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 and ETAP, we provide 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 the energy consumption of systems and buildings. We aim to deliver beyond expectations. 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 into the digital construction era and calm but wise wit.
In 2020 the company included 3D Augmented Reality into their digital design platform and became the sole agent for AUGmentecture in South Africa. This novel 3D Augmented Reality offers their clients and contractors 3D Augmented Reality at their fingertips on their mobile devices.
The company opened its first branch in Centurion, Gauteng, in January 2022, with Amaré Schütte heading up the new unit. Schütte has over two decades of experience as a mechanical engineer and has extensive experience in design, supervision, and project management – making her the ideal candidate to join the LCE team in this role.
The directors form a well-balanced team that constantly delivers bespoke engineering genius with a professional personal touch. The team of Lombard Consulting Engineers have a collective experience in the building industry of more than 80 years.
Our Mission, Vision & 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 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
Meet Our Directors
Pr Eng (Mechanical) Managing Director
David Lombard obtained his Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree from Stellenbosch University in 1998. He started his career at Motor Control Cape, which is a contracting company specialising in Building Management Systems (BMS). After six months with them, 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 moved 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 (a 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.
Pr Tech Eng (Electrical) B Tech (Project Management) Director
Drikus has 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.
Pr Eng (Mechatronics) Director
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.