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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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When Does it Become Necessary to Demolish a Building?


Building takes time, and demolition takes consideration. Demolishing a building isn’t easy, and it requires careful, detailed planning to demolish any structure. When is it really necessary to carry out a demolition? Whether corporate buildings or household projects are considered, demolition services should be engaged by inquiring minds and conservative pursuits. When is it time to demolish a building? The ...

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Why Building Standards Exist: The Pains And Gains

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A society without building standards to regulate the erection or construction of buildings, or a society with land regulation laws should be prepared for anarchy. This article gives useful insights as to why building standards exist. As cities become the center piece of contemporary development and as land become more scarce and inaccessible for requisite developmental purposes, the quest to ...

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Zoning and building codes in real estate

Zoning and Building Codes

In most countries of the world, buildings are built based on adequate planning and strict adherence to the health and safety of the community. Constructing a building on your landed property will require due diligence. This is to ensure the structure is an acceptable model in the area where your land is located. For example, if an area is earmarked ...

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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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How to minimize the effects of an earthquake

I once thought that the man made catastrophe that has consumed every sphere of our lives in Nigeria is worse than having a natural disaster. When people say that we are lucky to be in an area not prone to earthquakes I wonder if they realize that an earthquake will be far better than the curse our government placed on ...

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History of Building codes in Nigeria

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A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum standards for constructed objects such as buildings and non-building structures. The main purpose of building codes are to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. The building code becomes law of a particular jurisdiction when formally ...

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