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The right kinds of homes for kids in a sane world

“The right kinds of homes” is relative to that part of the world you find yourself. If you are in a developed society, then it may probably be easy to get. However its a different tale for my counterparts in developing countries while under-developed countries are worse of. White kids have luxuries but do you think black kids don’t love ...

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Is the ‘NASS’ complex dome really tied to Islam?

There has been many arguments and counter arguments as to the religious implications of the large dome on the National Assembly Complex. One school of thought holds that sentiment was involved while the NASS complex was been erected. Some Nigerians claim the dome has strings of Islam tied around it. But is that really the case? A dome has multiple ...

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Structural failures in Nigeria and its agents

For almost six decades, Nigeria as an independent nation has been striving to develop itself in every field of human endeavour, obstacles notwithstanding. Currently, Nigeria is pursuing the “Vision 20-2020” as one of its strategies to become one of the top leading 20 economies by the year 2020. On the other hand, the built environment, in any country, determines the ...

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The Surveying Profession and Public Interest

Estate Surveyors and valuers are not so well perceived in the public’s eye, that’s if they are even known. Albeit, a distinguishing feature of a profession is its acceptance of its responsibility to the public. The clients of Estate Surveyors and Valuers consist of the three arms of government; private investors, the business and financial community, and others who rely ...

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Hutbay Unveils Custom Webpages for Estate Agents and Developers

Lagos-based online marketplace for properties, Hutbay, has unveiled customizable web pages for estate agents and developers, to boost their online presence. Hutbay made this known to TechCabal via an email conversation with company CEO, Owolabi Olatunji. According to an official release from Hutbay, the customizable web pages, which has been in beta for some weeks now, will allow real estate ...

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The National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly complex of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is an eye-catching architectural masterpiece that houses a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution consisting of a Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. The body, scissored after the federal Congress of the United States, is designed to guarantee equal representation of the states irrespective of ...

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Evolution of skyscrapers

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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

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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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