CONFERENCE THEME – ‘Integrated Cost Management Solutions for Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Delivery: A Key to National Economic Development’.
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Professor Charles Egbu, a distinguished academic luminary in the field of construction management, has passionately dedicated over three decades of his life to higher education in the United Kingdom. He holds the prestigious position of Vice Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, England, making history as the first black individual to achieve such a milestone in any UK university. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Professor Egbu hails from Abatete in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. His educational odyssey began at St. Child’s Day Nursery School in Lagos, followed by his primary education at Our Lady of Apostles Private School, Lagos. His secondary education commenced at Baptist High School in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, culminating in his graduation from Federal Government College in Enugu. Furthering his academic pursuits, he pursued A-Levels at Kingston College of Technology, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.Professor Egbu’s educational journey led him to Leeds Metropolitan University, where he graduated with first-class honours in Quantity Surveying. His pursuit of knowledge continued with a doctorate in Construction Project Management from the University of Salford. Furthermore, he obtained an advanced diploma in research award supervision from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
Throughout his illustrious career, Professor Egbu has demonstrated his commitment to the academic community and the construction industry. Notably, he served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) from June 2019 to June 2020. His accomplishments extend to being recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a Fellow of the Association of Project Management (FAPM), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), and a Fellow of the Higher Education
Professor Egbu’s contributions to academia and industry are commendable. He has authored 12 books covering various facets of Project Management, Construction Management, Knowledge Management, and Sustainable Development. Moreover, he has shared his expertise through more than 350 publications in international journals
and conferences and has actively participated in conferences in over 30 countries.
His mentorship has shaped the next generation of scholars, as he has supervised over 30 PhD students and examined more than 100 PhD candidates worldwide. He has also served as an External Examiner for numerous undergraduate and postgraduate programs across the globe.Professor Egbu’s impactful research projects, receiving funding of up to £25 million, have bolstered his standing as a Principal Investigator. His leadership has propelled several successful Research Centers, and he has played significant roles in the peer review processes of prestigious institutions such as the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Egbu is a respected visiting Professor at multiple universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He holds membership in key educational and research organizations, including Universities UK (UUK), MillionPlus, Yorkshire Universities, Leeds Learning Alliance (LLA), and the Cathedrals
Group of Universities in the UK.
Professor Egbu’s contributions have been recognized through numerous awards and honors, including the Freedom of the City of London in 2017. He has also received accolades for his research, with awards such as the Outstanding Paper Award and Highly Commended Awards from esteemed journals and networks.
Beyond his academic accolades, Professor Egbu holds two distinguished chieftaincy titles, Ugwumba of Idemili in Anambra State and Ugwuchinyelu of Abatete, Anambra. High Chief Professor Charles Egbu’s tireless commitment to education, groundbreaking research, and academic leadership have left an indelible mark on the global academic community and construction industry.
Integrated Cost Management Best Practices (ICMBPS): Roadmap for Sustainable Infrastructure Project Delivery, Development and Growth Of Nigeria’s Economy
This research surveyed integrated cost management best practices for sustainable success of infrastructure project delivery to boost the socio-economic growth of Nigeria. It exposed the concepts of infrastructure sustainability, Integrated Cost Management (ICM), Integrated Cost Management Best Practices (ICMBPS) and Project Success Measures (or Key Performance Indicators KPIS) and showcased how they could be applied in infrastructure development to achieve net value-addition to the economy. It crafted guiding research questions linked to ICMBPS and configured a chart of the cost management best practices showing their required levels of integration. It further developed detail technical best practice action steps in integrated cost management and the order/ pathway or roadmap of their implementation that would lead to sustainable economic growth. While positing Quantity Surveyors(QSs), as the primary drivers of ICM, it recommends for governments MDAS’ professionals and project consultants/stakeholders to exercise collective resolve to achieving sustainable success in infrastructure project delivery, rather than preconditioning projects to fail and turn around to institute abortive post-mortem failed project audit exercise that adds no value to the economy.
Professor Uchenna. O. Ajator is a Professor of Quantity Surveying, Cost Ennineering and Project Management .(at QS Dept. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria), with multi-disciplinary academic and professional training in Quantity Surveying, Building, Cost Engineering, Finance and Project Management.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building (FNIOB), Fellow of Institute of Industrial Administration (FIIA),Fellow of Engineering Research Council FERC (Nom.) USA, Member Association for Advancement of Cost Engrg International (MAACEI)USA,Registered QS(RQS), & Registered Builder® BLDR) etc.
He has vast consultancy practice exposure in Infrastructure Projects’ Cost Estimation & Mgt., Construction and Project Management(as Petroleum Special Trust Fund PTF, World Bank Affiliate Projects, Commercial Banks and University Projects’ consultant) He is the Director/Facilitator Cost Research and Management. (CRAM) Center Enugu and President of LUVAJ Technologies Consult- a multidisciplinary professional practice firm based in Nigeria.
Rtn. Prof. Ajator has extensive articles in quality International & national journals,and widely acclaimed and revered policy paper presentations at international & national conferences.
He has authored numerous books in Quantity Surveying, Development Projects Appraisals, Cost Engrg/Management of Oil & Gas Projects, National Cost Benchmarks etc., which have contributed immensely in the training and development of students and practitioners of Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Finance,& Project Mgt. professions in Nigeria.
Prof. Ajator is a silent philanthropist with numerous book donations to schools, universities and professional bodies etc. He had been State Chapters’ Chairman and member NEC/ Mgt board of NIOB and NIQS professions respectively at various times.
