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Building collapse: COREN unveils 1st local concrete mix design standard

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To tame the rising trend in building collapse especially during construction in parts of the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has launched First Nigerian Concrete Mix Manual as a guide for decking and pillars formation.

The manual was jointly presented to the public at the 26th COREN Engineering Assembly held in Abuja.

Earlier in his welcome address, COREN President said in a bid to ensure standard products, the council has reviewed the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) for accreditation of engineering undergraduate programmes in tertiary institutions.

He said “Going forward therefore, our accreditation processes will now be based on Outcome Based Engineering Engineering Education (OBE) criteria”.

He disclosed that following the sending of the BMAS to UNESCO and other science based international bodies for review which turned out positive, Nigerian engineers duly registered by COREN now enjoy mutual recognition in 48 countries of the world.

 

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