Nigerian construction expert, others remodel US president’s house
United States of America-based Nigerian construction expert, Lawrence Dibor, has disclosed that he was among a consortium of professionals involved in the design and construction of the President’s House, a monument in the history and administration of the US.
According to Dibor, the house is a memorial located in the Independence Square in the city of Philadelphia, on the site of a building that served as both residence and office for President George Washington in the 18th century and President John Adams during the first two years of his term.
“At that time, Philadelphia was the capital of the United States. The site embodies a profound contradiction during the infancy of the United States, the same home that witnessed the birth of a free nation and its first steps toward democracy,” Dibor said in a statement.
He added that the house was surrounded by the Independence Visitor Center, Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin House, first US Post Office and the Betsy Ross House.
Dibor said the civil engineering and construction administration of the project were performed by his firm, Adcon Consultants.
He said, “The President’s House is a historical site with a place of pride in the history of America. It brings me great joy and honour to be part of the history of contributing our civil engineering knowledge and experience to creating a monument that is in line with modern construction projects.”