Building Partnerships for Sustainable Cost Management of Infrastructure
Prof. Ahmed Doko Ibrahim obtained BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Ahmadu Bello University (A.B.U.), MSc in Construction Engineering & Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia and PhD in Construction Project Management from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He started his professional career with private practicing Quantity Surveying firms before taking up academic position at A.B.U. He rose through the ranks to the coveted and enviable rank of Professor of Quantity Surveying/Construction Project Management. Prof. Ibrahim’s research interests include cost modeling, continuous improvement of construction processes and products, and construction procurement management.
As an accomplished scholar, Professor Ibrahim has taught several courses at undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, masters and doctoral levels. To date, he has supervised over 50 undergraduate projects, over 60 Masters Thesis and over 20 PhD Dissertations in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management to successful completion. He has published over 150 academic publications (with over 90% in highly rated international journals and presentations at international conferences). He has received several awards and research grants from local and international sources, and has made presentations at several continuous professional development workshops over the past two decades. He had also served as external examiner at more than fifteen institutions offering Quantity Surveying at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Professor Ibrahim is Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and the Society ofConstruction Industry Arbitrators. He is registered with the Quantity Surveyors Registration of Nigeria(QSRBN) and is also affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) UK, Association for Project Management (APM) UK, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and several others. He has severally served on accreditation teams of both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the QSRBN. Since 2011, he has been the Chairman of the Association of Quantity Surveying Lecturers/Educators.
Professor Ibrahim was previously Head of Quantity Surveying Department, Managing Director of Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Services (ABUCONS), Director of University Advancement and he is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) of A.B.U.
Infrastructure Support Fund and Sovereign Wealth Funds as Catalyst for Infrastructure Development: Model, Opportunities, Management and Challenges
Mr. Ifeanyi Tim Anago obtained a Professional Diploma in Quantity Surveying from Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in 1981, Bachelor of Laws degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1991, and a Barrister-at-Law (BL) qualification from The Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1992. He is a registered Quantity Surveyor with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Fellow of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators, and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria. Ifeanyi Anago had served as the Chairman of the Fellows Forum of the Nigerian Institute of st Quantity Surveyors, 1 Vice President of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators and Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the Quantity Surveyors
Registration Board of Nigeria.
His work experience traversed consultancy services and construction which cumulatively spanned over 36 years. He worked as a Resident Quantity Surveyor with Ahmadu & Partners, Resident Consultant under the MDG Quickwins project where he was appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to supervise projects on Health,Education and Water Sectors and later oversee the rehabilitation of Water borehole projects under the same program in the South East Zone of Nigeria. He had also been a Consultant under the defunct PTF program. His construction experience spanned seven years as Executive Director Projects/Vice Chairman of Paul-B Nigeria Plc, with oversight responsibility for the construction of several Corporate, Commercial, Aviation, Educational, LeisureFacilities and Public Sector projects spread across Nigeria.
Mr Anago is an astute Construction Arbitrator and Mediator, a listed Neutral in the Justice Lawal Mohammad Uwais Dispute Resolution Center (Former AMDC), Lagos Court of Arbitration, Ogun State Multi Door Courthouse, Federal High Court ADR Centre, National Industrial Court, ADR Centre, Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and an adjunct lecturer at the National Judicial Institute Abuja. He holds the International Trademark – Patent for the ADR concept known as Mediative – Conciliation which is now registered with the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment as Anago Mediative – Conciliation(Certificate No. 92036). This novel concept has been adjudged by the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the US Department of Justice as the best model for resolving school-based hate crimes and found cognate application in the resolution of communal crises that arose out of both Hurricane Katrina and Gulf of Mexico oil spillage.
Mr Anago presently leads IFEANYI ANAGO GROUP comprising IFEANYI ANAGO & PARTNERS (QS/PM) and IFEANYI ANAGO & CO (Construction law/ADR), whilst maintaining active interest as a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sustainable Infrastructure Financing And Development
Financing the provisions of infrastructure services through Government budgets has been found to be inadequate. Hence the need to find innovative ways of financing infrastructure services. A Public Private Partnership (PPP) procurement route is one such innovative ways. PPP is a mechanism for attracting private finance to the provision of infrastructure services. However, five conditions must exist before a PPP project can be successfully implemented. These five conditions are (i) top political support with the political will, (ii) existence of legal and Regulatory framework, (iii) access to private finance, (iv) steady and profitable revenues, and (v) the selection, preparation, procurement and implementation of good projects. The last condition is the focus of this paper.
Chukwuma Chiedozie Katchy, PhD (UNIBEN), M.Eng. (UNIBEN), MBA (UNILORIN), BSc (UNILAG) a past National Vice President(2006 & 2007) of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, is a professional General Manager (specializing in Control Systems), Strategic Manager, Project Manager, Procurement Manager & Public Private Partnerships expert.
He is a Certified PPP Specialist (ip3) and a Certified PPP Professional (APMG). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow Nigerian Institute of anagement (Chartered).
An alumnus of Lagos Business School (AMP19), he is also a member of other professional associations – the Project Management Institute and Nigerian stitute of Chartered Arbitrators. He has wide experience in PPP projects. He was the PPP Facilitator at Aviation Workers Unions’ Meeting with Minister of Aviation over Airport Concessions (2016).
He prepared the Outline Business Cases for the Concessions in Jos and Enugu by National Museum and Monuments, BOT of 400 rooms Students Hostel at University of Calabar, Calabar, concessions of 23 Industrial Clusters in Nigeria by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), and Equipping of Radiology Block at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu.
He was the Lead Consultant in the preparation of Kaduna State PPP Health Policy and at present is the Transaction Adviser (PPP Expert) for the University of Abuja.
The Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) – Advancing Transparency in the Nigerian Infrastructure Management Framework
The presentation will examine the following Introduction: The Open Contracting Data Standards; Governance and regulatory framework of OCDS; Why open data is better data. – distinction between the Infrastructure Data Standard (IDS) and the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS); The Nigerian National Development Plan 2050.- The Infrastructure Master Plan; The NEXUS- OCDS and NDP 2050; Infrastructure Management Framework- Planning to fail?; and finally, From Open to Clean Contracting.
Mr. Adebowale is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Managing Partner of Projects Associates, a company that offers consulting services and training for professionals in the built environment, where he is responsible for Strategic Portfolio Management, developing policies and advice on Procurement and change Management framework, high level Contract Management, Risk Assessment and Claims administration. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying and an M.Sc. in Construction Management with specialization in claims administration and management. He has more than 22 years of expertise in commercial management of projects.
He has provided Contract Management, Funder’s Representative, Contract Administration and Expert witness services on numerous projects. QS Oyinleye has also provided feasibility appraisals for numerous estate development projects, while advising banks on management of contract financing loans. He holds a Scrum Fundamentals certification in Project Management and a 6Sigma yellow belt in Quality Management. He is a member of the Project Management Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a qualified Green Building/Sustainability professional with a LEED AP BD+C accreditation.
Adebowale is the lead resource person for Projects Academy, the training arm of Projects Associates, where he provides training in emerging specialisations in Project Monitoring/Evaluation, LEED/EDGE, Claims Administration and Management with emphasis on evaluation and Forensic Quantum analysis. His work expertise spans residential, industrial, institutional, and infrastructure projects with a strong bias for risk-mitigation for successful project delivery.
Adoption and Implementation of ICMS for Transparent Infrastructure Cost Management in Nigeria
Ruya Tambaya Fadason has worked in both the Public and Private sectors. He retired as senior lecturer from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, and currently the Managing Partner at RUTFA QUANTZ CONSULTANTS, Kaduna.He has served NIQS in various capacities both at National and State levels. Ruya is also a member of International Cost Management Standard (ICMS) Standard Setting Committee (SSC) He is married and blessed with four children.
Assessing Green Building Knowledge, Resource Availability and Utilization for Green Procurement Projects in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory
Traditional building construction is known for environmental degradation, high amounts of energy consumption, carbon-dioxide emissions, solid waste production and water pollution resultant from massive utilization of natural resources. The increased call for global regulation of construction industry’s environmental degradation tendencies has necessitated the adoption of sustainable construction mode using the green building procurement option. Developing economies like Nigeria are expected to experience much growth in sustainable development considering her population trajectory of about 201 million people, thus propelling need for supportive infrastructures especially in her major cities including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in like manner as the top green construction market leaders , namely – China, US , India, Mexico, and Indonesia. This study therefore, assesses green procurement stakeholders’ knowledge-base, and evaluates the availability and utilisation of green construction resources in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory projects.
Dr Chinedu Chimdi Adindu, is an Associate Professor of Project Management, and currently Head, Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, rd Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. He was born on 23 March 1966, to the family of late Nze Dennis Ezewoke Nnabugwu Adindu of Umuosihe village, EtitiAmavo autonomous community, Osisioma-Ngwa LGA, Abia State, Nigeria.
He was educated severally at St Paul’s Primary School Jenta, Jos, Eziama High School, Aba, Rivers State University of Science and Technology (Now, Rivers State University), Port- Harcourt, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He obtained respectively First School Leaving Certificate, General Certificate of Education (O/L), Bachelor of Technology (BTech) honours degree in Quantity Surveying, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Project Management Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Management. He additionally obtained the Diploma in Statistics and Computer Application (DSCA) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FNIQS) and registered with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN). He is also a Regular Member of the Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (AEPPM), Lawrence, Kansas, USA, and Member, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) in the UK. His hands-on Quantity Surveying practice experience spans over 35 years, whereas his tertiary education teaching and research experience spans over 16 years. He is well published in both local and international peer reviewed journals and has severally presented scholarly scientific papers in many local and international conferences. Dr Adindu is married, and has three sons. He plays Lawn tennis, Badmington and listens to soft music at leisure.
A Comprehensive Assessment of Public Private Partnership Procurement System: Towards Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Nigeria
With increased investment in sustainable infrastructure, cities will be able to accrue significant economic, social, and environmental benefits and improve their competitiveness. Without them, they will continue to struggle with a myriad of challenges, including uncontrolled urban sprawl and congestion, increasing slum populations, and high levels of air and water pollution that reduce efficiencies and impact the quality of life of residents. Shifting some services and responsibilities to the private sector may help to improve delivery systems, increase efficiency, and potentially free up resources for other purposes. As a sustainable model for the delivery of public services, public-private partnership (PPP) can help increase infrastructure investments, expand access to urban services, and achieve more efficient and effective service delivery. This is a literature based study backed up with some case study projects. This paper examines the overall processes and activities usually involved in PPP project development, implementation and management. It has been developed as a general resource material for better understanding of the whole process. The paper also reviews some of the basics of PPPs to help understand the process and the requirements for developing successful projects. The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act of 2005 provided the regulatory and legal framework for the adoption of PPP for infrastructure development in Nigeria. The paper acknowledged the timeliness of the initiative in Nigeria owing to the wide infrastructure gap and progressive severe cut back in budgetary allocation and implementation and concluded that the government alone even at the best of times can’t afford to provide infrastructural requirements which is needed for the economic development of a country, hence, the call for the intervention of the private sector.. The paper recommended that political will, good governance and human capacity building will be required to maximize the benefits from the initiative by all stakeholders.
