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FG launches new technology to reduce building cost

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In a bid to reduce incidents of building collapse in the country, the federal government has introduced an emerging technology in building process. The new technology known as Pozzolana comprises materials with property of cement and offers 40 per cent cement replacement in building construction. Onu Speaking while commissioning the National Building and Road Research Institute NBRRI, Pozzalana Pilot Plant ...

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The Framework of Construction Practices In Nigeria

construction practices

Construction practices in a developing country like Nigeria differ significantly in important aspects from practices in industrialized or developed countries. In Nigeria, the greatest challenge facing professionals in the field is that the practice of construction is not uniform. It varies with the client, size or complexity of the project from the perspective of the owners. This article sheds more ...

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BCPG calls for strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector

strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector

“Pressed by the need to overcome the menace of building collapse and restore the glory of the built environment profession, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called for strict enforcement of standards in the construction sector.”- The Guardian President of the association, Kunle Awobodu who gave the charge during his valedictory speech at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of ...

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Made-in-Nigeria policy cannot work in housing sector – FCTA

low cost housing

“The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said the Made-in-Nigeria policy of the federal government cannot work in the housing sector, because of the unrefined state of locally-sourced building materials in the country.”- Daily Post The District Officer, Department of Development Control in the FCTA, Dr. Sherif Razak, stated this on Wednesday during an exclusive chat with DAILY POST on ...

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House owners should obtain approval – LSHA

House owners should obtain approval – LSHA

“Worried by incessant cases of building collapse, the Lagos State House of Assembly, LSHA has asked relevant state-owned agencies in the sector to brace up and stop the trend.”- PM News The Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Setonji David, said on Saturday that the state would no longer tolerate violations of its rules ...

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NBRRI makes case for local building materials

NBRRI makes case for local building materials

According to The Nation, the Director-General of Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Professor Danladi Matawal, has said using locally-sourced building materials will not only save money for the builder, but can be more environmentally-suited to a particular locality. Matawal, a professor of Civil Engineering, spoke at the 17th Lagos International Housing Fair, which held at the Lagos Airport ...

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‘Building technology now makes home delivery faster, affordable’

‘Building technology now makes home delivery faster, affordable’

According to The Guardian, building environment experts have revealed that cutting-edge technology holds key to lower house prices and increasing affordable housing stocks that could mitigate the nation’s deficit. According to them, with the latest technological invention in building construction, homes can be easily made through the use of ‘form works or aluminum mold’ down to the top without the ...

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Important Stages in every Building Construction – Debo Adejana

Stages in Building Construction

Do you know there are important milestones or stages in building construction that you need to take note of? Sometimes, it can be very dangerous to stop your construction  before getting to these milestones as they have the potential to affect your construction negatively. There is definitely more to this topic, and Debo Adejana, MD/CEO of Realty Point Limited is ...

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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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Builders Call for Awareness On The Role Of Foundation

'Make Building Material And Soil Testing Compulsory'

Due to the increasing incidents of building collapse, building construction experts have called for more awareness on the role of foundation in sustaining a building. At a stakeholders’ forum conveyed by the Building Collapse Prevention Guild, Kosofe Cell, for foundation experts, drillers and other professionals, it was noted that the foundation was one of the major causes of building collapse ...

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