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Arch. Francis Gichuhi Kamau.

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ARCHITECT.

CURRICULUM VITAE

 
Surname: GICHUHI
 
First Name: FRANCIS KAMAU
 
Date of birth: 23rd July, 1975
 
Contact Address: P.O. BOX 224 –00208–,Ngong Hills
 
Tel.: +254 721410684
 
E-Mail: info@a4architect.com                 prismafrica@yahoo.com      

PROFILE

A highly intelligent, creative,proactive,honest, dependable and high achiever equipped professionally with a blend of dynamic leadership, networking, research skills and managerial and international exposure for effective output.

 EDUCATION

· Bachelor of Architecture Degree, University of Nairobi 1995 to 2001
· Lenana School Nairobi, Attained Grade A in KCSE exam 1990 to 1993
· St. Marys Karen Primary School, Attained Grade A in KCPE exams 1981 to 1989

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

 
Awarded certificate of Leadership Achievement in University of Nairobi,Rotaract Club[2000]
Member, Architectural Association of Kenya[since 2004]  Registered Architect-Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya-[since 2005]

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

 Space needs analysis; schematic design, design development; construction documentation; local authority and council plan approvals; Preparation of tender documents; tender analysis and advice to client on selection; tender award and supervision of contract; organizing site meetings and inspections; preparation of payment and completion certificates; advice to client on building maintenance after completion;

Writer on scholarly articles regarding construction industry on www.a4architect.com/

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in the main MS office packages [MS Word, Powerpoint, Exel, Access]

Design software [ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Corel, PageMaker, and Photoshop

Web Design software [Dream weaver, MS Frontpage]

Project Management software [MS projects]

Internet, networking and basic trouble shooting.

 

 

WORK    EXPERIENCE

 

 

Feasibility study, Business Plan and Joint Venture financing advisory for Kigali Batsinda Estate, Kigali, Rwanda, a 300 residential unit Housing Estate in Kigali. This is the 1st Joint Venture type project in Kigali, Rwanda, financed by Shelter Afrique Bank, kenya.

 

    

Feasibility study, Design and implementation of Crowdfunding for financing of Construction projects under sectional property ownership in Kenya at Thogoto, along Southern Bypass, Nairobi . This was amongst the 1st crowdfunded financial model construction projects in Kenya.

 

     84 Units residential estate at Mlolongo, Mombasa road.

Cost: KES 435,000,000.00

Master plan for new extension to Nairobi CBD along Landhies Road-South East Commercial Park. Cost: KES 5 Billion

Various individual residential units in Kenya and Uganda. Combined Cost: KES KES 100,000,000.00

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Naivas Supermarket, Jogoo Road/Outer Ring Road roundabout. Cost: KES 300,000,000

Various individual residential units in Kenya and Uganda. Combined Cost: KES KES 50,000,000.00

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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS-DISTRICT ARCHITECT,NAKURU DISTRICT/DISTRICT WORKS OFFICER,SAMBURU DISTRICT

A4ARCHITECT www.a4architect.com

Responsibilities: In charge of design, project supervision and management of Kenya Government projects in Nakuru District[major towns include Naivasha, Gilgil,Nakuru town, Bahati, Njoro, Molo, Olenguruone,Kuresoi,Mau Narok]

Projects Undertaken:

Proposed renovations to Nakuru Law Courts. Project Cost: USD 160,000

Proposed extension to Molo Law Courts.Project cost: USD 100,000

Proposed conference centre, Ministry of Agriculture-IFAD programme, Dairy Training Institute,Naivasha. Project Cost: USD 660,000

Renovations to Proposed school ,Elementaita,Self Help Development International,www.shdi.org. .Project Cost: USD 50,000

Proposed offices,Ministry of Agriculture,IFAD Programme,Nakuru. Project cost: USD 160,000

Proposed offices,Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,IFAD Programme,Nakuru. Project cost: USD 160,000

 

 

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS-DISTRICT ARCHITECT,NAKURU DISTRICT/ A4ARCHITECT www.a4architect.com

Proposed renovations to roof for Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Cooperative bank building,Nairobi.

