Journal of Design and Built Environment
An Examination of the causes and effects of Building Collapse in Nigeria Volume. 9, Dec 2011, pp. 37–47
A GREAT EXAMINATION OF THE COMPLEXITIES AND RESULTS
OF BUILDING FALL IN NIGERIA
Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal College or university of Technology, Akure 234034 Ondo Condition Nigeria
Corresponding Author: [email protected] com
The research looked into the causes and consequence to build collapse in Nigeria employing historical info from 1974 to 06\ and also proffers appropriate alternatives. Relevant books, seminar paperwork, workshop documents, articles, and so forth were examined so as to take a look at the general perspective of individuals that have worked on similar study. Info for the research were acquired through famous data of past building collapse in Nigeria. The info were offered and analysed using dining tables, bar charts, Pearson second correlation coefficient (r) and linear regression analysis to have a model. 60 (60) structures that collapsed in the country were gathered, where the examination was accomplished. The study revealed that poor maintenance culture, design and style error, poor quality of supplies and skillfullness, natural sensation and extreme loading contributed to about 7%, 15%, 52%, 7% and 20% correspondingly of building fall in Nigeria with a lot of them being personal residential buildings carried out by indigenous contractors. The research finally recommended that Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) should increase their effort in sanitizing building materials on the market. More so, structure professionals should ensure appropriate supervision of workmen and efficient checking of supplies before incorporation into building works.
Keywords: Building Failure, Nigeria, Famous
what effects it will have on the building
industry and Nigeria economy overall.
One could envision what edifices these
buildings would have been if only they will
were created accordingly. It includes
been reported that Nigeria, especially
Lagos State is one of the " planet's
junk-yard” of collapsed properties worth
huge amounts of naira (Famoroti, 2005). It truly is
quite unimaginable that a state blessed
with so great potentials in its building
industry can easily experience such magnitude
of building collapse.
Since independence, the Nigeria
government provides desperately continued to
make concerted effort in the area of
quantitative (but not really qualitative) supply
of mass housing through huge financial
and insurance plan provisions but , surprisingly,
the speed at which existing ones happen to be
collapsing calls for an immediate attention.
This website of building failure scattered
through the length and breadth of Nigeria
is fairly alarming that it must be unimaginable
Fadamiro in 2002 described building since
" an enclosure intended for spaces designed for
specific make use of, meant to control local
weather, distribute services and evacuate
waste”. Complexes can be defined as
strength entities capable of securing self
by transmitting dumbbells to the ground.
More so, properties are described " because
structures for human activities, which
must be safe pertaining to the occupants”
(Odulami, 2002). However , the
buildings have been posing treats and
hazards to people both during or right after
construction because of its break.
Collapse all together occurs the moment part
or perhaps whole body of the structure fails and
instantly gives method, the structure, as a
consequence of this inability, could not satisfy the
purpose that it was meant for.
Building collapse is a long case of
building failure. It means the superstructure fails down fully or partially (Arilesere, 2002). Building inability occurs
the moment there is a problem in one or maybe more
elements of home caused by
inability of the material making up the
components of such building factors to
execute its first function properly,
which may finally lead to building collapse.
Buildings are meant to present
conveniences and shelter towards the...
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