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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Technological and Non -Technological Factors Responsible for the Occurrence of Collapse Buildings in South - Western Nigeria
by Olusola, K. O; Ojambati T. S and Lawal, A. F

Building is essentially a space that protected man from the natural environment. It must possess adequate strength and every member of structural system should be able to resist without failure or collapse the applied loads under service conditions. It has been observed that following technological advancement and increase passion for housing, there were reports of incessant collapse of building structure. When building collapses either in part or whole, result not only in wasted efforts or investment but also lost of lives. This paper examined the technological and non-technological factors that are responsible for the occurrence of collapses buildings in the southwestern Nigeria. Many factors have been identified as causes of collapsed building. Technological factors include building design, design error, site production, and use of poor materials faulty design foundation among others. While non - technological factors are lack of site -trade training corruption etc. Conclusion and recommendation were made to assist the government in implementing the existing framework to reduce or total elimination of buildings' collapse.
Keywords: building, production process, failure, collapse, remedial measures
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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