      Proposed refurbishment to Johnson Wax E.A offices, Mombassa Road.

Proposed Refurbishment and renovation to Scriptures Union[Africa] head Office,Hurlingham,Nairobi-

Proposed re-roofing and refurbishment to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building        ,Nairobi.

Proposed staff housing for Ministry of Home Affairs and Office of the Vice President-Prisons Department-18 Sites within the country.

      Proposed Commercial Development on L/R 209/9046 Nairobi CBD.

Proposed residential development on LR No. 16217/15, Muthaiga North, Nairobi.

Proposed refurbishment to Ministry of Home Affairs and Office of the Vice President-Jogoo House A Building.

     Proposed Interior design and refurbishment to Ministry of East African and Regional Cooperation Offices,Cooperative Bank House,Nairobi.

Proposed Prisons staff housing;Nairobi Womens,Nairobi West and Nairobi Industrial  Area   Remand Prison.

 

 

 

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS-NAIROBI/ A4ARCHITECT www.a4architect.com

 

Proposed housing for Prisons Department ,Ministry of Home Affairs. Project cost USD 8.3 Million

     Proposed Students Hostel , JKUCAT,Juja.

     Proposed interior design to Chipro [K]LTD Offices,Posta Sacco Plaza,Nairobi.

16 units residential flats at Ngong town

 

 

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS-NAIROBI/ A4ARCHITECT www.a4architect.com

 

Proposed refurbishment for Kenya Literature bureau offices, Mombassa road and Kijabe street,Nairobi.

Proposed offices and residence for Victoria Republics Inc., Minessota, U.S.A, at Runda, Nairobi.

 

 

Restaurant,Moi Avenue,Nairobi. .African architecture concept comprising of bar,restaurant and Kitchen.

 

 

Nomad Hotel,Kitengela, African architecture concept comprising of bar,restaurant,conference facilities and 22 self contained accommodation rooms

     32 units residential flats at Kitengela

     

 

 

Several residential and commercial projects in Botswana, South Africa.

 

Resort in Gaborone, Botswana.

botswana resort

,Zambia,Zimbabwe .

20-residential units flats along Ngong road

Kasarani Secondary School.Roysambu,Thika road

 

 

 

Proposed renovations to United Kenya Club .

 Hobbies;

      Reading,Writing,Travelling,Soccer,Rugby,Mountain climbing.

 

QUANTITY SURVEYOR.

 

 

CURRICULUMVITAE

 

 

Name:                                John Kamau Kihara

Date of birth:                  1976

Nationality:                      Kenyan Marital status:                                              Married Religion:                                              Christian

Languages:                      Fluent in English and Swahili

Profession:                      Degree Qualified Quantity Surveyor Postal address:                                              P.o Box 10189, 00400 Nairobi, Kenya

Email:                                 johnkhr@yahoo.com

 

Summary of Experience  & Competencies

Description Duration
Overall Experience as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager

11Years

Areas of Experience – Real Estate, Roads & Highways, Water & Sanitation, Airports, Buildings, Power Generation

Handling projects in their whole life cycle from Design stage, Tender, Construction, Final account and maintenance phases
Working Experience with various standard Forms of Contract i.e Joint Building Council conditions published by AAK,  FIDIC, International Financiers Standard Contracts i.e European Development Fund & World Bank Conditions of contract, EPC Conditions.
Contract Management and Administration, Projects Coordination
Project Budgeting and cost control
Claims – Preparation of Financial & Extension of Time Claims
Re-measurements, Valuations & Payment Applications, Final Accounting
Documentation – Preparation of contractual Documents  e.g Contract Agreements, Bills ofQuantities, Tender Documentation
Planning & Progress Monitoring – Preparation of work programs, resource allocation and cash flow projection
Estimation and cost build – up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Building Economics (Quantity Survey) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Final Grade – Second Class Honors Upper Division

 

Professional Qualification

Registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya

 

OtherCoursesUndertaken

    August 2012 Entry Course in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution facilitated by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at Nairobi Kenya

    October  2011 International Roads and Highways Conference focusing on ‘Public  Private Partnerships   and  Financing   Initiatives   –  Kuala  Lumpur  Malaysia.   This  was  a  three  day conference  offering  training  to  Construction  Professionals  majoring  on  Public  Private Partnerships and Project Management.

