Construction Awards Honour Greats
Nigussie Tebege honoured for outstanding lifetime achievement, whilst Mugher Cement recognised for contribution to industry.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Ã‚Â The Ethiopian Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) has honoured Nigussie Tebege, professor emeritus, for his outstanding lifetime achievements in the Ethiopian construction industry, at a ceremony held at the Addis Hilton Hotel.
Concluding its third annual event on March 4, 2013, the Institute also selected Mugher Cement Enterprise, the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first industrial cement manufacturer, for the contributions it has made to the industry, since its founding in the early 1980s.
A practicing structural engineer, Nigussie, 71, is the founder and manager of ACME Consulting Company, as well as being the founder of Africa Networks of Scientific Technological Institutions(ANSTI) and Zede journal Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a journal of the Ethiopian Society of Engineers & Architects (EAEA). He came on Thursday, adorning a rare suit, and wearing a tie spotted with the current logos of Addis Abeba University, where he taught structural engineering for over a generation.
He was chair of the committee within the University, as head of the technology department, when the logo, which was designed by Alefelge Selam, a prominent Ethiopian painter, was selected, back in the late 1990s. Close to 200 engineers, architects and students from the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) honoured him with a standing ovation, at the grand ballroom at the Hilton.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never seen people moved in recognition of the contribution someone makes in his long career,Ã¢â‚¬Â Abebe Dinku (Prof), president of the ACI-Ethiopia Chapter, told Fortune. Read more