I have contested elections under the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIoB
); I was victorious twice as the Research and Development Secretary.
Awobodu, who is the First Vice President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB
) and former President of Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), informed that when coaches of bricks or blocks are not perfectly laid, it would result in higher consumption of mortar.
Awobodu, who is currently the First Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), also stated that there should be a template capable of engendering stimulus for research and creativity that could be of enormous assistance to the aspiring young minds who want to make career in building profession.
However, he contended that the professional and regulatory bodies in building construction in Nigeria, especially, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) and the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) should partner with other industry stakeholders to set up a functional research institute and laboratory for young builders to explore their creativity and expand their horizons.
This research institute, according to him, should be managed by young and vibrant professionals with creative thinking under the supervision of the NIOB executive and CORBON board members, while the research institute should showcase several innovative tools and equipment, which Nigerian builders need to adopt to increase productivity.
'Furthermore, higher institutions need to partner with the professional body, NIOB, to organise competitions among young builders in higher institutions.
THE Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has urged the Federal Government to evolve a definite policy to engage local professionals and indigenous contractors for involvement in the capacity development of industry practitioners.
The NIOB President, Mr Kenneth Nduka, at his investiture as the 20th President of the institute said in Abuja on Saturday that it became imperative because of the ever-changing socio-economic and technological environment.
'The professional institutions like the NIOB have to be rightly situated as lighthouses guiding the members, the industry and general public from bad practice, corruption, indiscipline and bad governance,'' he said.
Not limiting the case to Lagos alone, First Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB
To ensure achievement of this ambition, the Fund will enter into a collaboration with agencies and organisations like Cement Technology Institute of Nigeria (CTIN), Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB
), Julius Berger Plc and SETRACO amongst others for technical and financial assistance.
In his remarks, 1st Vice President, Nigerian Institution of Builders, (NIOB
), Mr Kunle Awobodu, while emphasising the need for the quality product, also stressed on the need for a price reduction of cement.