CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Themba Orvall Maluleke is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excelled in both his professional and academic careers. He prides himself on his ability to remain calm in stressful situations and always considers his actions carefully before executing any business strategy. Themba considers himself quiet and undemanding, hardworking and consistent.

He nevertheless appreciates the support of others, responds well when it is offered and works well in a team. With over 14 years of experience in the built environment field, he has acquired a good understanding and an adaptable resolve when it comes to different work challenges. He has successfully produced project and maintenance plans, played a significant role in the maintenance of healthy and safe environments, and handled the creative solutions of various problems this industry has presented. He is motivated by
finding solutions to the most challenging tasks and the ability to meet clients’ requirements at all times.

Themba believes that in order for his business to be successful, it is imperative he surround himself with colleagues who are experts in their field. In doing this, he ensures OCD can provide a streamlined service to clients that is always professional, targeted and results-orientated. He has appointed expert team members as members of staff in the fields of architecture, space planning, interior design, project management, property development, 3D animation and technology – all with individual skill-sets to deliver exceptional quality output time and again.

Themba believes that supervision and a great deal of time spent planning and scheduling each phase of any project is key to its success, and OCD maintains a constant line of communication with the client. Each project has its own unique demands, and changes may arise at any moment. Themba and his team take great pride in their final product, and are dedicated to exceeding the clients’ expectation.

Employment History:

2012 to Present:
Orvall Corporate Designs PTY LTD, Centurion Branch

I currently run a successful practice, doing mostly upmarket / estate housing, commercial, residential and educational facilities ranging from R1.6 million to R15 million.

April 2008 to 2014:
TFMC (Total Facilities Management Company

  • After working for Prism Architects, I needed a different form of experience and environment and I joined TFMC as an Architectural Consultant, Skilled Technician and Junior Manager. I hold a Diploma in Project Management and have completed projects at TFMC, while playing a role as a Principal Agent and Project Manager.
  • I am currently mentoring our departmental personnel in Revit Architecture and have introduced various design processes and ways of modeling, and assist them on daily with basics and fundamental principles. This has enhanced our company’s productivity and efficiency in managing drawings, and thus improved quality. Meanwhile, I continue to expand my knowledge and mentoring skills.

As an Architectural consultant at TFMC, I am expected to produce the following outputs:

  • Providing quality, relevant and responsive architectural service to customers in an efficient manner.
  • Provide feasibility reports, sketch plans, line drawings according to customers brief to meet Projects SLA (time and budget compliance).
  • Provide coordinated detailed designs, finishing schedules, materials, etc. in line with the budget.
  • Compile tender drawings and specification documentation.
  • Ensure that designs comply with Telkom and National Building Standards.
  • Compile working drawings including details that are necessary for construction.
  • Provide effective management of construction workers or contractors (site instructions and inspections), issue as built drawings and archive project file.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction (internal and external).
  • Ensure ongoing self and professional development.
  • Live the RITCH values.

January 2003 to December 2004:
Marlowe Sheppen & Associates, Durban

  • Marlowe Sheppen & Associates in Durban was a small firm of general architectural technicians and attorneys, where I was employed as a junior designer preparing drawings and sites visits for all legal liquor licensing buildings to be submitted.


Qualifications

1996 to 2000 Giyani High School
Grade 12 / Matric.
2001 to 2003 Durban University of Technology
N. D Architecture
2003 to 2004 University of KZN (Natal)
Certificate in Health Facilities Planning.
2006 to 2009 Cad Plan Training Centre
Certificate in Revit Fundamentals.
Certificate in Revit Advance.
Certificate in Revit Documentation.
2009 to 2010 University of Johannesburg (UJ)
B-Tech Applied Design 4.
(Computer Aided Draughting) 4.
2009 to 2010 Varsity College
Project Management Diploma.
2012 Cad Corporation Centurion
Certificate in 3D Max Design.
2013 University of Cape Town
Property Development Programme.
2014 Wits Business School
Management Executive Programme.
2015 University of Pretoria
Building Design and Engineering.
Approaches to Infection Control.

Key Skills:

  • Planning and organising, creative approach to solution search, delivering results, gaining cooperation and influencing, judgement and decision making.
  • Customer focus, interactive reasoning, work standards and business acumen.

Key Knowledge:

  • Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, 3D Max, Caddie, Microsoft Office, windows, word, excel, Photoshop and Project Cycle. Architectural Forms of agreement (SAIA CAA and PROCSA C/P).

Career Inspiration:

  • To be an executive in the built environment industry (architecture, facilities management planning, property and project management).