QS. Dr. Reuben A. Okereke, PhD QS & Sust. Dev. (IMSU), MSc. Const.Mgt. (IMSU), MSc. Env. Res. Mgt. (IMSU), PG.Dip. Proj. Mgt. (FUTO),H.Dip. QS. (IMT, ENUGU), BSc.
Const. Mgt. (Western Ville University,San Diego, California), RQS, MNIQS, FIIA, ACIArb, CIPM, MAACEI., is a multi-talented and versatile scholar/professional and an Associate Professor of Quantity Surveying and Sustainable Development. He recently concluded his third term as the Head of Department of Quantity Surveying, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria and currently serving as the head of department of Quantity Surveying at Gregory University, Uturu, Nigeria, in adjunct capacity. He teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students and conducts research on these topics and others at the universities. His Quantity Surveying professional experience of over three decades spans his employment with consultancy and construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria, work as a project manager in the banking sector for eight years, and in-house consultant Quantity Surveyor for several years for the Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. He has experience as Consultant Quantity Surveyor in private practice as well as several years of teaching in both the University and Polytechnic. His uncommon combination of exceptional industrial and teaching experience stands him out among all his peers and contemporaries both in Nigeria and the global community and has added overwhelming impetus to the quality of teachings received by his students over the years, as well as the quality of his research outputs.
His research interest includes: Construction Contract Management, Construction Project Management, Construction Project Procurement Management, Construction Economics and Project Cost Control, Sustainable Construction, Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development as well as Energy Resources and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Making a case for a regulatory project cost management standard in public infrastructure procurement in Nigeria
Despite extant regulatory procurement frameworks such as the 2007 Public Procurement Act, waste, inefficiency and corruption in public infrastructure procurement remain societal problems. While the skills and competencies that define the project cost management field are pivotal to minimizing corruption-related waste in capital project execution of all sorts, their use in Nigeria is limited to building design and construction. Following a review of efforts made in the past at addressing the restrictive, 1-dimensional practice of project cost management, this paper argues that the persistent waste in public fiscal spending presents a huge opportunity for members of the community of quantity surveying practice in Nigeria: the adaptation of the world of public infrastructure procurement in Nigeria to the project cost management capability of the quantity surveyor via a legislation-backed, regulatory cost management standard. Such a regulatory cost management standard would thus allow us to institutionalize project cost management processes and tools developed over the centuries of quantity surveying practice as regulatory, value-for money delivering , infrastructure procurement tools. Using the logical argumentation research strategy, the paper weaves insights from a review of the relevant literature, interviews on the subject matter with a sample of quantity surveyors, and findings of a content analysis of the Finance Act 2020-amended version of the 2007 Procurement Act into a framework that features the winning paradigm shifts that should inform the development of such a regulatory Project Cost Management Standard.
Olusola Ogunsina, a husband and a father, is a Construction and Infrastructure Procurement professional with core competencies in project management, construction estimating and business development. He possesses degrees in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Procurement studies. In the last two decades, Olusola Ogunsina has worked as either the team lead or a member of professional services teams delivering Quantity Surveying, Project Management (construction and software), business development and contract-finance advisory services while holding a full time job as a university teacher.
Olusola Ogunsina is currently deploying social science research methodology in the invention of a business methodology labelled the “EPM Framework”. The “EPM
Framework” is an amalgam of mindsets, skillsets and toolsets for transforming professional and technical skills into enduring, valuable businesses. The framework is scheduled for release towards the end of 2025. Ogunsina is a professional member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and a
registered quantity surveyor with Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN). Olusola Ogunsina co-founded CostInformatics Research and Consulting Ltd, the firm that developed qCloudCosting – arguably Nigeria’s foremost quantity surveying software. Olusola Ogunsina is currently serving the Department of Quantity Surveying at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as a senior lecturer and acting Head of Department.
Humphrey is a Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager, working with both Public and Private Sector Clients; a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Humphrey’s academic qualifications include Advance Certificate in Business Administration- Marketing, from Graduate School of Governance and Leadership, Accra, and BSc (Hons) Building Technology, from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science, Kumasi. He attained Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification from Project Management Institute in 2019.
Within the Ghana Institution of Surveyors:
Humphrey has been a three (3) term Honorary Secretary (2010 – 2011), (2011 – 2012), (2012 – 2013) sessions.
He was the Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Division from 2016 to 2019.
Humphrey has been in the Governing Council of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors since 2010 until 2023.
He has represented the Ghana Institution of Surveyors at various international and local events and conferences, including being the leader of delegation of the Team GhIS to 2012 FIG Working Week in Rome, Italy.
Humphrey has served on various committees of the Governing Council.
He founded PROJCOST Consult, a Quantity Surveying & Project Management and Construction Cost Consultancy in Accra.
He has been a Conference Speaker and Resource Person on several occasions at various local and international fora.
Sustainable Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure: Connecting the Dots for Nigeria’s Tertiary Educational Institutions
Infrastructure development such as lecture halls, laboratories, power supply etc., are strategic to achieving educational objectives but funding, financing and sustainability concerns are similarly imperative to consider especially in meeting sustainable development goals. Focusing the Nigeria’s public tertiary educational institutions, this study attempts to query infrastructural funding and financing gaps created by inadequate and declining public funding by suggesting alternative and innovative financing models such as crowfunding, endowment fund and capital market models that are amenable and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)compliant. Using integrated deductive and subjective approaches from qualitative and theoretical perspectives, praxis and longtime field experience, It was found that with suggested microsystem governance framework, public tertiary educational institutions can sustainably finance sustainable infrastructures and therefore recommended that financial sector regulators create specialised platform for infrastructures development fund and finance products or instruments for educational institutions in Nigeria.
