experts in the construction and building industry have called on Federal Government and professional bodies to take proactive measures in checking cases of building collapse in the country.
The experts made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
Mr Aminu Bashir, an engineer with a construction company in Abuja, noted that the non-compliance to building specifications and standards were responsible for the collapse of structures.
He said that the activities of non-certified engineers and lack of quality assurance driven construction were also responsible for structural defects.
Bashir noted that efforts should be intensified to ensure compliance on specifications by builders.
He added that it was important for the regulators to stick to standards, especially in their practical supervision on sites.
“The regulators have to be more proactive, they have to go round more, ensure that those buildings are meeting up to standard,’’ he said.
In his view, Mr Philip Shakarho, an architect in Federal Capital Territory, said that the construction industry had done significantly well in Nigeria.