We are an award winning full-service, multi-disciplinary engineering firm serving multiple industries.

The Firm of BRIAN COLQUHOUN, HUGH O’DONNELL AND PARTNERS – now better known as BCHOD – was founded in Zimbabwe in 1948 as a regional practice with the primary objective of providing comprehensive consultancy services in civil engineering and building fields. It is now represented in Southern and Central Africa in the following locations as autonomous practices; Zimbabwe in Harare and Bulawayo; Zambia in Lusaka and Ndola and Botswana in Gaborone as a joint venture practice. Other countries in the region where the firm has registered, operated and maintained offices from time to time include Swaziland, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique.

BCHOD is multidisciplinary and practices as Consulting Engineers & Project Managers in the fields of, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Building Services. The Firm in Zimbabwe is a registered member of ECZ (Engineering Council of Zimbabwe) and ZACE (Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers). BCHOD’s present staff compliment in Africa is in the region of 140 of which 68 are resident in Zimbabwe. In addition to the engineering services in all appropriate disciplines, the firm employs its own technical personnel for all related survey work and geotechnical investigations. BCHOD’s progression towards a majority indigenous ownership status started in 2000 and the formal proposal was accepted by the Ministry in 2014 with the Certificate of Compliance issued in 2016, by the National, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board.

BCHOD has a very wide client base which includes, Government Department, Municipalities, Funding Agencies, Major players in the Mining Sector, Industrial Clients, Corporates and Cooperatives and Non-Governmental Organisations. We are multidisciplinary and practice as Consulting Engineers & Project Managers in the fields of Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as well as Building Services. The Firm’s archive material shows over 5000 projects completed over 67 years in the Country. Significant buildings throughout Zimbabwe including many tall Structures since

Our Mission

To provide sustainable solutions through our integrated professional services in the development and management of infrastructure and building projects, make a positive social and environmental impact by providing professional engineering services through the acquisition of highly qualified personnel with practical experience and exceptional academic qualifications, utilizing the most modern computer technology, networking software and equipment, hence provide none compromised standards of workmanship and value for money for all our stakeholders.

To be a preferred and recognized professional service provider offering sustainable development infrastructure life cycle solutions

Our Vision

Employ the latest technology so as to reduce delivery time and cost.
To provide all our employees with suitably challenging and rewarding goals to elicit their best, satisfying working conditions and creating opportunities for personal development.
To value and commit to our clients as they duly sustain us and are the reason for our existence.

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Our Core Values


BCHOD empowers its employees to take initiatives and creates exceptional opportunities for professional growth. It recognizes and rewards individual contributions, which helps employees gain a sense of belonging, satisfaction and accomplishment from their work leading to employees offering their highest potential.


To come out with new creative ideas that have the potential to change the world whilst moving with the times by embracing green technology.

Efficiency & Effectiveness

Being efficient and effective is our approach that bears best engineering solutions. We aggressively promote and protect our reputation by finding solutions and achieving results in an efficient and effective manner yielding cost savings to all of our clients.


We strive to act with honesty and integrity without compromising the truth.


We strive to act with honesty and integrity without compromising the truth.We strive to ensure the safety and health of our employees by creating a safe working environment and inculcate the belief that all accidents are preventable and that safety always comes first.