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ZIMBABWE’S LEADING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE

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roject Management is important  because it ensures rigor in architecture projects, so that they fit well within the broader context of our client’s strategic frameworks. Good project management  ensures that the goals of projects closely align with the strategic goals of the business. The importance of project management keeps growing in literally every field. Project management is delivering value to businesses. Today, more and more organisations realise the value of project management and implement its methods to drive strategic initiatives. Industries that have never been project-oriented before are suddenly finding that with

project management, they can better reach their goals and save costs. This causes a shift in strategic thinking. As a result, a demand for project management talent grows steadily, as grows the number of organizations with a PMO in their structure. At the same time, not all senior executives and business owners fully realise the importance of project management yet. There is still a long way to go, and we are going to see very exciting changes in future. OUR MAIN FEATURE CELEBRATES PMZ’S INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY, Ten Years of Project Management Excellence. PAGE 8 Stanbic

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IMBABWE’S largest association of Project Managers, PMZ (Project Management Zimbabwe) is this year celebrating 10 years of project management service. Established from humble beginnings in Bulawayo in 2009, to date PMZ boasts of a database of over 4,000 Associate and Professional members. PMZ is the second largest Project Management Association in Southern African after Project Management South Africa (PMSA). The history of PMZ can be traced back to October 2009 when a group of over 50 students and facilitators, who were passionate about project management, convened at the Bulawayo Polytechnic on 9th October 2009 and endorsed the charter that led to the formation of PMZ. All the founder members at that time were men and women who had full time jobs elsewhere but frequently met during weekends without a physical office to mentor each other in project management issues. “2009 is the same year that Zimbabwe dollarized the economy and there was an optimistic economic boom steered by an All Inclusive Government that had been established”, said one of the Founder Members Mr Darlington Dube. “Many national development projects were launched by Government and the demand for project managers was intense at that time. We had always seen large scale projects for major infrastructure development, such as the construction of roads, power projects and water and sanitation being awarded by Government to expatriate companies from South Africa, China and other countries. We were keen to prove to Government that we had good project managers locally and 8

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PMZ wanted to lobby for that stance among several establishment objectives. PMZ is now registered and fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology as an Independent Exam Board, and a Vocational and Training Institution. Corporate Governance Legacy The October 2009 inaugural founders’ meeting unanimously agreed to register the Association as a Trust and a draft constitution was crafted. However full registration was only achieved mid-2010 under the leadership of the first Chairman Mr Felix Gwandekwande. The original name of Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe (PMIZ) was used before the 2013 change and re-branding to PMZ on the advice of international stakeholders. The first nine member board meeting was held in Kwekwe in 2010 under the leadership of Mr Gwandekwande and each board member contributed personal resources for the travel and hospitality costs given that the Institute had no funding at that time. Founder members Mr Kennedy Mangadze and Mrs Rose Nhamo negotiated for PMZ to secure temporary offices in January 2011 at No. 17 Peterborough Ave. Eastlea in Harare. This was to become the physical address of the National Secretariat Office of the Institute for the next five years before the relocation to 8 Buckingham Rd. Eastlea in 2016. The Bulawayo Regional PMZ Office was set

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up in 2013 at Enterprise Building on the corner of 12TH and J-Tongogara Street, Bulawayo. As the institute marks 10 years of existence, PMZ has seen the enactment of three boards to date since 2009. The Felix Gwandekwande executive was the first (2009-2013) before they passed the baton to the team led by Thandi Chibanda (2014-17) before the current team led by Dr Themba Nyoni arrived.

Membership Services of PMZ PMZ Membership Services are managed from two regions i.e. Bulawayo and Harare, as dual Chapters. The constitution allows each chapter to have its own elected executive whose tenure runs for two years with monthly and quarterly chapter meetings hosted in both regions. “Chapter events and activities are the lifeblood of the institute to drive our voice in lobbying and advocacy issues about project management. Zimbabwe is currently marching towards Vision 2030 driven by our Government, and only projects and project management can help to navigate us to that strategic level, “said Mr Douglas Mapuranga, the current Chairperson of the PMZ Harare Chapter. The Bulawayo Chapter boasts of administration of the oldest PMZ database. The Chapter takes care of members not only in Bulawayo, but also in Hwange, Victoria Falls, Masvingo, Midlands and Beitbrigde regions.


