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BCPG urges developers to seek surveyors’ services before construction

The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Ikeja Cell, has called on prospective building developers and clients to engage the services of quantity surveyors before embarking on construction projects.

A statement from BCPG quoted Mrs. Adejoke Alabi, a former Head of Quantity Surveying Department, Lagos State Ministry of Works and the lead speaker at a seminar organised by BCPG Ikeja Cell, recently, saying, “Prevention of defective building construction and building project abandonment begins at the point where the quantity surveyor uses the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings to determine the overall cost of the project.”

The Coordinator of Building Collapse Prevention Guild , Ikeja Cell, Mrs. Iyabode Bolarinwa, who is a professional builder and a former Vice Chairman of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), explained that many clients had suffered from collapse of businesses and high blood pressure for embarking on building construction without first quantifying the cost implications.

Also speaking, Building Collapse Prevention Guild National President, Mr. George Akinola, reiterated the benefit of synergy that the guild had been promoting among the building environment professionals which, ultimately, would bridge communication gap and reduce the unpleasant role rivalries and conflicts in the nation’s construction industry.

Credit: Daily Trust

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