Engineers proffer solutions to building collapse, failing roads
Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Warri branch, Sony Emeka, has expressed concern over frequent building collapse and failing roads, especially in flood-prone areas of the country.
Emeka, an engineer, spoke when experts from different institutions of the construction industry met at the introduction of Axion products/projection, block-laying and launching in partnership with the NSE, held at the weekend in Warri, Delta State.
He said: “Professionalism is key to ensuring sustainability of infrastructure and professionals are, therefore, expected to exhibit high level of professionalism by adhering to professional ethics when discharging their duties.”
Immediate past Chairman, NSE, Warri Branch, Godwin Enibueta said Axion products are solution to construction works, “provided we can design well, do thorough calculation in reinforcement, apply solid-based stabiliser, homogenous mixture, while all diligence of expertise must be observed”.
Enitueta said the lack of capacity had long been identified as the clog in the wheel of building control and advised that professionalism should be exhibited in all stages of the infrastructure project, right from concept to planning, design, to construction and maintenance stages.
Earlier, Emma Anedu, a chemical engineer, said the construction industry accounts for a major proportion of the GDP of Nigeria, maintaining that improving efficiency in the industry is essential to promoting growth of the Nigerian economy.