...Lafarge organises dialogue on building collapse
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.