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Building collapse: FCTA to commence massive integrity tests

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), through the development control department, said that it would soon embark on massive integrity tests on buildings in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ascertain their integrity status. Speaking during the demolition of a three-storey building, under construction at 3rd Avenue in Gwarinpa district, at the weekend, the director, department of development ...

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NIESV bemoan poor remuneration of real estate operators

NIESV

Mr. Rowland Abonta, the National President of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), at the weekend, decried the poor remuneration of operators in the real estate subsector of economy. Mr. Rowland Abonta, the National President of NIESV, made the observation while inaugurating the Corporate Affairs Committee for the 2018/2019 year in line with the provision of the institution’s ...

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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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“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse”, Ganiyu Jimoh

“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse", Ganiyu Jimoh

The Guardian reports, “The Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians, Makanjuola Ganiyu Jimoh has called for proper registration of technicians to reduce incessant incidences of building collapse in the country.”Jimoh, who led members of the society on a courtesy visit to The Guardian, noted that it is time for craftsmen to realise that their services require professionalism, which ...

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Nigerian engineers intensify efforts to tackle building collapse

“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse", Ganiyu Jimoh

According to Punch, the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers said it had intensified efforts aimed at preventing disasters and ensuring safety awareness, especially as it pertains fire incidents, flooding and building collapse across the country. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the pioneer National Chairman of NISE, Abiodun Oyedepo, said the NISE was not formed to compete with other safety bodies and ...

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Another three-storey building collapse happened in Lagos

Another three-storey building collapse happened in Lagos

The Guardian reports that another three-storey building collapse happened yesterday in Ojo area of Lagos State. There were, however, no casualties as residents have already deserted the building located at No. 21 Saka Okoro Street, Ilufe Road, Alaba International Market, Ojo. It was gathered that the building caved in on Tuesday morning in a partial collapse. General Manager, Lagos State ...

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Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed structures to stop building collapse

demolition of 57 distressed structures

“As part of efforts to stop building collapse, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) yesterday began the demolition of 57 distressed structures across the state.”- The Guardian The LASBCA General Manager, Lekan Shodehinde said the demolition was the first phase of the exercise, which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had approved.He explained that government had earlier notified the owners of the ...

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AREDOLS, LABSCA request change in land use

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“If the Association of Real Estate Developers of Nigeria (AREDOLS), Lagos State chapter, have their way, setbacks on building sites on land may be reduced.”- The Nation AREDOLS, at a meeting aimed at  fostering better working relationship with the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), asked the government to reduce the mandatory space to be left on plots underdevelopment Under ...

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Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

According to The Guardian, rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey Mumbai building collapse. The city’s chief fire officer, Prabhat Rahangdale, said nine people had been rescued but dozens more were believed missing under rubble after the structure gave way mid-morning in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar. “Entire ground and four floored residential ...

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