PLANNING YOUR DREAM HOME

 

 

Planning your dream home can be challenging and rewarding.
The following tips should be considered when planning your dream home:

• Finance
• Finding the right plot of land
• Planning and building regulations
• Basic community infrastructure, e.g. transportation, schools, hospitals, etc
• Use of the building
• Government policies
• Choosing the right professionals, e.g. surveyors, builders, lawyers, etc
• Neighbouring buildings or land
• Future developments in the area

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REASONS WHY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE ABANDONED

 

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Construction projects abandonment may have negative effects on the local community, economy and the environment.
There are various reasons why building projects are abandoned.
A building project may be abandoned for the reasons listed below:

  • Financial problems
  • Government policies
  • Incompetent contractor
  • Death of client
  • Defective design and specification
  • Political instability
  • Equipment problems
  • Breach of contract
  • Building materials problems
  • Wrong estimation of the project cost
  • Inflation
  • Difficult client
  • Community problems

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HOW TO PREVENT BUILDING COLLAPSE

 

A building should have sufficient strength and stability to resist the effects of extreme weather and other hazards.
If a building collapses, it may result in deaths, injuries and financial loss.
The following should be adopted to prevent the collapse of buildings:

  • Ensure natural waterways paths are not obstructed during and after construction
  • Ensure the site is suitable for the proposed project by carrying out soil tests and other appropriate tests
  • Ensure quality building materials are used for the construction
  • Ensure qualified personnel are recruited for the project
  • Ensure approved drawings and specifications are adhered to
  • Ensure the project is supervised by qualified professionals
  • Ensure proper maintenance after the project

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WHY YOU SHOULD ENGAGE THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL BUILDER

 

A building or edifice is a structure that stands permanently in one place, which is intended for human use or occupation.

A building as a shelter is one of the basic needs of humans.

The building profession is the business of making structures such as houses or factories.

Professionals involved in the building industry are: Builders, Architects, Engineers, Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Quantity Surveyors, Land Surveyors and Town Planners. These professionals must work together as a team to achieve a common goal.

The building industry is one of the sectors with a high number of both skilled and unskilled labours, thus a professional Builder is needed to manage both human and material resources efficiently within cost, without compromising quality, while satisfying the client’s requirements.

A professional Builder is an academically trained and statutorily registered professional responsible for building production management, construction and maintenance of buildings for the use and protection of mankind.

One may ask why it is necessary to engage the services of a professional Builder when there are tradesmen like Masons, Carpenters, Plumbers, Painters who could come together to construct a building.

The answer is simple. These tradesmen are trained in their own skills, while a professional Builder is trained to plan, organize, co-ordinate and manage the production process from inception to handover.

Incessant buildings collapse can be prevented by engaging the services of a professional Builder.

 

References:

  1. NIOB Handbook
  2. Sturgis, Russell. A dictionary of architecture and building: biographical, historical and descriptive. Vol.1
  3. cambridge.org

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