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THE BASICS OF VALUE ENGINEERING

In simple terms, Value Engineering (VE) is defined as the ratio of function to cost. It is the process of analyzing a designed building feature, software, process or product, to ensure it achieves optimum efficiency within acceptable safety limits, at the lowest life cycle cost. Lawrence Miles (known as the Father of value engineering) developed … READ MORE

THE LIMITATIONS OF USE OF STRUCTURAL STEEL IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

Steel construction was initiated in the 1850s and since then, enormous progress has been made to improve the use of steel in construction.¬† Although modulus of elasticity of steel has remained the same over the years, high strength steel has replaced cast and wrought iron, fabrication and erection techniques have been improved and mechanised. ¬†Over … READ MORE

WHY BUILDINGS COLLAPSE

Building collapse in Nigeria has been on the increase in recent times. There are frequent media reports of collapsed buildings in major Nigerian cities and other parts of the world. The reasons a building collapses can be due to poor structural design, poor compliance with specifications, poor quality control, faulty construction methodology, foundation failure, and … READ MORE

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