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Expert seeks provision of infrastructure to boost job creation

Job creation

The Construction Skills Training and Development Project (C-STEmp), has called on the Federal Government to embark on massive infrastructural projects to boost job creation in the country. Mr. Samson Opaluwah, Chairman, C-STEmp 2019 Construction Artisans Awards Technical Committee, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja, at the closing ceremony of the Artisans Award and Job Skills Expo, organised by C-STEmp. ...

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Housing deficit: NIQS kicks against monopoly of knowledge

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The President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr.Obafemi Oluwole Onashile, has cautioned that while addressing the huge housing deficit in Nigeria, the adoption of monopoly knowledge should be jettisoned. To this end, he posited that housing crisis in Nigeria requires a robust collaborative strategy by all professionals in the housing sector. Onashile, who spoke in an interview in Abuja ...

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Construction industry needs critical evaluation — Onashile

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The construction industry is in a critical situation and requires urgent reforms to make it function optimally andmore profitably, the President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr. Obafemi Onashile, has said. Onashile said after agriculture, construction was the next biggest employer of labour, engaging at least five per cent of the workforce and about two per cent of the nation’s ...

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NIQS urges reforms in construction industry, unfolds innovations

NIQS

In a move to embrace modern procurement systems, procedures and processes in the construction industry, quantity surveyors have introduced new innovations to its practice. Apparently to increase the number of registered young members, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS). (NIQS) has now opened its profession to all graduates and created divisions such as building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical ...

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Operators urge FG to do more for construction industry in the spirit of independence

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Some operators in Nigeria’s building sector say the benefits of the country’s independence have not been felt in the housing and construction industry. They urged the leadership to prioritize the industry for Nigeria’s economic revival. They insisted that the federal and state governments should stimulate the economy through the housing and construction industry, which has been “left unattended for a ...

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NMRC commits to greening Nigeria’s building construction industry

NMRC

Nigerian building developers have come together to discuss the pathway for a greener Nigeria through the construction industry. Financial institution and mortgage re-finance provider NMRC has pledged to be a leader in pioneering the implementation of EDGE certification in the construction industry. NMRC and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, along with the consortium ...

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Architectural companies embrace more design and build concepts

architectural companies

More evidence that architectural companies are embracing design and build concepts are emerging, following the lull in the construction activity. The move is triggered by declining new projects coupled with escalating construction cost that has forced individual builders to vacate sites. Design-build is a project delivery system used in the architectural companies. It is a method to deliver a project ...

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Real estate experts converge to address issues on construction

construction

Glimmer of hope is beaconing towards solving problems confronting the nation’s built environment as professionals in the sector have entered into strategic move to address the problem. One of the rewards of such move was the call for the establishment of Nigerian Construction Industry Development Board (CIBD), which they said would be saddled with the roles of; formulating, implementing, regulating ...

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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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