Ademola Eyitope Ojo is a Professional Member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), a Registered Quantity Surveyor (RQS), with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QRSBN), and other professional associations such as Associate member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (ACIArb); Member, Project Management Institute (PMI) etc. He also holds a BSc. /MSc. degrees in Economics, MBA degrees and certifications in Governing Sustainable Finance, Private Financing for Infrastructure and Sustainable Growth and Public Procurement Management from Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan, the World Bank, UNCIRAL and Bureau of Public Procurement Nigeria respectively.
QS Ojo has about 25years hands-on experience across the private and public sectors of the construction industry, having effectively participated, superintended, commissioned and responsible on a good number of building and engineering projects, culminating into presently being the Deputy Director, Physical Planning Division, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State. He has also functioned in many committees and positions within the NIQS.
Besides, QS Ojo has attended, participated, and delivered papers in several seminars, workshops and conferences organized by the Nigerian Institute Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), QSRBN (at national and state levels), and has over 25 local and international publications in referred journals, professional and academic conferences.
The Roles of NIQS And Quantity Surveyors Towards the Development and the Adoption of National Standards for Economic Development
Development and adoption of national and international standards are crucial obligations among professional bodies and these standards bring consistency to the profession and in turn help practitioners in the delivery of services that are fit for purpose in the market. These standards equally preserve the public interest and confidence in the profession. Global standards have always been important in production operations, many of which originate in military activity: the ISO 9000 series of standards on quality management is a prime example of this spreading of military standards to the civilian world. To give an idea of the scale of standardisation activities, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in 2004 had 149 national standardisation bodies as members, and 2,952 technical bodies (technical committees, subcommittees, working groups and ad hoc study groups). Many Quantity Surveyors have come across sectoral standards like legal standards, for instance, legislation on land registration and development planning. Building and Engineering Standard Method of Measurement Revised (BESMM 4R); New Rules of Measurement 1-3 (NRM 1-3), International Cost Management Standard 3(ICMS 3), International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS 1). There are equally many other publications like standard forms, Professional Statements, Guidance Notes, and several others that guide members in the delivery of professional responsibilities. These standards are important when engaging the market and expanding opportunities for members, they equally provide a framework that is ethically balanced and brings societal and environmental gain ahead of corporate financial benefits. This paper will examine the NIQS standards development framework and speak to the inherent advantages of using standards as tools for integrated infrastructure cost management. It would also x-ray how transparent, consistent, and targeted standards, developed through consensus and effective stakeholder engagement can help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets. The paper will evaluate how standards form a strong basis for developing national and international regulation, helping to save time and reduce barriers to international trade.
QS Faleye, a Registered Quantity Surveyor, and certified Project Management Professional, is presently the Managing Partner of Samprec Consultants Ltd, a Project Management firm and served as the Past Chairman of the Young Quantity Surveyors Forum where he led many transformational projects and initiatives for young members. He currently serves as Senior Consultant with the United Nations Organization for Project Services (UNOPS) in Ghana Multi-Country Office. He is the first recipient of the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS) Young Achiever in October 2020. He currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) Region 3 (Africa).
QS Ayodele Faleye joined the construction industry in 2005 when he enrolled at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Nigeria where he did his National Diploma (ND) in Quantity Surveying and graduated with Upper Credit in 2007. QS Ayodele Faleye obtained his first degree in Quantity Surveying from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria, and in 2012 graduated with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He had his Master’s Degree in Project Management at Ahmadu Bello University in 2021. He belongs to a few leading professional organizations in built and natural environments, these include: the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (U.K), Project Management Institute (PMI), Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He his registered with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).
QS Faleye has experience in procurement and anti-corruption project design and implementation with a contract background and the use of standards like FIDIC, ICE, JCT, NRM, BESMM4, and ICMS2 to aid transparency on projects. He has served as Procurement Audit Consultant for the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) on more than 300 public sector projects towards taming corruption and increasing transparency and accountability on projects. He equally has experience in urban development in conflict and post-conflict periods, currently providing procurement, project, and cost management services in Biu and Maiduguri, North Eastern Nigeria for UNOPS.
Beyond Construction Costs to Economic Impact – The Role of Quantity Surveyors
Whilst Cost Management is important it is not always directly proportional to value. Capital cost efficiency does not necessarily mean Life Cycle Cost (LCC) efficiency, neither does it mean greater economic impact and value. Both capital and LCC Cost management practices must always be seen through the broader lens of, the sustainable social and economic value of projects.
This paper focuses on the sustainable economic development value of projects and the role that quantity surveyors can play in enhancing their value.
The world is shifting, and value is increasingly being evaluated based on Sustainability. Concepts such as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are taking center stage in investment boardrooms.
Whilst ESG and SDGs are increasingly influencing investment decisions, they are largely abstract and do not achieve the direct community impacts they ought to deliver.
Newton Baloyi is a family man, a professional, an entrepreneur and a community builder.
He is the founder of NBi and SEDGE. NBi has 19 years quantity surveying and multi- disciplinary engineering experience delivering Mining, Process Plants, Energy and Rail Infrastructure projects. SEDGE is a Local Economic Development Accelerator specialising in maximising the community impact of large projects, and the measurement of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of infrastructure projects.
Newton is the President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, a former council member at the Council for the South African Quantity Surveying profession, and a former board member of the Johannesburg Property Company.