Career Achievements:

  • 2008 International Open Think Box competition winner on best use of architectural building modeling BIM (Building Information Modeling).
  • As a highly respected expert in creative design, I was appointed as a panel judge for The Plascon Prism Awards 2010.
  • SAPOA / GSB Property Development Programme 3rd Winner on Bayrock Canal Development Proposal.

Themba is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excelled both professionally and personally. He has successfully produced project and maintenance plans and plays a significant role in the maintenance of healthy and safe environments.

Themba lives on the philosophy “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse”.


Professional Associations

SACAP – South African Council for the Architectural Profession
The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is the regulatory authority for the architectural profession, established under the Architectural Profession Act no 44 of 2000. Architectural professionals are required by law to be registered with SACAP, and once registered they are accountable to SACAP in terms of providing services to the public.

Green Building Council
The GBCSA will lead the transformation of the South African property industry to ensure that all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way that will allow South Africans to work and live in healthy, efficient and productive environments.

 


TYBC – Tshwane Youth Business Council

The TYBC is a membership based organization – private companies, individuals and other business formations will be members in an organized structure of business for young people in the City Of Tshwane. Individuals will enjoy the benefits of The TYBC through their membership in good standing. Where necessary, The TYBC will sign cooperation agreements with other Tshwane-based youth chambers of commerce and industry, for the mutual advancement of shared economic goals. The backbone of The TYBC and its program of action is based on the following key principles which will drive the agenda of youth business:

  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Access to finance
  • Unlocking private sector business opportunities
  • Access municipality procurement opportunities
  • Promoting inter-trade among Youth Businesses
  • Organisational Development
  • Education and Skills Development

 


PIA – Pretoria Institute for Architecture
(SACAP), and is a ‘Regional Institute’ of the South African Institute of Architects. The PIA has its origins in the Pretoria Architectural Society which was founded in 1945. The PIA was created to serve the interests of architects in the Pretoria area, to further good Architecture and to care for the Architectural heritage unique to Pretoria.

 


SAFHE – South African Federation of Hospital Engineering
PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHCARE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Objectives
To promote and develop in the healthcare field:

  • All aspects of design, engineering, and technology, including construction, commissioning, and maintenance of buildings, plant, equipment, machinery and apparatus.
  • The principle of integrated design by improved collaboration amongst all professions.
  • The more efficient management of planning, operation, maintenance and safety.
  • The advancement of education of personnel.
  • The encouragement throughout the world of the unrestricted acquisition, exchanges, and spread of information, and research.
  • The arranging of conferences, seminars and discussions to provide a medium of communication for interested persons on a professional and industrial basis.
  • The evaluation of professional standards and etiquette, and establishment of good relationships between members and other bodies interested in or having objectives similar to those of SAFHE.
  • The encouragement, investigation and publicising of innovations which may be of benefit to members, and assist in the furtherance of the objectives of SAFHE.

Activities
The regional branches of SAFHE, with a membership totalling about 260, have programmes geared to local interests. Talks, seminars, discussions and workshops, on a variety of subjects take place regularly. SAFHE national conferences covering particular themes have been held at two yearly intervals since 1977, and have attracted delegates from Sub-Saharan Africa and abroad. The most recent of these popular events was held at Sun City in 2005, which were attended by more than 300 delegates, including representatives of all the provincial departments of health within South Africa.

Members of SAFHE have presented papers at congresses of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering at many venues abroad. Since its admission as an “A” member, SAFHE has participated in all IFHE Council meetings, and from 1990 has had a member on its Executive Committee. SAFHE hosted the 19th IFHE congresses in Cape Town, in May 2006 – a highly successful event attended by delegates from over 30 countries. The theme of the congress was “Healthcare engineering in developing countries” which elicited many papers of a high standard. As a consequence of its conference and congress activities, SAFHE is able to provide assistance to appropriate individuals to further their experience and training in the field of healthcare engineering.

 


BMF – Black Management Forum
The BMF is a non- racial, thought leadership organisation founded in 1976, with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation of our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF continues to be vocal on these aforementioned matters and has been keeping Corporate South Africa in check and encouraging participation of the broader South African stakeholders.

 


GIFA – Gauteng Institute for Architecture
The Gauteng Institute for Architecture is one of the oldest architectural organizations in South Africa, founded in 1900 as the Transvaal Institute of Architects. We are a voluntary association run by the profession for the profession and affiliated to the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and endorsed by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP).

The South African Institute of Architectural Technologists
South African Institute of Architectural Technologists provide the core of technology driven professional architectural service for the development of the built environment throughout South Africa.

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