Civil Engineers Meet On Sept 14

Ing. Joseph Oddei

The Civil Technical Division of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) is scheduled to hold a conference and exhibition on 14th September, 2017 at the premises of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Roman Ridge, Accra.

Under the theme: ‘Regulating Civil Engineering Practice for effective delivery,’ the event is expected to draw Civil Engineering firms and allied firms to exhibit their state-of-the-art technology and equipment to the teeming engineers, contractors and the general public, who will make it to the programme.

Commenting on the upcoming conference, Chairman of the Civil Engineering Division of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Ing. Joseph Oddei, explained that civil infrastructure are systems that involve design, analysis and management of infrastructure supporting human activities such as electric power, water and wastewater, oil and gas, communications, transportation, hospitals, among others.

“Failure in ensuring these best practices leads to unexpected disasters that includes collapse of buildings, loss of human lives, traffic management challenges, early deterioration on roads, dam failures, water and sanitation challenges etc. In fact, some infrastructural disasters could be linked to a non-regulatory civil engineering environment.”

In view of this, he said the Civil Technical Division of GhIE is rolling out the discussions for regulating the profession in Ghana using this mini conference.

The conference will provide practitioners the opportunity to express their thoughts to aid in developing the regulations.

It is designed to bring together products of some leading civil engineering manufacturers and suppliers, insurance companies, among others, to exhibit to the practitioners and general public.

The event, which will attract Council members, Past Presidents and members of GhIE, as well as the general public, will be attended by the Country Director of World Bank as the guest of honour for the conference and exhibition.