Structure collapse: Designers’ council gets in touch with state federal governments to embrace APRN effort


By Kingsley Adegboye.

Versus the background of constant structure collapse throughout the nation, Designers’ Registration Council of Nigeria ARCON, has actually contacted all state federal governments to embrace Architects Job Registration Number APRN, effort.

The council made the call just recently in Lagos throughout Lagos State Emergency Situation Management Authority LASEMA’s, stakeholders’ conference on concerns around collapse structure and how to checkmate the hazard.

Although LASEMA welcomed numerous stakeholders, ARCON’s APRN effort took the centre phase at the one-day occasion.

Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyitolu, LASEMA’s General Supervisor, who chaired the conference, stated the event, which remained in line with the primary program of Guv Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, might not have actually come at a much better time.

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He stated however, the hazard was an obstacle nation-wide, Guv Sanwo-Olu, was poised to putting an end to the difficulty; thus, the Authority had actually rallied stakeholders, especially, within the structure market to the parley.

Particularly, individuals at the occasion were drawn from Structure Collapse Avoidance Guild BCPG, ARCON, Lagos State Product Screening Lab, Lagos State Structure Control Firm LASBCA, Ministry of Functions and Facilities, Ministry of Resident Govt and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ministry of Justice to name a few.

Although, every agent had a possibility to speak, however ARCON President, Arc. (Sir). Dipo Ajayi, along with its Registrar, Arc. Umar Murnai and Arc. Kayode Anibaba, ARCON’s Council member, took the chance to prompt Lagos State and other state federal governments to embrace its APRN effort, which to name a few was presented to checkmate structure collapse in the countgry.

Ajayi, who led the group, stated federal government’s absence of self-control had actually motivated run-down neighborhoods and intensified ecological difficulties.

Ajayi pointed out Ita Faji as an example of the federal government’s failure to impose proper laws.

According to him, “When it concerns developing collapse, the federal government is guilty by 80 percent. If you go to Ifa Faji and the environ, a few of the structures there were made with physical and individuals still rent and develop on those homes, a few of which are as old as 100 years,” he stated.

In his remarks, Arc. Murnai stated APRN is a system, which is a compulsory registration number to be provided to all designers practicing in Nigeria, for each of their jobs.

The Registrar included that the unique tags are “to license that these jobs are created, managed and carried out by Nigerian people totally signed up to practice in Nigeria,” including that it was created to inspect occurrences of structure collapse.

According to him, occurrences of structure collapse in Nigeria, “plainly reveal that designers and numerous organizations, work with unregistered individuals impersonating architects/consultants (quacks) and immigrants to perform jobs in Nigeria, thus subjecting the unwary public to terrific danger, that eventually leads to death and residential or commercial property.”.

He included “While the APRN is planned to fight the scourge of structure failure and collapse through the removal of quackery, it is likewise to guarantee that just totally signed up and economically present architects/architectural companies prepare, produce and send styles for preparation or application approval.

” Designers and architectural companies who are signed up with the Council are to send architectural structure prepare for approval/implementation and are accountable for the guidance of their styles. APRN functions as a layer of quality control relating to the quality of the developed environment” ARCON registrar kept in mind.

He even more mentioned that APRN would result in overall removal of quacks, keeping in mind that, the effort is functional in Federal Capital Area, Abuja.

Other advantages of the effort, according to Murnai consist of making sure that foreign designers operate in appropriate collaborations under Nigerian designers while making sure copyright security of designers’ works and removal of plagiarism.

It would likewise make it possible for the collection of analytical information on the Nigerian structure market for nationwide preparation, entrench high requirements of expert practice to boost our international competitiveness.

and guarantee that designers are likewise accountable for the guidance of their styles.

The Structure Collapse Avoidance Guild, an advocacy group of structure construction specialists, had actually just recently exposed that 36,000 prospective collapses were waiting to occur in Lagos alone.

The President of the BCPG, Mr. Akinola George, stated this was because much of the structures in Lagos State were old and not built by the individuals who are appropriately trained to do so.

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” A study exposed that over 45,000 websites existed at a time in Lagos state, 20 percent of this figure equates to 9,000 Thus by reduction, quacks and other faceless characters by whatever names they are called, are accountable for the staying 80 percent. A whooping 36,000 prospective collapses are waiting to occur”, he had actually mentioned.

The Lagos Chapter Chairman of the BCPG, Adeyinka Ogunseye, who existed at the conference, stated the federal government needs to urgently deal with the issue of distressed structures.