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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

ARCON

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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Architects called upon for urban regeneration, economic development

population and habitation in Lagos

Architects have been tasked on providing new urban solutions required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment. The Guardian reports that the Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Michael Okonkwo made the call in a keynote address delivered at the conference of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Anambra state chapter ...

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Top 10 Ugliest Buildings In The World

ugliest buildings

You know that feeling when you conceive an idea and you think you’re a genius. I’m wondering if it was the same feeling the architects who came up with the designs for these buildings had before it was tagged ‘ugly. Someone or even people must have loved their idea. These buildings are undoubtedly ugly, and the set of people that ...

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Akwa Ibom State House Of Assemble Seeks Partnership With NIA

Akwa Ibom State House Of Assemble Seeks Partnership With NIA

The leadership of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly is seeking closer partnership with members of the Nigeria Institute of Architects, NIA. Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Barr Onofiok Luke made this known Monday, while playing host to the leadership and members of the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the NIA at the state assembly complex. The Speaker ...

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