A brief history
In 2014 David Lombard and Brian Woolls-King joined forces to establish Lombard Consulting Engineers. This multi-disciplinary consulting engineering practice has since gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the leading mechanical and electrical building services consultancy practices in the construction industry, especially in the medical and commercial sectors.
By using state-of-the-art computer aided design software, such as Revit, LCE provides enhanced, cost effective, environmentally friendly and proactive engineering solutions and designs.
“We constantly strive for new innovative ways to produce ‘green’ designs that will reduce energy consumption of systems and buildings. We aim to deliver beyond expectation. We are the company where passion meets precision,” says CEO David Lombard.
In 2019 the company welcomed two new directors to the board: Drikus Viviers that heads up the Electrical department and always sparks new energy in the team and Carl Coetzee with his exceptional insight in the digital construction era and calm but wise wit.
These four directors form a well-balanced team that constantly delivers bespoke engineering genius with a professional personal touch. The four directors of Lombard Consulting Engineers have a collective experience in the building industry of more than 75 years.
Our mission, vision and values
The company’s vision is to become a leading specialist mechanical and electrical engineering consultant in all major cities of Southern Africa. Quality service and leading edge technology will lead the way to exceptional designs that are at the forefront of innovation and performance. Our mission is to provide exceptional consulting engineering in the mechanical and electrical field to preferred clients in the building services and infrastructure environment, by implementing the most advanced technologies in order to produce accurate and cost effective solutions. Our core values are ingrained in our day-to-day activities and form the benchmark of our business:
- Ethical and reliable products and services
- Diligent and efficient service delivery
- Accurate and concise engineering
- Provide an enjoyable day to day working and office environment
- Create a culture that strives to always improve and find solutions that exceed the norm
- Pursue technology that can improve our services and solutions
David Lombard obtained his Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1998. He started his career at Motor Control Cape, which is a contracting company specialising in Building Management Systems (BMS). After a six month spell with Motor Control Cape, he arranged to work for their equipment supplier, Siemens Building Technologies, in the Middle East. Based in Cyprus he did most of his work on a large project in Iran between 1998 and 2000. On his return to Cape Town, he worked the following two years for a large HVAC contractor, Southern Air Conditioning. With a strong foundation formed on site and in the contracting arena, he decided to move to the consulting world. Between 2002 and 2007 he worked for Spoormakers and Partners (HVAC specialists) and from 2007 he joined KV3 Engineers (multi-disciplinary), which later became WorleyParsons (large corporate). In 2014 he decided to break away and approached Brian Woolls-King to form Lombard Consulting Engineers. David is professionally registered with ECSA and obtained his Professional Engineering status in 2004. He has a passion for large energy efficient systems and the drive to go green. His attention to detail and experience on all fronts of the building industry, makes his experience an asset of great value to all working with him.
Brian Woolls-King completed his tertiary education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1995, where he obtained a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1985 he received his Government Certificate of Competency in Mechanical Engineering and after a conversion course to Electrical, obtained his Government Certificate of Competency in Electrical Engineering in 1990. He is registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA and the Engineering Council in Zambia. Brian started his career with Murray and Stewart Mechanical, whereafter he proceeded to John Thomson where he did commissioning and thermal efficiency testing of steam plants around South Africa and Swaziland. After a 3 year stint working for the French company Framatome as a start-up engineer on the nuclear island at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, he joined Mediclinic as Group Services Engineer in 1985. He left Mediclinic in 1997 and started BWK Engineering Services, specializing in mechanical and electrical design for building services, mainly in the private hospital industry and some commercial developments. He has completed many successful projects over the years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his staff members and is one of the leading hospital design engineers in the country. He became a director of Lombard Consulting Engineers in 2014 after co-founding the company with David Lombard.
Drikus has a vast experience in the field of Electrical Engineering and Project Management in South Africa, the United Kingdom and various African countries. Specialising in electrical building services and infrastructure, he has been responsible for the design and management of projects. This includes commercial developments, offices, historic buildings, residential, healthcare, education, retail, leisure and the petrochemical industry.
Qualifications: BTech degree in Electrical Engineering and Registered Professional Engineering Technologist (ECSA) since 2016; BTech degree in Project Management
Carl is exceptionally driven with a deep-rooted passion for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital construction. He strives to innovate and implement new technology, improving project workflows from inception to completion. His goal is to deliver the future of construction through cutting edge, sustainable and eco-friendly designs.
Qualifications: B.Eng degree in Mechatronic Engineering and an Autodesk Certified Revit Professional