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Ada Nwadigo

Ada Nwadigo

Civil & Geo engineer, Laing O'Rourke

Ada is a civil engineer with a strong focus on infrastructure projects. Currently, she is involved in the prestigious High Speed 2 rail (HS2) Old Oak Common Station project as part of the Laing O’Rourke Expanded team. Throughout her career, Ada has successfully delivered various projects, ranging from residential developments to utilities and major infrastructure initiatives. Passionate about the field of civil engineering, Ada particularly emphasizes the importance of sustainable management strategies and designs. She firmly believes in meeting the present needs while ensuring the well-being of future generations is not compromised. Ada's enthusiasm for the infrastructure sector is unwavering, and she constantly seeks innovative ways to contribute to its growth and development. Not only is Ada dedicated to her professional endeavors, but she also actively serves as a STEM ambassador. Recognizing the significance of diversity in the built environment and infrastructure, she works tirelessly to raise awareness and promote inclusivity. Ada takes great pleasure in sharing her career journey with students, aiming to inspire and empower the next generation of engineers.


It is crucial for everyone to actively support and champion diversity, inclusion, and change in the construction industry while spreading this message to others in the profession. These efforts are indispensable in promoting a construction industry that is more inclusive and equitable. By establishing opportunities to understand the challenges faced by underrepresented groups, acknowledging and addressing biases and stereotypes, and sharing strategies for cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, we can bring about significant transformation in the construction industry. The construction industry confronts a multitude of complex challenges, and embracing diversity can offer groundbreaking solutions to these issues. Inclusive cultures will contribute to the creation of an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and included, regardless of their background. This inclusivity is paramount in fostering innovation and creativity.