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New law empowers COREN to tackle building collapses – President

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Abuja – President of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Mr Ali Rabiu, says the council has been empowered to tackle building collapses in the country with its just amended laws. Rabiu said this in Abuja on Monday at a news conference organised by the council on its forthcoming 28th COREN Engineering Assembly scheduled for Aug. 19 ...

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COREN responds to Estate Surveyors’ protest against valuation infringement

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Ahead of the submission of committee report on the dispute over valuation practice in the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has formally responded to the petition by the Estate Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON). The board had written to the immediate past minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola that the COREN ...

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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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Reps urge COREN to eliminate quacks in their profession

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The House of Representatives Committee on Works on Thursday stated that strengthening the Council for the Registration of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to eliminate quackery from the profession informed the National Assembly’s decision to amend the Establishment Act. Speaking to journalists in his office in Abuja, the committee Chairman, Honourable Toby Okechukwu (PDP, Enugu), said: “the Act as it is ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

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The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, has revealed that a crack at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport is a threat to people and it should be investigated further. Vanguard reports that COREN attributed the number of collapsed buildings and failed roads in Nigeria to poor engineering works and supervision. According to Vanguard, this was made known ...

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Nigeria needs N3trn to solve road infrastructural deficit – COREN

COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, yesterday, said that Nigeria needs about N3 trillion to address the huge road infrastructural deficit. Vanguard reports that National President of COREN, Kasim Ali, disclosed this in the position paper presented at the public hearing on the repeal of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act N7 LFN 2002 and establishment of ...

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Building collapse: COREN to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel

COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Due to the rate of building collapse in the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has vowed to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel. The Nation reports that a statement by the Registrar, Kamila Maliki, after its 151st council meeting, said: “Considering the report of the Regulation and Control Committee, the council noted the alarming rate ...

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Why You Need A Building Plan Approval

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After ownership of land, one of the most intricate aspect of erecting a structure is processing a building plan approval. Having buildings erected on a large expanse of land without building plan approval is like, running a government without laws guiding it. Before an idea comes alive there is usually a period of imagination. The capture and establishment of an ...

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Ten Most Catastrophic Building Collapses In History

Building collapse is a disaster that often times does not occur naturally. This piece draws our attention to ten most catastrophic building collapses that shook the world from time immemorial with fatality that could have been worse than a natural disaster. Building collapse has become a constant feature among disasters that has rocked the world. In our part of the world, this worrisome ...

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