Six reasons why so many buildings collapse

Six reasons why so many buildings collapse
 

After a building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, killing at least 11 people, including several schoolchildren attending a school on the building's top floor, we look at some reasons why such tragedies seem to occur so often in some African countries.
While investigations are still underway into the cause of this collapse, engineers have told us some common problems.
1. The foundations are too weak Adequate foundations can be costly.
They can cost up to half the price of a building, observes professor of civil engineering Anthony Ede at Covenant University in Ota, Nigeria.
He says... read more

 
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