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The Challenges In Post Contract Process

post contract

Post contract is the professional terminology used for all activities carried out when actual construction work starts. This article analyses the challenges in post contract process. The challenges in post contract process and in the building/construction industry as a whole are too numerous and complicated. Some of the challenges of post contract process includes; Quality of construction materials Source of ...

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SON, stakeholders begin review of cement standard


Four-years after the Federal government approved new cement standard for the producers, the Technical Committee set by the Governing Board of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) is again reviewing the quality of the products. The grade-strengths of cement production existing in Nigeria have been NlS 444-1, which was adopted as composition and conformity criteria for common cement in the ...

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Advantages of Concrete Road Over Asphalt Road

Concrete Road

According to LAFARGE, in 2014, Nigeria was estimated to have lost N300 billion to bitumen importation. Now, with biting foreign exchange scarcity, dwindling revenue, and prevailing economic recession, experts have called for the use of concrete to build roads rather than bitumen. In this article we take a look at the advantages of Concrete road over Asphalt road In recent ...

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Cement producers actively working to reduce price

Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

According to PM News, the Chairman of BUA Cement, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, has said that the major producers of Cement producers actively working to reduce price of the commodity to boost the nation’s housing sector. Rabiu stated this to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He ...

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Dangote Cement sets aside N5 billion for marketing activities

Dangote Cement

Dangote Cement Plc has announced N5 billion budget to support the product marketing activities in 2017. The Guardian reports that the Chairman of the company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed this at an event to reward distributors nationwide in Lagos. He stressed that the budget was necessary because the business needs a lot of rejigging and innovation in order to meet ...

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The Dangers of Land With Flexible Payment

Flexible payment

The dangers of land with flexible payment are numerous, especially those ones that tell you to buy two and get one free. Usually, when something sounds too good to be true it is probably not true. If a company does a promo of this nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to get a free plot of land ...

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How To Spot Adulterated Cement

adulterated cement

Adulterated cement in some instances has been responsible for building collapse in the country. This article tends to highlight the menace of substandard cement and what you should know about your cement. Cement adulteration is basically the addition of non-cement material to cement. Where cement is supposed to help in bonding to get strength needed for structures, this adulterated cement ...

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Dangote cement plans to expand plant in Cameroon

dangote cement

Dangote Cement Plc has revealed its plans to expand the output from its Douala, Cameroon plant from the current 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum to three million metric tonnes by investing in a similar plant in Yaoundé. This is according to a report from PUNCH news. The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, stated this during a recent visit ...

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The battle between Dangote Cement and Lafarge

Undoubtedly, the most talked about issue in the built environment in 2014 is cement, with much made of its contribution to building collapse, pricing and the uneasy relationship among the big players in the industry. The ‘war’ has taken many dimensions, with price being used as one of the weapons most commonly deployed. The biggest player in the industry, Dangote ...

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