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NIOB blames quacks for defects in building construction

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The Nigeria Institute of Builders (NIOB) has absolved its members from the incessant defaults noticed in building construction in the country. NIOB said that quacks who infiltrate the profession that created the problems to cut cost and make gains. Speaking during the Builder’s Day Celebration recently at the Ndubisi Kanu Memorial Park, in Ikeja, the National President of NIOB, Mr. Kunle ...

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FG to partner building professionals on standards

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To curb the menace of building collapse, the Federal Government has said it would partner building professionals to uphold standards in the industry. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said this during a meeting with the leaders of the Nigerian Institute of Building in Abuja. Aregbesola, who alluded to the philosophy of placing prevention above damage control or medicine ...

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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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NIOB pegs construction industry’s poor performance on corruption

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The President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Kenneth Nduka, says the poor contribution of the construction industry to the country’s Gross Domestic Product should be blamed on corruption. Nduka said the industry’s performance in 2018 was poor when compared with the preceding years, despite its potential to create employment. “There is corruption in virtually every aspect of construction industry ...

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NIOB president seek detailed plans to prevent construction site accidents

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President of the Nigeria Institute of Building (NIoB), Kenneth Nduka, has advocated that construction managers should define policies that mitigate against hazards in construction sites before commencement of physical work. Nduka who disclosed this during the 27th conference and AGM of the Lagos chapter of the NIoB that held in Lagos, noted that besides financial and corporate integrity costs, that ...

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NIOB urge compliance with safety guidelines

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Disturbed by the increasing rate of human casualties on project sites, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has urged artisans to adhere to safety procedures during construction activities. The institute decried acts of non-compliance with safety guidelines, which has been recommended internationally for artisans and called for a change of attitude to prevent further loss of lives. The Chairman, Lagos ...

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NIOB seeks clarification from FG on Building code

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Lagos – Unclear with the current policy over domestication of the National Building Code, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has called for clarification from the National Assembly. The body said further explanation from the legislators would aid the smooth implementation of the Building  Code both at the state and local government levels. Kenneth Nduka, president of the institute, made ...

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NIOB seek collaborative support from private sector, government

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Private sector, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at all levels of government have been called upon to collaborate with the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) to meet housing needs of citizens. Besides, President of NIOB, Mr. Kenneth Nduka, called on governments at all levels to respect and enforce the unique roles of builders in all aspects of building project delivery ...

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BCGP enforces zero tolerance for building collapse in Lagos State

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Following cases of building collapse, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has restated its commitment to attain a zero per cent tolerance in Lagos State. The Chairman of Lagos State branch of BCPG, Mr. Yinka Ogunseye, made the assertion at a workshop organised by Ikoyi-Obalande BCPG Cell in Lagos State. Ogunseye said that the rate of building collapse had reduced ...

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