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Unregulated Construction in Nicaragua Draws Concern

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There are 20,000 homes built annually in Nicaragua, the vast majority of which are constructed without following any building codes, and the Nicaragua Chamber of Real Estate along with the Nicaraguan Association of Engineers and Architects are worried that these faulty homes will fall victim to natural disasters, causing injury to property and life.

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Concerned the Construction Without Rules

20.000 new homes, at least, are required each year in the country according to the Chamber of Real Estate in Nicaragua, Cadur. The Nicaraguan Association of Engineers and Architects, ANIA, emphasized in recent days, concerns about the housing is made in the country without any regulation, as this is most vulnerable to natural disasters.

“We have some objection to the quality of construction. There are some houses that are being made ​​based drywall without any structural strength, “said the independent engineer, member and president of ANIA, Cesar Aviles. He added that much of the population is using the building without rules, that is not relevant regulations.

Avilés said the fact that Nicaraguans are building houses without the help of engineers, take you on a short term housing to collapse to natural disasters such as earthquakes. also said the engineer Carlos Gonzalez, also member of ANIA, who felt that alternatives should be “cheaper” without neglecting the resistance of the construction.

Steel, an option “Do not forget that what goes in the building … there is resistance to bring down prices homes, but not to endanger the life with the poor construction, “he said. He added that to avoid “bad buildings”, professionals such as engineers and architects and the general population, must be updated about new building materials that go to market.

In this context, some companies have sought ways to innovate products such as steel, as it becomes stronger and is more accessible to the population. For now, they promote a steel of 70 degrees different from the traditional which is 40 degrees which makes it more resistant. Furthermore, the roof is steel coated with zinc and aluminum. In other words, not only of zinc as the one used in most actual construction.

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