On the national front PMZ has successfully hosted two annual events every year since 2013, i.e. The Annual Project Managers’ Dinner and the International Project Management Day conference. Harare and Bulawayo have alternated hosting responsibilities for these two major events from year to year. Government Ministers who have hosted previous events in recent years include Minister Professor Amon Murwira, (2018 PMZ Annual Dinner) and ex- Minister Obert Mpofu (2014 IPM Day Breakfast Meeting) among others. PMZ has three major categories of membership with distinct benefits, Associate Membership, Professional Membership and Corporate Membership. PMZ Training Services The PMZ Certificates and the Diplomas in Project Management (CPM, DPM and PGDPM) are the most popular and best known project management courses in Zimbabwe. Training has been running countrywide since 2012 via accredited tuition centres such as Trust Academy, Speciss College and Midlands Business School. An average of 200 CPM, DPM and PGDPM graduates roll out annually from the national training centres to enter the job market armed with appropriate project management skills. “Our CPM and DPM curriculum is flexible and robust for any candidate’s employment or entrepreneurship competency needs because we align the courses to the PMBOK Guide latest editions (Project Management Body of Knowledge),” said Mr Taruwona Robert, the Founder President of PMZ.

The same sentiments were echoed by PMP (Project Management Professional) and Board member Mr Mlambo Pfungwa who reiterated that no Project Manager can go wrong in managing any large or small project if they follow the tools and techniques of the PMBOK. Besides CPM and DPM courses, PMZ is known as the centre for project management training for short term courses such as COCPM (Certificate of Competency in Project Management), PMP and PRINCE2 certificatory preparations, as well as Microsoft Project and Risk Management. Large and small corporates such as Zinara, Dairiboard, ZIMRA, First Mutual Holdings, Anglo American Unki Mine, Mimosa Mine, TRB, and recently UNDP Harare, have benefitted from PMZ mentorship in these disciplines over the last seven years. “Our five year strategic plans are now clear on the implementation front because we have included project management as the main vehicle of choice to drive the plans, thanks to the mentorship of PMZ in this regard. Over 100 members of staff here at FMH are now competent Project Managers”, said First Mutual Life Managing Director Ruth Ncube recently. In 2015 the Government of Botswana sponsored a group of Seven Heads of Key Departments in their Ministry of Education portfolio to pursue the PMZ Certificate in Project Management course (CPM) on a full time basis for six months in Harare. All the delegates managed to complete the programme before returning.

Next 10 years ahead: The main purpose of project management is to maximize, in the most effective and efficient way, the value created by a project. Central to such management is the attainment of both cooperation and coordination regimes that often transcend organisational boundaries. For these reasons, current theory on organising and managing projects emphasizes the importance of understanding how such regimes can be established and maintained. As the story about the 10 year legacy of PMZ unfolds, stakeholders are keen to know what the next 10 year cycle will reveal as well as the details of the strategy ahead. Projects such as the long overdue Master of Science (MSc) in Project Management training programme are expected to clearly manifest for stakeholders to benefit by 2020. The major event to recognize and mark the 10 year PMZ anniversary will be the International Project Management Day (IPM Day) Conference and Exhibition to be hosted in Harare on 7 November 2019. Dr Themba Nyoni is the current Chairperson of the PMZ Board (2019-2022) and will be hosting the 2019 IPM Day event. Dr Lunga Msengama from Project Management South Africa is expected to speak at the same event this year as one of the major international guests alongside the Guest of Honour, Minister of Energy and Power Development Advocate Fortune Chasi or his representative. Various categories of awards to reward those stakeholders that have contributed to the growth of the project management profession are lined up at the same event.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NEWS By Peter Banda HARARE Zimbabwe 11 October 2019 UNDP Zimbabwe rolls out massive Civil Society member Project Management skills capacity building programme: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Harare Zimbabwe has rolled out a massive training programme worth over USD$50 000 to empower Civil Society Organisations (CSO) with project management skills. The Programme is being run in partnership with Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) from July to November 2019. Over 100 CSO representatives drawn from across the country are being mentored in small groups in the ongoing programme. Participants have been segmented into four groups with the largest beneficiaries being the 50 UNAIDS participants who have already gone through the Certificate of Competency in Project Management ( COCPM ) The other remaining groups have been segmented to receive project management certification based training covering PMP (Project Management Professional) and PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environment) methodology. According to the UNDP Programme Coordinator Mrs Nokuthula Mujuru, Civil Society Organisation in Zimbabwe, and other developing countries, have experienced a changing environment in care for HIV over the last few years. There are stronger and

