KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Clinton Aigbavboa: Professor of Sustainable Human Development, Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment University of Johannesburg, South Africa

TOPIC: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure for Africa- a biomimicry approach

Professor Clinton Aigbavboa is a full Professor of Sustainable Human Development in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; with multidisciplinary research focus on the built environment. Before entering academia, he was involved as quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects, both in Nigeria and South Africa. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management and has published over 500 research papers in his areas of interest. He has extensive knowledge in practice, research, training and teaching.

He is currently the Vice Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and the Head: Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also an author of five (5) scholarly research books that were published with Springer Nature and CRC Press. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation (accredited by the DoHET) and has received national and international recognition in his field of research. He is an active postgraduate degree supervisor (Master’s and PhD). He has supervised more than 55 Masters and 12 Doctoral students to completion. His research interest are situated in the fields of sustainable human development, with the focus on: sustainable housing regeneration (urban renewal and informal housing), Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Industry, remanufacturing, leadership in low-income housing, sustainable construction thinking, biomimicry, digitalisation of the construction industry, infrastructure development, construction industry development, construction and engineering management, construction industry development and research methodological thinking and paradigm, post-occupancy evaluation and green job creation.

LEAD SPEAKER

ENGR. DR. IKE CHUKWUNEKE: FNSE, FNIStructE,

TOPIC: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure for Africa- a biomimicry approach.

Former Chairman, The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE), a Structural Engineer equipped with the finest tools in Analysis, Design and Delivery Systems. He is the Director of Civil Sphere Konsult Consulting Engineers. He grew from Ove-Arup and Partners Lagos and is reputed for outstanding projects in Nigeria and Africa:

Major Projects:
• FAITH TABERNACLE LIVING FAITH CHURCH OTA
• COURT OF APPEAL HQ, ABUJA
• COVENANT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL OTA
• COVENANT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OTA
• PDP NATIONAL HQ ABUJA
• WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL NAIROBI KENYA

LEAD SPEAKER

Engr Dayo Oluyemi, Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers, MD Hancock Ogundiya and Partners, Ebute Metta, Lagos

TOPIC: Urgent Need for Road Sector Reforms in Nigeria

He is a FELLOW of the Nigerian Institution of Highways & Transportation Engineers, NIHTE and currently the NATIONAL CHAIRMAN of the Nigerian Institution of Highways & Transportation Engineers, NIHE.

Engr. Oluyemi was a Consultant to the World Bank Office in Abuja on the Public Expenditure Management & Financial Accountability Review in the Road Sector Study. He was a Consultant to the European Union/Delegation to Nigeria on the MPP9 projects in Abia State.

Engr Oluyemi has designed and supervised the construction of many roads, highways, bridges , industrial buildings, office buildings and residential buildings in Nigeria.

Engr Oluyemi was also a Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Committee on Road Sector Reforms.

LEAD SPEAKER

ENGR. LAWRENCE AJUYAH, FICE, FNSE, Nigeria Representative of Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE), Director, ENMAS Consulting, an Engineering & Management Consultancy firm.

TOPIC: Sustainable Infrastructural Development – Which Way Nigeria?

Engr. Lawrence Ajuyah, Nigeria Representative of Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE), MD
He is an experienced Project Manager responsible for the delivery of Major Oil & Gas Pipeline Projects across SPDC onshore/shallow offshore areas, Medium Facility Projects in the Eastern Division and Major Civil Engineering Projects.

He has had responsibility for the delivery of new civil infrastructure development projects and modifications to existing non-oil & gas infrastructure in base and field locations in the Western Division viz: office and industrial buildings, residential buildings and recreational facilities; drilling location platforms on land and in the swamp; field roads; bridges; helipads; Osubi Airport Phase 2; jetties; dredging and allied marine operations; community projects as well as responsibility for design and associated technical services.