ICC-NNC to focus on effective building construction


The International Code Council-Nigeria National Chapter (ICC-NNC), will educate Nigerians on the best practices in constructing sustainable buildings at its forthcoming educational conference in Lagos.

The ICC-NNC president, Dr Maurice Ngwaba, said the conference which would hold from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28 in Lagos, would dwell on resilient building development process and effective building regulatory system.

He said the theme of the conference was “Developing and Implementing Modern Building Codes for Resilience and Sustainability”, adding that it would inform all about building durable houses.

“This education conference is being organised in association with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

“IFC will make presentations on Climate Business and EDGE Programme so that people will know how to tap into climate change and become economically viable.

“The ICC-Nigeria was granted ICC Global Chapter status on Sept. 26, 2015 and it is dedicated to creating awareness on the prevailing international building codes and standards.

“Also, it create awareness on the use of modern building codes, best practices in building sustainable buildings, infrastructure and communities,’’ he said.

Ngwaba said that its members were from the building industry, safety professions, manufacturers, traders, artisans and governments among others.

He said that adopting the best practices in building would reduce the incessant building collapse and defective structures in the society.

Ngwaba added that the keynote speakers at the conference were David Walls, ICC Director, Sustainability; Prof. Kabir Bala, the Preseident Council for Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)  and Mr Njoku Adibe, President, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) among others.

ICC protects the health, safety and welfare of the public by promoting building safety and communities that are resilient.