different treatment approaches to HIV being implemented mainly by the CSOs and yet funding for civil society groups have dwindled. The changing institutional landscape highlights the urgent need for civil society to review and redefine its role and reposition themselves to contribute to the response to HIV and health generally, considering the linkages between HIV and other health issues. It is important that civil society groups adapt to the changing landscape to remain relevant, considering that they are key player in the fight to ending the AIDS epidemic. The question that arises is, “How can CSOs in HIV work adapt to respond appropriately to the changing landscape and the clarion call for access to health?” As Government provides most of the services, including prevention and treatment to PLHIVs, civil society groups can focus on support adherence to treatment, support marginalised and key populations to enable access to both prevention and treatment, including providing watchdog roles in the communities. For CSOs to be able to conduct such activities, there is need to strengthen their individual skills and organisational systems. Is it against

this background that UNDP has rolled out this CSOs training programme targeting participants from across the country. One of the COCPM delegates Mr Kasirai Hweta from Loving Hand Bulawayo, said the course was relevant as it is going to improve the deliverables in their projects. “As we are going to start new projects we are going to start on a firm foundation as we now know the things that are supposed to be done before a project starts and during the implementation hence an improvement in the outcome. Sometimes we do things haphazardly due to poor planning, but with the skills that I have acquired at this course I am going to improve on the ongoing projects that we are running now”, said Mr Hweta. Phillipa Mhike from the Sexual Rights Centre in Gweru said the training was very insightful

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as it focused on aspects which, if applied ly can yield positive results. Mhike confirmed that the training touched on other important aspects which in most cases project managers take for granted. “One of the key areas that the training focused on was the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which most of us take for granted. In most cases we don’t really consider the sharing of duties yet it’s important for a project to be a success,” she said. In another comment, Jabulani Tshabalala from Umguza in Matabeleland North, said that the programme was really exciting and applauded the facilitators from the Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) for coming with this type of model for training. “I hope for such trainings to be scaled up so that all the CSOs in Zimbabwe funded by various partners can have this kind of approach which can actually satisfy the needs of stakeholders. “Our facilitators were very motivating, knowledgeable and very patient with us, with very good time management skills. They managed to compress the long course into a few days which is a very skilful approach. Tonderai Chikono from Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe (DAPP), who was also the group representative, echoed the same sentiments saying though the programme was very educational and informative there is a need to extend the duration of the courses for participants to completely grasp the main aspects. Mr Chikono also said that in terms of participation it was well attended and the participants were eager to learn. “The participation was a two way process as both the facilitators and participants created room for interaction,” he said ISSUE 27

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Global finalist entry 2018 – Hydropuncture Located on the hillside of Sierra Santa Catarina, the site directly serves 28,000 inhabitants in urgent need of recreational spaces and water.

on authorship, a project summary, technical details, as well as project images and/or illustrations. A “Step-by-step” guide explains the process in detail and shows how to prepare an entry at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation advances the discourse on sustainable construction mainly through its Awards, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions. About LafargeHolcim LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 80,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets. More information is available on www.lafargeholcim.co.zw/

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Create a Guest List There needs to be a detailed list of everyone who is to be invited to the party. Thanks to technology, there are great ways to keep track of everyone who will be attending. Make sure that you have the supplies necessary to properly accommodate everyone on the list.You should also be clear to your employees about how many guests they’ll be able to invite. If space is particularly tight, you might need to stipulate that only employees and their spouses, or another plus one, can be accommodated. If your holiday party is not for the whole family, make sure that everyone is aware so they can get sitters in time. If you have clients who you want to thank for their business in the past year, you should consider inviting them as well.

