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Collapsed Buildings: Time To Leverage Modern Technology

Collapsed Buildings: Time To Leverage Modern Technology

Collapsed Building Incidences

In recent years, the number of collapsed building incidences has been on the rise, leading to devastating consequences for those affected.

To address this issue, it is essential to leverage modern building technology to ensure the safety of buildings and the people who inhabit them.

Modern building technology can be used to improve the structural integrity of buildings, making them more resistant to collapse.

This can be achieved through the use of advanced materials such as steel and concrete, as well as through the use of innovative construction techniques.

In view of the above and to enhance safety and productivity, experts have urged housing professionals to improve the use of modern technology in solving major challenges confronting the industry. 

They also harped on the need for regular training of professionals such as builders, engineers, architects and suppliers and expressed determination to carry out such programmes.

Speaking at a media briefing on the 7th International Construction Building Materials and Technologies Exhibition in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Elan-Expo, Jude Chima, said the use of technology would increase job delivery in the industry, while relevant training is expected to provide participants with the benefits of learning skills like laser aligner for block setting, use of laser aligners and laser measures. 

Chima said the participants would also learn the use of robotic power tools, electronic painting machines, use of spray gum for paintings, solar panel installations, the assembling of furniture and smart electrification.

“This training will be delivered by professionals with extensive experience in the construction industry, giving participants the opportunity to learn from the best.” 

The build expo will provide participants with valuable insights into the application and installation of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at homes, sustainable building practices, innovative materials and techniques, and the latest trends in architecture and design. 

“It will also feature a networking event, where attendees can meet and connect with other professionals in the industry.”

Supporters include the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Nigerian Institute of Building, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Honey Treat Academy and Engineering Resource.

The Chairman, of NSE Ikeja Branch, Femi John, noted that technology introduced into Nigeria’s construction industry about six years ago has not gained traction despite its numerous benefits. 

“In matters such as cost and environmentally friendly, it is better than the traditional way we are used to in Nigeria.

This is to say that technology suits the country’s climatic condition.”

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