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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

land grabbers

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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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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Obasanjo urged local architects, engineers to provide affordable accommodation

Obasanjo on affordable accommodation

The Guardian reports that EX-President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday urged local architects and engineers to provide decent and affordable accommodation for Nigerians.He made the call in Abeokuta at the third Distinguished Lecture organised by the Nigerian Institute of Architects at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. Obasanjo, who chaired the event, said the call became necessary following an imminent explosion in the ...

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Tackling the menace of structural failures in Nigeria

Structural Failures in Nigeria

Since the purpose for any structure of a building is to satisfy some human needs, there is need for the design of such structure to be at par with the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, and economy.This article delves into the menace of structural failures in Nigeria The tools to enable an engineer realise the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, ...

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NIA unveils new models for housing

NIA unveils new models for housing

The Nigerian Institute of Architects have proposed new innovative concepts for social housing to government, which will collectively address affordable and sustainable housing for Nigerians. The Guardian reports that the models proposed by the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) for social housing include, development of a contributory scheme that will provide an endless flow of revolving housing finance for low-income earners ...

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