A building construction expert, Lekan Ogunrinde has described the use of substandard materials by clients as the major reason for building collapses across the country.
Ogunrinde, who is an Estate Surveyor and Valuer, made this disclosure during a telephone conversation with TRACK news on Thursday.
In the recent past, the upsurge in the number of building collapses in the country had generated concerns among well-meaning Nigerians raising the call for stringent measures against quack developers.
Track News reports that no fewer than four cases of building collapse have been recorded in Ibadan alone this year.
Lives have been lost, livelihoods destroyed and fatal injuries sustained while families have also lost loved ones. Ogunrinde, in his reaction, attributed the unfortunate trend to some reasons, saying both the owners of the property being developed, the workers and the substandard materials were to blame for these incidents.
Ogunrinde said sometimes, clients cut corners and purchase substandard materials for the workers, which later affects the quality of work being done.
He said, ” As one of the experts in the building construction sector, I will say that the incidences of building collapses have been occurring in recent times.
“I will say that this is due to a number of reasons. For you to embark on any project, you just have to consult professionals. We have estate surveyors and valuers, land surveyors, quantity surveyors and others
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