Set a Date and Make Your Event Timeline There’s no perfect day to plan a company holiday party, but some days are bound to work better than others. Since people tend to be busy during this time of year with other obligations, you’ll want to ask your employees what days do or don’t work for them when possible.

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ith the holiday season coming soon, it’s time for plenty of fun festivities. If you’re planning a company holiday party for your workplace, you need to have a solid plan to make it a party that all your guests will enjoy. Not sure where to start? This guide is for you! Decide on the Type of Company Holiday Party Choosing what sort of holiday party you will have is vitally important. Envisioning what you want your party to be like and the goal for the party should be the first step while planning. First, decide how big this party will be. Is your company party inclusive of all employees? Are you planning a small party for only the upper management? Should each department have their own party? Parties are a way for people to unwind. But you can still decide how casual or formal your party is. If your party is more formal, make sure the decor and atmosphere and other elements reflect this tone. Make 26

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A weekday party could work, provided you accommodate it within the schedule of the work week. However, we recommend having the party on a Friday night, commencing after the workday has ended. You can plan the party a few hours after work, to give your employees time to change clothes. Make your employees day by allowing your employees to leave early giving them plenty of time to get ready and into the holiday spirit.

You need to make sure that you are staying within your budget for throwing your company holiday party. Make sure to make an event budget including everything that you may need. Check with your boss to see what budget they have in mind. The number they give you may be based on past holiday parties they’ve thrown. Take a look at it and consider how it compares to your estimated costs. If there’s disagreement, try working together to come to a compromise explaining why you may need more. Be sure setting your budget is one of the first things you address during planning. This will give you plenty of time for finalising arrangements for the party. Engaging an event company may be the better course of action, budgeting according to the lists that most of them already have.

An event timeline can be a godsend for managing stress and planning a great party. Each aspect of the party should be carefully planned with its own milestones and deadlines. Knowing how far out to book the venue, schedule site visits, researching any conflicts, and managing those conflicts will ensure your party goes off without a glitch. The same is true for each aspect of the party such as booking caterers, the bar, any staff needed to manage the event. Again, Event Companies are probably your best bet, as they can address all those needs in a package. They can also work with you to have a master document that clearly outlines when each aspect of the party is occurring to limit stress. A timeline will limit any surprises that may arise.

specifications about a dress code in the invitation to also reflect the atmosphere you desire.

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event design Select a Venue While you might think to hold your Christmas party at your office, this might not be feasible depending upon the space limitations of your office. It also may leave a lot to be desired in terms of atmosphere. If you know that you don’t have enough space or want to make your event memorable, you need to rent an event venue. Having your party outside the office also allows employees to connect on a more personal level. It also encourages them to not talk only about business but rather get to know each other. Make sure you have countermeasures for any inconveniences, such as power outages (for instance), although companies like Rooney’s have power solutions that can allow you to not only have reliable backup, but to have an off-grid location. Whenever possible, always tour the venue in person. Even if you find a seemingly-perfect venue online or through a reference, you should still check it out before you commit to it. Venues will boast about their best qualities in marketing.

Other Bookings Whilst booking your venue it is also important during that time to look for Audio Visual support for the event. Event companies like Rooney’s already have their own equipment. This can be a huge advantage especially if they recommend a venue for you to cut costs and unpredictability. If you decide to choose a separate AV Company it is important to express all your specific needs as well as your vision regarding light, sound and other entertainment on time. When it comes to suppliers it is also important to pay in advance so as to avoid any issues with your bookings. In Zimbabwe corporates have earned a bad reputation when it comes to payments, but any goodwill could earn freebies and more favourable rates in future!

Choose a Caterer Pick a caterer that fits your theme. Some venues may have in-house or preferred caterers you can work with. You should also make sure that the catering menu is suitable for all the dining needs of your guests such as allergies or particular diets. If your event is formal consider a sit-down dinner, if you are encouraging guests to mingle you may want to start your party later and serve appetisers instead.

develop a menu that isn’t just well-prepared and delicious, but also suited to the season. Since your caterers likely have experience with serving food for holiday parties, they can offer you strong advice for what to serve. Be sure to tell your caterer your budget when choosing the menu. They will be able to make suggestions based on what you can do within your budget. Make sure the amount of food is enough for the number of people at your party.

