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Analysis of Incidences of Collapsed Buildings in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria


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Pastatų griuvimo atvejų dažnumo lagose (Nigerija) analizė

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Building collapses in Lagos metropolis have become worrisome to residents, developers, and Government. This study examined the incidences of collapsed buildings in Lagos metropolis over a thirty-year period. Time series analysis was carried out to determine the past and predict direction of the future occurrences. In addition, a process of inference from reports on investigations of past occurrences was adopted to establish causes of building collapses in the study area. Spatial analysis of the collapses showed high concentration in swampy terrain that was reclaimed in the past. The study recommends, amongst other things, comprehensive investigation of the geophysical characteristics of the affected locations towards finding lasting solution to the menace.
Lagose griūvantys pastatai kelia nerimą gyventojams, vystytojams ir vyriausybei. Šiame tyrime nagrinėjamas pastatų griuvumo dažnumas Lagose per trisdešimt metų. Atlikta laiko eilučių analizė, siekiant nustatyti buvusius atvejus ir numatyti būsimų atvejų tendencijas. Be to, siekiant nustatyti, dėl kokių priežasčių tiriamoje teritorijoje griūva pastatai, buvo pasirinktas išvadų procesas, pagrįstas ankstesnių atvejų tyrimo ataskaitomis. Erdvinė griuvimų analizė parodė didelę koncentraciją pelkėtose vietovėse, kurios anksčiau buvo melioruotos. Be kitų dalykų, tyrime rekomenduojama atlikti išsamų paveiktų vietovių geofizinių savybių tyrimą, siekiant rasti ilgalaikį sprendimą, kaip išvengti šios grėsmės.









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  • Department of Estate Management, College of Science & Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria


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