LASBCA relaunches the building aptitude certificate
The Lagos State Buildings Control Agency has announced that it will launch a Renowned Certificate of Completion and Suitability for Housing for owners or developers of buildings who have met building construction requirements .
LABSCA Managing Director Gbolahan Oki said the certificate will be issued to owners of new buildings who have passed all stages of building construction and certified by LASBCA building professionals.
In a statement signed by LASBCA Public Affairs Chief Adetayo Asagba, the Director General noted that the old existing buildings that had successfully completed the non-destructive structural integrity test conducted by the LASBCA Materials Testing Laboratory Lagos State and found to be stable would be certified.
The general manager added that building codes stipulated that every step in the construction of a building should be closely monitored by agency officials including builders, architects, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, the laying of the foundations for the exterior works and the fittings until the building was completed.
Oki said the certificate was saved with a security barcode and could be verified on the agency’s website.
He said it would not only add value to the building, but could also be used as collateral to secure a bank facility.
He assured potential occupants of their safety, as the certificate stated that the completed structure had been built to design specifications, and therefore safe for the dwelling.
Oki urged any potential tenant or buyer to request the certificate from the landlord or building owner before paying their rents or entering into the real estate transaction to ensure the building is safe.
He called on all owners / developers in the state to take the necessary steps before starting construction on their building by getting all the necessary approvals, inviting the LASBCA for inspection and finally getting the certificate once the project is complete.
He warned that failure to do so would subject the buildings to a serious technical assessment which would result in sanctions from the agency.
The quality control mechanism and the level of compliance of the agency would result in a radical, significant and positive attitude change of owners / developers in the building construction industry, to have a well planned environment and ordered, to achieve the state’s vision of zero tolerance to collapse construction, he said.
Oki said that LASBCA, under this waiver, is ready to take the state to a higher level through broad participatory planning and constructive engagement with citizens, professional bodies and industry stakeholders. of the building.
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