After serving his professional body, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Mr. Waheed Brimmo, has moved on, handing over to a newly elected president, Mr. Tonye Oliver Braide. Braide, who became the 26th NIA president, took over last week in Abuja from his predecessor, Brimmo. The new helmsman along…
The present planning practices of plot sub-divisions that encourage piecemeal housing development and low dwelling density on prime urban land should be reversed in favour of aggregated and co-operative development. TO shore up housing units and deliver quality, yet affordable homes, Nigeria and professionals in the built industry must evolve…
The Regional Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement Plc, Arvin Pathak has disclosed that Nigeria is losing$1.5 billion (about N296 trillion) annually, due to poor condition of roads. Pathak, an engineer, presented his paper during a session on ‘Transport System as a Backbone for the actualization of National Integrated Infrastructure…
Concerned about the problems associated with planning issues in Lagos state, the State’s Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) has urged residents in the state to join hands with the government on planning regulations. The authority said there was need for joint efforts both from the government and the people living…
As the city continues to grow and expand with its attendant pressure on the environment, it is expedient that efforts must be made to improve the city and make it healthier for people through sustainable green infrastructure. In pursuit of making the Lagos a live-able city, government has pledged to…
Passionate to see remarkable improvement within the housing sector, leaders among the professionals in the real estate industry have called on the newly appointed Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, to engage all professional bodies within the construction industry to chat a common course on housing…
As the nation is facing massive urban growth that could exacerbate existing problems of congestion, pollution, and traffic safety, the Federal Government has pledged to grow the housing sector and harness its potential for sustainable national development. said his administration remains committed to sustaining key lands, housing and urban development…
Disturbed by the incidences of collapsed buildings in Lagos metropolis with the seeming hopelessness of stemming the tide, builders took a critical look at the past efforts by the officials in addressing the menace. However, stakeholders in the built environment, who commented on the matter, were of the view that…
Issue of liveability status of anyone goes beyond building and construction of basic infrastructures, as poorly managed infrastructure like road is tend to collapse and the attendant result takes tow on a well-planned city.