person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder January 23, 2020 16:48:06

By Chinelo Ajulufo :

Awka, Jan. 23, 2020 (MOI) Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Ven. Amaechi Okwuosa has urged land developers to secure approval for their building plans by relevant authority.

Okwuosa, a lawyer made the call in his office while granting interview to newsmen.

According to him, getting building approval would enable the authority to access and inspect the building from start to finish.

The exercise would help to stem building distortion and collapse, especially during harmattan.

``Some tests like slump and cube tests are also carried out by our building engineers to test the consistency of fresh concerts and the viscosity of the concrete.

``This will make buildings to stand the test of time,’’ Okwuosa noted.

He condemned the local builders, who use 1/2 plank to form their frame work, emphasising that the standard wood for frame work is 4/8 (marine board).

The managing director added that it was the only frame work that could withstand any weather condition.

Okwuosa, while urging developers to engage the services of professional engineers and architects to curb building collapse, enjoined them to clear bushes around their sites to avoid fire outbreaks especially during dry seasons. (MOI)