Strengthening of Distressed Buildings
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About the Author
Prof. Falade joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1986 as an Assistant Lecturer. He commenced teaching as Lecturer I at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Lagos in 1992. He was appointed Professor in 2001. He has published widely on the short- and long-term structural behaviors of innovative construction materials and engineering education. He has to his credit over 75 articles published in local and international reputable journals and has made contribution to two books. Prof. Falade is the author of a book titled âStrengthening of Distressed Buildingsâ. He has presented over 45 papers at workshops and seminars on such subjects as project management, quality control, maintenance of facilities and contract procurement process etc. He was given an Award at the First Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair for the presentation of a research project of high standard and with relevance to National development in 2005. He obtained University of Lagos best researcher award in Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and 2010. In 2010, he won NUC individual Award in Science and Technology (Research) at the 4th Edition of the Nigeria Universities Research and Development Fair held at UNN
Funso Falade in his book “Strengthening of Distressed Buildings” condemns the act of demolishing distressed buildings without getting professionals to ascertain the cause of the distress. He argues that distressed buildings can be strengthened.
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