National University of Science & Technology

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The department is still very small particularly on construction management but there is a sizeable number of technical staff in maintenance. The NUST Campus is still under construction although a few buildings have now been occupied. This department is tasked with planning any future projects, managing current projects and the general estates.

The Department has four main areas of focus and responsibility:

Project Management

As a fairly new university the Campus is still very much under construction. This is one of the most critical functions of the department. The functions here are project design, supervision and contract management. To date under this function the department has completed the university master plan, project briefs for all buildings and has handed over three completed buildings. Some buildings have had partial occupation.

Maintenance

The department is responsible for maintenance of all university buildings and infrastructure. It employs electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other skilled personnel who are available full time. In addition we are tasked with doing some small works. We have set up workshops for each trade, but we are moving towards multi-skilling so that each maintenance technician has more than one skill.

Facilities Management

We are also tasked with managing the available space in the university. As a campus that is still under construction, there is the perennial problem of space shortage, sharing of space, time tabling problems, demand for specialised space etc.

Estates and Grounds Maintenance

Our campus is approximately 160 ha in extent, most of it being virgin bush. The challenge for this section is to ensure that natural flora and fauna are preserved while introducing modern landscaping techniques. We want to create a pleasant studying environment with attractive gardens. While the landscaping is far from complete, we believe we are on the right track with our balance of indigenous trees and flowers.

Transport and Vehicle Maintenance

This section of the department is tasked with acquisition and maintainanance of the university fleet which comprises of a wide range of vehicles – buses, trucks, saloons, pickups, coaches and motor bikes. We order our own fuel and oil in bulk to save cost. We have a Transport officer who runs the fleet with several drivers and an assistant mechanic.

The departmental establishment is still very small. It comprises the Director, Project Officer, Clerk of Works, Site and Transport Officer, Maintenance Technicians, Drivers, Technicians and grounds staff.

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Old Mutual Financial Advisory Services

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BComm Human Resource Management, ND Secretarial Studies

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  • Name : Maswazi Maphosa
  • Current Position : Maintenance Officer
  • Qualifications : BSc Hons Quantity Surveying (2007)
  • Previous Employment : Lee Watt Construction (May 2007 - April 2008), Turner & Townsend Cost Managers (May 2008 - February 2014), Godfrey Takayedza Quantity Surveyors - Namibia (February 2014 - April 2014)
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  • Tel Ex : 0-3502

Previous Employment

GG Construction

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

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Previous Employment

Ministry of Public Works

Qualifications

Class 1 Plumbing & Drain Laying, FETC

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Previous Employment

Kwekwe City Council

Qualification

BSc (Hons) in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, ND Automotive Engineering

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Previous Employment

P G Timbers- Title -Junior Estimator

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Records and Archives Management, NUST

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Previous Employment

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

Qualifications

ND Electrical Engineering Class 1

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