Building Collapse: SON to enforce standards in block making

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Building Collapse: SON to enforce standards in block making



From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Worried by the rise in building collapse incidents in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has charged sandcrete block moulders to adhere strictly to the production standard of building blocks as laid down by the Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS).

Coordinator of Ogun State Office 1 of the SON, Engr. Samuel Ayuba, gave the charge on Thursday during a one day stakeholders forum and sensitisation workshop, organised for sandcrete block makers from Ogun West and Egba division of the State, held in Ota, Ogun State.

Ayuba, who noted that blocks make up 50% of building materials, said the workshop which was the first step at enlightening the block moulders in the standard requirement of block moulding, would also help them in making SON certified products.

“Whenever…

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