Construction System Safety. Environmental Challenges in Construction. Environmental Geology

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF POOR SPECIFICATION ON BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA

Vestnik MGSU 5/2018 Volume 13
  • Adewale Bukola - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria BukolaPhd Architecture, Lecturer, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Alalade Gbenga M. - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Phd Architecture, Lecturer, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Akinwande Adeolu - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Daramola Ayotilerewa Adeboye - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria BTech Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Joseph Anthonia - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Miss, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Odili Adaobi - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Miss, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Odugbesan Ayotunde - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Ogunleye Adeyemi - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Adeleke Joyce - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Miss, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Oyeyiola Moyosore - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Miss, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Famurewa Oluwasina - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria BTech Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Oladapo Mustapha - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Olumuyiwa Oluwatobi - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Eyiaro Segun - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Oyeshomo Temilade - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Miss, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Ugah Uzodinma - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Eke Wonders - Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria Bsc Architecture, Mr, Post graduate student, Covenant University Ota Ogun State Nigeria, Km 10 Idiroko Road, Cannan Land Ota Ogun State, Nigeria; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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.

DOI: 10.22227/1997-0935.2018.5.609-623

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