ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND THE CHALLENGES OF COLLAPSE BUILDINGS IN NIGERIA
Usman, N. D.; Chen, J. A. and Lodson, J. T.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
This study aimed at exploring the relationship between environmental sciences and the challenges of collapse buildings in Nigeria. It adopted literature review as its research design, whereby causes of buildings failure and collapse in Nigeria were enunciated. The problems associated with collapsed of building were find to based on lack of compliance on building ethics such as carrying out work on soil that lacks engineering properties lack of carrying soil test, use of salty soil, inappropriate selection of contractors and use of sub-standard materials. It was recommended among others that professionals should ensure the compliance with the Nigerian code of practice, as well as enforcement of the use of standard materials for construction work in Nigeria..