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5 major warning signs of an impending building collapse in Nigeria

Building Collapse

Recently, the Nigerian housing landscape has become home to quite a troubling amount of building collapse, which many are quick to attribute to the ‘devil’, poor structural features or the contractors who built it. The sheer amount of billions and sometimes lives that have been lost during the last decade or so, to these building collapses are a cause for ...

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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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Building collapse: COREN to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel

COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Due to the rate of building collapse in the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has vowed to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel. The Nation reports that a statement by the Registrar, Kamila Maliki, after its 151st council meeting, said: “Considering the report of the Regulation and Control Committee, the council noted the alarming rate ...

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Structural failures in Nigeria and its agents

For almost six decades, Nigeria as an independent nation has been striving to develop itself in every field of human endeavour, obstacles notwithstanding. Currently, Nigeria is pursuing the “Vision 20-2020” as one of its strategies to become one of the top leading 20 economies by the year 2020. On the other hand, the built environment, in any country, determines the ...

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Architect Blames Housing Woes On Inconsistent Policies

Dolphin Estate

An architect in Port Harcourt, Leonard Ladipo, has identified inconsistency in policy as the problem of development in the housing sector in Nigeria. Ladipo who came up with this while speaking with The Tide shortly after a forum in Port Harcourt recently, noted that many past administrations that formulated various housing policies never accomplished them. According to him, the housing ...

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Synagogue collapse case adjourned till Friday, 5th December

Synagogue Collapse: Court adjourns ruling on a suit by an engineer to Nov. 9

The coroner probing the September 12 Synagogue building collapse, Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, has suspended further sitting till December 5, 2014. Due to the abrupt suspension of the court’s proceeding on Wednesday, Komolafe could not take the testimonies of all the witnesses that had been invited to appear before the court. The decision to suspend sitting, came after the Founder, Synagogue ...

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LCCI move to put a final stop to building collapse in Nigeria

Not relenting in finding a lasting solution to the cases of building collapse in Nigeria, relevant stakeholders last week met in Lagos to exchange ideas on ways to contend the incidents. The event was the 2014 Seminar/Luncheon organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held at Henry Fajemirokun Hall, Commerce House, Victoria Island, with the theme: “Building Collapse: ...

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