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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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UPDC finally selects winners of 30-storey design competition

After a keen competition to get world-class architectural design for its proposed real estate project, the UACN Property Development Company Plc (UPDC) has eventually selected two firms for its ‘One Prime’ project, to be located within the neighbourhood of Ikoyi, Lagos State. The selection of the duo, James Cubitt and Design Group, emerged after the developer recently organised a pitch ...

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NIS stratgeize ways to uproot quack surveyors in practice

The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), an umbrella body of real estate professionals referred to as ‘land surveyors’, says it is strategizing to deal with pseudo-practitioners commonly called quacks. The institution explains that it is planning a country-wide education of its members at the state branches, through seminars and workshops, to make them understand what they are expected to do ...

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Lagos give housing and construction projects boost

Convinced of the strategic importance and potentials of building and construction sector as the third largest in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), ranking in Lagos, the state government has come up with new initiative that is geared towards boosting activities within the sector in the state. Essentially, two major areas are currently receiving attention, namely; housing and construction sector. ...

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Anambra’s multi-city development plan endorsed by stakeholders

The move by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to embark on the construction of multi-city projects in Awka Capital Territory, has been endorsed by royal fathers and the chairmen of the various local government areas that make up the area. Seen as the next big thing in Nigeria’s real estate. The endorsement came when the Awka Capital Territory ...

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