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“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse”, Ganiyu Jimoh

“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse", Ganiyu Jimoh

The Guardian reports, “The Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians, Makanjuola Ganiyu Jimoh has called for proper registration of technicians to reduce incessant incidences of building collapse in the country.”Jimoh, who led members of the society on a courtesy visit to The Guardian, noted that it is time for craftsmen to realise that their services require professionalism, which ...

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Nigerian engineers intensify efforts to tackle building collapse

“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse", Ganiyu Jimoh

According to Punch, the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers said it had intensified efforts aimed at preventing disasters and ensuring safety awareness, especially as it pertains fire incidents, flooding and building collapse across the country. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the pioneer National Chairman of NISE, Abiodun Oyedepo, said the NISE was not formed to compete with other safety bodies and ...

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Another three-storey building collapse happened in Lagos

Another three-storey building collapse happened in Lagos

The Guardian reports that another three-storey building collapse happened yesterday in Ojo area of Lagos State. There were, however, no casualties as residents have already deserted the building located at No. 21 Saka Okoro Street, Ilufe Road, Alaba International Market, Ojo. It was gathered that the building caved in on Tuesday morning in a partial collapse. General Manager, Lagos State ...

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Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed structures to stop building collapse

demolition of 57 distressed structures

“As part of efforts to stop building collapse, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) yesterday began the demolition of 57 distressed structures across the state.”- The Guardian The LASBCA General Manager, Lekan Shodehinde said the demolition was the first phase of the exercise, which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had approved.He explained that government had earlier notified the owners of the ...

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AREDOLS, LABSCA request change in land use

allocate a piece of land

“If the Association of Real Estate Developers of Nigeria (AREDOLS), Lagos State chapter, have their way, setbacks on building sites on land may be reduced.”- The Nation AREDOLS, at a meeting aimed at  fostering better working relationship with the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), asked the government to reduce the mandatory space to be left on plots underdevelopment Under ...

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Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

According to The Guardian, rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey Mumbai building collapse. The city’s chief fire officer, Prabhat Rahangdale, said nine people had been rescued but dozens more were believed missing under rubble after the structure gave way mid-morning in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar. “Entire ground and four floored residential ...

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Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

“The Lagos State Government on Sunday attributed the building collapse, which occurred at No. 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work.”- The Guardian Reacting to the collapse, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe, ...

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Tackling the menace of structural failures in Nigeria

Structural Failures in Nigeria

Since the purpose for any structure of a building is to satisfy some human needs, there is need for the design of such structure to be at par with the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, and economy.This article delves into the menace of structural failures in Nigeria The tools to enable an engineer realise the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, ...

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Three-storey building under construction collapses in Owerri

Three-storey building under construction collapses in Owerri

“Tragedy occurred yesterday in Umuguma axis, Owerri West Local Council of Imo State, following the caving in of a massive three storey building at the roofing stage of construction, heightening tension that yet -to be known number of persons may have been trapped. The building is located near Imo Foundation and Imo Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, near Owerri metropolis.As at the ...

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