The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers Abuja Chapter, Free Weekend Profeesional Devlopment Courses
Posted: 13/Feb/2018

Presenter: Engr Ben-Osy Okoh, MNSE, MNICE, M.ASCE 
Principal Structural Engineer, De Fieldmarshal Integrated Engineering Concept, 
Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers Abuja Chapter
General Secretary, NSE Abuja Branch 
 
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THE CHANGE IN DATE IS DUE TO THE BURIAL OF THE FATHER OF OUR GENERAL SECRETARY WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE EARLIER ADVERTISED DATE. 
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About the presenter

ENGR. BEN-OSY OKOH, MNSE, MNICE, M.ASCE attended Artisan Quarters Primary School Asata, Enugu and Urban Boys’ Secondary School Enugu for his primary and secondary education respectively. He gained admission into the Department of Civil Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, where he distinguished himself academically, morally, socially, politically and in every conceivable parameter. He graduated in 2004 with Second Class Honours Upper Division in Civil Engineering.
 
While waiting for his call up for the National Youth Service Scheme, Engr. Ben-Osy Okoh worked briefly with Diyokes Consultants Enugu. 
 
He began his distinctive engineering career (after his NYSC at Funtua in Katsina State) with Bulet International Nig. Ltd. in 2006, and was involved in the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters Abuja and the second phase of Head of Service Building Abuja. He supervised Christabel Private School, Wuye Abuja, before joining Units Environmental Services Limited Abuja as a structural engineer, and in 2009, he joined De Fieldmarshal Integrated Engineering Concept. 
 
Engr. Ben-Osy Okoh has displayed extensive ingenuity in his professional practice, and has designed over 100 buildings across the country. Some of the buildings that attest to his prolific engineering prowess are – 
 
• Design of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja 
• Design of the Democratic Rep. of Congo Embassy, Abuja 
• Design of Gee Hotel Owerri (Six Suspended Floors with a swimming pool at the sixth floor)
• Design of Bingham University Teaching Hospital Hotels (3 Units of 3 Suspended Floors), Jos
• Design of Benue State Ministry of Justice 
• Jabi Foods Cassava Flour Factory Benue 
• National College of Aviation Tech. Zaria Hostel 
• Design of Lafia Square Nasarawa State (One of the best in the country) 
• Design of an Event Centre (with a 5000 Capacity Auditorium) for Anglican Dioceses of Abuja      at Duboyi District Abuja (the list continues). 
 
He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE); a member of the Nigerian Institution of Civil of Engineers (NICE); a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a registered engineer by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). 
 
Engr. Ben-Osy Okoh is an unusual personality of multiple and variegated credentials. His love for the engineering profession is simply incontrovertible, and he has demonstrated it by his irrepressible quest for creativity and excellence which has endeared him to many people. His achievements and antecedents in all the facets of the profession he has borne responsibilities, are testaments to his visionary and undiluted commitment to the cause of the profession. 
 
He has served the engineering profession in the following capacities - 
• Publicity Secretary: NICE Abuja Chapter, 2008-2010
• Technical Secretary: NICE Abuja Chapter, 2010-2012 
• Technical Secretary: NSE Abuja Branch, 2011-2013 
• General Secretary: NICE Abuja Chapter, 2012-2014 
• Publicity Secretary: NSE Abuja Branch, 2014-2016
• General Secretary: NSE Abuja Branch, 2016-Date
• Chairman: NICE Abuja Chapter, 2016 - Date
 
As Technical Secretary of NICE Abuja Chapter, he introduced the free weekend lectures which have been enshrined in the activities of the Chapter as one of its key programmes. He also organized over 18 Technical Presentations and many technical visits. 
 
As Technical Secretary of NSE Abuja Branch, he organized 14 local technical visits and 3 international technical visits to Brazil, USA, and Singapore. He published 14 Newsletters and organized 19 Technical Presentations which were held in every General Meeting of the Branch. He also organized trainings and workshops including a two-day free workshop on bridge design, construction, and maintenance with a world renowned bridge expert – Prof. Carlos Henrique Siqueira of CCR Ponte Brazil as the resource person. Abuja Branch also took the first position for the first time in the Group Dynamics Competition. As the Publicity Secretary of NSE Abuja Branch, he rebranded and positioned the Branch to a very enviable height in the comity of branches. The Branch also took the first position for the first time (back to back) in the Welfare Competition. 
 
In recognition of his outstanding service to humanity, Engr. Ben-Osy Okoh has bagged numerous honours - 
 
• Fellow Order of SUG (FOS) - 2004 
• The Most Prolific Student Writer; ESUT - 2005 
• Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Service by the NYSC Board Katsina State- 2006 
• NSE Abuja Branch, Chairman’s Merit Award - 2012
• NICE Abuja Chapter, Distinguished Service Award - 2012 
• NICE National Merit Award - 2012
• NSE Abuja Branch, Distinguished Service Honours Award - 2013
• NSE Abuja Branch, Chairman’s Merit Award - 2014
• NSE Markudi Branch, Chairman’s Award for Excellence - 2015
• NSE Abuja Branch, Distinguished Service Honours Award - 2015
• NICE Abuja Chapter, Meritorious Service Award - 2015
• APWEN Abuja Chapter, Meritorious Honours Award - 2015
• NICE Abuja Chapter, Meritorious Service Award - 2016
• NSE Abuja Branch, Distinguished Membership Honours Award - 2017
• NSE, Special Presidential Award - 2017
• NIWE Abuja Chapter, Master of Ceremony of the year - 2017
 
Engr. Ben-Osy Okoh is a composite engineer, a human right defender, and a prolific writer. Most of his writings have been read on radio as news commentaries and published on many national and international newspapers, magazines and social networks. In the past eight years, he has trained over 1500 engineers on the application of Computer Aided Designs in structural and civil engineering. He has also presented many technical papers at different engineering fora.
 

He is married to Mrs. Oluchi Nwamaka Okoh and their marriage is blessed with two children - Antonio Akachukwu Okoh and Michelle Kamsiyochukwu Olaedo Okoh.
 

Engr. Felix Omongbale, MNSE, MNICE
Publicity Secretary, NICE Abuja Chapter

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