A dedicated team that brings together a wealth of knowledge & experience to cover every aspect of our projects & to deliver unparalleled quality & service.

Our strength lies in our great team – a diverse group of dedicated professionals who all share similar values. We make sure our engineers and their supporting teams of technicians and administrative staff are given the opportunity to continuously develop their professional skills to the highest level. We also aim to support within the company a culture encouraging both experience and personality.

4 Engineering Disciplines
10 Support Staff
40+ Engineeers
300+ years total experience

Our Directors

Managing Director

Eng Roger Ettrick

Roger Ettrick has been with the Colquhoun group of companies for over 40 years and has managed BCHOD country offices within the Southern African region since 1984.
He has a Master’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University.
His project management and engineering experience covers the entire range of technical expertise relevant to the firm’s operations and includes developments to a total value of over US$1 billion in the last 20 years.
Of significance in the hospitality and general buildings disciplines he has in recent years been involved with four hotel projects in Victoria Falls.

Chairman

Eng John Ridgewell

John Ridgewell has 58 years’ experience of which the last 37 have been as a Director with BCHOD, Zimbabwe. Much of his experience during this time has been with commercial, industrial and mining infrastructure projects for major clients such as Rio Tinto, Ashanti Goldfields, Zimplats, Nestle Old Mutual Properties and many other industrial and commercial manufacturers. John has been the design and supervision engineer for 8 new hotels and major extensions in Zimbabwe, Zambia and DR Congo in recent years. Recently completed projects include a 25 room new wing at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls and the all new David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Senior Director

Eng Dr. Llyod P. Fende

Lloyd Pararai Fende currently a Senior Civils Partner managing the Civils Division in Zimbabwe and involved in interdisciplinary management of various projects locally and regionally. Involved in General Civil Engineering, infrastructure planning, development and implantation at strategic level, heading feasibility study teams and project implantation managers. Has 36 years Post Graduate experience of which 26 years have been with Brian Colquhoun, Hugh O’Donnell & Partners, and 6 years with Ministry of Water Resources and Development of Zimbabwe, 4 years with others.

Electrical Director

Eng Rajendra Naik

Rajendra S. Naik, BSc (Eng)Hons,

PrEng(Zim),MZweIE, AMIET, is a Director with the multi-disciplinary Consulting Engineering firm BCHOD. He is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the field of electrical engineering associated with Building Services ,Infrastructure, Sewage and water treatment works, mining and industrial fields predominantly in Zimbabwe. He has been involved in a wide range of office block, residential and commercial developments in Harare. His experience with design of electrical services to high rise buildings include those that make up the Harare CBD skyline, Century Towers,

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Angwa City Center, Corner House, Megawatt House,101 Union Avenue, Unity Court, Meikles Hotel and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Further he has experience in refurbishment and upgrading of services to hospitals, factories and neglected/under maintained sewage and water treatment plants.

Structural Director

Eng Brian Maitland

Brian Maitland is a degreed (University

of Natal, South Africa), Chartered Engineer (U.K.), Member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, Registered Professional Engineer (Engineering Council of Zimbabwe), Member of the Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers. He has over 34 years’ experience in Structural Engineering in both Architectural and Civil/Structural fields. In addition to involvement in numerous office block, residential, commercial and industrial / factory developments he has specialised knowledge of detailed design and construction supervision

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for a wide range of projects related to water resources and waste water treatment applications including water treatment works, sewage treatment works, pump stations, and storage works. In addition he has experience in feasibility studies and cost assessments of proposed construction works, design experience in reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, timber and masonry construction and undertaking  Structural surveys of existing buildings

Human Resources Director

Eng Grace Bema

Grace Bema is a registered Professional

Civil Engineer with 17 years post-graduate experience. She holds a BSc Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe, an MSc in Engineering Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University (USA), an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe, a Certified Project Master from the Institute of Project Management(Australia), Prince 2 Practitioner from Project Management (Zimbabwe). She is the current President of ZACE (Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers) and the Board Chairperson of Mashonaland Holdings. Major projects she has been involved with include among others, the design

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of building and all infrastructure works for the US$ 100million Unki Housing Development of which she was supervisor, the US$ 8million 13km Ngezi – Selous road rehabilitation as Project Manager, design and supervision of 10,000 Seater sports stadium, SMC Landfill, Warren Hills Housing Development, Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant, Mainway Housing Development, Rockview Housing Development. She also has been involved with comprehensive assessment and reporting with the preparation of tender documents, bills of quantities and project management for the water emergency rehabilitation of 12 major towns and cities in Zimbabwe.

Civils Director

Eng Tendai Marowa

Tendai Marowa is a civil engineer with 15 years’ experience, 9 years of which has been with BCHOD Consulting Engineers. He holds a BSc Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. Tendai has vast experience in the designing and construction of water supply and wastewater systems including water and wastewater treatment plants. He has managed and designed water and wastewater schemes from initial concepts up to commissioning.

