Karl Bailey




PrEng; BSc (Eng)(Hons); CEng; R. Eng (Ken); EurEng; FIStructE; FSAICE,
BORN:21st November 1955
DISCIPLINE:Structural Engineering


Karl Bailey is a widely experienced structural engineer who has contributed to a broad variety of prestigious projects throughout South Africa and other African States.  He has managed projects in the residential, commercial, retail, mining, medical and educational sectors.  He has been responsible for projects in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the Comores.

Mr Bailey, having obtained and Honours degree in Civil Engineering, undertook a period of five years professional training prior to achieving his M.I.Struct.E. and the status of Chartered Engineer in the UK and subsequently Europe.  He is also registered as a professional engineer in South Africa and has served as the Chairman of the South Africa Branch of the British Institution of Structural Engineers.

His experience and competence in civil engineering encompasses the following:

  • Client liaison and relationship management, Structural Engineering
  • Accountability for overall project supervision and management, Structural Engineering
  • Project team co-ordination and management, Structural Engineering
  • Project scheduling and internal budgeting, Structural Engineering
  • Engineering design – Supervising technical staff and conducting subsequent reviews, Structural Engineering
  • Drawings – reviewing for accuracy and completeness, Structural Engineering
  • Supervising construction, Structural Engineering
  • Attending to project queries and matters arising, Structural Engineering
  • Close-out of projects – ensuring that formal project closure is achieved, Structural Engineering

Professional Qualifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Engineering Council Of South Africa

Registered Engineer, Engineers Registration Board (ERB), Kenya

Chartered Engineer (UK / Europe)

Fellow of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (U.K.)

Past Chairman, Institution of Structural Engineers (SA Branch)

Selected Projects


  • Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
  • La-Montagne School, Pretoria
  • GED / DET Schools, various



  • Comores Hotel Group
  • City Lodge Hotel (various)
  • Victoria Hotel, Malawi


Corporate Offices:

  • BMW Corporate Offices, Midrand
  • Dube House, Durban La Lucia Airport
  • Glaxo Corporate Offices, Midrand


  •  Lilliesleaf Heritage Site, Rivonia
  • Mandela House Museum, Soweto
  •  Jabulani Theatre, Soweto


 Medical :

  •  Glaxo Production Facility, Midrand
  • Mankweng Training Hospital
  • Clinics (various)


 Civil Structures:

  • N11 Bridges Rehabilitation
  • Dobsonville Water Reservoir
  • Ellis Park Precinct Upgrade


  • Springs Town Hall Precinct
  • Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford UK
  • Casa Mia Hotel, Berea


Mining / Processing:


  • New Vaal Mine Surface Works
  • AOM Super Abrasives Production Facility
  • Goodehoop Gallery, Surface Works


  • Troyville 4 Story Blocks
  • Lime Ridge 4 Story Blocks
  • Private Residences (various)


  • Bryanston View, Randburg
  • Illovo Centre, Illovo
  • P n P Retail Centres, various


Vehicle Dealerships:

  • Jaguar / Subaru Bryanston
  • BMW Autoglen
  • PAG Bedfordview


  • BMW Distribution Centre, Midrand
  • Tarsus Technologies Distribution Centre
  • ERF Distribution Centre, Middleburgh, UK