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NIQS to hold its 3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi

3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi

According to The Nation, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) is to hold its 3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State. In a release made available to in Abuja on Thursday, the Secretary, Marketing and Corporate Affairs of the Institute, QS Olujide Oke said the conference which has the theme “ Confluence of Research, Theory ...

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Sterling Bank wins the Housing Friendly Commercial Bank of the Year Award

Housing Friendly Commercial Bank

“Sterling Bank Plc, has won the Housing Friendly Commercial Bank of the Year Award for its remarkable impact on housing delivery in Nigeria’s housing sector.”- The News Receiving the award at the 12th edition of the Abuja Housing Awards in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja recently, Sterling Bank’s Non-Interest Banking (NIB) Group Head, Mr. Basheer Oshodi said, the Bank ...

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Professionals attribute building collapsing to poor practice

Professionals attribute building collapsing to poor practice

“A building that is properly constructed is expected to be in use for a very long time.  The rampant cases of buildings collapsing in various locations across the country have posed a great challenge to government and professionals in the built environment in view of the enormous loss of huge investments in housing and attendant loss of lives. “-  Daily ...

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Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

“As the market for sustainable design and construction begins to grow, stakeholders in the construction, academic and built environment have advocated increased deployment of sustainable solutions in addressing such needs, especially in emerging markets like Nigeria.”- The Guardian With industry forecasts suggesting that material demand in the construction sector will double by 2050, considering the need for affordable housing that ...

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Federal Government begins construction of 2, 736 affordable housing units

2, 736 affordable housing units

“The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said that the construction of mass housing projects in 33 states, 2, 736 affordable housing units, across the country has commenced.”-Daily Post The Minister, who disclosed this at the sixth meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, told delegates at the event that with ongoing housing ...

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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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5 Things That Prove You Live In A Sustainable Neighbourhood

sustainable neighbourhood

A sustainable neighbourhood meets your needs while protecting the environment. Homes in a sustainable neighbourhood are located near shops, schools, recreation, work and other daily destinations. This helps reduce driving costs and lets residents enjoy the health benefits of walking. This article tells you what you should do to live in a sustainable neighbourhood. A sustainable neighbourhood is a place ...

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The Nigerian Built Environment at a glance.

Nigerian Built environment

Here is a compilation of what you should know about the Nigerian Built Environment, the structure, challenges and what should be done to make it better. The built environment is the human-made surroundings where people gather to live, work and play. It encompasses both the physical structures where people do these activities and the supporting infrastructure, such as transport, water ...

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Strategies for improving the built environment

Built environment

For a healthy environment and quality standard of living, there is a need to implore strategies to save our built environment from degeneration. The incidence of poor housing quality in Nigeria and the negative effects emanating from it is quite worrisome. Nigeria has a wide range of severely degenerated urban environment resulting from the rapid rate of urbanization. In view ...

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