Head of Construction Management Unit, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Abuja, Mr. Paul Oke, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday.
He said that building collapse were both natural and man made disasters due to poor supervision and refusal to use certified materials, among other things.
Oke called on the professional bodies to always check their members to ensure that they deliver quality work.
“A contractor/developer needs to concentrate his time and resources in these sectors in order to accomplish set goals for the client/organisation against collapse of building,” he said.
According to him, it is important to always abide by the building codes and national standard to eliminate the building collapse in the country.
He further advised the public to engage the services of professionals and use of standard materials for the construction of their projects.
“Incidents of collapsed buildings can however be reduced if not completely eliminated if relevant bodies in charge of giving approvals engage the services of experienced civil or structural engineers,” he said.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria(NAN)