25th Anniversary Conference

September 30 - October 1, 2021
Virtual Conference
25th Anniversary Conference
Sustainable Solutions to Global Challenges: Surveying Perspectives
Celebrating 25 years of ISTT relevance
The aim of the conference is to explore sustainable solutions for continuity and growth amidst the evolution of the world’s new and emerging economic realities. Building on 25 years of service, this conference seeks to present sustainable solutions to address the regional and global challenges we currently face, through the impact of surveying technologies, practices and policies
The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Solutions to Global Challenges: Surveying Perspectives - Celebrating 25 years of ISTT relevance." It promises to be an engaging experience featuring several competent and credible industry leaders within the built environment pursuing several interests such as the use of Drone Technology in construction; Effective Land Adjudication and Titling; the use of Property Management Software; and Public Procurement, among many others.
Featured Speakers
Mr. Ainsley Charles
Mr Ainsley Charles, BSc Land Surveying, Certificate in Hydrography, MISTT, is managing director of Ainchar Land Management Services Limited. He is a current ISTT nominated and appointed member of the Land Survey Board of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a licensed and registered land surveyor with years of experience in various aspects of land surveying including years of hydrographic, and geodetic surveying practice prior to being licensed and registered for cadastral surveying. While employed with the State, he was an instrumental part of the teams at the Lands and Surveys Division and the Hydrographic Unit that established, re-established and maintained the geodetic framework of Trinidad and Tobago and the archipelagic baselines of Trinidad and Tobago. He was an adjunct lecturer for many years in land surveying at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management of the Faculty of Engineering, the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
Dr. Charisse Griffith-Charles
Dr Charisse Griffith-Charles Cert. Ed. (UBC), MPhil. (UWI), PhD (UF), FRICS, obtained her PhD from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Cadastral Systems, Geomatics, and Land Administration in the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, and Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is President of the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the RICS Caribbean Leaders Advisory Group, former President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago (ISTT) and a former member of the Land Survey Board of Trinidad and Tobago (LSBTT). Her research interests are in land registration systems, land administration, and communal tenure especially ‘family land’. She has served as consultant, conducted research, and published papers on inter alia, land survey legislation, the impact and sustainability of land titling, tenure issues, regularising informal occupants of land, socio-economic impacts of land adjudication and registration, LADM/STDM, and land policy.
Mr. Chiedu Okwudili Maduekeh
Chiedu Okwudili Maduekeh is a Nigerian Quantity Surveyor who hails from Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State South East Nigeria. He holds a Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko Anambra State and an MSc (Construction Management) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. He is a fully registered Quantity Surveyor with the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN). He is the current chapter chairman of the Anambra State chapter of the NIQS. He is a senior lecturer in the Quantity Surveying Department of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State. Chiedu Okwudili Maduekeh is married and blessed with three kids.
Mr. Clint Langton
Clint Langton is a quantity surveying member of the ISTT. Clint graduated from London South Bank University with a first-class honors Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying in 2005. He was awarded the university's Surveying Division’s Quantity Surveying Prize. In 2018 he became a Chartered Arbitrator and is a member of Quantity Surveying International. He is an active member in the ISTT, having served as Treasurer in 2014 / 2015 and past President for 2016 / 2017. He is also the Chairman of the ISTT disciplinary committee. Clint is one of the quantity surveyors who updated the local forms of contract TTIA 2013 and the TTIA Minor Works. Mr Langton is a part-time lecturer at the University of the West Indies, the University of Trinidad and Tobago and at the Automation Technology College. Clint is founder and principal of his own firm Clint Langton and Associates Limited which is celebrating its 15th year in 2021.
Mr. Derek Outridge
Derek Irvin Outridge is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer, Attorney-at-Law, Arbitrator, Registered Mediator, Senior lecturer (PT) University of the West Indies, and has over forty (40) years’ experience in the construction industry. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying, University of Reading, Professional Associate, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’, Full Member, Institute of Surveyors’ of Trinidad and Tobago, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, Master of Philosophy in Surveying and Land Information, University of the West Indies, Fellow, Quantity Surveyors Institute, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Huddersfield, Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice, College of Laws, Certificate of Enrollment, Attorney-at-Law, Trinidad and Tobago Bar, Member, Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Certified Mediator (non-Family), Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago, Honourary Member, Construction Management Institution of Trinidad and Tobago. He has served as a Board Member, Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry, President, Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago, President, Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Independent Senator (Temporary), Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, Member-at-Large, Central Tenders Board of Trinidad and Tobago, Member, Global Land Governance Index (LANDex) and the Trinidad and Tobago Land Alliance.
Mr. Desmond Namanja Namangale
Desmond Namanja Namangale, an academician, researcher and property management professional is a lecturer and the current Head of Department in the department of Land Economy and Quantity Surveying at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, formerly University of Malawi-The Polytechnic in Africa. He holds a Master of Science degree in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Management with special interests in Property Management and Property Valuation from Mzuzu University-Malawi and certificates in Research Methods and Research Writing and Publication from INASP. Before joining the academia, he worked with the Malawi Civil Service Commission in The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development as a Valuation Officer and now he is pursuing an opportunity for a PhD in Property Management. Currently, he is heading the team of valuation experts carrying out a Quinquennial Valuation Roll exercise for rating purposes for the Blantyre City Council in Malawi worth slightly over USD 867, 000.00
Mr. Edward Kurwakumire
Edward Kurwakumire is a Geomatics Lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He did his Honours at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe and Masters at ITC in Netherlands. His subject areas are Adjustment Computations, Computer Applications and Land Administration. His research interests include land tenure and administration systems, urban resilience, spatial data supply chains and spatial data infrastructures. He sits in several committees at Tshwane University of Technology in to include the Faculty Committee for Research and Innovation and Faculty Committee for postgraduate studies.
