‘Descending slope of technical education accounts for skills gap’
The occurrence of building collapse in recent times despite efforts to reverse the trend is an indication that the extant physical planning and urban development policies are yet to be synchronized with appropriate means of implementation.
Builders task professionals on skills development
Poised to catch them young, the National President of the Nigerian Institute of Building, (NIOB), Kunle Awobodu has advised graduate builders in the country, to acquire requisite training and skills that would position them for better opportunities
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.
Builders partner Australia institute on construction innovations
To improve practice, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) and its counterpart, Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which would further develop the methodology and technology of building construction.
‘Why new building technics are not prevalent in Nigeria’
Housing professionals have attributed the dearth of latest trends in building technology and construction technics in Nigeria to the poor economic situation, which doesn’t create the needed funds to import the devices. The experts also blamed the development on the fear of local artisans loosing their relevance in the industry. With changing times, there have…
Cautious optimism greets budget
But 2018 budget by the Muhammdau Buhari administration are bound to make matters worse as a meager N35.41 billion was allocated for the National Housing Programme out of the N555.88 billion for the Power, Works and Housing Ministry.
BCPG, others harp on standards in construction industry
The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson, said some professionals are obviously cutting corners with the use of substandard products. “This is highly unacceptable and must be nipped in the bud”, he said.
How FMBN can boost housing stock, by professionals
For The Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Kunle Awobodu, more efforts should be concentrated in tackling the bottlenecks associated with access to mortgages.