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Adewale , B. A. and Alalade, G. M and Akinwande, O.A. and Daramola, A. and Joseph, A. and Odili, A. and Odugbesan, A. and Ogunleye, A. and Adeleke, J. and Oyeyiola, Moyosore and Famurewa, O. and Oladapa, M. and Olumuyiwa, O. and Eyiaro, S. and Oyeshomo, T. and Ugah, U. and Eke, W. (2018) AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF POOR SPECIFICATION ON BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA. [Proceedings of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, 13 (5).

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This paper examines the effects of specification on building collapse in Nigeria. The study became necessary due to the ugly cases of buildings collapsing in the country over the years. In doing so, the study begins with review of relevant literature on the concept of specification, as well as the factors associated with building collapse. The need for specification in building construction projects was enunciated upon. Other factors that culminate in building collapse, such as load types; man-power; technical skills, etc. are discussed herein. The study further examines identifies and documents cases of building collapse in Nigeria to identify the causes and factors responsible for the collapse. Interviews were conducted with practicing professionals in the construction industry. This was done to obtain professional insights and experiences used as part of the data in the research. Findings from this study highlights consequential role of poor specification in causing building collapse, loss of lives and properties. This paper concludes with identifying the relevance of specification in ensuring adherence to appropriate materials and construction methods for structural stability. Recommendations are given to guard against poor specifications that result in the collapse of buildings, properties and ultimately loss of lives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architecture, building collapse, specification
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 15:50

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