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Building collapse in Nigeria - design or construction problem

 Department: Estate Management  
 By: usericon Flexygold1996  

 Project ID: 2768
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It is evident that in life that shelter remains the second basic necessity of human needs after food, and as such, many individuals act desperately to have their own personal dwelling. Therefore, the need to erect a solid and functional building to avoid unexpected collapse is very essential. Building Collapse occurs as a result of the following factors, factors such as poor workmanship, bad design, use of sub-standard building materials, foundation failure, faulty construction, extra-ordinary loads, among other factors such as negligence, design flaws, aging, material fatigue, extreme operational and environmental conditions, accidents, terrorist attacks and natural hazards. Therefore, there is a need to eradicate building collapse in Nigeria, most especially, the study area which is Lagos-Island as it is believed to have the highest number of incidents of building collapse and require immediate attention. In view of the aforementioned, therefore, this research work shall look into the problems that result into collapse of building in Nigeria whether design or construction or other related problems. However, having identified the problems of building collapse in the country with special focus on Lagos-Island, possible solutions were thereafter proffered to solving the identified problems ...
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