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NIESV summit to hold for two days in Lagos

Niesv Summit

On November 7 and 8, a two-day summit will be held by the Lagos State Branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). According to the branch’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Richard Olodu, estate surveying and valuation profession encompasses diverse fields of specialisation, including such land, building, engineering and Business, Estate agency, Investment advisory, property management, facilities management, ...

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Sustainable Society: The Role of Surveyors in creating a Sustainable Society

sustainable society

There are thousands of definitions, ideas, concepts and models that define what a sustainable society is. Put simply, a sustainable society is one that “persists and thrives”. In this article we look at the role of surveyors in creating a sustainable society. A sustainable society is one that can progress without catastrophic setbacks in the foreseeable future. For billions of ...

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Akwa Ibom calls for list of licensed surveyors

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“To check several litigations occasioned by quackery in the State, Akwa Ibom State Government has called on the State chapter of Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) to submit list of all licensed surveyors to it.”- The Guardian The State’s Commissioner of Housing and Special duties, Prince, Enobong Uwah, made the call when officials of the institute led by its chairman, ...

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Surveyors canvass use of local building materials

local building materials

“Except urgent measures are taken to encourage the use of local building materials, the construction industry will remain in doldrums, stakeholders have said.”- The Nation They spoke at the ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Lagos Chapter. At the lecture themed: “Foreign exchange problems, prospects and solutions in Nigeria: Construction industry perspective,” participants called ...

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Fashola chides estate valuers over property pricing

Fashola chides estate valuers over property pricing

“Is the valuation of land and properties across the country reflective of economic realities? This was the poser for estate surveyors and valuers at the inauguration of the reconstituted Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON)  in Abuja by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.”- The Nation “For me, I think the most important ...

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NIESV tasks students on skills for surveying practice

NIESV tasks students on skills for surveying practice

“To excel in estate surveying profession, under-graduates in the field have been challenged to be disciplined, work hard and put maximum integrity into their daily dealings with people. Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in Plateau State, Fidel Okpanachi Idoko gave the charge during a visit by students and lecturers of the Department of Estate Management of Federal ...

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Surveyors to adopt professional indemnity insurance policy

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The Guardian reports that fresh policy changes may be in the offing in few months time that would pave way for the return of professional indemnity insurance (PII) policy in the estate surveying and valuation field. The Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) is driving the new initiative that acts as a tool for enforcing professional competence ...

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Real Estate Developers to sue surveyors over hike in fees

How Ex-Naval Chief, used family company to acquire N600m property

According to Daily Post, the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, REDAN, has threatened to take surveyors to court if the proposed increment in the cost of preparing survey plans for lands across the country is implemented. This was disclosed in a letter to Surveyors by Counsel to REDAN, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Adegboruwa warned that such plan if implemented will result ...

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Nigerian surveyors seek government support on adoption of building information modelling (BIM) technology

BIM technology

“The Architecture, Engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in any country is responsible for the construction, repair, and alteration of buildings, roads, structures and other properties in the country.”- Techpoint. Techpoint also reports that the alarming cases of collapsed buildings in Nigeria only point to the sub-optimal constructions which fall short of global standards. In the past three years, over 75 buildings ...

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Quantity surveyors seek role in budget process

Quantity surveyors seek role in budget process

The Guardian reports that Lagos-based cost accountants have raised eyebrows on the method being employed in preparation of the nation’s budget, saying the system has cost Nigeria billions of naira yearly. They noted that the exclusion of surveyors, who are meticulous, analytical and empirical in budget process especially in infrastructural projects is a disservice to the nation and intentional in ...

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