GEORGE HENRY LAMBERT
CONTACT DETAILS: *0 E Shirley Field-Ridley Square
Home Tel. (592) 226 – 4587
Work Tel. 592-***-****
Mobile Tel. (592) 619 - 4583
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ghlambert/
Date of Birth: 23 June 1953
Place of Birth: Georgetown, Guyana
Marital Status: Married
Construction Engineer 39 years’ experience
Licensed Architect 36 years’ experience
Urban Planning & Management 10 years’ experience
Facilities Planning and Capital Project Management experience – 30 years
Senior Management attachments in both Public and Private Sector Institutions
Project Consultant to International Organizations, State Government and NGOs- 25 years
Designed and project managed several Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools, Community Housing development schemes (with roads/culverts/drainage systems), and Business Complexes, under projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency and European Union.
EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Project managed and upgraded the design of Jwaneng Conservation Park Botswana - an extensive cultural Park that won special acknowledgement by the Holcim Awards Jury in 2005 as a distinguished Conservation Project for its preservation of natural bio-diversity and seamless integration of a park and cultural buildings.
Project managed/upgraded the design & construction of the Jwaneng Transit Terminal - A major bus terminal along the Trans-Kgalagadi Highway that links Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.
Project managed the construction of the Jwaneng Nurses Flats Botswana - Condominiums for the housing of medical staff
Project managed rehabilitation/preservation of several National Heritage Buildings - Public Buildings (built in 1834) housing the Guyana Parliament and St George’s Cathedral (world’s tallest timber church - built 1893
Successfully re-established the Civil Engineering/Construction Department at a major Engineering Firm, and effectively managed the commencement and completion of 2 major multimillion dollar Wharf Facilities.
Successfully re-designed & implemented the improvement in production of low cost mass produced houses for a Low Income Housing Provider (Habitat for Humanity) whilst coordinating its construction activities, and training its Technical Officers.
Provided Architectural Consultancies: design and supervision of Public Buildings, including all grades of Schools (nursery, primary & secondary), Health/Community Centers, and other Commercial Buildings, from concept to completion
Accumulated substantial experience in government and donor agencies policies, through fiscal and strategic planning consultations at executive levels for many years.
Successfully mitigated through proposals/designs for damaged buildings constructed by Habitat for Humanity (Guyana) Inc. and facilities owned by the British High Commission; in the aftermath of the 2005 National Flooding Disaster in Guyana.
During 2009 - 2012 under the portfolio of Town Architect, I managed the maintenance and upgrade of several public facilities; 4 Schools, 2 Multi-purpose Halls, a high scale Gymnasium, 4 Medical Clinics, an Abattoir, Central Business Area Malls, a Transit Terminal, and a national Orphanage.
As Principal Architect of a mining Town, and Estate Manager and Executive Assistant at the Central Housing & Planning Authority, I accumulated a total of seven years of direct practical experiences in urban planning and management.
I am presently a Consultant for the Government/IADB Security Sector Program (Citizens Security Strengthening Programme) CSSP- Design and supervision of the Rehabilitation of 5 Police Stations in Guyana.
During 2016-2018, I was a part time Lecturer in Measurement & Costing and Building Services at the Faculty of Engineering & Technology- University of Guyana
I am presently the Team Leader for an International Consultancy Group designing & supervising the new 5MUS$ Faculty of Health Science at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus.
Reading for Masters of Science (MSc) Urban Planning & Management
Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences-University of Guyana (scheduled completion Dec. 2019)
Masters of Science (MSc) Construction Management
Faculty of Engineering-University of the West Indies (2010)
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng.) Architecture
Faculty of Engineering & Technology-University of Guyana (2001)
Higher Technical Diploma in Architecture & Building Technology
Faculty of Engineering & Technology-University of Guyana (1977)
General Technical Diploma in Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Technology-University of Guyana (1975)
: Certificate in Project Analysis, Management & Monitoring
United Nations Development Programme (1989)
Certificate in Intermediate & 3d Drawing in Auto CAD
University of West Indies/University of Guyana (1995)
Certificate in Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS)
University of West Indies/University of Guyana (1996)
Certificate in Planning and Managing Projects with Microsoft Project
University of West Indies /University of Guyana. (1996)
Certificate in International Procurement Procedures
Inter-American Development Bank (2003)
Certificate in Sustainable Urban Development
Caribbean Urban Forum Paramaribo, Suriname (April 2016)
Attended Regional Symposium on Renewable Energy:
“The changing Role of Renewable Energy in Small Developing Nations”- Georgetown, Guyana (February 2017-
-University of Guyana/Anton de Kom University, Suriname & Catholic University of Leuven Belgium
PROFICIENCY: Microsoft Office 2016 Package & Microsoft Project 2016;
AutoCAD 2019(Architecture); Chief Architect X9; Autodesk Revit2019; Infraworks 2017; Lumion 6; ArcGIS 10.0; Arhicad 21; Artlantis 4.0; Sketchup Pro2017; SPSS 20
G.H. LAMBERT & ASSOCIATES (Private practice) - 36 years (Oct 1983-present)
Designation: Architect/Construction Manager/ Planning Consultant
Design & supervision of public & private commercial/domestic buildings throughout the Caribbean.
