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Collapse of buildings under construction raises concern


The recent collapse of a seven-storey building under construction in Woji GRA in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tends to suggest that building collapse has become a recurring decimal in Nigeria. A four-storey building under construction in Jabi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) collapsed two months ago leaving many with serious injuries, particularly the workers on site, ...

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Building collapse: NIA warns Nigerians to stop engaging quacks in building designs


To stem the rising incidents of building collapse across the country, the Nigerian Institute of Architects NIA has advocated stringent action against quacks who engage in building construction without pre-requisite knowledge and certification. NIA President, Festus Njoku, who spoke at the 58th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the professional body in Lagos last, said that engaging quacks to help ...

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LASG set to demolish distressed 2-storey building in Ajangbadi


The Lagos State Government (LASG) has earmarked a distressed two-storey building in Ajangbadi area of Lagos, for demolition. The government, through its agency the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the owner of the building to demolish it himself or the government would do the demolition with the owner of the property bearing the ...

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11 dies as building collapses in Anambra

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At least eleven persons are feared trapped in a building that collapsed at Okpuno, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night. According to a source, some of the persons trapped are masons from Ghana and Togo. When our correspondent visited the scene, rescue workers and security agents ...

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Dangote Cement introduces BlocMaster to end building collapse

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Cement trucks, operated by Dangote Cement Plc, deliver supplies to the construction site for the Eko Atlantic city project, developed by Eko Atlantic, near Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. As part of efforts to end cases of building collapse in the country, Dangote Cement has come out with Dangote BlocMaster Cement. According to the group managing director, Joe Makoju, the ...

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Building collapse: FCTA to commence massive integrity tests


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


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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“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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