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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, ...

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BCPG calls for strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector

strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector

“Pressed by the need to overcome the menace of building collapse and restore the glory of the built environment profession, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called for strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector.”- The Guardian President of the association, Kunle Awobodu who gave the charge during his valedictory speech at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of ...

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Builders Seal Pact On Capacity Building For Artisans In Nigeria

Builders Seal Pact On Capacity Building For Artisans

Concerned about the dearth of skillful artisans in Nigeria, especially, bricklayers, a new programme aiming at improving their practices has got the attention of stakeholders in the building sector. The new initiative is as result of a tripartite agreement between the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Cement Technology Institute of Nigeria (CTIN). Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Lagos State Bricklayers ...

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Professionals Call For Synergy Among Professional Groups Against Building Collapse

Professionals Calls For Synergy Among Professional Groups Against Building Collapse

The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers and the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) have called for synergy among the seven professional groups in the built environment to tackle various challenges confronting the industry. According to them, it would take cooperation for the construction industry to attain success in addressing some of the issues in the industry, particularly building collapse. The ...

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Ten Most Catastrophic Building Collapses In History

Building collapse is a disaster that often times does not occur naturally. This piece draws our attention to ten most catastrophic building collapses that shook the world from time immemorial with fatality that could have been worse than a natural disaster. Building collapse has become a constant feature among disasters that has rocked the world. In our part of the world, this worrisome ...

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Substandard buildings: BCPG seeks Buhari’s intervention

collapsed two-storey building in Jos

The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to support professionals in the built environment in the fight against substandard building construction in the country. In a statement signed by the National President, BCPG, Mr. KunleAwobodu, the guild noted that the construction industry needed the wind of change that was currently blowing across ...

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BCPG urges CEMAN to stop illegal re-bagging of cement

illegal re-bagging of cement.

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CEMAN) has been called upon to work with its members and stop the illegal re-bagging of cement. The Building Collapse Prevention Guild, in a letter dated July 2, 2015 and signed by its President, Mr. Kunle Awobodu, urged CEMAN to hold regular forum for cement distributors and retailers, where the implications of re-bagging of ...

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Stakeholders seek urgent measure to end building collapse

Building Collapse Prevention

The spate at which buildings are being collapsed in the metropolis, especially, in the Lagos Mainland has become a source of worry to the stakeholders. Their concern was reflected at an interactive session organised Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), a nongovernmental organization (NGO) and the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The forum, held at Yaba Local Government Secretariat last ...

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‘Nigeria is susceptible to earthquake’

Nigeria is susceptible to earthquake'

The National President of Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) Bldr. Kunle Awobodu has said that the belief that Nigeria is safe from the seismic zone might not be correct as available data show that Nigeria is susceptible to earthquake. He said that earth tremors the country experienced in 1933, 1939, 1964, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2009 is a ...

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