Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Omale Peter Ameh has said its 2023 Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) will feature discussions on topical issues bedeviling the building construction industry.
Ameh who stated this at a pre-AGM press conference in Abuja, said the major concern will dwell on how to correctly use concrete in building structures.
He called on built-environment professionals, building enthusiasts and lovers of safe homes to rise up to the challenge of contributing their ideological quota to the development of effective policies that will address legacy challenges of the industry, especially building collapse.
Ameh explained that the theme of the AGM that is scheduled for next week, “Use of Concrete in Building Structures” was strategic in order to address industry challenges emanating from wrong mix of concrete and other consequential oversights that have led to loss of lives and property in the various incidences of building collapse across the country.
While calling for wide range participation of the general public, the chairman explained that sub-themes to be discussed at the conference include: concrete mix designs, types of concrete and areas of application in building structures as well as the preparation and interpretation of reinforced concrete structural drawings for building works.
Prof Muhammad Magaji Garba, Joseph Anejo and Akhanamhe Sunday are among distinguished professionals who would lead the talks at the event.
Source: The Nation