...La­farge or­gan­ises di­a­logue on build­ing col­lapse

Daily Trust - - INDUSTRY - By Hamisu Muham­mad

La­farge has planned to hold the sec­ond na­tional di­a­logue se­ries as part of its ef­fort to halt the men­ace of build­ing col­lapse in Nigeria.

The event will hold at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hil­ton Ho­tel, Abuja, on Tues­day April 15, 2014.

The theme of the work­shop, which is be­ing held in part­ner­ship with Stan­dards Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Nigeria (SON), the Nige­rian So­ci­ety of En­gi­neers (NSE) and the Nigeria In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects (NIA) is: “Build­ing Col­lapse: an as­sess­ment of build­ing prac­tices in Nigeria and the im­per­a­tive for sus­tain­able con­struc­tion”.

The one-day na­tional di­a­logue is ex­pected to bring to­gether pol­icy mak­ers, pro­fes­sion­als and other key stake­hold­ers in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try to dis­cuss the crit­i­cal is­sues as­so­ci­ated with build­ing col­lapse and prof­fer last­ing so­lu­tions to them. La­farge, in a state­ment, de­clared: “Non ad­her­ence to the es­tab­lished Build­ing Prac­tices and Reg­u­la­tions in con­struc­tion has been a source of con­cern to well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans, par­tic­u­larly as it re­lates to the prob­lem of build­ing col­lapse. As a rep­utable com­pany which gives top pri­or­ity to the Health and Safety of our stake­hold­ers, La­farge has con­tin­ued to put the is­sue at the front burner.”

The dis­cus­sants in­clude Bldr Kunle Awo­bodu, Pres­i­dent, Build­ing Col­lapse Preven­tion Guild, Engr. Vic­tor Oyenuga, Past Pres­i­dent, Nigeria In­sti­tute of Struc­tural En­gi­neers, Bldr Tunde Lasabi, Pres­i­dent, Nigeria In­sti­tute of Builders, Se­na­tor Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Chair­man, Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Hous­ing, and Us­man Adamu, Chair­man, House Com­mit­tee on Hous­ing.

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