Choose Hosts and/or Speakers

Pick Your Menu

A great host or speaker can really add life to your company holiday party. They can guide the night ensuring that everything goes smoothly from beginning to end. Hosts can help organise the party events and expedite the flow of everything happening.

A proper menu is needed to make your party a success. Work with your caterers to

Having someone who works in the office who is well-respected host the party can

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be a great option. Consider people who are charismatic leaders that you believe would do a great job. Don’t assume that the first person you have in mind will be able to or want to do this, some people do not want the spotlight. You might also host the party yourself if you’re up to the task. A riveting speech can really bring things together at a party. Ask people around the office if they would like to speak at the party. Should they accept, give general guidelines for the speech, such as length, topics and ask for them to give you an outline prior to the engagement.

Set the Dress Code While you don’t want to be too stringent with what your guests can and can’t wear, some regulations can create a comfortable setting for all involved. You want people to feel relaxed, both in terms of their own clothing as well as others.


bar. Work with the caterers and see if they have any bartenders to staff and suggestions for your bar. If you’re serving alcohol, you should make sure there are limitations on how much guests can drink to avoid any embarrassing company holiday party stories and ensure guests get home safely. We recommend setting up a token system of some sort to keep track of this. When guests check in you can give them the desired amount of tokens for complimentary drinks throughout the night. You should also make sure that there are taxis nearby to make sure that people can get home from the party safely if needed.

Book a Photographer A great company holiday party needs to be properly memorialised. While smartphones come with decent cameras, a professional photographer can make a huge difference. For added fun you could have a photo booth, allowing guests to bring home something to remember the event by. You can also use these photos and videos for marketing your company, to attract prospective clients and new employees.

Recognizing Individuals For formal occasions, you might have requirements such as a jacket and tie or no jeans. Make sure your employees are aware of the dress code well in advance of the party and listen to any concerns they might have.

Plan the Bar Drinks can be just as important as food when it comes to your company holiday party. If you have space, set up a spectacular

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TOYOTA (trading as Lendar Auto) was established by Len Idensohn back in 1995. It was a service centre for all makes of vehicles with an original staff of three. It was situated on the outskirts of Harare in Mount Hampden, past the Westgate Shopping Centre, and it was intended to provide convenience for Harare residents in the area as well as for the surrounding farming regions like Mazoe and Bindura. In 2000 the company was awarded a Toyota dealership and it has continued to grow since then and now has a staff contingent of around 28 people in their workshops, sales rooms and administration divisions. In 2014 they were awarded the Toyota Service Dealer and Dealer of the Year award. Idensohn holds a current Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician Certificate which is internationally recognised and guarantees that customers can be assured of the highest standards of workmanship. All of BR Toyota’s workshop staff continually undergo further training, in Zimbabwe and South Africa, to keep them up to date with the latest technology and specialised diagnostic systems. In 2017 BR Toyota started developing their 32

new showroom and workshop situated within Arundel Village in Mount Pleasant, breaking ground in October of the same year. The idea was to bring Toyota excellence closer to Harare residents, affording customers the convenience of all the shop and services within Arundel Village, and creating a one stop experience for their clientele. The concept for the showroom and workshop was initially formulated in consultation with Idensohn from Toyota and Ximex Management Services – developers and managers of Arundel Village. Local firm Pearce, McComish, Tarabuku were commissioned for the architectural designs and specifications. The design needed to accommodate all of BR Toyota’s needs and requirements, including the pit, the workshop bays with car lifts and all the diagnostic equipment, the wash bay, and the showroom all on the ground floor, with the spares store, offices and meeting rooms on the mezzanine. In addition the design needed to conform to Toyota’s strict international standards. Toyota’s specifications are aimed at outlets in developed countries and occasionally had to be adapted or modified to suit the availability of materials and technologies accessible in Zimbabwe and the region.

