Assessment of Building Collapse Impact on Socio Economic Development in Port Harcourt Metropolis of Rivers State

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C. C. Emekoma


The rate of disorganized building construction in Nigeria especially Port Harcourt Metropolis is to a great degree aggravating building collapse, due to construction inefficiencies, leading to loss of lives and properties. This is resulting in genuine difficulties to building business owners/partners, land lords and users culminating in failure /wastage of cash related endeavors. Each developed building structure has to satisfy the needs of urban residents in meeting the socio-economic goals of prosperity, serviceability and economy. It is against this setting the structural stability of buildings needs to be examined to fix up the inevitable responsibility on a set of city planning officials and building developers for building collapses. In the absence of a rigorous technically approved non corrupt examination of building stability, the entire process of achieving socio-economic growth of urban citizens fails, affecting the overall development of Port Harcourt Metropolis. The examination is coordinated through basic and discretionary data. The basic data was delivered utilizing composed well organized surveys to help the city planners to accomplish the overall success of making Port Harcourt Metropolis, a well developed urban conglomeration. To ensure the planned examination technically efficient and viable, Cronbach's alpha and t-test were used for the examination. The result revealed that five fundamental segments of wisdom based knowledge enhancement planning and administrative factors, if properly implemented, can yield honest, good and critical frameworks for overcoming breakdown or disillusionment of responsible establishments in the state. The factors for poor stability of building structures are: Non-approval of building controls, inadequate learning of advancement materials, Lack of on the site area specific readily implemented technical details, insufficient resources and Construction issues. As per the Millennium/Sustainable Development Goals (MDG/SDG), this examination fills in as a fundamental gadget for approach makers to ensure that development standard is passed as a law in Port Harcourt Metropolis of Rivers state, to avoid repetition of construction inefficiencies.

Building and sustainable development goals, assessment of building collapse, Port Harcourt Metropolis.

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Emekoma, C. (2019). Assessment of Building Collapse Impact on Socio Economic Development in Port Harcourt Metropolis of Rivers State. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 23(2), 1-13.
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