Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, is notorious for frequent building collapses. A risk reduction expert offers five recommendations on how to prevent these disasters.
The World Trade Center buildings were built to withstand wind loads more than 30 times the aircrafts’ weight.
Private developers, building professionals and the government all share responsibility for building collapses.
At building collapse sites, aerial drones and ground robots can extend the eyes and ears of search and rescue personnel to places people can’t go – above and inside the rubble pile.
Investigators are searching for what caused the tall apartment building near Miami to suddenly fail. What they find could lead to changes in building codes.
Construction experts explain the various factors that likely came into play, leading to the collapse of a building which had reportedly been sinking for some time.
Ghana has a long institutional history that’s shaped the practices which create dangerous buildings.
The more people come to a city, the bigger demand for buildings. These buildings need to be safe.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
Lagos has all the appropriate laws but it needs to adopt the right procedures and see them through.