Engr. Dr. Victor O. Oyenuga was born in the Babcock University Town of Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, South West of Nigeria, on Sunday March 20, 1955.
He had his primary school education at Wesley School, Ilishan Remo and secondary at Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu Remo, all in Ogun State, South West, Nigeria.
In 1973 he proceeded to the famous Yaba College of Technlonogy, Yaba-Lagos, where he graduated as the Best Graduating student of the 1977/78 Session. After his National Youth Service in 1979, he proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with First Class honours in Civil Engineering in 1981. He went to Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in 1983/84 Session and graduated as one of the best three in the MSc/DIC Public Health Engineering in 1984. In 1976, he sat for Licenciate Examination of the Chartered Institute of Building, Ascot, UK and was acclaimed, by the Institute, to have gathered the greatest number of Distinctions in the examination in the Uk and Overseas.
He passed the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in 1985 and became a Corporate Member of The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)and a Fellow in 2002. He is a Past President of The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (2009/2011).
He lectured briefly at the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos and at Lagos State Polytechnic where he resigned his appointment as a Senior Lecturer and the Acting Head of Civil Engineering Department in 1989.
He joined his present firm as a Technical Officer in 1976, and finally returned in 1989 as an Associate Partner and full Partner in 1991. He became the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in 2005. He is an author of many Structural Engineering books and has quite a number of challenging designs to his credit.
Engr. Dr. Oyenuga is married with children and all are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nigeria.
Date of Birth: 20th March, 1955.
Marital Status: Married with children
Languages: English and Yoruba.
HND Civil Eng. & Building (Yaba Coll. of Tech., Lagos) 1978 Best Graduating Student.
BSc (Hons.) Civil Engineering (University of Lagos, Lagos, First Class) 1981.
MSc Public Health Engineering (University of London, London, U.K) 1984.
DIC Public Health Engineering (Imperial College, London, U.K.), 1984.
PGD Computer Science (University of Lagos, Lagos) 1990.
DSc. (Honoris Causa) Structural Engineering, Bradley University, Illinois, USA. 2011.
Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers.
Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers.
Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers.
Member, Nigerian Institute of Building.
COREN Registered Engineer.
CORBON Registered Builder
Member, Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria (ACEN)
(A member of International Federation of Consulting Engineers - FIDIC)
1. Service Award, by The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, 2012.
2. 2002 Special Presidential Award by the Nigerian Society of Engineers for Resourcefulness in Engineering Practice.
3. 2002 Presidential Merit Award by The Nigerian Society of Engineers for Contribution to Engineering Knowledge through Textbook Publishing and Excellence in Engineering Practice.
4. Merit Award, by The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers for Individual Contribution to the Metrication of the Highway Design Manual
5. Parents Consultative Forum Award by The Parents Consultative Forum, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, in Appreciation of Years of Meritorious Service to the Institution and PCF.
6. Adventist Women’s Ministries Award by the Adventist Women’s Ministry in Nigeria for Contribution to the Progress of Adventist Women’s Ministries in Nigeria.
7. Grand Achiever Award by The Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Department of Civil Engineering, 2004, for Contribution to Professional Training in Engineering Education and Invaluable Consulting Services.
8. Nigerian Foremost Role Model as published by The Daily Times of Nigeria, October 1, 2002.
9. Many from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Obafemi Awolowo Univ. Ile Ife and Univ. of Ibadan, Ibadan , Civil Engineering Students Association.
10. Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering by Construction and Engineering Digest Magazine
The areas where I have served or still serving are:
The Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology.
1. External Examiner, Yaba College of Technology, Civil Engineering Dept. 2004-2007
2. External Examiner, Federal Polytechnics, Ilaro, Civil Engineering Dept. 2006-2008.
3. External Examiner, Federal Polytechnics, Ilaro, Building Dept. 2009-2012.
4. External Examiner, Federal Polytechnics, Ede, Civil Engineering Dept. 2009-2012.
5. External Examiner, Lagos State Polytechnics, Civil Engineering Dept.2009-2012.
6. External Examiner, Yaba College of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, 2012/2013.
Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
1. Member, Regulation and Control Committee, 2010 to Date.
2. Member of Accreditation Team to University of Benin and Yaba College of Technology, 1998/1999.
3. Examiner 1996 to 2004.
Council for Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)
1. Member of the 5th Board, 2013 to date.
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
1. Member, Board of Fellows, 2012-Date.
2. Chairman, Engineering Regulation Monitoring Committee ( 2009-2011)
3. Member, Library and Information Committee (1990 to 1996).
4. Member, Failure Analysis and Investigation Committee (1990 to 1994).
5. Vice Chairman, Library and Information Committee (1996).
6. Examiner 1994 to 2006.
The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE).
