by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
As part of their 6 days’ intensive training organized in Jos, members of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Plateau State Chapter, visited the construction site of the British-American Flyover and Dualisation to Lamingo Roundabout Junction in Jos.
The visit to the site was coordinated by Engr. Beedee Bot, who is Director at the Plateau State Ministry of Works and Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) Plateau Chapter.
During the visit, the engineers, comprising of practicing and fresh graduates, who had undergone intensive training of civil engineering and emerging challenges, were briefed on the scope and progress of work by Engr. Charbel, who stood in for Engr. Dani, the Resident Manager of Craneburg Construction Company Ltd, which is the contractor handling the work.
He enumerated the details of work progress to include earth works, concrete works, pre-casting of main beams, construction of piers and cross beams. Others are the construction of kerps, concrete drainages, and form works, among several others.
He explained the scope of the work and the progress so far made was attributed to the support of the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, whose political will and commitment has sustained the tempo of work.
In his remarks, the NICE Chairman, Engr. Beedee Bot, said the British-American Flyover and Dualisation to Lamingo Roundabout Junction is one of the key projects of the Lalong Rescue Administration, which is setting the pace in project delivery, as work has continued without break since it began.
He also said the site has become a reference point for young engineers and students, who want to take on engineering as a profession, saying, the quality of work is also something that deserves to be commended.
The NICE chairman also said the State Commissioner for Works, Pam Bot-Mang, and the Management of the Ministry have dedicated themselves to delivering on the mandate of the governor for the completion of the project before the end of the tenure of the present administration.
Resource persons during the 6 days’ intensive training for NICE members include Engr. Sunday Chong Hyat (Head of Service Plateau State); Engr Dr M.I. Alpha Meshach (NICE Sec-Gen & Lecturer UNIJOS); Engr. Nfon Essien, Immediate past Chairman NICE Jos chapter & Consultant for the British American Junction Flyover; Engr Beedee M. Bot; and Engr H.O. Ezenma, CEO Zemas & Partners.