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Experts urge task operators to be updated on technology

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The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Lagos Chapter, on Monday urged operators in the building construction industry to continually be updated with new technologies and practices of the profession. Mrs. Omolola Adetona, Chairman of NICE, gave the advice during a ‘Project Management Training for Engineers’ organised by the institution in Lagos. Adetona said that the aim of the training ...

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Over 1, 000 buildings in Lagos Island are unfit for human habitation – Expert

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Mr. Kunle Awobodu, the National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), says there are over one thousand buildings in Lagos Island that are unfit for human habitation. Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday in Lagos. He said that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. ...

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NSE lauds Ugwuanyi’s intervention on Milliken hill road

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Enugu State chapter has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for reconstructing and modernizing the historic Milliken Hill federal road in Ngwo, Enugu North Local Government Area, after so many years of neglect. NSE also applauded the governor for his quick response in the ongoing construction of more massive concrete retaining walls on the erosion-prone areas ...

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Use qualified engineers to avoid dilapidated structures – NSE

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has advised governments at various levels in the country to make use of qualified engineers to avoid decayed and sub-standard infrastructures. While lamenting the dearth of excellence in sustainable engineering infrastructure in the country, they wondered why some state capital development agencies would not create or allow a desk office for engineers whose primary ...

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Engineers call for integrity tests on buildings

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To ensure stability of buildings, engineers under the aegis of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) has called for a policy that will ensure that integrity tests are carried out on buildings above ten years. President of NIStructE, Edward Atumonyogo, told The Guardian shortly after the institution’s visit to Planet Project, the firm handling the construction of three terminals ...

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An Overview of the Building and Construction Sector in Nigeria

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The Building and Construction sector is very crucial in any nation’s social and economic development. There are many factors responsible for this. This article gives an overview of the building and construction sector in Nigeria. Apart from the Building and Construction sector’s potential with respect to employment generation, the various activities undertaken in the sector are very germane to fostering ...

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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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Delta, Ebonyi sanction engineers over poor project execution

Delta, Ebonyi sanction engineers over poor project execution

“This is not the best of times for the engineering profession, as three of its members are being reprimanded in Delta and Ebonyi States for ineffective supervision and poor project execution.”- The Guardian The Delta State Government sanctioned two engineers for the ongoing Ukwunzu Road project while in Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi directed the suspension of another engineer for ...

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NIMechE plans schools’ innovation challenge competition

NIMechE plans schools’ innovation challenge competition

As part of efforts towards ensuring the growth of young engineers, the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineering (NIMechE) has concluded plans to host an innovative challenge in engineering. The Guardian reports that the initiative tagged: “NIMechE Innovation Challenge 2017”, sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) will feature about 10 tertiary institutions that offer mechanical ...

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Engineers call for review of national building code

Engineers call for review of national building code

As a result of the constant collapse of structures in the country, engineers have called for the review of the national building code before its passage into law. The Guardian reports that the engineers under the aegis of Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) said some aspects of the current building code are not applicable to engineering structures. According to ...

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