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The Surveying Profession and Public Interest

Estate Surveyors and valuers are not so well perceived in the public’s eye, that’s if they are even known. Albeit, a distinguishing feature of a profession is its acceptance of its responsibility to the public. The clients of Estate Surveyors and Valuers consist of the three arms of government; private investors, the business and financial community, and others who rely ...

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The National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly complex of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is an eye-catching architectural masterpiece that houses a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution consisting of a Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. The body, scissored after the federal Congress of the United States, is designed to guarantee equal representation of the states irrespective of ...

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Evolution of skyscrapers

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Two developments in the 19th century paved the way for a whole new type of building: the skyscraper. The first was the development of a safe elevator. Primitive elevators of various designs had been used for centuries, and starting in the mid 19th century, steam-operated elevators were used to move materials in factories, mines, and warehouses. But these elevators were ...

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TECHNOLOGY: Eko Atlantic developers unveil mobile app

Messrs South Energyx Nigeria Limited, planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City, an emerging city being built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean located beside the popular Bar Beach on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, have devised their first mobile application that can be used on all new generation smart phones and Eko-pixtablets (Android and iOS platforms). The ...

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Lafarge in pact with Shelter Afrique to deliver low-income housing

Lafarge Africa Plc and Shelter Afrique, a Pan-African housing and development institution, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate housing development on a large scale for low income earners in the country. The agreement, whose implementation will commence with the development of identified sites in Abuja, is for an initial period of four years. The terms of the ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

The professional body responsible for promoting the science and practice of building technology, maintenance, surveying, production/construction management, maintaining a high standard of competence and professional conduct as well as promoting and encouraging the advancement of technical and general knowledge in the building profession in Nigeria is the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). Drawing its origin from a related society called ...

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Lagos give housing and construction projects boost

Convinced of the strategic importance and potentials of building and construction sector as the third largest in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), ranking in Lagos, the state government has come up with new initiative that is geared towards boosting activities within the sector in the state. Essentially, two major areas are currently receiving attention, namely; housing and construction sector. ...

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Anambra’s multi-city development plan endorsed by stakeholders

The move by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to embark on the construction of multi-city projects in Awka Capital Territory, has been endorsed by royal fathers and the chairmen of the various local government areas that make up the area. Seen as the next big thing in Nigeria’s real estate. The endorsement came when the Awka Capital Territory ...

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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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Quantity Surveyors cry against high cost of construction projects

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The immediate past Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, Mr. Olayemi Shonubi has attributed the high cost of procuring civil and heavy engineering projects in Nigeria to the non-utilisation of quantity surveyors who by training are equipped to give value for money on all construction projects. He also blamed the plethora of ...

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