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Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Biodun556(m): 2:27am On Nov 29, 2021
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An official said it is an expansion joint and not a crack

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) on Sunday said the parking lot and other facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport terminal II (MMA2) are in good conditions.

BASL, operator of the MMA2, gave the assurance in the wake of concerns raised by Nigerians over the safety of facilities at the terminal.

Earlier, a picture of allegedly cracked pillars at the parking had surfaced on social media, raising fear among airport users and other Nigerians.

But BASL assured stakeholders of safety at the parking lot and other facilities at the terminal.

In a statement on Sunday, Mikail Mumuni, group corporate affairs manager of BASL, said there are no cracked pillars at the parking lot.

“The person who posted the picture is obviously not well informed,” the statement said.

“This is an expansion joint and not a crack.

“The expansion joint is a space provided in every substantial structure that enables the building or structure to breathe.”

The statement also claimed that similar expansion joints are found on bridges spread across the country.

“MMA2 carries out integrity test regularly on its structure,” the statement said.

“The tests have consistently shown that the structure is in good shape.”
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/497861-bi-courtney-dismisses-concern-over-cracked-pillars-at-lagos-airport.html

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Biodun556(m): 2:31am On Nov 29, 2021
Pictures from other buildings

Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by majamajic(m): 3:06am On Nov 29, 2021
FTC to all Man Utd fans , we teach them soccer , na them escape !

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by SecretReporter(f): 3:08am On Nov 29, 2021
Ok
Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by nairavsdollars(f): 3:09am On Nov 29, 2021
I know that's what they will say

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by NwaAmaikpe: 3:24am On Nov 29, 2021
shocked


For the beams, I understand but expansion joints within a single column?
Damn.
That is no expansion joint and I pity those who believe this fvckery.

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Yankee101: 3:38am On Nov 29, 2021
That pillar is clearly a Crack

All your assets will be liquidated to settle any damages arising from a collapse

Be warned

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by SportsHD: 3:40am On Nov 29, 2021
Isaytrash:
The airport will soon come out to debunk this as a lie.
Nigeria is a poorly told joke, we are f*cked

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Karemarealty288(m): 3:45am On Nov 29, 2021
Cracks has turned to expansion joint.......

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by ecolime(m): 4:28am On Nov 29, 2021
It's going to be a huge National disaster should this car park collapse (God forbid). It accommodates hundreds of cars.

The government should look into it because the operator will definitely cover it up. Infact dem go don plaster the cracks and repaint sef.

Na to go dey Park for Old Terminal and trek to MMIA2 for now oo. May we not be unfortunate.

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by amzee(m): 5:36am On Nov 29, 2021
A

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by PandoraObi: 6:47am On Nov 29, 2021
Ok
Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by googlepikins: 6:48am On Nov 29, 2021
E don dey show signs of collapse, but African man will be deceiving himself until it's too late

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by tillaman(m): 6:48am On Nov 29, 2021
angry

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by boman2014: 6:48am On Nov 29, 2021
Until it collapses on someone.
Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Charmingrascal(m): 6:48am On Nov 29, 2021
I was expecting the rebuttal after all



That thing is a crack

Below are expansion joints

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by CHOPUP411(m): 6:49am On Nov 29, 2021
amzee:
A
for

A for apple

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by chaseblack(m): 6:49am On Nov 29, 2021
Prevent and stop reacting

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by Payus: 6:49am On Nov 29, 2021
I doubt if corruption can ever be tackled in this country

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by CHOPUP411(m): 6:49am On Nov 29, 2021
Nigeria I hail ooo

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 6:49am On Nov 29, 2021
grin
Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by mannasseh(m): 6:50am On Nov 29, 2021
Engineers in the house come and explain better

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by stuffs4me(m): 6:50am On Nov 29, 2021
There are too many illustrates in Nigeria.

Expansion bolts are a necessity in large buildings. Large buildings without expansion bolts would become stresed and eventually collapse.

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by AfroKnight: 6:50am On Nov 29, 2021
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


For the beams, I understand but expansion joints within a single column?
Damn.
That is no expansion joint and I pity those who believe this fvckery.

It was designed to look like a single column. Rounded on one face and flat at the joint.

Those are two columns.

Besides, why would you think the beams and floor have expansion joints but not the column in a building? What then will be the purpose of the expansion joint?

Edit:
When maintaining buildings, please call professionals. Someone decided to make the columns look more aesthetically pleasing (in their own eyes, anyway) and proceeded to fill the joint so that they can paint it to look like one single column. See what they have caused?

If you cover an expansion with mortar/pop screed or whatever inelastic material, it will crack. It doesn’t mean the columns are distressed.

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by kingphilip(m): 6:51am On Nov 29, 2021
An expansion joint wey no straight na expansion joint?

Make them just fix am after this denial sha before disaster go happen.

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by greenie77: 6:51am On Nov 29, 2021
Can you imagine!
Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by shortgun(m): 6:53am On Nov 29, 2021
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


For the beams, I understand but expansion joints within a single column?
Damn.
That is no expansion joint and I pity those who believe this fvckery.
Oga its an expansion joint.
Expansion joints can be introduced anyehere it's required in a structure.
What you are looking at may not even be a single column like many think...

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In construction there are many consideration when it comes to finishings and aesthetics; most times these finishings or aesthetic appeals is not the decision of the engineers to make.

Seeing vertical gaps or a different material in the middle of a seemingly single round columns will not appeal to majority of users of such structures with little or no knowledge why they should be there in the first place.
Probably, a decision was taken to conceal the gaps in other not to create panic in the minds of users or to create a sense of uniformity with other columns; this decision will in no way affect the structural integrity, functionality of the columns or the structure and most engineers will allo

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Re: Lagos Airport "Cracked Pillar": Bi-Courtney Reacts, Calls It An Expansion Joint by stuffs4me(m): 6:53am On Nov 29, 2021
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


For the beams, I understand but expansion joints within a single column?
Damn.
That is no expansion joint and I pity those who believe this fvckery.


Who told you that is a single column?
Stop advertising your ignorance on social media.

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