The City of Cape Town’s rehabilitation of the Strand sea wall [constructed by Civils 2000] recently won a Technical Excellence Project Award in the Marine and Harbour category at the 2019 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Western Cape awards ceremony. Continue reading
This article summarises the 2017 winners and commendations of the prestigious Fulton Awards (often dubbed the “Oscars” of the concrete industry), hosted every second year by the Concrete Society of Southern Africa to recognise innovation and design excellence in the use of concrete.
With refurbishment work having commenced at Durbanville racecourse, we popped around to check on the progress and chat to course manager extraordinaire Dean Diedericks on the plans.
When we met on a sunny Durbanville afternoon, most of the straight had been carefully lifted and relocated to a nursery area that has been established in the centre of the track. Civils 2000 were granted the tender for the job and there was assorted earth moving equipment scattered around the track and groups of people studying, measuring, staring off into the distance and fastidiously making notes.
The Century City MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) Station was designed and constructed for Rabie Property Group between June 2013 and September 2015. This project was done in close consultation between Rabie property Group and Transport for Cape Town, City of Cape Town, as the tenant of the facility on behalf of the MyCiTi System. HHO Africa was the lead consultant.
In a continuation of the MyCiTi design ethos, the project team concentrated on developing aesthetically pleasing infrastructure that would enhance the Century City urban environment and attract passengers into the system. This has been achieved through appropriate and creative architectural design, the hard and soft landscaping of the IRPTN precinct, and the implementation of local artwork.
Burgan Cape Terminals (Pty) Ltd (BCT) is an independent storage company constituted by VTTI B.V. (Holland), JICARO (RSA) and Thebe Investment Corporation (RSA) to develop a much needed fuel storage facility in the port of Cape Town. In 2015 BCT signed a 20-year lease agreement with the Port of Cape Town for the use of the site on the Eastern Mole.
Chemie-Tech SA (Pty) Ltd, a Dubai-based company specialising the construction of storage facilities, was awarded the project in late 2015, and they in turn appointed Franki Africa as their specialist geotechnical contractor to design and construct the foundations.
“Goeie samewerking tussen SANRAL, die provinsiale en plaaslike regering het gesorg dat die mylpaal vandag gevier kan word.”
So het Sanral-streekbestuurder vir die Wes-Kaap, Kobus van der Walt, gesê tydens die amptelike opening van die Pacaltsdorp-brug oor die N2 wat verlede Vrydag gevier is.
Die amptelike opening van die Pacaltsdorp-wisselaar en die voetgangerbrug oor die N2 naby Rosedale is ook, as deel van die projek, by die geleentheid ingesluit.
Die nuwe voetgangerbrug oor die N2 tussen Thembalethu en die Pacaltsdorp motorbrug, is ‘n onderwerp van groot belangstelling.
Debra Sauer, assistant-mediaskakel-beampte van die George-munisipaliteit, sê volgens werkers op die N2 kom staan daar gereeld nuuskieriges by die brug om foto’s te neem van die brug se ontwerp. “Dit het die vorm van ‘n seemeeu of tipe voël in vlug en die paaidjie op die brug is ook nie heeltemaal plat gebou nie,” sê sy.
GEORGE NEWS – Pacaltsdorp and Thembalethu residents who usually walk to the Garden Route Mall will from September be doing their shopping with greater ease and security.
A 5.5km pathway is being built adjacent to the N2 as part of the South African National Roads Agency’s (SANRAL) project to make it safer for people to walk to their destinations without their lives being endangered by having to cross the highway on foot.
The Pacaltsdorp footbridge is a new and valuable link crossing the N2 national highway for the commuters from the new Pacaltsdorp township accessing work opportunities in George and the surrounding industrial areas. For SMEC South Africa, the challenge set by SANRAL was to create a design that complemented both the surrounding built and natural environments. Of course, it also had to attract pedestrians towards it and away from the highway.
First, concepts with simply supported precast concrete beams and cast-in-situ continuous concrete decks were considered. However, after some review, the idea of giving the bridge some individual character gained support. More natural forms were investigated and the concept of a multispan arch structure supporting a stress ribbon deck was chosen. The shallow arches flow across the highway and the stress ribbon across the arch.