keyboard_arrow_upWaterproofing repairs to Jacobsdal canal
keyboard_arrow_downWaterproofing repairs to Jacobsdal canal

Its reputation for high-quality construction chemicals and service saw Mapei win the contract from road and bridge civil construction specialist, Penny Farthing Engineering, for the provision of waterproofing products to repair the 24km Jacobsdal canal in the Free State. The canal system supplies water to farmlands in the Jacobsdal region. It was Aurecon – an international provider of engineering, management and specialist technical services to government and private sector clients – that recommended Mapei to Penny Farthing Engineering for this project.

keyboard_arrow_upThe SAICE Infrastructure Report Card 2011
keyboard_arrow_downThe SAICE Infrastructure Report Card 2011

The SAICE Infrastructure Report Card for South Africa 2011 (IRC), the second of its kind, was released in April by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). It provides a valuable reference for continuing development in the built environment and to focus government’s budgeted infrastructure spend. The IRC 2011 rates the overall condition of our national infrastructure at C-. This it classifies as “satisfactory for now”, although stressed at peak periods and in need of investment in the current medium-term expenditure framework period to avoid serious deficiencies.

keyboard_arrow_upTraining and technology transfer in AC pipe replacement
keyboard_arrow_downTraining and technology transfer in AC pipe replacement

The Dutch government is assisting the Water and Sanitation Unit (EWS) of eThekwini Municipality in a pilot project in Pinetown and Westville where a new form of trenchless technology is being used to replace asbestos cement pipes, which are prone to bursting. The pilot project involves technology transfer and training for university learners and emerging contractors.

keyboard_arrow_upUtilities detection and mapping services
keyboard_arrow_downUtilities detection and mapping services

Munitech, part of the B&A Group, has introduced a new specialist utility detection and mapping facility.

keyboard_arrow_upRepairs to Zeekoevlei wastewater treatment works
keyboard_arrow_downRepairs to Zeekoevlei wastewater treatment works

The Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve on the Cape Flats is the home of the False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) Environmental Centre and has a strict environmental protection policy pertaining to any construction works that occur in the area. When Sika was called on to assist with concrete repairs to the anaerobic digesters at the Cape Flats wastewater treatment works, the company was vigilant in ensuring there was no seepage or leakage into the environment and thus no incidents of chemical contamination in the nature reserve while the project was under way.

keyboard_arrow_upTiming critical on bridge demolition
keyboard_arrow_downTiming critical on bridge demolition

The old Allandale Bridge over the N1 in Midrand had to be demolished overnight to make way for the widening of the freeway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. South African demolition specialists, Jet Demolition, contracted by Grinaker LTA and using equipment supplied by High Power Equipment Africa (HPE), had just 16 hours to get the job done.