As a means to tame urban migration, town planners have advocated for efficient planning across all levels in the country. They say, the myriads of woes facing Nigerian cities could also be tackled through a more dynamic and innovative strategy and plans....
International council urges building code implementation
Pressed to develop buildings that are healthy and structurally safe, the International Code Council (ICC) has urged government to put in place modalities that would promote smooth implementation of building codes in the country.
NIQS unfolds innovations, urges reforms in construction industry
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...
New 1,400-units underway as FG begins scheme in six states, Abuja
The most comprehensive effort yet, towards decreasing the housing gap in six States is now underway, with the apex mortgage agency and labour unions backing the scheme.Named ‘National Affordable Housing Delivery Programme for Nigerian Workers’, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria ...
NMRC, ITF kick off construction skills acquisition programme
In fresh efforts to help bridge the manpower gap in the building and construction industry, the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) has flagged off its second building and construction skills acquisition programme.
Female engineers worried about Chinese loans
Nigeria is leveraging Chinese funding to execute $3.4 billion worth of projects at various stages of completion. These include the upgrading of airport terminals, the Lagos – Kano rail line, the Zungeru hydroelectric power project and fibre cables for our Internet infrastructure.
Expunge Land Use Act from constitution, say valuers
For the umpteenth time, the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has called on the National Assembly to remove the 1978 Land Use Act from the Constitution. While regretting that the Land Use Act was long overdue for review, they argued that the removal...
FCT, UN-Habitat partner on safe, livable city
As part of commitments to check urban decay in the nation's capital, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has set up a 20-member committee to ensure a safer and livable city.
Property buyers shun off-plan sales amid sharp practices
Many prospective property investors are becoming wary with the gale of promotions for off-plan sales characterised by incentives for buyers of new homes.
Dangote begins 18 floor Lagos headquarters
Notwithstanding, the low occupancy rate in Ikoyi axis referred as the new Manhattan of Lagos real estate, Dangote Industries has flagged off an 18-floor headquarter building in the area.
BCPG urges use of surveyors in building construction
The Building Collapse Prevention Guild, Ikeja Cell has called on prospective building developers and clients to engage the services of Quantity Surveyors before embarking on construction.