    2nd   6th  May 2011 Public Private  Partnerships  Course in Nairobi,  Kenya. The course was

organized for Public and Private sector professionals to educate them on the application of

Public   Private   Partnerships   in   funding,   construction,   running   and   delivering   public

 

infrastructure projects; Identifying, planning for, structuring, managing and delivering PPP projects. The course was organized by TCA training consultants and facilitated by Marshal Levine, the Chief advisor of the Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility

     December  2011  –  The  Third  African   Public  Private  Partnership   Conference   in  Nairobi, Kenya.  The was an event bringing together representatives from all over Africa in both public   and    private   sector   to   share   experiences,   challenges   and   opportunities   in implementation of PPP projects around the continent.

 

Membership

Corporate member, Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya

 

ComputerSkills

Skilled in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, MS Word, Good in Sure Trak, CLI Estimating Link & Autocad

 

WorkExperience

 

Eleven  years  experience  in  Building  and  Civil  Engineering  Construction  in  Kenya  and  the  East African   Region   particularly   in   Water   Supply,   Hydropower,    Roads,   Buildings   and   Airports construction.

 

Experience in SpecificRoles

     Contractual Advisory and Management

     Preparation of Documents i.e Bills of Quantities, Specifications and Contract Agreements

     Management of other staff

     Initiating and responding to Contractual correspondences

     Budgets and appraisals

     Cost Control and monitoring for ongoing projects

     Measurements and Quantification

     Variations identification and managing the contractual process of approval

     Preparation of Payment statements

     Estimation/Costing

     Contract Document preparation/review

     Final Accounts

     Managing Subcontractors’ accounts

     Contractual Records Management and preservation

     Work programmes preparation and updates

     Work progress monitoring and reporting

     Claims preparation  – Narrative, contractual justification, financial and time  quanta

     Tendering & Pre-qualifications

 

 

 

Work         History

July 2010 To Date: Partner, Midas Management Ltd a Quantity Surveying and management firm.

 

May 2007 To February 2010: Quantity Surveyor at H Young & Co (EA) Ltd, a Civil Engineering and Road Construction firm based in Nairobi Kenya; Worked as Head Office Quantity Surveyor in and Project Quantity Surveyor for;-

 

   Rehabilitation of US$ 10.8 million  Enterprise and Lusaka roads in Nairobi city

    Rehabilitation of 93Km long Maai Mahiu Naivasha Lanet Road project where H Young are the Main Sub-contractors (Project value US$ 97 Million; sub-contract value US$ 37.4 million)

 

   Construction of access roads and civil works for Orpower IV Geothermal Power project  in

Olkaria Naivasha Contract value US$ 1.7 million

Responsibilities:-  Tendering, post-contract management including measurement, valuations and certification;   variation   identification,   valuation   and   payment   process,   Claims   process   from notifications  to  preparation  and  justification;  Day  to  day  contractual  management  including correspondences, meetings, reports, works programs etc; Final Account

 

September 2006 To May 2007: Project Manager with Epco Builders Responsible for overseeing all the activities of Project Coordination department including pre-tender, tendering and post-tender project work until completion.

 

January  to September  2006 Quantity Surveyor with Interbeton bv, the main contractors in a

23million  Euro project for Rehabilitation of Dar es Salaam International Airport in Tanzania. My main    responsibilities   entailed   measurements   and   valuations,   monitoring   work   progress, preparation  of  progress  reports,  monitoring  subcontractors’  work  and  verifying  their  payment applications, handling contractual matters, pre-qualifications & tendering.

