About Our History

Founded in Lilongwe Malawi, in 2015 by Andy Chilakalaka, a Civil Engineer and Martin Chilakalaka a Mechanical Engineer.

The two have earned such a reputation for excellence in their respective craftsmanship that they have experience in working in the United States, Canada, Finland, Qatar, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa and Malawi, thus opening the firm.

The idea of combining engineering and construction in one firm to offer a complete facility service broadened the traditional approach to construction by offering contracts that started with architecture and engineering and ended with the finished building, thus, incorporating the company’s name to its main activity.

What We Do

Design Build Engineering provides full design-build services for a variety of facilities. Our teams routinely partner with consultants and contractors to provide design & construction oversight for buildings, roads, water, energy and telecommunications projects.

We deliver projects with a strong emphasis on scheduling, cost control and quality assurance, while adding significant value to our projects by solving complex constructability issues during the design phase.


Finished projects


Expert Team Members


Man Hours Completed

Where We Operate

With years of experience, our team understands the demands for staff availability and consistency, schedule compliance, problem solving, and quick processing of permits and reviews. We have participated in the design & management of design-build projects in the following sectors:

Housing Market
Commercial Market
Industrial Market
General Services Market
Utilities Market
Government Market
Public Works Market
Building Materials Market
Telecommunications Market
Information Technology Market
Solar Energy Market

Our Mission

Our mission at Design Build Engineering is to safely deliver any project, in any environment on time and within budget to benefit our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve developing into a highly sustainable construction company.

Design Build Engineering aims to provide high quality construction solutions by adhering to sound ethical business principles and practices:

• Providing customers with 'value for money' construction and development solutions

• Advance positive social change through social investment

• Incorporating environmental protection issues in corporate and private construction projects.

• Ensure customer satisfaction

• Sound ethical principles

• High quality guaranteed workmanship

• Responsibility in safety at work practices


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