Smart housing prototype shows promise in rapidly urbanising Africa
Africa is urbanizing fast, as its population grows and many flocks to cities in search of jobs, education and healthcare. Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades.
Experts seek regulation for property technology
Following the projection that proptech will attract about $20billion to real estate industry in 2019, experts have asked the federal government...
Engineers seek reform to enhance infrastructural growth
Disturbed by inadequacies in the power sector, practicing engineers in the country have harped on the need for proper implementation of the reform programmes to promote...
SURCON inducts new surveyors
The Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) has inducted 371 new members. The inductees will join less than 4,000 professional surveyors currently practicing in the country.
‘We need to institutionalise effective housing delivery system’
PROF. MUSTAPHA ZUBAIRU is a renowned architect and town planner. He is the project manager, Niger State Urban Support Programme. Zubairu who spoke to Property & Environment Editor, CHINEDUM UWAEGBULAM offered solutions to Nigeria’s lingering housing challenges, among other issues. Providing housing for the low-income has remained a big task for governments. Do you think, we…
Federal Government mulls digitalisation of surveying, mapping
The Surveyor General of the Federation, Dr. Ebisintei Awudu has revealed that the government was working towards digitalisation of surveying and mapping in the country.
Engineers want patronage for cable makers
Disturbed by the incessant cases of fire outbreaks in residential buildings and its devastating effects on the economy, the Nigerian Society of Engineers...
Academy graduates artisans on new plumbing techniques
Better days are ahead for the nation’s construction sector as a firm, One Precious Life (OPL) Academy has taken a bold step towards addressing the dearth of skill manpower in the built environment.
Elerewe elected REDAN FCT chairman
The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter has elected Andy Elerewe, as its chairman. Until his emergence, Elerewe who is the Chief Executive Officer, AIBEN Investment and Property Limited was the association’s publicity secretary. He emerged unopposed at chapter’s election held last week at its Abuja secretariat. His firm has…
‘Why planning revolution is critical for cities of the future’
With two-thirds of people expected to live in cities by 2050 and urban areas accounting for 70 per cent of the emissions that are propelling the planet into a climate unknown, the challenge is both clear and urgent: cities must be reimagined. In a report this year, the International Resource Panel said cities must be…