Awards

 




2017 Awards

The WFEO 2017 Awards were presented in Roma, Italy at the WFEO Gala dinner on 1 December 2017 during the General Assembly meetings.

 

WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence

The first presentation of the WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence was made in September 1989 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the 12th General Assembly of WFEO.

The Medal is presented biennially hereafter, helping direct World attention to the practice, theory and public contributions of engineering. The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the practice, theory, or public status of engineering. Selection also takes into consideration the appreciable experience in the profession, international standing as well as significant educational accomplishments.

Ifedayo Akintunde is the winner of the 2017 WFEO Award of Engineering Excellence.

Engr. Ifedayo Akintunde is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, the British Institute of Civil Engineers, the Nigerian Academy of Engineering and Member of the American Society of Engineers. He is quoted in at least four World “Who’s Whos”.

He practiced in the UK and later spent 13 years in the Ministry of Works and Transport Western Region of Nigeria until 1974. He was Chief Engineer in Chief L.A.O. Banjoko & Co., then a leading indigenous Civil Engineering Construction Company 1974 – 1976. He later founded Profen Consultants in 1976 of which he is Chief Executive Officer till today. He was President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers 1978 – 1988.

He is also a former Vice President of WFEO (1991–2003) to which he made outstanding and fundamental contributions, including but not limited to the revision of the WFEO constitution, drafting of the WFEO Code of Environmental Engineering Practice, the Assistant Editor of the WFEO Magazine and the Chairman of the Election Committee for many years. He was a winner of the Ibadan Diocesan Anglican 2007 Merit Award.

 

WFEO Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education

The first presentation of WFEO Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education was made in Madrid, Spain, in November 1999, during the 18th General Assembly of WFEO. The Medal was to be presented biennially hereafter, helping direct world attention to the importance of continuing improvement in the quality, delivery and relevance of engineering education and training.

The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the improvement of engineering education. Special consideration is also given to outstanding services rendered by educators to engineering educational institutions, and to those involved in the education of engineers. Selection also takes into account appreciable experience in the profession as well as significant educational accomplishments.

Dr. B.V.A. Rao is the winner of the 2017 WFEO Award of Excellence in Engineering Education.

Dr. B.V.A. Rao, a Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) since 70s and former Chairman of National Design Research Forum of IEI had an outstanding academic career serving over 55 years in different capacities at Higher Institutes of Technology and Deemed Universities in India and a visiting Faculty in Germany and Singapore.

Besides his contribution to many major industries, both in public and private sectors of this country such as Defence, Space, Atomic Energy, Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Process Industries etc. are noteworthy and many of them have brought distinguished awards to him. In this context, his concern and contribution for the growth of many Engineering Professional Societies in the country is highly commendable and unique.

Dr. Rao has also distinguished himself with large number of publications, both in national and International journals, guiding nearly 22 Ph.D. candidates and other large number of Master’s Thesis resulting in over 200 papers, quite a few of them well cited.

He was even honoured by many the Technical University of Dresden in Germany by awarding him a Golden Doctorate, a distinction given to their Ph.D. candidates (Dr. Ing.) after 50 years of their completion. He has received the Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) in 1988 and the National Design Award by the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2004.

 

The Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence
2017 Award for Building Infrastructures in Africa

This Award was instituted in 2002 by the initiative and endowment of late Hassib J. Sabbagh who devoted many years of concern and effort in the area of engineering and construction.

The purpose of this Award is to direct world attention to the role of engineering in sustainable development. The Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), under the leadership of late Hassib J. Sabbagh, gave the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) responsibility for organizing the Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.

The Nacala Corridor Project is the winner of the 2017 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.

The Nacala Corridor Project was the biggest railway contract in the last 50 years in Africa with enormous impact in the Eastern Africa Region. With VALE, the 2nd Biggest Mining in the world as client, Mota-Engil has worked with the most demanding quality standards, being recognized by the customer for the level of quality and safety. The completion of the project on time, the excellence of the service gave the opportunity to the customer to deliver the maintenance contract and further new contracts such as in Brazil and Mozambique.

The Nacala Corridor Project was represented by:

  • António Manuel Queirós Vasconcelos da Mota, Chairman at Mota-Engil SGPS SA

  • Ismael Gaspar, Chairman of Mota-Engil Africa during the development of the project

  • João Neto, General Manager of the Nacala Contract

António Manuel Queirós Vasconcelos da Mota is one of the most relevant Portuguese entrepreneurs in the dynamism of the internationalization of the Portuguese economy, namely in several African countries.

He has also been a promoter of the technical and innovation development of his company, with a training center in these countries, promoting the scientific and technical knowledge of Engineering in all Africa as well.

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