31st Lagos Builders Conference: Experts Urge Members To Embrace World’s Best Practices

The 31st edition of Lagos Builders Conference held At the Podium, Lekki, South-west Nigeria. The Event brought together professionals in the Building world.

Environment Correspondent, Gimalo-Angel Olowogoke reports that theme of the event is, The shifting landscape: Redefining The Real Estate Industry.

One of the speakers said Licensing was important, otherwise you’re seen as quack. He also said the role of a facility manager should not be over emphasised.

He further urged Builders to promote world best practices. They should know what is happening on the international scene.

Honourable Bayo Forsyth on his part said that for demand to thrive, it is important that homes are well built. He further said that Lagos Homes mortgage scheme was created in 2014 to solve or even reduce housing deficit in the state, which mitigated the housing deficit.

Lagos still has a deficit of 4 million. 10,000 Lagos residents have so far benefited from this scheme. He urged builders to adhere to Government codes.

Another worrisome point raised was Lagos being listed as one of the sinking cities in the world. It is expected to sink in 80 years. Builders were urged to harness waste to reduce emissions.

What should we do after being listed at a sinking city?

A stakeholder gave some pointers:

  • We should move to a higher terrain.
  • Put up structures that will stand the test of time.
  • There should be a short, medium and long term plan.

Still at the ocassion, Olufose olulade spoke on:

  • Workers’ safety
  • Manufacturers design
  • Huge insurance cost
  • Building resilience, e.g. Eko Atlantic City.
  • Talking about materials, we need to look into local content.

Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Builders, Godfrey Chukwurah in an interview with LN247 Correspondent spoke on flooding which he called a global thing.

The Event also had on its sidelines, An Exhibition.

Watch out for the seminar, one-on-one interviews and exhibition, on Space.com with Gimalo on www.ln247.news

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