1. President and Chairman of Council, 2009-2011.
2. Council Member, 1999-Date.
3. Deputy President, 2007-2009.
4. Vice President 2003-2004, 2005-2007.
5. Secretary to Council, 1999-2002.
6. Honorary Secretary, 1999 - 2002.
7. Examiner 2000 to 2009.
The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE).
1. Pioneer Assistant Secretary (1988 to 1990).
2. Un-Officio Member (1990 to 1993, 1994 -1997).
3. Secretary, Technical Sub-Committee on Highway Manual Metrication (1990 to 1992)
The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB).
1. Member, Education and Training Board (1988 to 1992).
2. Member, Continuing Education Board (1991 to 1992).
3. Member, Professional Practice Committee (1992 to 2002).
4. Examiner 1994 to 2007.
Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria (ACEN).
1. Member, Training Committee (2010 -2011)
2. Member, Safety of Buildings Committee (2012)
3. Resource Person, Design of Structures Courses (Modules I and II).
4. Resource Person, Urban Roads Design Course.
5. Resource Person, Wastewater Engineering Course.
6. Member, Continuing Education Board (1991 to 1992).
I joined M/S Vasons Concept Group in March 1976 (after my stinct with M/S Huts Consulting Architects and M/S Howard Construction Company that started the Federal Secretariat Building, Ikoyi) as a Technical Officer after my OND in Civil Engineering and Building Course at Yaba College of Technology. My first major assignment in the firm was the design of the machine base at the Apapa Amusement Park which was on cellular raft foundation. During student lock outs and holidays, I returned to the office and jobs handled during those periods, in addition to numerous private clients jobs, include the Naval Clinic, Manning Record Office, Nigerian Army, Apapa, the Administrative Office, Adult Education Centre, Kano; and the Design of Roads, Military Training School, Makurdi. Thus, I was fully equipped for both civil and structural engineering work prior to my graduation as a Higher Diploma holder. All the above were done under the supervision of senior engineers in the firm.
I did my University of Lagos IT with M/S Ladiom Associates and I handled quite a number of projects including a Hospital Complex.
I returned to M/S Vasons Concept Group in 1981 after my graduation and left in 1985 for lectureship in the polytechnics, due to unfavourable economic climate of the country at that time, but only to return again in 1989 as an Associate Partner.
In 1989 I was made an Associate Partner of Vasons Concept Group after my resignation as a SeniorLecturer from Lagos State Polytechnic and became a Partner in 1991.
Some major projects handled by me, in most cases as the leading engineer, include;
Roads and Airfields: Iwere-Ile Wasimi Road (F118). This is a 44km earth road designed to the Trunk 'A' asphaltic cement paved road (Design speed, 110km/hr). The road consists of two major bridges at km.6 (45m span) and km.43.6 (105m span). The bridges were of reinforced concrete types standing on piles.
I led the design team that handled both the survey and design of the Auchi - Agenebode Road project -- 64km. (2nd year Highway Sector Loan -World Bank Project) which has been completed and that of Bida - Busu - Dutsun Road.
I led out in the design check and supervision of Azare Air Strip.
Buildings and Other Projects: Some of the building projects handled include:
Ikeja Plaza: This is a four storey building structure comprising of beams and waffle slab housing a modern market and a bank. The then N10m (about $15m) structure was handed over to the Lagos State Government in July, 1990.
Teslim Balogun Stadium Complex: This is an Ultra-Modern Stadium project for Lagos State Government. The complex comprises the Main Bowl (25,000 capacity), Sport Hall, Olympic Size Swimming Pool and Swimming Pool Pavilion, Squash Court and Lawn Tennis Court and Pavilion. It was used for FIFA Junior World Cup in 2009.
Gulf Oil/NNPC Housing Estate: This is a N450m Housing Estate for Gulf Oil Nig. Ltd. A team of engineers including myself designed the project, which has been commissioned.