 

June 2002 to January 2006 Quantity Surveyor with Peter Cheyney & Associates & Spencon Ltd

 

During this period, I worked partly under Peter Cheyney Associates at Spencon Ltd   and others’

sites and partly under Spencon Ltd as outlined below;-

 

October  2004  to  January  2006  –  Quantity  Surveyor  with  Peter  Cheyney  &  Associates,  a consultant  firm  for  Civil  Engineering  contractors  specializing  in  contract  advisory,  income protection, project management and claims. I worked as a site based Quantity Surveyor with the company’s clients in the following named projects on behalf of the firm;-

 

March December 2005: Dar es Salaam Water and Sanitation Project Rehabilitation of Transmission mains and Service Reservoirs, a US$14.8 million  project. Attached to the Main Contractors, (Spencon Services Ltd), I was in charge of the site quantity surveyors’ team and charged with overseeing the whole measurement and valuation process, handling contractual matters, claims and assisting in resource planning and monitoring.

 

November2004–Feb2005 Sondu-Miriu Hydro power Project, western Kenya. This is a multi- contract  project, where I was seconded to the main contractors (Konoike-Taisei JV) for the US$ 49million Civil works contract. I was charged with re-measurement of all the quantities as per  contract  drawings,  identifying  deviations  from  the  measured  quantities  and  writing  a report on the same.

 

October2004 Kisian Bondo Road Reinstatement Project, a US$ 8.3 million  in Western Kenya, on secondment to the main contractors. I was charged with collecting all information for preparation of a claim, and preparing the preliminary claim document.

 

June2002–October2004: Site Quantity Surveyor for a US$6.6million  Garissa Water Supply Project. The project entailed construction of a new water supply scheme and rehabilitating an existing one. Works  included construction of an intake, laying 115km of pipeline, new water treatment  plant,   electromechanical  works,  high  level  sectional  steel  distribution  tanks, borehole  drilling  and  associated  building  works.  I  was  charged  with  all  the  site  quantity surveying duties including measurements/valuations and preparation of payment applications, quotes,  handling  contractual  matters such  as  responding  to  contractual  correspondences, preparation of status reports, work programmes and claims.

 

Vocational Employment

 

March 2002 May2002:   Assistant Quantity surveyor Emjay Consultants, a Quantity Surveying consulting  firm based in Nairobi.  I was involved in preparing Bills of Quantities, Verification  of contractors’ payment applications, preparation of project cost plans and attending site meetings.

 

July2000–December2000:  Attached to Ernie Campbell Construction Ltd in a US$ 5.1 million Tea Factory  construction site in Eastern Kenya.  I assisted in site  supervision  works and  taking  site measurements of work done and variations.

 

REFEREES

 

1.     Eng Peter Kuria

 

Technical Director,

 

Wanjohi Consulting Engineers, P.o Box 21714 00505,  Nairobi

 

2.   Architect Francis Gichuhi,.

3.   Architect David Kimani

Ministry of Public Works, Nairobi

 

4.   QS Wallace Muira,

Midas Management Ltd

 

P.O Box 10189 00400 Nairobi

 

CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE.

 

PERSONAL DETAILS.

 

NAME: MUSUNI AUGUSTINE KALATTA.

DATE OF BIRTH: 11th NOVEMBER, 1975.

 

AGE: 37 years.

 

SEX: MALE.

 

PLACE OF BIRTH: NAIROBI.

 

NATIONALITY: KENYAN.

 

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD No: 14408972

 

LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, KISWAHILI, KAMBA, KIKIKUYU.

 

 CONTACT ADRESS.

POSTAL ADRESS: P.O. BOX 227 NUNGUNI, 90130.

 

EMAIL ADRESS:   kalatta2005@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.

 

 

TERTIARY EDUCATION.

COLLEGE ATTENDED: UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI.

 

COURSE STUDIED: Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering).

 

DURATION: From 1995 to 2000. (5 Years).

 

QUALIFICATION: Bsc (CIVIL ENGINEERING) Hons.

 

 

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION.

 

 SCHOOL ATTENDED: KANGARU SCHOOL- EMBU.

 

DURATION: From 1990 to 1993.

 

QUALIFICATION: Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education. (K.C.S.E.) Certificate.

 

 PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION.

 

 SCHOOL ATTENDED: EMBU COUNTY PRIMARY.

 

DURATION: 1982-1989.

 

QUALIFICATION: Kenya Certificate for Primary Education. (K.C.P.E.) Certificate.