Associate Director

Eng Phineas Mhembere

Phineas is a Civil Engineer with 10 years of local and regional experience in civil works designs, supervision and coordination of various services on building projects including shopping malls, hotels and residential developments. He also has vast experience with road works, stormwater drainage and waste management infrastructure. Phineas is a Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng) reqistered with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.

Associate Director

Eng Vusumuzi Moyo

Vusumuzi is a registered professional structural engineer with 10 years post graduate. He has experience in commercial, industrial, residential and mining projects. His experience ranges from pre-feasibility studies, design of the structures and up to completion. He has been involved in projects worth over 100 million dollars.

Junior Associate Director

Eng Joseph Mugovi

Joseph Mugovi is a registered civil

engineer with over 12 years post graduate experience. He has vast experience in the design in Civil Works and Project Management. Joseph been actively involved in feasibility studies, design of civil works, supervision and project management of major housing projects in Zimbabwe including Anglo American Unki Housing project in Shurugwi, Shelter Zimbabwe Adelaide Park Housing Project in Epworth, ABC Asset Management Tynwald housing project in Harare among others.

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Joseph has also vast experience in the rehabilitation of water and sanitation infrastructure projects and was instrumental in the African Development Bank administered ZIMFUND projects where he was engaged as a Resident Engineer for Chitungwiza Town (2016), Ruwa Local Board (2017), Harare City (2018) and Redcliff Town (2019). The projects involved water and sewer conveyancing pipelines, water and sewage pumpstations, water and wastewater treatment plants and associated infrastructure.

Joseph Mugovi is a Project Management Professional (PMP) registered with PMI, USA and is a Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng) registered with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers.

Junior Associate Director

Gerald Manyida

Gerald T Manyida is a structural engineer with 9 years post graduate experience in local and regional projects. He has design and supervision experience in reinforced concrete, timber and structural steelwork. He has been involved in a wide range of projects mainly residential, commercial, Industrial developments and mining infrastructure projects such as Southern African Power Pool office block, Halsteds Pomona shop and offices, Tete North Mall in Mozambique, Golden Leaf Tobacco warehouse and Unki Mine housing project.

Junior Associate Director

Tawanda Gudo

Tawanda Gudo is a Structural Engineer

with 10years experience in a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm. He has design experience in reinforcing concrete, structural steelworks and timber. He has gained vast experience in design and supervision of commercial building, residential houses, hotels and mining infrastructure. He has managed to oversee housing development projects designing water treatment works, sewerage treatment works and pumpstations.

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Tawanda has been involved in mining project for Zimplats; underground and other remedial works, and for Freda Rebecca Gold Mine being lead Engineer in the design of two complete gold plant (mill plinth, crusher plinth, silo, stockpile tunnel and CIL tanks).

He also has notable experience in hotels having worked on Illala Lodge extension and recently Palm river Hotel.

Kurt Anderson

Mechanical / Civil Consultant

Edias Dziva

Civil Engineer

Eng Memory Gwena

Mechanical Engineer

Craig Chibaya

Electrical Engineer

Manfred Dendera

Civil Engineer - Graduate Trainee

Raymond Muza

Civil Engineer - Graduate Trainee

Anesu Munaki

Civil Engineer - Graduate Trainee

Lloyd Farai Fende

Civil Technician

Killian Majaka

Civils Technican

Teddy Makombe

Structural Technician

Lawrence Sekayi

Electrical Technician

Peter Mkandidze

Structural Detailer

Beauty Walaza

Structures Cad Tech

Furthermore Vambe

Civils Cad Tech

Bissent Jiwa

Electrical Cad Tech

Robson Mushayachuru

Civils Tracer

Zibusiso Dube

Enviromental Practitioner

George Kugotsi

Geotechnician

Kiven Nemahwe

Geotechnician

Farai Masawi

Surveyor

Liberty Dhliwayo

IT Manager

Karen Ncube

IT Administrator - Graduate Trainee

Tawanda Hombarume

Accountant

Promise Neshena

Assistant Accountant

Molly Murray

Administrator

Angeline Gumbo

Transport Manager

Crosby Kaande

Secretary

Kudzai Munyoro

Secretary

Livingstone Chiripanhura

Archivist

Douglas Sango

Receptionist

Sheperd Mutarahwayi

Security

Biggie Matiringe

Head Driver

Nhamo Chagongonyeka

Driver

Elton Mboko

Driver

Clive Machekano

Driver

Otilia Suwali

Maintenance

Farai Kakuni

Maintenance

Brighton Kakuni

Maintenance

Gamuchirai Muchirahondo

Student

Brendon Mkandawire

Student