Bosch East Africa Consulting Engineers (Kenya) has extended its mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services to include civil and structural engineering services to further extend its footprint in Africa.
The company’s civil engineering consultancy services now also include the design and construction supervision of bulk earthworks, roads, stormwater structures, dams, water and wastewater treatment plants, pipelines and solid-waste management facilities. Its structural engineering services comprise reinforced concrete and structural steel design services, and the construction supervision of residential, industrial and commercial buildings, from the foundations to the roof.
The company identified an overwhelming demand within this growth market for civil and structural engineering consultancy services and wished to cater to that demand.
Bosch East Africa aims to provide effective coordination during the design phase of all services, to be carried out in-house, thus reducing the incidence of clashes during the construction phase of clients’ projects. “This will save on construction time and associated costs for the client.”
Since its service expansion, the company’s coordinated service offerings have proven to be an invaluable asset to clients: “The expansion has enabled us to provide a one-stop service for engineering requirements.”
This approach allows for projects to be much simpler, as clients do not have to deal with multiple companies working on the same project.
Bosch East Africa has enjoyed substantial growth in East Africa in the past 5 years, and has submitted bids for projects as far as Rwanda, Ethiopia and Ghana. With the expansion beyond MEP services, the company has since been appointed for several new civil and structural engineering projects.
Such projects include the structural assessment for an existing residential building in a formal settlement with a population of more than 3 000 people, the design of a domestic wastewater treatment and recycling facility for a population of 8 000 people and the supervision of refurbishment works to the tanks of an effluent treatment plant all within the Eastern Africa region.
A recent highlight is the company’s appointment to provide the civil, structural as well as MEP services for the outpatient wing, for Gertrudes Garden Children’s Hospital project, in Nairobi, Kenya. The project is a prime example of what the company’s extended service offering has enabled it to achieve.
The project, currently in its early design phase, will comprise emergency and casualty rooms, consulting rooms, a maternity section, an operating theatre for minor operations and wards for overnight stays. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2020.