Byron is a passionate Project Manager and believes that all projects can be delivered to a realistic time and budget through careful planning and good project governance.
Byron holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Project Management (Construction), a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management and a Diploma in Building (Quantity Surveying & Construction Management).
He has public and private sector experience and has worked in South Africa and the United Kingdom. His areas of expertise relate to infrastructure project management, quantity surveying and fund administration.
Ben has worked in South Africa, Europe and Asia. His areas of expertise relate to urban design, landscape architecture and environmental management.
Ben holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a BSc (Hons).
Ben is one of the founders of the Resilient Civic Design Collective (RCDC). Ben developed the concept for and is implementing Lukhanyo Hub, a new ‘catalytic’ model for delivering high quality education, training, and recreation programs delivered through innovative buildings, energy systems, and outdoor spaces in economically underprivileged areas.
Our collective consists of proven organisations, led by thinkers who have been paving the way for an alternative model of community engagement and sustainable development for many years.
We select and coordinate project teams from this pool to deliver bespoke and lean development solutions for our clients.
This allows us to ensure a comprehensive, unified development process meeting the highest professional design standards.
Before the members of our collective met, over the years, each found that when urban development went wrong, it tended to fall into the same pitfalls.
These both inhibited successful projects and prevented them from being able to contribute to fixing systemic urban problems. These pitfalls were:
In response to these problems, over the years each of us evolved tools, tactics and methods to successfully address these problems.
These revolved around using systems thinking, learning from lean methods, working across silos to deliver truly resilient and sustainable development, and including community decision making and participatory design at the heart of what we do.
We found that these approaches delivered radically superior long term outcomes for our clients, and delivered spaces that could positively influence urban environments.
Having evolved similar outlooks, we naturally found each other from across the world. As we shared our ideas we discovered that they added up to a complete alternative model for development.
So, RCDC was born: By pooling our resources we are able to offer an integrated suite of services, aligned by our co-evolved method of planning, designing and delivering urban transformation.