Victor Adetokunbo Doherty

Freelance Structural Engineer & CAD Freelancer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Adetokunbo Victor Doherty BSc, MSc, AMIStructE, COREN


1996 BSc. in Civil Engineering (University of Glasgow Scotland)
1999 MSc. in Structural Engineering & Foundations (University of Westminster, London)
2012 Associate Member Institute of Structural Engineers (UK)
2019 COREN

Adetokunbo Victor Doherty has over 25 years’ experience of working on large Infrastructure Development Projects both in the United Kingdom and Africa. He has spent most of his career working for major Civil and Structural Engineering consultancy practises, (Ove Arup & Partners, Watermans, Aecom & Atkins). He has been involved in some of the largest city centre regeneration and property development projects in Europe, (Liverpool one, Grand Arcade Wigan, Eagles Meadow, Wrexham, etc.), and also large infrastructure projects, (Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Paddington basin, Reading Sewage Treatment Works, World Bank Infrastructure project, Offshore Gas pipe bridge for Foster Wheeler etc). He also has experience of working with some of world’s top Architects, (Forster & Partners, Broadway Maylan, Building Design Partnership, Grimshaw, etc.). Adetokunbo is experienced in leading Civil/Structural teams on large Property & infrastructure development projects and is proficient in structural scheme and detailed design utilizing Structural Steelwork, reinforced concrete, timber and m a s o n r y a n d s t r u c t u r a l g l a s s . Co-ordination/control of structural design team on fast construction programmes encompassing speed and economy. Understanding objectives of other disciplines within the design and construction teams. Knowledge of various contract and procurement methodologies, including Public Finance Initiative, PFI and PPP, Implementation of International Management Systems ISO 9001, Quality and Environmental Standards, Construction Design and Management and Design/Construction Phase Health and Safety Management. Design and construction experience in property development, infrastructure development, Heavy Civil Structures, industrial, rail, civil, and petrochemical sectors.

March 2018 till Date: Technical Lead/Senior Structural Engineer Folad Design and Build, (Lagos, Nigeria)
Sept 2012 to March 2018: Director Structures Folad Construction and Engineers Ltd, (Folad
Engineering), (Lagos, Nigeria)

March 2011 to Sept 2012: Principal Structural Engineer at Ove Arup & Partners
Nigeria Ltd, (Lagos, Nigeria)

2004 – 2010 Senior S t r u c t u r a l Engineer in the Property & Infrastructure
Development Arm of Waterman’s Group, (Manchester office, UK).

2001 – 2004 Design Engineer in the Property & Infrastructure Development design department of Faber Maunsell (now Aecom) in their Backenham (kent) and Altrincham (Manchester) offices, UK

2000 – 2001 Graduate Engineer in the Property Development Design team of Atkins
in their Holborn (London) and Epsom (Surrey) offices, UK

1996 – 1997 Site Engineer for Folad Construction and Engineering Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria.

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PROJECT AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES A. Folad Design and Build, (2018-Date):
Redevelopment of Paper Mill Iwopin, Ogun State: Full Civil and Structural scope on the redevelopment of this 700 Hectare site. The redevelopment is to include a New paper Mill, Logistics infrastructure which will include a Logistics Park with inter-modal facilities from land to water, Manufacturing Units, Residential, Educational and Commercial and Agric-Business Developments. Infrastructure includes Power Plant, Road, Drainage and Flood Alleviations Works and all related civil and structural infrastructure. Leading technical team involved in feasibility studies, responsible for technical assessment and Refurbishment of existing infrastructure and integration with new infrastructure., Scope also includes construction execution supervision. Client: BETCO

College of Agriculture, Igourakhi Redevelopment, (Edo State, Nigeria): Civil and Structural Design of Academic and Administrative buildings and Dormitory Block, as well as road and infrastructure design. Client: Strata DB/ Edo State

GSTC Benin Redevelopment, (Benin, Edo State, Nigeria): Refurbishment Design and Build of 9 specialist 1970s steel framed buildings. Requirements included design according to Eurocodes. Construction included jacking-up of collapsed building as part of refurbishment of these existing buildings. This iincluded refurbishment design and construction of structural steel superstructure and foundations. Other works included civil/ structural design of service yard and Dormitory Block as well as road and infrastructure design. Client: Strata DB/Edo State Government