Apapa Jetties For NNPC: Reconstruction of the Petroleum Products Jetties, Apapa. The Works had been commissioned. The civil engineering design consists of the jetties, jetty infrastructures and shoreline protection including anchored concrete sheet piles. Total cost was $41m plus N294m.
Babcock University: Babcock University is one of the first set of private universities approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1999. I was involved in the production of the University Master Plan and am currently a leading member of the multi-disciplinary consultants for the University Projects including faculty buildings, stadium complex, Roads and Water Supply.
Other Projects: Other projects handled by me which are yet to be executed include the 17-Storey Nuru Oniwo Tower and a 10-Storey high rise building for Eko International Bank PLC.
Even for a cursory reviewer or reader the all-pervading treasure embedded in the book is eloquent enough and to that extent it is a suitable handbook. But judge by the comprehensiveness of its treatment of concrete structure elemental design and the rudimentary approach employed, it is an indispensable textbook, which all Civil and Building Engineering Students should have.
The book has shown how to take the usual drudgery out of the design of continuous indeterminate structure through the use of computer aid introduced at the end of each chapter ......... I have no reservation in recommending it for use to HND, BSc., Civil and Building Engineering Students and practicing Civil and Structural Engineers.
The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Civil Engineering Division (now, The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers)
The book has been written from the rich background (theoretical and practical) of the author in analysis of structures and design of reinforced concrete, in particular. The various subject treated in the book are backed with examples that could be easily followed by young engineers and even experienced designers could use it as quick references . The computer programming will be found useful to the designers as this is the tool for the next millennium in the development of engineering analysis all over the world.
This book is highly recommended for practicing civil and structural engineers to be used as reference or manual in both the design office and construction site activities.
Council For The Regulation Of Engineering In Nigeria (COREN)
It is heart warming to see such a book published and I praise you immensely not only for thinking about it, but also for finding time to get it done. The whole book is based on experience pivoted on practical designs and details. I have discussed some areas with you I personnaly believe need to be revisited.
The book, I also believe, will be useful by Students and Practitioners of Civil/Structural Engineering.
The Nigerian Institution of STRUCTural Engineers (NISTRUCTE)
The book is answer to the yearning of both the practicing consultant and the tertiary institution lecturer. It treats topics of interest for Reinforced Concrete Design for both academic and practicing engineers, builders, architects and quantity surveyors. The author painstakingly simplified this approaches so that the reader is not bogged down with a lot of theory. It is an engineering design book per excellence with lots of practical illustrations and worked examples. It treats topics which are beyond the scope of undergraduate RC design work in such a way a lecturer is tempted to get them treated at that level.
The computer approach incorporated in the treatment of the various topics makes the book a relevant text for all time. It is an excellent book which anyone that works with reinforced concrete should aspire to own.
The book meets the requirements for the professional examinations of the Nigeria Institute of Building and is so endorsed for adoption.<br />
Council Of Registered Builders of NIGERIA
The book presents a unified view of the processes that are involved in the design of reinforced concrete structures... Each design is followed by detailed drawings of all the structural elements. The book is well written. It sufficiently covers the OND and HND programmes and SSc programme in the area of reinforced concrete structures. The book is also good for practicing Engineers
Civil Engineering Deparment, University of Lagos. Akoka, Lagos.
It's approach to the design of various elements is simple and easy to follow and each element.
designed is fully detailed. Its comprehensive treatment of staircases, foundation design and other structures like box culverts and water retaining structure not normally encountered in structural design textbooks is commendable. It fully deals with the application of computer programs for design and this should help put the Nigerian Engineer in centre stage of the use of computer as we approach the new millennium.
The book will therefore be useful not only to the Consultant but to all practicing Engineers as well as Architecture, Building Technology and Civil Engineering Students. It will also be an invaluable aid to all who teach Structural Engineering Design with special bias for computer aided design.
Civil Engineering Department, Federal Polythecnic, Ilaro, Nigeria
Our opinion of this "overdue" book on practical reinforced concrete design is that, it combined in one text-book chapters on theoretical, practical and computer application in reinforced concrete elemental design.
The book is overdue because it is the first of its kind written by an indigenous writer who is not directly in the academics. One could only appreciate the book because of its simplicity and practical application in the specialized area of structural design.
In our honest opinion, we recommend this book of the "Millennium" to our members and other relevant.
professionals in the construction industry.
The Nigerian Institute Of Building (NIOB)