He speaks on the evolutionary frontiers of Design Build as a business option at Lagos Architects Forum 2016.
Architect Umaru Usman karaye is the President and Chief Executive of D&B Limited, a Design and Build firm that is based in Abuja.
He was the Chief Architect for the defunct Nigerian Security Organization popularly known as N.S.O. between 1984 and 1990. He was responsible for the design and construction of its state headquarters offices as well as the design of the Aso Clinic, Abuja.
In 1990, He and his Partner started ULTIMATE DESIGN CONSORTIUM LTD, an architectural consultancy firm. Among the projects handled by this Firm were:
o The AP PLAZA, Abuja.
o NDIC MD’s and ED’s residences in Abuja.
o Stock Exchange Commission Office (flame tree), Abuja.
o NIA housing estate in Abuja and Karu.
o Ink Factory for NSPMC, Abuja.
o Housing for the staff of Nicon Noga Hotel at Karu.
o Housing for the senior staff of the National Intelligence Agency.
o Housing for the senior staff of the department of State Security.
o Housing for the Management staff of Petroleum Equalization Management Fund (PEF).
In the desire to move the construction industry forward, in 1995 Arc Umaru founded D&B Limited, an outfit which takes the responsibility of initiating, conceiving, developing and constructing as well as sourcing finance for projects where necessary thereby making it a one stop shop for clients. In order to achieve this Arc Umaru realized the need to embark on staff training and development. That is why he started by attending management and advanced management courses at the University of Lagos in the early 90s, Chief Executive Programme at the Lagos Business School (LBS) in 1998 and MSc course in project Management at the University of Reading, UK, (2004-2007) with specialty in Build, Operate and Transfer (B.O.T.).
Architect Umaru was on the Board of the Directors of Finbank Plc from 2009 until the conclusion of its merger with FCMB in 2011. He is also on the Board of Songhai Health Trust Limited, a Health Management Organization as well as on the Board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc a Mortgage Finance Bank.
Come hear him share his perspectives.
Attend Lagos Architects Forum from 4th-7th May, 2016 Time: 9:00am Daily
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