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commercial profile To this end Mr McComish together with Mr Idensohn visited Toyota dealerships in South Africa for research and have maintained the ‘look and feel’ of the Toyota ethos with minimal compromises.

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mostly double height glass allowing natural sunlight to flood into the showroom and giving passers-by a great view of the vehicles on show. At night the showroom is lit up inside creating a fabulous (and tempting) display for passing motorists.


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Toyota regulations specify showrooms around the world meet their requirements in terms of units of lighting or lux. The Quorn Avenue frontage also includes silver aluminium roller shutter doors for access to the workshops giving the building a kind of industrial chic look. Apart from the signage the exterior of the building is minimalist and unadorned so that the vehicles become the star feature of the picture.

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The street facing building frontage is partially set back under the bullnosed roof overhang and it’s crowned by a series of 9 A-shaped porticos. As the showroom is east facing it receives direct sun in the morning so the porticos help partially shelter the glass from direct sun while still allowing a generous amount of natural light to filter in. The showroom has glass panels on its north facing aspect allowing for winter sun to warm up the space while in summer there’s no direct sunlight.

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The porticos also offer shelter over the customers’ walk in entrance. In addition they echo the architectural design of the main shopping mall which has A-shaped dormer windows set into the first floor roofs. Arundel Village is continuously growing and evolving so the developers are keen to maintain a sense of design continuity creating a coherent identity. The choice of materials – glass, brick and Chromadek – helps to blend in with the existing mall.


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There’s ample off road parking for customers in front of the building behind the open palisade fencing which demarcates the space from the main road. The piling, paving and drainage was done by Esor Construction. The exterior signage was supplied by Nimtec Corporate Signage Specialists based in South Africa, who are one of the only signage experts in the region authorised to supply Toyota’s corporate branding. Toyota insists that all corporate signage complies with their international standards. The showroom interior is understated and uncluttered with simple pale wood desks, dark grey, almost black, granite coloured floor tiles and a double height ceiling so the vehicles can be seen with no distractions – sort of like an art gallery with the vehicles as the art!

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The new workshops are state of the art too. The workshop has a steel spanned roof so that the vast space is completely open and unobstructed by supporting pillars, making it easier to manoeuvre vehicles to their respective bays. The floor is specially reinforced float finished concrete to accommodate the weight of the vehicles. The floor’s been finished with an extremely durable self-levelling epoxy coating. The epoxy finish is easy to clean so there are none of the usual oil and grease stains associated with busy automotive work spaces. Like the showroom the workshop floor and walls are predominantly white and the work space is very well lit. This gives the workshop a clean and well-ordered - almost clinical – look, ensuring all equipment is kept tidy and in place. Behind the workshop is the specially designed and built wash bay.


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The structure incorporates a superior drainage and waste management system to dispose of oils and chemicals used in their day to day business. It’s an advanced four compartment system ensuring that toxic chemicals like oil, grease and detergents are not released into the soil or groundwater. The workshop and wash bays are compliant with the strictest environmental standards so it’s eco-friendly.

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The project was overseen and managed by Ximex Management Services who subcontracted the various service providers and specialists. While Ximex provided the shell of the structure BR Toyota have been largely responsible for the finishes and the interior fit out tailored to their needs. At present there’s a vacant lot between BR Toyota and the Village but Ximex have plans for future development on the site to expand the Village and incorporate the new showroom. The Village currently has around 90 tenants providing a diversified range of retail outlets, restaurants and coffee shops, service providers and offices. BR Toyota is the latest jewel in their portfolio.

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CLEAN THE CONCRETE WALL. For exterior projects, use a power washer to rid the wall of all dirt and dust. If your project is indoors, scrub the wall with soapy water and a scrub brush instead of using a power washer.

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APPLY 1 COAT OF CONCRETE PRIMER. You can use rollers or brushes to apply the paint. Ensure the primer is applied evenly, whichever technique you use. Let it dry for 24 hours. If you can see the wall through the primer, apply 1 more coat.

