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Abstract

COLLAPSE OF BUILDINGS A SERIOUS TRAGIC IN NIGERIA

Kareem Cornelius Aremu*, Prof O. A. Agbede and Dr. B. I. O. Dahunsi

ABSTRACT

Collapse of buildings in Nigeria have becomes a frequent occurrence in recent times, their were reports of building collapse on the pages of our national media in major cities such as Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Ibadan etc, and other part of the world where lives were lost and properties worth billions of dollars got wasted. Despite many protests from different quotas to seek the assistance of government and professionals to intervene on the deft ear the building industry handled collapsing of building. In other to find a lasting solution to this problem, this paper examines causes of building collapse in Nigeria and also enumerated specific areas the government, stakeholders in the building industry and the general public are affected. The problems range from faulty design, extraordinary loads, faulty construction, negligence, incompetence, foundation failures, corruption and forces of nature. Some recommendations were made as part of lasting solutions to conquer the challenges.

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