Death toll from Egypt building collapse climbs to 25
Egyptian state media said Sunday that at least 25 people were killed in a 10-storey building collapse in Cairo the day before, revising the toll up as rescue operations continued.
Lagos government warns engineers, developers against building collapse
The Lagos State Government has cautioned engineers and developers in the state against sharp practices that could lead to building collapse.
Engineers canvass unified action against building collapse
• Tasked on industry-specific projects The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) has called for concerted efforts among stakeholders to end the collapse of buildings and bridges in the country. The President, Kehinde Osifala, who stated this during its yearly conference in Abuja, stressed the need for advocacy and public enlightenment on the dangers and…
‘Enforcing standards critical to curbing building collapse’
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Nigeria section has implored stakeholders in the built environment to enforce standard in foundation elements of structures to avoid...
Building collapse symbolises governance failure
Recent data compiled by the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), an advocacy group, which revealed that Nigeria had 43 building collapses in 2019 should not be ignored at this time.
Man trapped as building collapse in Lagos
A unidentified man has been trapped under the rubble of an uncompleted three-storey building, which collapsed at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos State. “An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation," the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu…
Guild seeks proactive action against building collapse
Piqued by the seemingly government’s helplessness on tackling incidence of building collapses in Lagos, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called for a proactive action against building failure in the country.
Flooding to trigger building collapse in major cities
Except there is a reorientation on locations, design and foundation methodology in flood prone areas, many buildings still risk collapse in view of the incessant rainfall across the country, professionals have warned.
Many feared dead as building collapses in Lagos
An unconfirmed number of people are feared dead after a building collapsed at Orisha Estate, Magodo, Lagos. The building collapsed midday of Saturday during the heavy rain in the state. The Rapid Response Squad said the number of deaths are yet to be confirmed as its men are currently at the scene of the collapse.…
Nigeria’s loss to defective building code
The attention of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has been drawn to a front page publication of The Guardian newspaper on 3rd September 2019 with the above headline.
Institute urges domestication of code to check building collapse
The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has called on the National Assembly to domesticate the nation’s building code to check the frequent collapse of structures nationwide.
12 rescued, one injured as another building collapses
After a four-day non-stop torrential rainfall in Lagos State, which began since the weekend, a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Wednesday night. The building suddenly collapsed, trapping 13 persons who were inside at the time of the incident. The building, located at K Farm Estate, Fagba, Iju Road in Ifako Ijaye Local Council Development…