Infrastructure Cost Management in the Digital Era: Data-Driven Perspective Toward Achieving National Economic Development
Global estimates for meeting up the infrastructure deficit is put at $3.3 trillion annually for the next 20 -25 years with developing economies account for more than 70% of this spend. In line with the global infrastructure agenda, the Nigerian Government is committing an average of $2.5b annually on infrastructure development towards achieving its national economic growth. However, the desired growth is constantly hampered by the poor performance of infrastructure projects – most proverbially underestimation and overruns and their attendant concomitance. The “getting it right first time” and “doing the right thing” paradigms in a digitalised economy transcends beyond using data to make predictions but also to monitor and control and also doing all these in real-time. In setting the scene right, this paper begins by contextualising the construction industry as a main driving force in a nation’s economic development drives, then explores the applications of data-driven evidence-based methodologies/technologies within infrastructure cost management considerations and lastly attempts at establishing where we are in the digitalisation of global economies landscape drawing out weaknesses and barriers. While the potentials of harnessing the advantages of digitalisation in cost management toward economic development could not have been overemphasized enough, the nation is heavily challenged by two foundational hydra heads – lack of political will and cultural misorientation. Fitting the challenges within the nation’s, industry’s, and profession’s strengths and opportunities matrix, possible long-term and short-term measures targeted are addressing the identified drawbacks are suggested.
Baba A. Kolo attained his Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, and both his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Construction Management all from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello Unversity where he selflessly commits himself to teaching and engaging in research at the Department of Quantity Surveying. He is currently the Head of the Department. Aconsummate researcher and theoretician with an unequivocal passion for teaching and manpower development within Quantity Surveying education and practice, Baba Kolo’s research interest traverses: Cost and Information management, Organisational Management and Behaviour, Supply Networks and Value Systems in Construction, while harnessing the potentials of mathematical, statistics, and process modelling, Artificial Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain Technologies.To his credit and still acquiring, he humbly has about 70 publications, has engaged in over 100 conferences, workshops and seminars while he enjoys gaining and sharing diverse arrays of knowledge especially during interactions with his research students and colleagues.On the practice side, Baba A. Kolo got mesmerized with Quantity Surveying practice during his brief stint at Mobat and Partners (formerly Shehu Giwa & Partners) while undergoing his Industrial training as an undergraduate student and since then he got completed hooked to practice (though he couldn’t disentangle himself from the academia). Most times, and providing shadow services (i.e. he is hardly seen on projects but provides strategic advice in the background), Baba A. Kolo has worked on several projects ranging from simple to complex, well-planned to chaotic, normal to mega, and talk-of-the-town to highly controversial. His participation in both QS practice and education has offered him the unique opportunity of bridging the theory – practice myth.Baba A. Kolo relaxes by exhaustingly engaging anyone who cares to manage his pulsivity about and enthusiasm in cost forecasting for construction projects.
Procurement Management as a Catalyst for Cost-Effective Infrastructure Development
Infrastructure development has been identified as pivotal in any country’s economic growth, societal progress, and overall well-being. Since the beginning of the 21st century, several nations have emerged as frontrunners, investing heavily in state-of-the-art facilities, transportation networks, and sustainable urban planning. These nations are the most developed in all Human Development Index (HDI) since the beginning of the century. Procurement has been identified as the most critical way of achieving Cost-effective infrastructure development for all nations, in both public and private institutions. Cost-effective infrastructure is that which is delivered on schedule, on specified quality, within budget, and without hampering the environment. This paper explored Procurement management as a catalyst for achieving a cost-effective Infrastructure development that will drive robust economic growth, inclusive societal progress, and overall well-being of the people. The paper determined that Nations and bilateral and multilateral institutions have established frameworks (legal, knowledge, and technical) that guide conduct or procurement at all levels to ensure sound procurement systems that deliver cost-effective infrastructure are maintained. The paper however opined that those established frameworks are being jettisoned due to: Lack of political will by governments and their agencies, Corruption and Unethical conduct, the Absence of well-trained Procurement managers, and so on. The paper recommended the entrenchment of deliberate actions in the implementation of procurement management frameworks by governments at all levels, concerted actions by professional institutions in fighting corruption and unethical conduct, and continuous professional development in procurement themes by procurement managers as the panacea to achieving cost-effective Infrastructure development.
Auwalu Sani Shehu an academic staff with the Department of Quantity Surveying of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi for the past fourteen (14) years. During those years, he has been involved in teaching and researching construction projects procurement-related courses. He Holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Quantity Surveying and graduated with First Class honours, Masters in Construction Management, and currently undergoing his Doctorate in Quantity Surveying with bias in Construction Procurement Management. He has authored/co-authored many scholarly articles and has presented Papers at many academic and professional conferences. He has been at various times a Resource Person to the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors’ Training workshops and seminars; and was a member of its Professional Development and Technical Committee for three years (2016 – 2019).
Auwalu Sani Shehu has been participating in practical Construction Project Procurement either as a Financial Advisor, Consultant, or Project Manager since 2007. Auwalu has been an advisor to several Consulting, Construction, Purchasing, and Supply firms on various Procurement Management issues since 2010. He is married with children
Procurement Strategies for Cost-Effective Infrastructure Development
Kaone Glenda Mongale is a highly accomplished professional with a rich and diverse array of experiences. Currently serving as the Contracts Management Administrator at Debswana Diamond Company, she excels in overseeing contracts and ensuring seamless operational processes. Additionally, she holds the role of Director at K-E Consulting & Engineering, providing expert guidance in the field of quantity surveying. Furthermore, Kaone is the creative force behind Cakes by Nkay, a specialized cake business that reflects her profound passion for baking.
Registered as a Professional Quantity Surveyor with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Council in Botswana, Kaone earned her B.Tech Degree from the esteemed Tshwane University of Technology and brings over 13 years of invaluable experience in the building and mining industry. Her project portfolio spans diverse sectors, including Residential, Commercial, Retail, and Mining Developments. Notable projects she has significantly contributed to include the Letlhakane Mine DK1 Underground Mining Project, Orapa Fines Residue Project (Construction of Slimes Dam, Degrit Plant, and Slimes and Return Water Pipeline), and Sir Ketumile Teaching Hospital. Kaone demonstrates proficiency in industry software applications such as DimensionX, WinQS, SAPAriba, and SAPGUI, enhancing her efficiency and effectiveness in her work.
