Architects Canvass Strict Regulation in Housing Sector

By Tunde Alao

Moved by the persistent cases of building collapse and project failure, architects have urged built environment professionals to adhere to the work specifications in the National Building Code.

They made the call at the "Archibuilt 2015", organised by the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), in Abuja last week, with the theme "Archibuilt 2015 is Solutions for Everyday Living Part II", which focused on how to stem the tide of building collapse and project failures.

Speaking at the event, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Sonny Echono, an architect, was of the opinion that challenges in the construction sector, especially building collapse could be put in check if professionals adhere to the code that specifies the minimum standards for quality of materials for various uses in construction.