Abuja, July 19 (Viewpoint Housing News) – The Nigerian Institution of surveyors has suggested sterner measures that will mitigate factors resulting in collapsed buildings in Nigeria.
The President of the Institution Surv. David Kayode Oluwamotemi, fnis, said this was necessary for the interest of lives and infrastructure. “The constant collapse of buildings in Nigeria, has professionals concerned”, he said.
“They are particularly worried that most issues of building collapses can be traced to contraventions in construction designs.
“Only a few days ago, a four storey building collapsed around Life camp area in the FCT Already without further investigation, its cause could be traced to the quality of mortar used
Over 60 building collapses were recorded in 2022 alone with Lagos having the highest number of incidents.
The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors at its 57th annual meeting is harping on the enactment of policies that will go a long way in mitigating this
The Institution also says the innovative technologies available now, could help in the fight against insecurity especially with proper integration between surveyors and the security architecture
Members of the institution charged themselves to be more creative especially with the use of innovative technologies to provide needful and lasting solutions to challenges in the country.