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Community Awareness: Civil Engineers to Walk in Support of Structural Stability and Safety

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, NICE, Lagos Chapter, under the leadership of Engr (Mrs) Lola Adetona in conjunction with the Lagos State Safety Commission have concluded on plans to embark on *a walk for fitness exercise tagged “ Walk for   Stability ” as part of the efforts to create public awareness on the importance of Structural Stability in Buildings. General Public, Engineers and allied professionals are therefore invited to participate and join in this laudable outing. It is also intended to promote healthy living, potential networking and synergy. The event is scheduled to hold on saturday*  8, December 2018  starting by  7.30 am. The meeting point will be the Alausa Fire Service at Alausa  and the walk would cover the distance up to the IKEJA bus stop and back. The objective is to create awareness around incidences of collapsed Buildings/structures and sensitize the public and relative professionals on the need to pay attention to structural stability

Engr Akin Akintola: A legacy of Service to Engineering and Ikeja Branch of NSE

Few days ago, precisely, on the November 9 2018, the Hall of Sheraton Hotels and Towers Ikeja hosted a diverse group of professionals and dignitaries from engineering to management, from public sector to private sector, from humanity to Business to witness the  official change of baton from Akin Akintola to Engr Funmilade Akingbagbohun . It was a huge day for engineering and the NSE as the Branch celebrated yet, another smooth leadership transition for which the engineers are renowned. The event attracted two past NSE Presidents in person of Engr Dr Ajayi, Engr Ademola Olorunfemi, Immediate past President o Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Engr Mrs Olu Maduka and the current NSE President, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu who chaired the event. Others are Deputy President Engr Babagana Muhammed, Engr Adeniran Ibitoye, Dr AbdulRasheed Babalola, Engr Halima Adeniran all of National Executive members. The Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr Ade Olayinka Akinsanye wa


PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE COLLAPSE OF A BUILDING SITUATED AT GRA PHASE II PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE. Stanley Idem On the 23 rd  of November 2018 a 7-storey building designed to be used as a Hotel collapsed at about 4.30pm. We are told that several workers are trapped underneath the wreckage. Rescue operations are still on going. On hearing of the incident, we moved to the site immediately. However, the extensive wreckage of the collapsed building posed a safety and stability concern so we could not get too close to the building. At a glance, a number of factors that may have likely contributed to the collapse of the building were immediately noted. An investigation team is being set up as efforts are being made to have access to the site to be able to have a closer observation, collect samples and take necessary measurements for analysis and so on. Subsequent to this, site records, contract documents, CCTV footage if any, preliminary desktop study and computer checks


The frequent stories and associated pains and grief of building collapse seem not on the decline. Infact, it has become too frequent that the phenomenon is no longer attracting the level of emotions that should. The unfortunate thing, however, is that developers and state are yet to give it the right attention. Chances are that developers contract their building out without engaging the services of an Engineers. When problems arise, Engineers are the first set of professionals to receive tongue-lashing. In essence, Engineers receive the responsibility for such failures. The usual thing is to contact an Architect who makes an architectural design and gives it to Engineers to append their seals in their various disciplines. Other competences are also called to play their various roles by the Architect, who assumes leadership of the team. In their ignorance, some of these Architects treat Engineers as mere rubber-stamps and over-rate Masons as well as Bricklayers instead. By the tim

Otis Engineering wins Consulting Engineering Company of the year Award

A Nigerian foremost Consulting Engineering Firm, O.T. Otis Engineering Limited has won the Consulting Engineering Company of the year award for 2018. This was at the 2018 Construction & Engineering Digest Forum/Award (CEDFA) in Lagos. The event also marked the 25 year anniversary of the company which has rewarded and honoured distinguished engineers and companies over the years. At the event to receive the Award was the MD/CEO of the company, Engr Otis T. Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, who is also the President of West African Federation of Engineering Organisations and Immediate past President of Nigerian Society of Engineers. O.T OTIS Engineering Limited, specialized Project Management and Technical Services in the heavy industrial and infrastructure sectors, like Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; machine tools, iron & steel, oil & gas, petrochemicals, automotive manufacture, fertilizer, pulp & paper, housing and infrastructure, lime & cement, refra

Elegance and Professionalism as Ikeja Engineers Sworn in Akingbagbohun in a Colourful Ceremony

At an atmosphere of professionalism and candour, the famed tradition of smooth leadership transition among Engineers is on display as the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers swore-in Engr (Mrs) Funmilade Akingbagbohun as its 13 th  Chair. She takes over from Engr Akin Akintola, under whose tenure the Branch returned to the Top three among the over 60 Branches of the NSE in the country. Distinguished and respected industry leaders, professionals across board, policy makers, friends, family of engineering filled the capacity hall of Sheraton Hotel and Towers Ikeja to the brim as the guests equally occupied the adjoining hall: Under HRH Adebisi Rosiji Okubanjo, the Obiri of Idobiri Aiyepe Ijebu, as the Royal father. Chaired by the NSE President Engr Adekunle Mokuolu, the event also had in attendance two former Presidents of the NSE, Engr Dr Ajayi, , Engr Olrunfemi Isaac Ademola. Others are Grp Cpt. John Obakpolor, Founding President of Aviation Roundtable, Engr O