PAINT YOUR WALL WITH CONCRETE PAINT. Paint should be applied in at least 2- 3 thin layers. The paint may be sprayed on, rolled on or painted on with a brush. The paint should not be streaky or show brush strokes. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

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REPAIR ANY CRACKS or blemishes in your wall with concrete patch. Follow the directions to mix up the concrete patch mixture. Fill holes and use a trowel to smooth the patch to match the surface of the wall.

CHECK THE WALL FOR MOISTURE. Paint applied to a wall that is not properly sealed will not adhere properly. • Tape plastic sheeting to the wall. Attempt to get the sheeting as air-tight as possible. • Check the plastic after 24 hours. If moisture appears within the plastic, you will need to seal the wall. If no moisture is present, the wall is already sealed. 48

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Pipe Up: Prepping Your Plumbing for Heavy Rain

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EFORE THE START of the rainy season, avoid problems caused by extreme weather. If you live in an area susceptible to heavy downpours, your home or property may be vulnerable. The network of plumbing and sewage pipes is hidden behind walls and underground; it is often taken for granted and left unattended. To make sure your plumbing system operates smoothly, start preparing your plumbing system before inclement conditions arrive. Protect the stability of your property and the well-being and safety of your family and employees. Read on to learn what can happen in flood conditions, and take proactive steps to ensure your plumbing system is working properly. Problems you may encounter during the rainy season: * SHIFTING OF UNDERGROUND Pipes Heavy downpours weaken and soften the earth, turning it into mud. More than just a messy inconvenience, mud can lead to pipe damage. When soil beneath the surface softens, it loosens its hold on underground piping systems, giving the pipes room to move and shift. This shifting can cause pipes to get bent out of shape, resulting in unwanted cracks and leaks. * PRESSURE BUILDUP When the ground absorbs excessive amounts of rain, there is an increase in the weight of the soil. Pressure builds in pipes, raising the risk of damage. Particularly older and more worn out piping (or ones that have been previously damaged) are most vulnerable. Though newer plumbing systems are built to be more durable, other factors (whether natural or man-made) can contribute to wear. * BACKUPS BACKUPS can result from the combination of increased pressure and

shifting of pipes that creates cracks in the underground piping system. These cracks allow soil, pebbles, and other debris to enter pipes, leading to clogs and blockages, causing the water to back up into your home or commercial building. Prevention is key to keeping problems at bay Having the proper preventive measures in place can help property owners avoid weather-induced plumbing issues. Avoid the trouble of having to fix these problems; be proactive and circumvent the resulting repairs and replacements. Remove debris from the roof and gutters Heavy rainfall can wash away the debris (such as leaves and twigs) that have accumulated on your roof and in your gutters, sending them into your pipes and sewers. This can contribute to clogging and backups. To prepare for any sudden downpour, keep your roof and gutters clean at all times of the year rather than waiting for all your trees to shed their leaves during autumn. This is particularly important if your building is in an area susceptible to heavy rains during the season. Keep your plumbing well-maintained Property owners need to stay on top of plumbing maintenance to avoid damage brought by heavy downpours. Regular inspections enable you to discover cracks or wear in pipes and other plumbing parts, and make arrangements for necessary repairs or replacements. Plumbing maintenance allows you to save money in the long run.

A backwater check valve (i.e. a sewer backflow valve) is a device used to ensure that water and sewage flow in only one direction (away from your property). This device prevents water flow from travelling indoors through municipal sewer lines. If your residence or place of business is located in an area prone to heavy rains or flooding and is connected to the municipality’s sewer system, have a backwater valve installed and maintained twice every year. Install sewer traps Sewer traps are plumbing devices designed to prevent clogs and blockages from forcing sewage water and noxious gases into a building. Sewer traps come in many shapes (S, Q, U, and J); they allow water to be trapped and create a reservoir at the bottom, creating a barrier that protects the building from any backdraft of harmful sewage gases. Seek the help of licensed plumbers To avoid losing valuable possessions, enduring property damage, or having to pay for replacements or repairs, hire a professional plumber to inspect the condition of your plumbing. Preventative measures can help you avoid a flood. Heavy rains and storms can cause problems for your home or business, risking both the integrity of your property and the health of residents or employees. Keep your investments safe by preparing your pipes to withstand the onslaught of heavy downpours this fall season. Many homeowners have few essential tools on hand to fix minor plumbing issues but severe trouble requires state-of-art tools and experience to resolve the problem completely. Fortunately, major leaks don’t occur without warning. If you delay taking preventive measures, it might create a huge mess in your premises and also cost you a fortune. Besides just the weather conditions there are many occurrences when you need to call a plumber to your home. The most common reason is general maintenance which is vital to ensure the effective working of the plumbing system for a long-haul. Also, dripping faucets can be extremely irritating and also adds to your water bill. For reliable plumbing services by licensed plumbers in Harare, give Lesop Plumbers a call on 086 44 243257 ISSUE 27

