Construction & Engineering

Construction & Engineering

Lima’s engineering division provides comprehensive infrastructural development services for a range of initiatives aimed at improving livelihoods and standards of living in urban and rural communities. Lima facilitates engineering planning, costing, design and implementation services for a variety of applications, and our engineering division works in close conjunction with Lima’s other internal divisions, providing a highly integrated rural development service wherever appropriate.

Our construction and engineering team is led by an experienced senior project manager, with a complement of one agricultural engineer, two civil technicians and nine foremen. Lima’s engineering division engages in infrastructural development for the following range of applications:


Irrigation, fencing, poultry houses, hatcheries, animal handling facilities


Upgrading informal settlements, rural housing, People’s Housing Process

Water and Sanitation

Rainwater harvesting, greywater treatment, upgrading sanitation, community water supply


Conservation works (including agricultural reclamation), sustainable urban drainage, urban greening, renewable energy


Welding works, bakeries, manufacturing structures, block-making facilities, sewing and craft co-operatives


ECD centres (including appropriate sanitation), play equipment, classroom construction

By relying upon community-based labour and exclusive use of local contractors, Lima’s engineering activities also incorporate job creation support wherever possible. Lima’s infrastructural projects leverage labour-intensive implementation in order to improve skills and increase employment opportunities in the communities that we support.

Over 2950 people benefitted from a range of Lima’s construction and engineering activities, and over 500 emerging contractor teams have been engaged through Lima’s infrastructural interventions during this period. Some 25 co-operative members received enterprise-related infrastructure and equipment, and 500 pre-school learners enjoyed upgrades to their school facilities. In agriculture, 60 small-scale farmers received irrigation and fencing. Through the Community Work Programme, more than 2 000 participants benefitted through technical support to the programme’s job creation activities. In housing, Lima has recently started construction on the first 300 houses out of and total of 2 000 to be built in rural Eastern Cape villages.

Geographic Area
KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Free State, Western Cape and Northern Cape