Architectural/Civil Engineering Consultancies in the Caribbean.
UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA Dept. of Architecture/Faculty of Technology (Jan 2016- May 2018)
Designation: Part Time Lecturer
Lecturing on Building Construction & Services, and Measurement & Costing to Architecture and Civil Engineering undergraduates.
GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA (2009 - 2012)
Designation: Principal Architect - (Dec. 2009 – Jan 2010)
Departmental Head of Architecture & Buildings
Managing & directing Architecture & Building Services for all infrastructural and building projects in the Town of Jwaneng
Chairing the Town Council’s Development Approval Board. (2009-2012)
Designation: Chief Architecture & Building Officer (Ag) (Jan 2010 – Nov. 2012)
Divisional Head Architecture & Buildings, and Parks Departments
Attending statutory meetings of the Town Council (especially Project Management and Planning Committees).
Establishing Annual Budgets for Capital Projects
Collaborated with Physical Planning Division on completion of “Draft Report” on Guidelines for Management/Development of a “Green System” within the Jwaneng Planning Area
Member of the Planning Committee for Jwaneng 2009-2015 Development Plan.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (GUYANA) (Aug. 2003-Aug. 2004)
Designation: Project Coordinator
Management of Habitat’s Construction Department
Implementation of institutional strengthening processes for the Construction Department of Habitat.
MINISTRY OF HOUSING: CENTRAL HOUSING & PLANNING AUTHORITY
Designation: Executive Assistant (Low Income Settlement Programme - (Aug. 2002-Aug 2003)
Assisting the Programme Coordinator in the administration of the Low
Income Settlements Programme ($30M US IADB- Funded Settlement Project)
Designation: Estate Manager- (March 1988-Aug. 90)
Exercised stewardship over land divestiture, and new settlements schemes including aided self-help housing programmes.
Managed the design and construction of government office facilities and low income housing; and directed the maintenance of the entire Government Housing Stock (over 3500 apartments)
Setting out Annual Budgets for the overall stewardship of government real estate holdings.
MINISTRY OF WORKS: ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT- (Mar, 2001-Aug 2002)
Designation: Technical Officer
Civil Engineering inspection and surveillance of roads, bridges and drainage projects
Compiling technical data for the Road Rehabilitation Project through the use of AutoCAD & other computer applications.
GUYANA NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CO. - (Jan 1999-Mar. 2001)
Designation: Construction Manager
Responsible for the re-establishment of the Construction Department.
Management of the Slipway Rehabilitation Project
Establishment of the Low Income Housing Project
Initiated plans for the erection of the RC Guyana Stockfeed Wharf
Member of the Management Board
UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA - (Aug 1994- Aug 1997)
Designation: Facilities Manager
Designing, planning and developing University facilities
Managing the operations of the Campus Halls of Residence, Workshops, Plant Nurseries, Electrical/Sewage Plants
Designed & supervised the construction of University’s off campus Hostel
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION-GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA/IDB-Primary Education Improvement Programme (PEIP) (27M US) Project - (Aug 1990-Aug. 1994)
Designation: Construction Officer
Prepared RFI’s & RFP’s/Dossiers & evaluated Consultants & Contractors Bids on projects
Designed 1 School (Sacred Heart Primary) & supervised construction/rehabilitation of 16 Primary Schools
GUYANA NATIONAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION- (Aug 1979-Aug 1983)
Designation: Construction Engineer
Managed large scale countrywide Commercial Construction Projects (avg. 15 M US)
Undertook research for initiating a Low Cost Housing Program in Guyana.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION Teaching Services- 7 years
Christ Church High School- (Sept 1978-Sept 1979)
Government Technical Institute- (Sept 1983-Mar 88)
Government of Guyana/MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS- 8 years (Oct. 1970-Sept 1978)
Designation: Senior Legal Clerk
Functioned as clerk to Judges, and as registry officer in the Supreme Court Registry.
Voluntary Services: Provided Architectural Services- Project Design/Supervision: -
Habitat for Humanity (Guy)
Anglican Diocese of Guyana
Jwaneng, Botswana- PHC Church /Jwaneng Community outreach
As Architect, working with teams of volunteers I designed/assisted the erection 2 homes for destitute families in Botswana.
International Experiences: 1. Professional Architectural attachment with the Government of Botswana (December 2009- November 2012)
2. Two weeks Work-Study tour of Pre-Fabricated Low Cost Housing Units and Factories in Cuba. (May 1999)
3. Three months Work-Study of UNDP Low Cost Housing in Malawi, Africa (Jan - March 1990)
Publications: Through: - academic.edu
1. “Ethics in the Construction Sector in Guyana”
(Abridged version in GAPE Magazine –April 2007 Edition)
2. “The Guyana Low Income Housing Programme 2000-2010”
3. “The Potential and Constraints of Georgetown becoming a Sustainable City: An Urban Planner Perspective” Feb. 2018
Professional Membership: MGAPE (Guyana Association of Professional Engineers) (1994- Present)