B. Folad Construction and Engineers (2012 – 2018):

AFN Sports Complex, (Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria): Construction Execution of International French School Sports complex including Sports swimming pool and grandstand. Client: Lycée Français Louis Pasteur – AFN/Lagos

Kara Residential Development, (Ikoyi Foreshore, Lagos, Nigeria): Civil and Structural scheme and detailed design of multi-storey concrete framed residential apartment block on piled foundations. Client: Uraga Real Estates

Upbeat Recreational Park, (Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria): Civil and structural design and site supervision of trampoline park. Client: Uraga Real Estate

Grenadines at Katampe, (Abuja, Nigeria): Civil and Structural Design and site supervision of residential estate of reinforced concrete framed construction on raft foundations. Client: Property Mart

IHS Telecoms Site Structural Audit, (Nigeria) – Structural Audit and Remedial works for 60 Telecoms site. This included technical audit and execution of required remedial works

Maternity Referral Centre, Sagbama, (Bayelsa State): Design and Construction of the MRC Clinic for
NGO, Client: Development Africa.

Nigerdock Steel Rolling Mill: Site Lead for ******** of Portal framed building steelwork ******** and cladding ******** on Snake Island.

Obafemi Awolowo University – New Senate Building – Lead Engineer in the design of New building to mark 50 year university celebrations.

Tin Can Jetty and Marina Berth – Lead Engineer in the Structural Assessment, Investigation and design for remedial works for the Tin Can Jetty and Marina Berth. Client JAGAL Nigeria Ltd

C. Ove Arup and Partners Nigeria Ltd, (2011-2012)

UN Building Abuja Structural Damage Assessment,
Lead Engineer carrying out the assessment of the UN building for Structural Damage and Integrity due to the terrorist bombing of the 26th of August 2011.
Commercial: Nigerian Security Printing and Minting New Factory Line, Abuja, Nigeria, (Project Cost £30 million equivalent)
Lead Engineer responsible for the Scheme and detailed design of the new factory building
Commercial: Stanbic Bank IBTC Feasibility Report as part of a pre-acquisition due diligence of two sites where the Stanbic IBTC New Office Development is to be located in Lagos Nigeria:
Part of a team responsible for carrying out investigations and preparing a feasibility report for two separate sites.

Implementation of Structural Eurocodes into Arup Nigeria
Had the privilege of developing the document for the implementation of the Structural Eurocodes into Arup

D. Waterman Structures Ltd, UK (2004 – 2011)

Education: Tameside BSF (Nov. 2008 – December 2010) - Manchester, (UK).
Tameside BSF is a £300 million, (GBP), joint venture project for the development of various schools in Tameside Responsible for the d e s i g n superstructure and foundations scheme for five of the schools, Architect: Faulkner Brown, Robinson Architect- Shipley, GHM Rock Townsend. Contractor: Carillion.

Mixed use: Wigan Phase 3: 20-Storey reinforced concrete building comprising of a podium for commercial use with a residential tower above. The podium is of 4 storeys incorporating, Ground floor and Level 4 parking, retail and office units. 5th –19th floor residential apartments – Wigan City Centre Regeneration, (UK) (Jan 2008 – Oct 2008).
Responsible for scheme of superstructure and substructure of building, Developer: Modus Properties, Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker, Contractor: Carillion

Commercial: Wigan Phase 2 – Wigan City Centre Regeneration: Project Costs: £7 million
(May 07- Dec 07).
Lead Engineer on New Extension to existing 5-storey 1970’s steel framed Debenhams building as part of the scope of works for the alteration, extension and adaptation of this building in Wigan city centre. Developer: Modus properties, Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker, Contractor: Roc

Commercial: Eagles M eadow, Wrexham – Wrexham City Centre Regeneration: (Feb 06- April 07), Project Cost:
£110 million
Redevelopment of Wrexham Town Centre retail area, including the demolition of existing buildings, the construction of new steel framed retail shopping complex and residential units with associated servicing facilities and surface car parking for 1000 cars.
Architect: Bernard Engle, Developer: Wilson Bowden Developments, Contractor: Wilson Bowden
Construction Ltd.

