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Architects flay 30-year life span for buildings


The Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) has frowned at the low life span and quality of buildings across the country, which in most cases lasts between 20 to 30 years. The new president of the institute, Sunny Echono who stated this at the weekend noted that a building that is designed and constructed with good materials should last for 100years. ...

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Paints manufacturers association set to tackle adulteration

Paints manufacturers association

The Paints Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMA) have pledged to confront the problem of adulteration and faking of premium brands which have negatively affected their volume and profitability.  The Chairman of PMA, Mr. Abimbolu Babatunde, disclosed this during a recent press conference to announce the sixth biannual raw materials, equipment and paint exhibition scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2019.  ...

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ARCON advocates affordable housing for IDPs


The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has called for restitution through affordable and secure housing for the internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Council noted that one of the major challenges facing the society today is the growth in the number of IDPs. President of ARCON, Arc Dipo Ajayi, who made this point while speaking on the sidelines of the ...

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Architect tasks developers on environment-friendly housing designs

Housing designs

An architectural expert, Mr. Samson Akinyosoye on Tuesday urged developers to adopt environmental-friendly housing designs that would stand the test of time. Akinyosoye, Secretary, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Lagos chapter made the call in an interview in Lagos. He said that there were also housing designs that do not cost much to construct. According to him, being conscious of ...

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ARCON demands investigation into collapsed building project at Unilag


Lagos – Following a partially collapsed section of a building under construction located within the University of Lagos (Unilag), Akoka campus last week, the Architect Registration Council (ARCON) visited the site seeking for a full investigation. The visit was to get first-hand information on the incident. The varsity’s on-going building project that experienced the partial collapse is a seven-storey project, ...

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Investors introduce new healthcare architectural designs


With global focus on modern architecture, investors in Nigeria’s health sector are embracing innovative designs to ensure competitiveness, accessibility and accelerate the healing process. Globally, architectural designs for healthcare infrastructure are big issues in boosting patronage, hastening healing process as well as improving the general well being of the society. Amid business downturns, many developers in Nigeria are now embracing ...

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Nigeria Institute of Architects celebrates decades of architectural history

Nigerian Institute of Architects

One of the foremost professional groups in the built environment industry, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has chronicled its successes towards attaining excellence in creative management of the physical environment. This was unfolded at its annual 4th Distinguished Lecture Tagged: Beyond Simple Line: Presentation of nearly five Decades of Architectural Practices in Nigeria (1970-2018). The lecture series was borne ...

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Land grabbers are threat to real estate industry – Expert

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Mr. Adeolu Ogunbanjo, Chairman, Association of Estate Agents of Nigeria (AEAN), has described the activities of land grabbers (Omo-Onile) as a major challenge affecting the development of housing and infrastructure in the country. Ogunbanjo made the observation in an interview in Lagos on Tuesday. He said the frequent demands of the land grabbers had discouraged many investors from investing in ...

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Raji Fashola inaugurates 45 ARCON board members


Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday, inaugurated 45 members into the board of the Architects Registration Council (ARCON). Fashola, who performed the inauguration in Abuja, tasked members of the reconstituted council to help fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate to the people. According to him, Buhari is in need of men and women of good fate ...

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Architectural companies embrace more design and build concepts

architectural companies

More evidence that architectural companies are embracing design and build concepts are emerging, following the lull in the construction activity. The move is triggered by declining new projects coupled with escalating construction cost that has forced individual builders to vacate sites. Design-build is a project delivery system used in the architectural companies. It is a method to deliver a project ...

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