The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the Lagos State Government are working together to involve stakeholders in adopting technical committees for adoption of the National Building Code (NBC).
The procedure is being promoted by the state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
During a meeting on Tuesday, Dr. Idris Salako, a commissioner in the ministry, took a roll-call of professional association and ministries.
All seven professional bodies for the built environment and their affiliates were present at the meeting.
Other pertinent agencies of the Lagos State Government were also presented, including the ministries of works and infrastructure, environment, and others.
Some professional bodies and ministries voiced disapproval since their significant affiliates were missed.
As a result, certain affiliates were recommended for inclusion, while others should be absorbed by their parent body.
Pre-design, design, construction, and post-construction categories were used to organize the professional bodies.
Salako claimed that the significance of each expert’s input made the roll call crucial.
“An effective document for practice will curb building collapse and construction failures in the state.
“Two more review meetings will hold before the inauguration of the technical committees before the end of August.
“For certain, the domestication of the National Building Code will afford us the opportunity to strengthen efforts to bequeath an organised, livable and sustainable built environment as contained.
“In this connection, we have started an inclusive process in which all relevant professionals in the built environment are able to work with us to develop and own a Lagos Building Code that we can rely upon for the regulation of the physical environment.”