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ConstructionWorld January 2018ON THE COVER:  Barloworld Power has filled a gap in its rental offering with a new range of South African designed and manufactured lighting masts.

The first stop for Barloworld Power Rental’s new all-South African lighting masts was at Sasol Secunda, where 38 units spent two months lighting up the site over the annual shutdown. The lighting masts formed part of a package of 110 rental machines, including Cat generators ranging from 40 kVA to 500 kVA, delivered by Barloworld Power.

Barloworld Power is the Southern African dealer for Cat and Perkins power products and represents these brands in its rental fleet.

The pain and suffering emanating from Knysna’s devastating fires need no elaboration. But in true South African spirit the people of Knysna and the surrounding areas are doing their best to move on. Infrastructure is being rebuilt and many new, modern houses are rising from the ashes.

Since SASFA (Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association) presented a seminar in Knysna on light steel frame building there has been great interest in light steel frame building and the first house built in this manner – the Wilcox Jones house in Campbell Street – is nearing completion.

When approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face, engineers and architects did not think it was possible, given that the gorge has a sheer drop equivalent to around 16 storeys.

Nowhere else in Africa can a lift like this be found, so all role-players had to tackle some fairly groundbreaking engineering.

Leading international property developer and investor Atterbury has moved into its new head office, Die Klubhuis, which consolidates its two Gauteng branches into a single, dynamic regional HQ in its very own prestigious Pretoria precinct development, The Club.

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From left: A LSF house being completed in Knysna; work progressing on the Graskop Gorge lift, and the new Atterbury head office.

Roads and bridges

Main Road 577 was developed to provide critical access for local residents to jobs and economic activity in the New Germany and Pinetown areas of Durban. The final result displays the socio-economic impact of how the project team worked with the community to achieve the goal of providing them access to socio-economic opportunities.

In one of the largest South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) highway projects currently underway, Concor Infrastructure’s innovative approach gave the client an option to reduce both the cost and the duration of the work – while ensuring safe driving conditions for motorists and minimal environmental impact.

Intensive research and development – alongside its experience in the field – has allowed Comar's design engineers to develop the smaller, more mobile asphalt plant configurations that the market has been demanding.

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Main Road 577; Concor road project and Comar’s mobile asphalt plant.

Innovative tunnelling project

Construction of the Cape Flats 3 Bulk Sewer – Phase 2 (CF3-2) stands out because of its innovative design aspects, such as the inclusion of a barometric loop with vortex drop structure, and state-of-the-art construction methods, including steel sheet pile shoring and micro-tunnelling. The successful completion of this project was also made possible with effective co-operation among the project team, comprising the City of Cape Town (CCT) as a very much hands-on client, involved in all decision-making processes; AECOM as the consultant, ensuring strict adherence to the specifications; and CSV Construction as the main contractor, upholding a high level of innovation and workmanship.

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Title: Editor
Name: Wilhelm du Plessis
Email: constr@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Erna Oosthuizen
Email: ernao@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

 
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