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dc.contributor.authorWindapo, AO
dc.contributor.authorRotimi, J.O.B.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T20:15:08Z
dc.date.available2013-11-05T20:15:08Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2013-11-06
dc.identifier.citationBuildings, vol.2, pp.283 - 299 (17)
dc.identifier.issn2075-5309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5795
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines contemporary issues in building collapse and its implications for sustainable development in Nigeria. It explores whether the approach to construction by industry stakeholders is in line with the principles of sustainable development following the spate of building collapses in Nigeria. The rationale for the investigation stems from the view by scholars that construction industry stakeholders’ do not seem to consider the future in their current activities. The study establishes that the approach to construction by industry stakeholders do not match sustainable principles, and contributes to general under perforxmance of buildings. The paper recommends an overhaul of planning and implementation policies for building development regulations (e.g., building codes). The Nigerian government, as a major construction stakeholder should initiate sustainable construction measures and enforce this as best practice for the construction industry.
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings2030283
dc.rightsAll articles published by MDPI are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license.
dc.subjectBuilding collapse
dc.subjectConstruction industry
dc.subjectEconomic growth
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.titleContemporary issues in building collapse and its implications for sustainable development
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/buildings2030283
aut.relation.endpage299
aut.relation.pages17
aut.relation.startpage283
aut.relation.volume2
pubs.elements-id112010


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