As the first woman president of the Institute of Botswana Quantity Surveyors, Kaone is currently in her second term. She recently played a pivotal role in brokering a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, facilitating the first CPD offering for the QS Profession in Botswana.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Kaone is a loving mother of two wonderful children, a girl, and a boy. She finds joy in singing alto with the KTM Choir and is an avid reader. In fact, she founded a reading club called Beyond the Book, driven by her passion for literature and promoting a love for reading among others. With her extensive experience, diverse skills, and unwavering dedication, Kaone Mongale continues to make remarkable contributions in both her professional and personal pursuits.
Innovative Procurement Strategies for Effective Infrastructure Development
The world’s population is rapidly increasing necessitating the emergence of new cities and settlements. This growth especially in Nigeria has put more pressure on the inadequate existing infrastructure and led to a deficit of about 40%. There is a consensus in literature that the strategy adopted for procurement of development project influences the cost of the project and the delivery. Moreso, with the slide in the economic situation of the many countries presently and the need to bridge the gap in infrastructure, there is a conscious effort in developing and adopting procurement strategies that are cost effective. The major requirement of time and cost reduction in project delivery have resulted in the evolution of the several variants of procurement method, all with the major aim of improving construction project delivery and getting a quality product delivery at economical cost and time. This paper seeks to review of the characteristics and challenges of the most common procurement systems and methods. And to also expound the new innovative strategies aimed at optimizing the cost of infrastructure development projects. The paper concluded by making suggestions for adjustments in our procurement system to accommodate the new proven innovations.
Anikwe Nnaemeka Japhet is a Chief Lecturer and Head, Department of Quantity Surveying at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State.
He holds a Higher National Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science Degree all in Quantity Surveying with over 25 years of cognate industrial and academic experience. He had about a decade of practice with Hani Associates in Kaduna and Abuja before being drawn by the zeal to impact knowledge to the up coming quantity surveyors to join the academics.
Nnaemeka is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), a Registered Quantity Surveyor (RQS). He has served the Institute as a resource person in National workshops in 2015 and 2019. He is currently the Chairman of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the NIQS.
Nnaemeka is happily married.
Development of Nigeria Construction Costs Database – A Review of the QSRBN Initiative
The general consensus among Nigerians is that the country’s infrastructure projects are typically overbudget and poorly executed. On January 19, 2021, the Guardian Newspaper published an intriguing report of how Nigeria’s rail costs have surpassed the estimates of the African Union by more than 100%. The study provides some intriguing cost information on the price of railway projects, such as Lagos-Ibadan rail at $9.8 million per km; Kano-Maradi rail project at $6.9 million per km; Abuja-Warri at $6.7 million per km; Ghana rail project at $5.6 million per km; Abuja-Kaduna rail at $4.7 million per km; Ethopia-Djibouti rail project at $4.7 million per km; and the AU estimate for rail project at $2.7 million per km. However, it will amaze you that the writer also cleverly stated that there is no official cost data from the government to back these assertions on the cost of the rail project. These same assertions are applicable on other infrastructural projects such as roads, bridges, refinery, seaport, airports, and so on.
Thus, the purpose of this topic of discussion is to start a conversation about the necessity for the Quantity Surveyors Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) and the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) to create a common cost database for the construction industry.
QS Stanley Orji holds a Bachelors of Science (BSc) degree in Quantity Surveying from the great citadel of learning, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a Master Degree in Construction Management from the prestigious University of Lagos. He worked previously with the Engineering Unit of Consol Associates, and currently work as Senior Cost Manager with Turner and Townsend. He worked on some landmark projects which range from Data Centres, Hospitals, Offices and Office Fit-out, Residential, Commercial buildings, Roads, and so on.
QS Orji is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and also a registered Quantity Surveyor with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria.
He has an endless list of previous nominations and appointments including but not limited to: –
· Chairman – NIQS Young Quantity Surveyors Forum (2022 – date).
· Member; QSRBN – NIQS Cost Database Committee (2018 – 2022).
· Secretary; NIQS Steering Committee for Mechanical and Electrical Cost Management Division (2018 – 2020).
· Secretary; 1 NIQS / PM Job Fair in Lagos (2016).
· President; National Association of Quantity Surveying Students (NAQSS) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (2012 / 2013 Session).
QS. Orji’s hobbies include reading, travelling and organizing events. He is married and blessed with a son and a daughter.
As an avid lover of development and innovation, he is committed to sharing and impacting knowledge. He has been a Resource Person at numerous seminars, workshops and interactive sessions on various aspects of Quantity Surveying practice especially on Cost Management of Mechanical and Electrical Installations.
Infrastructure Delivery Systems Model for Affordable Housing in the South-South Region of Nigeria
QS Joy Ogbugo, born on April 15, 1982, in Ahoada East, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is a dedicated professional in Quantity Surveying. She holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, providing a strong foundation for her career in the construction industry. She furthered her education with an MSc in Quantity Surveying from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, gaining valuable international exposure.
She is a full-time postgraduate student at the University of Salford, focusing her research on “Infrastructure Delivery Systems for Affordable Housing in the Nigerian Construction Industry.” Joy is an active member of professional organisations, including the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and is a registered member of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria. She is also a student member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Joy’s commitment to her field is evident through her active roles in professional committees, where she leverages her expertise to address real-world challenges. Her journey exemplifies unwavering dedication to Quantity Surveying, bridging the gap between research and practical solutions in the construction industry. Her passion, academic achievements, and professional involvement define her as a dynamic figure in the Quantity Surveying world.
