in financial statements, for regulatory compliance or to support secured lending and transactional activity. This he said at the training forum of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, NIESV Lagos ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)

Inaugurated on the 1st of April 1960, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) was established after a detailed planning of its structures and systems by an 8-member study group two years earlier. However, the idea for the formation of an autonomous organization for professional architects was first conceived by three Nigerians living and training in England in the early fifties. ...

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Lagos-Badagry expressway completion date shifted till…

The Lagos State government last week, reaffirmed its resolve to complete the massive Lagos-Badagry expressway project despite the delay in completing the second phase of the ongoing N220 billion expressway expansion. But there are indications that the project would not be delivered by the Babatunde Fashola administration which fixed last month for the completion of the second phase of the ...

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TECHNOLOGY: Eko Atlantic developers unveil mobile app

Messrs South Energyx Nigeria Limited, planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City, an emerging city being built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean located beside the popular Bar Beach on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, have devised their first mobile application that can be used on all new generation smart phones and Eko-pixtablets (Android and iOS platforms). The ...

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Lagos speeds up work to meet projects completion

In a bid to complete ongoing projects under its purview on schedules, Office of Works, Lagos state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure has doubled activities to ensure completion of the projects. Currently, schools, hospitals, courts and other public utilities are being rehabilitated while new ones are being constructed where necessary across the state. Against this background, the Office of Works, ...

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Lafarge in pact with Shelter Afrique to deliver low-income housing

Lafarge Africa Plc and Shelter Afrique, a Pan-African housing and development institution, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate housing development on a large scale for low income earners in the country. The agreement, whose implementation will commence with the development of identified sites in Abuja, is for an initial period of four years. The terms of the ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

The professional body responsible for promoting the science and practice of building technology, maintenance, surveying, production/construction management, maintaining a high standard of competence and professional conduct as well as promoting and encouraging the advancement of technical and general knowledge in the building profession in Nigeria is the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). Drawing its origin from a related society called ...

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