Saice had received more than 30 project entries from across the country in the categories of technical excellence, community-based and international awards. There were also divisional project awards, and institutional and individual awards.
Nabeel Ahmed Hassen, 28, won the SKI Civil & Structural Engineers photographic competition for his photograph titled “One lift at a time”. He works for Group Five Coastal, a company that operates in infrastructure, energy, resources and real estate.
Born and raised in Durban, he said a trip to Dubai after he matriculated triggered his love for engineering - “the ability to create something out of nothing” - because of “Dubai being a surreal destination in the middle of the desert, where just a few years ago there was just sand”.
His win reaffirmed the belief that engineers too could be artistic, Hassen added.