Mr. Emmanuel Temidayo Olorunfemi
Emmanuel Temidayo Olorunfemi is an extremely motivated millennial with an undying passion for excellence. He has demonstrated capacity in various aspect of life with construction being one of his strongest niche. Femi as fondly called graduated from the Federal University of Technology Minna - Nigeria in 2019, with a First-class honor in Quantity surveying, coming out as one of the top 1% best in the university. He has proven himself overtime as a first-class construction analyst who pays keen attention to details and highly adept at construction project management. One of his distinguishing features is his unbridled enthusiasm to share information and knowledge on his expertise with others, this singular character trait has helped him in the training of a number of Quantity surveyors on the use of many 21st century QS software. He presently works with Cost Generals Consult as a freelance Quantity surveyor and Ifeanyi Anago & Partners as a Construction Project manager. He is also the present Secretary for professional development of the Nigerian Young Quantity Surveyors Forum (YQSF) FCT chapter, where he is volunteering in capacity building of Young Quantity Surveyors. His Research interest includes Construction Psychology, BIM, Innovative training, Blockchain in construction among other.
Mr. Oluwaseun Akinpelu
Oluwaseun Akinpelu showed interest in Mathematics and Geography at an early stage of his life. He was fascinated with geographical locations and numbers. His interest in this subject lead him to study surveying and geo-informatics in Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State Nigeria. During his undergraduate years he received an award of honor by the National Environmental Student Association as a result of his service to humanity. Oluwaseun Akinpelu is currently a surveyor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is a certified pupil surveyor of the Surveyor Council of Nigeria (SURCON) and has expertise with experience in surveying and geo-informatics. He currently works with the Office of the Surveyor General of the federation, Special Duties unit (Cadastral and Legal Survey Department). He has worked with Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as an intern. He did his National Youth Corp Service at National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) where he acquired his practical and technical knowledge in remote sensing. He has attended numerous and series on professional capacity training programs in the field of surveying. He continuously works on himself because he is a humanist, believes he can always do better and be the best version of himself.
Ms. Nikita Morris
Nikita Morris is Project and Research Coordinator working at L & S Surveying Services Limited where she works closely with the Research and Development Team. After graduating with a BSc in Geomatics from UWI in 2010, she continued in the Geomatics Engineering and Land Management Department as a member of staff fulfilling research and teaching support roles. She has sucessfully obtained a MSc in Geoinformatics in 2016 and some of her current research areas and interests involve GIS, Change Detection and Aerial Mapping.
Mr. Ronnie Kantasingh
Ronnie Kantasingh is currently the Manager Infrastructure Projects at the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited. He holds an M.Sc. in Construction Management, M.Sc. Geographic Information Systems and a B.Sc. in Surveying and Land Information. He is also a Registered Engineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT), an Associate Member with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr. Uche Obi
Mr. Uche Obi, is the Chief Valuation Officer, Cayman Islands Government. He is responsible for setting the strategy of the Valuation and Estates Office, as well as formulating and implementing Real Estate policies and procedures. Also, he advises the Government on all real estate matters including acquisition, disposal, leasing and management. Previously, he was the Business Development Manager for the Caribbean Region with DDL, a full service real estate practice based in the Cayman Islands. Uche has over 25 years real estate experience gained in the UK and Caribbean within the private and public sector. He is a member of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Global Governing Council, RICS Caribbean Advisory Group and previously served on the RICS Americas World Region Board. He is the RICS Cayman Chapter Chair. Uche is a Fellow of The RICS, a Registered Valuer, a Licensed Assessor Trainer and an APC Assessor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Estate Management, a Master’s degree in Property Valuation and Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Systems Analysis and Design from the City University Business School in London, England.
ISTT Members
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ISTT Student Members
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Conference Presenter
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Groups 5+
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Abraham Derry
Academic Administration Chair
Greetings from the Academic Administration Chair 2018/2019 Land is a concept that is not limited to the Earth’s surface but encompasses the natural resources below and above it. It is a valuable and finite resource and begs for proper management and governance. This need is exacerbated by rapidly expanding populations, increased demand for housing, the effects of climate change, and the history of land settlement and land tenure systems which are a few of the challenges faced in the small island developing states of the Caribbean. This year’s Land Conference addresses some of these challenges and raises awareness on the theme “Surveying best practices toward the sustainable development of Caribbean SIDS.” As Chair of academic administration and having the privilege of reviewing papers, this conference promises to be dynamic and engaging featuring several land professionals and industry leaders speaking on the viability of state-owned hotels; land tenure formalisation; natural resource management; flood mitigation; sustainable housing; 3D cadastres; automated valuation models; valuation of historical property; green buildings; reliance on historical aerial photography for land disputes; challenges in Caribbean airspace; construction and quantity surveying; and land records management systems. On behalf of the Conference Committee, we thank you for participating in the conference and supporting our efforts to stimulate the growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean through the promotion of surveying best practice.