Focusing on The Social Impact of Sustainable and Cost-Effective Infrastructure in Nigeria
Nigeria, as a rapidly developing nation, faces the dual challenge of ensuring infrastructure development while preserving social and environmental sustainability. This paper explores the social impact of sustainable and cost-effective infrastructure in Nigeria and intends to reignite professionals’ and stakeholders’ consciousness of the social implications of their cost and other infrastructure project decisions. It highlights the importance of sustainable infrastructure in promoting socio-economic development and underlines the critical importance of integrating social impacts from the onset of projects. He paper submits that socio-economic development efforts often focus on cost savings and economic benefits with the hope of eventually translating to social benefits. This is an acceptable perspective but an intentional focus on social impact from the onset of infrastructure development might deliver a more ‘socially sustainable’ development specifically as regards community wellness and growth. This wellness and growth manifests in form of improved access to essential services, community cohesion, and improved quality of life for communities in Nigeria. The paper recognises the challenges and opportunities in achieving these goals and emphasises the need for stakeholder collaboration, the role of government policies, and innovation in fostering a wholistic sustainable infrastructure development.
Dr. Feyisetan Leo-Olagbaye holds a membership with the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MNIQS), she is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (MICIArb.), and a fully Registered Quantity Surveyor with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).
Dr. Leo-Olagbaye earned her BSc (Honours) degree in Quantity Surveying from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 2012. She continued her academic journey at the same institution, achieving both her MSc and PhD degrees in Quantity Surveying in 2017 and 2021, respectively. She embarked on her career in Quantity Surveying with AB Design & Construction in 2011, where she worked as an industrial trainee. In 2014, she joined Consol Associates as a graduate trainee Quantity Surveyor. In the same year, she did her compulsory National Youth Service (NYSC) in Oyo State, where she was assigned to the Physical Planning Unit at the University of Ibadan, initially as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Her dedication and strong work ethic led to her being retained in the same position and eventually promoted to Quantity Surveyor II (Full Staff).
Dr. Leo-Olagbaye has been an active member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Young Quantity Surveying Forum (YQSF) since she graduated from university. She held roles such as Deputy Coordinator for YQSF, Oyo State in 2017, Coordinator of the YQSF, Oyo Chapter in 2020, and currently serves as the YQSF Southwest Regional Coordinator. She is also actively involved at the NIQS state and national levels, having served as an Electoral Committee member for Oyo State in 2016 and 2018. In 2020, she was elected as the Secretary, Research and Development, NIQS Oyo State, and was reelected for the same position in 2022, serving to date.
She is also a member of the Professional Development and Technical Committee at the national level. Dr. Leo-Olagbaye began her academic career as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying and has risen to the rank of Lecturer I. She currently serves as the Acting Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Socio-economic and Techno-economic deficit in Nigeria: A critical Analyses of the Performance of Mega Infrastructural Development Projects in Nigeria
The 21st century signifies a period of massive ambitions/aspirations, rapid globalization, integration, digitalization, and artificial intelligence. Nigeria, being the most populous nation in Africa, is determined not to lag behind. Nevertheless, Nigeria encounters substantial obstacles in fulfilling the escalating requirements of its populace for enhanced infrastructure, which is crucial for economic growth, technological progress, and social advancement. This research provides a thorough examination of the socio-economic and techno-economic deficiencies in Nigeria, specifically concentrating on the effectiveness and performances of its mega infrastructure development projects (MIDPs) in the nation. The study investigates the complex interaction between socio-economic elements and the techno-economic aspects of MIDPs. The research assesses the extent to which these projects assist in reducing the current socio-economic inequalities and promoting the overall economic well-being of the country. This study seeks to reveal the factors that have influenced the outcomes of mega infrastructure undertakings, including transport networks, energy generation and distribution, manufacturing hubs, and urban growth, through an in-depth analysis.
Salisu Gidado Dalibi B.Tech (QS), MSc. (E&PM), Ph.D. (MS&E)
Institute of Project Management, Hohai University Nanjing, Mainland China
Department of Quantity Surveying, A.T.B.U, Bauchi, Nigeria.
Dr. Salisu Gidado Dalibi is an experienced Project Manager and Academician from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (A.T.B.U) Bauchi, Nigeria. He holds a B. Tech. in Quantity surveying, an MSc. in Engineering and Project Management, a PhD in Management Sciences and Engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing, China. He also posses several professional Certificates in Project Management. With more than 17years practical experience in the built environment, he is still passionate about research in Socio-Economic development, Green buildings, Project management, Sustainable development. Dr. Dalibi is a professional member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Asia-Pacific Institute of Science and Engineering (APISE), Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), NIQS – Nigeria; Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC); PMI -USA, IISBE – Canada. He is also a fellow member with the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) – Japan.
Dr. Dalibi has more than Forty Publications in various international Journals and International conferences where he won several awards. He also won:
Navigating Excellence: Insights into the Registration Procedure and Practice of QS in Zambia
Matthew Ngulube is a Zambian Quantity Surveyor and Chairman of MLN Associates, a firm offering Quantity Surveying and Project Management services. He is holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building from the Copperbelt University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cavendish University and currently undertaking the final stages of a Doctorate of Business Administration. He has held a couple of positions in his professional life including Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Registrational Board in Zambia, Vice President (South) of the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors and Vice President of the Surveyors Institute of Zambia. Apart from successfully running MLN Associates since 2002, Matthew has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Construction (the regulatory body for construction in Zambia) and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Zambia.