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Obituary on Engineer Terry Kabell A Great Hydrological Engineer

The deceased- Eng. Terry Kabell (in suit) seen above with Sheila and children

Inserted by Dr Wilson Banda (From the ZIE Membership Services’ Desk) wilson@zie.co.zw Eng. Terence Colin Kabell (Terry) passed away on the 21st of September 2019 at age 84. He had an illustrious engineering career spanning over 55 years. His areas of specialization covered Hydrology, Hydraulics and Design and Construction of Dams and Canals. He was arguably one of Zimbabwe’s greatest dam designers to date. Eng. Terry was involved in many projects in Zimbabwe covering all types of dams, including earth, concrete faced, arch dams and rockfill. The majority of them are more than 30m high and are testimony to Terry’s design prowess. Eng. Kabell was an avid reader and publisher on Large Dams. He had passion on the classification of dams according to height, capacity and hazard. He at some point served as the Vice-President of the Southern Africa Chapter for the ICOLD-International Commission on Large Dams. Terry came to Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) in 1961 having graduated from Cambridge University in 1959 and spending 2 years with Binnie and Partners. He joined the then Ministry of Water Development and spent his first 2 years in the Hydrological Department. He was in Designs section from

1963 to 1965, where he worked on Odzani and Manjirenji dams. The arch cantilever design of Odzani dam was probably the last arch dam design carried out by hand calculation as the Department had no computer facilities at that time. His first site job was on the construction of Manjirenji dam from 1964 to 1967, where he was appointed Chief Resident Engineer at the age of 31, on the largest construction project in the country then. The 51m high embankment dam was equipped with the country’s first gated spillway which was automatically operated by floats – designed by Terry. He served as Resident Engineer at Siya Dam (a 75m high embankment dam with Zimbabwe’s first drop inlet spillway) in 1974 and 1977. In the designs division from 1968 to 1974, Terry worked on Ingwezi, Claw and Darwendale Dams and Mid-Save Canal. Major design input to Eben, Beitbridge ORS No. 1, Mwenje and Siya Dams, and the Turgwe and Chiredzi Right Bank canals. As Deputy Director, Designs Division (1983 2000) Terry had overall responsibility for the design and construction of the following projects, which were all carried out with minimal external assistance: Sebakwe Dam Raising, Mwenje Dam Raising, Beitbridge ORS Stage 2, Small Bridge Dam, Rufaro

Dam, Bangazaan Dam, Clifton ORS, Muzhwi Dam, Zhove Dam, Mazvikadei Dam, Osborne Dam and Tokwe Mukorsi. The construction history of this last (Tokwe Mukorsi) was long and tortuous, with completion in 2017. During all this time of fantastic high work output, Terry had time for excellent mentoring of all the engineers and technicians working with him. One colleague engineer remarked, ‘There is not even one person who ever had a bad word for him or would not go the extra mile for him if he were to ask’. That was Eng. Kabell for you. A great Engineer in deed. We will all miss his engineering advice, exhortation on life skills in general and sense of humility. Eng. Kabell retired from the Public Service in 2000.Thereafter, he undertook consultancy work locally and in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Terry survived by wife, Sheila, son, three daughters, nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Engineering seem to run in Eng. Kabell’s family. His grandfather read Engineering at Leeds University in the late 1800s. On one hand, one of his grandsons went on to study Structural Engineering at Leeds University and is now serving for Engineering Consultants in London. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace!

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