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Okagbue, H. I. and Iroham, C.O. and Peter, Nkolika Joy and Owolabi, J. D and Opanuga, A. A. (2018) SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF BUILDING FAILURE AND COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9 (10). pp. 1391-1401. ISSN 0976-6308 and ISSN Online: 0976-6316

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Building failure often results to collapse if not discovered and addressed. Many authors have in times past discussed on various factors that contribute to incessant building failure and collapse in Nigeria. Most of the findings are based on individual findings and as such, general consensus on the causes of building failures and collapses in Nigeria have not been reached. This systematic review harmonizes the various causes from papers indexed in Scopus database and recommendations were given. The causes of building collapse in Nigeria are: poor materials used in the construction of buildings, geophysical or natural causes, structural defects, failure of efficient management of construction processes, construction defects, corruption or sharp practices and noncompliance to legal requirements in the building industry. The review concluded with some likely research areas on building failure and collapse as it relates to the study area

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building collapse, building failure, Nigeria, concrete, structural defects, poor materials.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 10:41

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