Society of Engineers Steps Up Surveillance To Stop Building Collapse


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Deputy President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Adekunle Mokuolu, has said that the society has stepped up surveillance to end incidences of building collapse and construction failure in the country.
Mokuolu made this disclosure on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said that the measure was to guide against quackery and ensure proper supervision of projects.
The Vice President acknowledged the fast rate at which development is happening, and that the instrument of regulation even within the state level is really not effective.
Mokuolu stressed the need to have personnel on site to continuously monitor construction activities to guide against workers compromising on standards.
He, however, lamented that whenever there was a break in supervision, there was usually a tendency for workers on site to cut corners.
He also stressed the society’s commitment to ensure that both the private and public sector professionals were involved and would take responsibility for every construction.
Mokuolu said that climate change was also one of the factors that caused construction failure but that the society was adopting measures to nip all problems in the bud.
He said that as the NSE was also moving with the economic standard of the nation and was evolving and adopting new ways to make infrastructure stronger and better.
The NSE boss urged members of the public to use only qualified and certified engineers in execution of projects in order to ensure durability and standard.
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