Transportation Development: Abbey Park Lane, Leicester. (Nov 05 – Feb 06), Project Costs £4million
Design of Bus Depot for First Group. Design of propped portal steel frame with 2-storey office space at one end with composite floors and beams. Foundation combination of both piled and pad foundations.

Commercial: Liverpool One Development, (Paradise Street, Liverpool), As Part Of Liverpool European City of Culture opening, (April 05 – Nov 05), Project Cost: £400m as part of £1 Billion GBP Liverpool City Centre Regeneration
Part of a team of Resident Engineers, on Liverpool City Centre Regeneration/Development.Developer: Lord
Grovesnor, Architect: Building Design Partnership, (BDP), Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Commercial: Grand Arcade, Wigan: (Feb 05 - April 05) Project Cost £70m.
Mixed-use Retail and Residential Development, with Steel Superstructure on Piled Foundations. Mainly involved in scheme and detailed design of Substructure and detailed design of Superstructure
structural elements.

Transportation Development: Chequers Lane, Dagenham Bus Depot, (July 2004 – Jan 2005), Project Cost
Design of new bus depot in Dagenham for First Group.

E. AECOM UK, (2001-2004)

Commercial: Compstall Mill: (Dec 2003 – June 2004), Project Cost: £30m.
Redevelopment of old cotton mill in Compstall. Involved in the early stages of estimating condition of existing buildings. Also involved in developing new layout and scheme for mill conversion to residential units.

Industrial: Reading Sewage Treatment Works. (April 2003- Dec 2003), Project cost: £70million
Resident Engineer on this £70m state-of-the-art sewage Treatment Works

Rail: Channel Tunnel Rail Link 250: (Jan 2003- March 2003)
Design Engineer responsible for mitigation works on existing Barking Station superstructure and substructure as part of new Channel Tunnel Rail Link Infrastructure works.

Rail: Channel Tunnel Rail Link 342: (Sept 2002 – Jan 2003)
Design Engineer responsible for various infrastructure works as part of Channel Tunnel Rail Link enabling works.
Rail: Brixton Underground Station Refurbishment: (Dec 2001 – August 2002), Project Cost £8m Responsible for scheme and detailed design of new 3-storey steel framed building and substructure, Settlement analysis of new building on existing Brixton Station tunnel. Architect: Broadway Malyan

Education: University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology: (2001), Project Cost £10million
Detailed design of open plan 6- storey reinforced concrete science building

Commercial: British Council Building, Cairo: (2001)
Refurbishment of 1960’s beam and block building. Design of Masonry structure to both British and Egyptian

F. ATKINS UK, (1999-2001)

Millennium Dome: (2001),
Responsible for assessment of dome and surrounding structures for bidding consortium

Education: Hampde Gurney School, London: (2001)
Structural design and detailing of tensioned fabric canopy and connections.

Civil: Texaco BP Refurbishment: (2001)
Responsible for th e d e s i g n of structur es in the p e troc hem ica l industry, including the design of 60 specially fabricated structural steel connections to pipe bridges in a marine environment. Working for Forster Wheeler.

Commercial: Major Computer Data-Facility, Dublin: (Sept 2000 – January 2001), £70m
State of the art, purpose built self-supporting computing facility consisting of data centre; M&E plant pod, glazed street entrance tower and reception atrium in office building.

Education: Connaught Building, University of London: (2000), Project Cost: £8m
Scheme design for redevelopment of reinforced concrete shear framed open plan office block with basement.

Rail: Paddington Station, Tournament House: (2000)
Refurbishment of 7 storey 1930’ cast iron framed building for Railtrack. Refurbishment of existing building to accommodate new layout and façade, without compromising overall stability.

Mixed Use: Paddington Phase 3: (1999)
Initial scheme design for the Paddington Basin development, Architect: Forster and Partners.

FOLAD - Civil: Reconstruction of Drainage Infrastructure, £2.5 M illion World Bank Project, Lagos Nigeria: (Oct
1996- August 97 )
Site E ng i ne er on £ 2.5million, 3km r ei nf or c ed c on c r et e d r ai n age an d c ul v er t . This included construction of 3m high precast concrete culvert . Contractor: Folad
Construction. Design: AOP Consult, Contractor: Folad Engineering Ltd
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Structural Engineering