Lagos architects to review activities
Buoyed by the coronavirus pandemic which is presently ravaging the world, the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) plans to review its activities
NDDC begins audit, verification of projects -MD
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has inaugurated a 50-member committee to audit and document projects and contracts awarded in nine Niger Delta states.
Architects flay 30-year life span for buildings
The Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) has frowned at the low life span and quality of buildings across the country, which in most cases lasts between 20 to 30 years.
Architects, others urge practitioners to embrace technology
To remain relevant in the future, architects and notable eggheads in the construction industry have called for innovative ideas that will preserve cities in Nigeria. They said only the creative and innovative minds are best suited to take charge of the new digital world.
Fashola seeks compulsory registration of architects
Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has recommended a compulsory ARCON Project Registration Number System (APRN) to derail the determination of quacks and contain the scourge of building failures and collapse. Fashola made this recommendation yesterday in Abuja at the 2019 Architect Colloquium organised by the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON).…
Architects plan affordable home design competition in Lagos
Determined to find solution to the nation’s housing crisis, the Lagos State chapter of Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Sterling Bank Plc to promote affordable home designs.
Architects name Brazil children school’s timber complex best building in the world
Children Village, a new school complex on the edge of the rainforest in northern Brazil, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Prize 2018. The complex, designed by Brazilian architects Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, was chosen from a shortlist of four exceptional new buildings by a grand jury chaired by renowned architect…
Architects take to design-and-build as lull in real estate persists
More evidence that architectural companies are embracing design and build concepts are emerging, following the lull in the construction activity. The move is triggered by declining new projects coupled with escalating construction cost that has forced individual builders to vacate sites. Design–build is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a…
Architects seek new technology to bridge housing gap
Following housing shortage in major cities, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has advocated for advanced construction technology to enable the body and other allied professionals curb the gap in housing deficit in the country. The newly elected NIA President, Mr. Festus Njoku who made the submission at the 57th Annual General Assembly and Conference,…