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Title: THE DETERMINATION OF SEVERITY INDICIES OF VARIABLES THAT CAUSE COLLAPSE OF ENGINEERING FACILITIES IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF BENIN CITY
Authors: ANIEKWU, ANNY NATHANIEL
ORIE, OGHENALE UMUKORO
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Journal of Engineering Science and applications
Series/Report no.: Volume 4.;No. 2
Abstract: This paper presents results from a study which examined the causes of building failures in Nigeria using Benin City as a case study. Through a literature survey, a set of these causes were identified, and data were collected using a structuredquestionnaire administeredrandomly to selected Practicing Engineers, Architects and Builders operating in Nigeria. The results were analyzed using a 4-step ordinal scale method to determine the relative significance of the various factors in contributing to the collapse of engineering facilities. The work revealed that the leading cause of collapse of engineering facilities in Nigeria is the use of low quality construction materials which had a severity index of 3.63. The paper concludes that the relevant professional Associations and the Government shouldjointly work together to stem this trend.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/697
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