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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

allocate a piece of land

“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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Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

“The Lagos State Government on Sunday attributed the building collapse, which occurred at No. 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work.”- The Guardian Reacting to the collapse, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe, ...

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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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Three-storey building under construction collapses in Owerri

Three-storey building under construction collapses in Owerri

“Tragedy occurred yesterday in Umuguma axis, Owerri West Local Council of Imo State, following the caving in of a massive three storey building at the roofing stage of construction, heightening tension that yet -to be known number of persons may have been trapped. The building is located near Imo Foundation and Imo Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, near Owerri metropolis.As at the ...

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Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

PM NEWS reports that the Lagos State Government has warned the residents to keep off all collapsed building site land until necessary scientific tests are carried out and investigations concluded to determine reasons for the building collapse. Speaking during a meeting with the five newly-posted Divisional Heads and Monitoring officers at the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the General Manager, ...

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Lagos building collapse: death toll rises to four

House owners should obtain approval – LSHA

Premium Times reports that rescuers pulled out the body of another victim from the rubble of 2/4, Richard Abimbola Street, Ilasamaja, Isolo, Lagos building collapse. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, told NAN on Sunday that the body was discovered on Saturday night. “The body was pulled out during the post disaster clearing of the ...

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Engineers proffer solutions to building collapse, food waste

Engineers proffer solutions to building collapse, food waste

“To stem the tide of building collapse in Lagos and other parts of the country, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has called for collective responsibility from professionals in the built environment and members of the public.”- The Guardian The group said the collapse of buildings have become a serious challenge in the country, especially in Lagos area and therefore requires urgent actions so that ...

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