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20 Jul 2015
ALTHOUGH real estate professionals involved in the construction of the collapsed section of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), have been indicted and recommended for prosecution, controversy has continued to trail building control in Lagos. All along, the common refrain in built environment has been that it is of a necessity to employ the…
19 Jul 2015
THIS paper examines physical planning in Nigeria in a democratic setting with focus on public expectations and challenges for practitioners. It navigates through the evolution and operation of physical planning under both autocratic and democratic dispensation to achieve the set objective. Our settlements are confronted with myriads of problems that require rapid response than hitherto.…
19 Jul 2015
World Population Day is observed annually on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The theme for 2015 World Population Day is vulnerable populations in emergencies AS the world population soars, the United Nations has said it would raise more awareness and engage nations on how to evolve practicable plans to…
19 Jul 2015
The entire concept of intellectualism in professional practice speaks of the deep appreciation of ideas and principles governing the profession in focus. It will involve a continuous, keen and focused participation in a rounded form within the entire spectrum of that profession through attainment of both academic and professional qualifications within that profession. Intellectualism enhances…
19 Jul 2015
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recognized their mutual interest in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance buildings when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday to advance and promote the building sciences. The two organizations have recently worked on several significant projects…
19 Jul 2015
Building materials are of significant for to housing delivery. However, the influx of substandard materials into the country has been a source of concern to stakeholders in built environment. Explaining the efforts by his company to address the menace and contribution to housing delivery in Nigeria, Managing Director, Nigerite Nigeria Limited, Mr. Frank Lebris’ in…
19 Jul 2015
JUST as the European Union announced plans to overhaul its weakened carbon-trading program and redesign its electricity market, in efforts to help the bloc meet its targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions, several criticisms have continued to trail the move. Although the scheme is meant to encourage companies to become more energy efficient but many…
19 Jul 2015
FOLLOWING the deplorable condition of Calbar –Itu Highway, Enen Atai Itam Village in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has called the Federal government to come to its aid to put the road into proper shame. The highway constructed by the erstwhile military administration in the 70s…
19 Jul 2015
June July Diff (N) (N) (%) Block 6x9 120 120 - 9x9 150 150 - Cement Cement (Dangote) per tone 50kg per bag 2,000 2,000 Cement (Lafarge) per tone 50kg per bag 2,000 2,000 - Earthwork Gravel per tipper load (washed) 17,000 17,000 - Unwashed gravel per tipper load 15,000 15,000 - Granite per tiper…
13 Jul 2015
CONSULTANT engineers in Nigeria have been tasked to get more involved in the procurement process, if their call for transparency and accountability in the implementation of the document would make desired impacts in the country. This they said last week to the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN) during an induction ceremony for its…
6 Jul 2015
THE retail sector of the real estate industry in Nigeria is set to receive a boost, as an investor, RMB Westport, has concluded plans to unveil a new mall along Lekki corridor in Lagos State, December 2015. Christened, Lekki Circle Mall is coming after a successful completion of the popular Ikeja City Mall, also owned…
6 Jul 2015
BELIEVED in its capacity to deliver, the Enugu State Government has struck a deal with a local real estate development firm, BTG Group Nig. Ltd., to deliver 1000 housing units with a new mass housing solution. This came to the fore last week, even as BTG Group has concluded on a partnership agreement with WEILER…

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