‘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.
FG to partner building professionals on standards
To curb the menace of building collapse, the Federal Government has said it would partner building professionals to uphold standards in the industry.The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said this during a meeting with the leaders of the Nigerian Institute...
Fashola tasks builders on innovative techniques
The Federal government has urged professionals in the built industry to develop new skills for the promotion of innovative building techniques that are anchored on indigenous building materials.
Accolades as property developers, others honour Jakande
It was a historic moment and celebration of professional accomplishments in Ikeja, Lagos last week when friends, well-wishers, private developers and other real estate industry stakeholders gathered to honour Jakande
Builders flay poor procurement process, project abandonment
Disturbed by the huge volume of abandoned projects across the country, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has asked the government to rejig the procurement methods and eliminate delays in the litigation process.
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 seek construction safety, urge action against quackery
Piqued by the disturbing incidence of building collapse and its attendant effects on lives and property, Lagos State Chapter Nigeria Institute of Builders (NIOB) has moved to ensure the safety of construction and improved managerial skill of builders.
Built sector in apprehension over proposed VAT rate
There are growing concerns by housing professionals on the possibility of fresh housing crisis in the country should the proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) by the federal government be implemented in 2020.
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.