Mechanical and Electrical Building Services

Howard Humphreys Consulting Engineers has more than 20 years’ experience in the design, tender documentation and supervision of Mechanical and Electrical Services for buildings in the public and private sectors. Projects range from the most complex commercial, industrial, institutional, infrastructure and housing developments, such as hospitals, retail malls, corporate office environments, sports facilities, manufacturing and process engineering support, and refurbishment projects.

Our involvement with major capital works on electrical, mechanical and electronic services has involved the company in the design of a number of large, complex projects which have required the firm to develop project management skills and a flexible approach to resource management, to enable it to operate effectively as necessitated by the demands of the projects and to satisfy the clients’ needs.

We are well equipped to undertake design, documentation, construction management and handover of all services required. We are always committed to our clients and the success of the projects in which we are involved.

Our innovative design solutions embrace the latest technologies to improve a building’s performance and sustainability. Integrated building services systems create a balanced and controllable internal environment; natural ventilation, heating and lighting systems are combined with active systems, such as air conditioning, to provide a high level of comfort and operational efficiency.

Howard Humphreys therefore boasts a network of inventive and highly skilled building services engineers and design specialists, best known for helping to shape ambitious buildings.

The services provided within this department include:

Mechanical Services


• Plumbing, Drainage and Fire Fighting Installations
• Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Mechanical Ventilation
• Fire Sprinkler and Suppression Systems
• Steam and Hot Water Boiler Systems
• Compressed Air Systems
• Solar Water Heating
• Fire Safety Audits
• Kitchen & Laundry Equipment specification
• L.P Gas Installation
• Rain Water Harvesting
• Laboratory Services Installations
• Swimming pools and Water Features
• Water Recycling
• Building condition reports

Electrical Services


• Lighting and power installations in domestic, commercial and industrial premises
• Electrical Safety and Occupancy Audits
• Power Sub-stations, distribution and transmission overhead lines
• Standby Generator Installations
• Renewable Power Systems (Photo-voltaic and Co-generation)
• Information Technology/ Telecommunication Services
• Security and Access Control Systems
• Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
• Building Management Systems
• Lightning Protection
• Vertical Transportation in Buildings (Lifts, Escalators, Dump Waiters)
• Energy Audit/ Survey and Management

Current or recently completed projects in the region include Mechanical and Electrical Building Services for:


• Nairobi Hospital – Relocation of Services
• Kenya Power Distribution Masterplan Study
• Base Titanium Kwale Mining Project
• Kagitumba/Mirama Rwanda/Uganda One Stop Border Post
• Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Renovations and Expansion Works of New Terminal and Parking Silo
• Data Centre services installation and associated fire protection system audit at Tullow Oil Offices, off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi
• Standard Chartered Bank Headquarters (East African Hub) Building, Nairobi, Kenya
• Fire protection systems and natural ventilation audit at Citibank Headquarters Offices at Upper Hill, Nairobi
• Fire protection systems audit, design and preparation of tender documents for new fire suppression systems at CBK Headquarters and all branches country wide.
• Coca- Cola Divisional Head Office at Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
• Rift Valley Bottlers Ltd- Coca-Cola Factory Expansion – Design, tender documentation and construction supervision of all associated mechanical engineering services.
• United Nations Office in Nairobi- Central Materials Management Facility and Commissary
• Southern Shield Offices Headquarters Building along Waiyaki Way
• New Cement factory just outside Nairobi for Bamburi Cement
• Castle Brewery, Thika
• New Coca Cola Plant in Asmara
• Millennium Towers in Nairobi
• Old Mutual Commercial Office Development
• Citi Bank Building, Nairobi
• Rahimtulla Trust Towers; Nairobi
• British Council Offices, Nairobi: Air-conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation to Library & Meeting Rooms
• Canadian High Commission Embassy Residence Upgrade
• Olkaria III & IV Geothermal Power Project, Naivasha
• Major CAPEX Projects for EABL
• ESAMI Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda
• New Office Block for Fidelity Insurance
• Othaya Road Executive Villas, Nairobi
• Muthangari Drive Office Development, Nairobi
• Donyo Sabuk Lane Development, Nairobi

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