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An Overview of the Building and Construction Sector in Nigeria

building and construction industry in Nigeria

The Building and Construction sector is very crucial in any nation’s social and economic development. There are many factors responsible for this. This article gives an overview of the building and construction sector in Nigeria. Apart from the Building and Construction sector’s potential with respect to employment generation, the various activities undertaken in the sector are very germane to fostering ...

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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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Delta, Ebonyi sanction engineers over poor project execution

Delta, Ebonyi sanction engineers over poor project execution

“This is not the best of times for the engineering profession, as three of its members are being reprimanded in Delta and Ebonyi States for ineffective supervision and poor project execution.”- The Guardian The Delta State Government sanctioned two engineers for the ongoing Ukwunzu Road project while in Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi directed the suspension of another engineer for ...

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NIMechE plans schools’ innovation challenge competition

NIMechE plans schools’ innovation challenge competition

As part of efforts towards ensuring the growth of young engineers, the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineering (NIMechE) has concluded plans to host an innovative challenge in engineering. The Guardian reports that the initiative tagged: “NIMechE Innovation Challenge 2017”, sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) will feature about 10 tertiary institutions that offer mechanical ...

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Engineers call for review of national building code

Engineers call for review of national building code

As a result of the constant collapse of structures in the country, engineers have called for the review of the national building code before its passage into law. The Guardian reports that the engineers under the aegis of Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) said some aspects of the current building code are not applicable to engineering structures. According to ...

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NSE reinstates commitment to upholding high standards

NSE kicks against planned closure of Abuja Airport

The Chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Apapa Branch, Ombugadu Garba has reasserted the commitment of the society to upholding high standards of engineering practice in Nigeria. According to The Guardian, he stated this during a visit to Lotus Plastics Limited, in Agbara, Ogun State. Garba who led a team of engineers to the company said the visit was one ...

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Engineers blame weak legislation for damaged roads

Engineers blame weak legislation for damaged roads

Reports show that the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed the rising number of dilapidated roads on absence of legislation to enforce reforms in the sector. The Guardian reports that NSE President, Otis Anyaeji, who disclosed this in Abuja while hosting legislators who are also engineers in Abuja, explained that the society has six legislations that can bridge the ...

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Engineers advise against use of asphalt for Niger Delta roads

Engineers advise against use of asphalt for Niger Delta roads

The Nation reports that experts in road construction, under the aegis of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), have blamed the failure of roads in Niger Delta on the use of wrong construction methods and materials. The experts spoke yesterday at this year’s annual lecture and award ceremony of the NSE in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The Nation reports ...

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The Importance Of Land Surveying To Real Estate

Chartered surveyors call for enabling environment for real estate sector

Land surveying offers remarkable value in terms of protecting your real estate investment. It is a process that must be carried out as soon as possible, after successfully purchasing land. This article intends to analyse the importance of doing a land survey for your property. Land Surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world. The first land surveys ...

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The Housing needs of Nigerian Paraplegics is a call to action

Paraplegics

It has been observed that disabled people especially those that are paralyzed from the waist down, also known as paraplegics are often times neglected when the issue of housing comes under focus. This article highlights the housing needs of Nigerian Paraplegics and calls governmental organizations to action. Disability is a common human condition and people with disabilities are often products ...

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