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP  AND QUALIFICATION.

 

REGISTERED ENGINEER- ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BOARD.

 

(Registration No: A 2670)

 

CORPORATE MEMBER- THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS OF KENYA. (Membership No: M-2973)

WORKING EXPERIENCE.

 

PERIOD EXPERIENCE/ ROLE
1995-2000 Studied at the University of Nairobi, College of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in November 2000.
Nov 2000- Feb 2005. Private practice- Designed and supervised construction of several low rise buildings. 
March 2005- May 2005 Joined Ministry of Roads and Public Works as an Assistant Engineer.Introduced to various aspects of Engineering practice, procedures in the department, design codes, professional associations, contract documents and site supervision. 
June 2005- July 2006. Supervised Structural works in the completion of 10No. flats at National Youth Service- Ruaraka.Prepared Structural drawings for Rehabilitation of Mokowe and Manda jetties. Carried out structural integrity assessment of buildings in Garissa Teachers’ Trainning College.Supervised office partitioning for the ministry of Environment and Natural Resources at N.H.I.F. Building- Nairobi.

 

August 2006- June 2007 I was involved in tender Evaluation for the Rehabilitation and extension of sewerage works at Prisons Staff training college Ruiru. Supervised construction of Prisons Staff Houses at Machakos, Manyani and Shimo-La-Tewa G.K. Prisons. Prepared Structural designs for proposed generator houses at Hola and Elwak and proposed staff houses, office block, social hall, workshop and store at Mpeketoni, Hola and Elwak.

 

Designed and supervised the construction of perimeter wall at former Vice President’s residence in Lavington- Nairobi.

 

Supervised office partitioning works for Water Appeals Board at Hill Plaza Building- Nairobi.

 

 

 

PERIOD

EXPERIENCE/ ROLE

 

July 2007- Dec 2007. Supervised construction of Prisons Staff Houses at Machakos, Manyani and Shimo-La-Tewa G.K. Prisons. Prepared structural designs for the proposed construction of Bura Sub-District headquarters and the rehabilitation of Manda Jetty in Manda Island- Lamu. 
Jan 2008- June 2009 Supervised construction of Prisons Staff Houses at Machakos, Manyani and Shimo-La-Tewa G.K. Prisons. 
Feb 2008- Dec 2008. Designed and supervised construction of proposed Barracks and dining at National Youth Service (N.Y.S.) Yatta. Prepared Structural designs and drawings for the Rehabilitation of the New Lamu Terminal Jetty.   
March 2008 I was promoted to the position of Engineer I responsible for preparation of designs and drawings and supervision of civil/ structural works. 
Jan 2009- June 2009. Supervised construction of the proposed barrack at N.Y.S. Yatta. Prepared preliminary design drawings for Reconstruction of Lamu Customs jetty. 
July 2009- March 2011. Supervised Rehabilitation Works of the New Lamu Terminal Jetty.
April 2011- October 2011. Prepared structural designs and drawings for the re-construction of Matondoni jetty- Lamu.Was engaged in the design and supervision of the construction of the proposed barracks, dinining, classrooms and workshop at N.Y.S Engineering institute- Ruaraka, and the proposed Kenya National Spatial Data Infrastructure complex at Ruaraka Nairobi.
November 2011 to date. Supervising the construction of Ndau seawall in Lamu County, extension of Kizingitini seawall and repair of Lamu and Kizingitini seawalls and Kizingitini breakwater.

 

                                     

 

REFEREES.

 

 

 

  1. 1.      Eng. Lucas N. Musili

 

P.O. Box 1856, Machakos.

 

Email: engmusili@yahoo.com

 

 2.   Dr. (Eng.) John M. Mativo

 

      P.O. Box 4710-00200, Nairobi.

 

           Email: jmativo2001@yahoo.com

 

      

  1. 3.      Eng. Joseph Kimathi Kaburia

 

      P.O. Box 11808-00100, Nairobi.

 

 

 

      Email: kaburiak@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:      …………………………

 

 

 

 

 

Signed:   ………………………….

 

 

 

Eng. A.K. Musuni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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