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Project Sitari - Bridgewater Apartments

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8Ml Courtrai Reservoir & Bulk Water Pipeline

Project: 8Ml Courtrai Reservoir and Bulk Water Pipeline, Phase 2, Paarl  forms an integral part of the upgrading of the Drakenstein Municipalities Bulk Water Supply System.

Parow North Athletics Track Upgrades

Element Consulting Engineers was appointed by City of Cape Town under Contract 145C/2015/16 Provision of Professional Consultant Services for Community Services Construction Projects for the upgrading of the Parow North Athletics Track. Herewith a few photos of the newly resurfaced Parow Athletics Track.

New Regional Office at Karl Bremer Hospital

Our project Electrical Engineering Services for the Construction of the New Regional Office at Karl Bremer Hospital in Bellville (R152 million project value) has received the following awards:

-    5-Star Green Star Certified SA Rating for design of a public or education building.
-    5-Star Green Star SA Office v1 As-Built Certification
-    GBCSA Socio-Economic Category Pilot Award
-    Socio Economic Category (SEC) Pilot As-Built Certification (the first project to achieve SEC As-Built Certification)

Electrical Credits achieved for the following:
•    IEQ-6: High frequency ballasts
•    ENE-2: Sub-metering for loads greater than 100kVA
•    ENE-3: Lighting power density
•    ENE-4: Lighting zoning
•    EMI-7: Minimising lighting pollution
•    EMI-9: Tier 3 generator emission

Other sustainable building features includes:
•    All fixtures and fittings discharge into a blackwater treatment plant
•    Treated blackwater is used for supply to the HVAC cooling plant
•    HVAC bleed-off  is harvested for re-use in the flushing of toilets and urinals
•    Rainwater is harvested for the flushing of toilets and urinals
•    Stormwater for a 1-in-100 year storm is attenuated and infiltrated in the site (i.e. no stormwater leaves the site in municipal infrastructure)

Ie the building received the award for both the design and the “As-Builts”

WP Action Ladies Netball

Element is happy and proud to announce that Charmonix (Maree) Wessels (on the attached photograph, front row, seated fourth from left to right), employed as a Structural Engineer, was selected as team member as well as captain of the Western Province Ladies Open Team 2018.


8 provincial teams respectively from North, East, South, West and Central Gauteng, KZN and Free State competed in the following tournaments:

a 6-a-side (19 – 21 March)  - Western Province obtained silver

a 7 a side  (22 – 24 March) – Western Province obtained fourth place


On 21 March 2018 Charmonix was selected to take part in the trials for SA Action Netball Team where she was unlucky not to make the final cut of 10. 

Sitari Country Estate

Sitari Country Estate was awarded the Best Residential Development in Africa 2016/2017 at the International Property Awards. The development offers 3150 residential luxury and premium apartments, village homes and country homes.

Somerbosch - Cavalli Stud Farm

Bio-diversity, sustainability and energy efficiency were key features in the development of this estate. New roads and a level platform created for the construction of farm buildings left cut slopes which had to be safely retained.

Specified retaining walls to be built with Rock Face precast concrete blocks for their stable, low-maintenance attributes and their sandstone colouring which matched the surrounding soil. Over time the retaining walls were covered in indigenous shrubs while the adjacent areas were shielded with trees, perenials and ground cover.

In addition, permeable hard Lawn layers were installed on some of the roads to handle stormwater run-off and to add a green element to the roads which would otherwise have been hard paved or tarred.

The paving blocks were laid on a 150mm layer of sub-base material included core drainage. Voids in the pavers encourage stormwater infiltration and the replenishment of ground water, and contain top soil for growing grass and other vegetation.

Discipline: Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering

Location: Stellenbosh,off the R44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Description: Construction of civil engineering services for Cavalli, Stud Farm, Stellenbosch

Client: Studfarm II Trust

Value: R70 million

Key Features: Design and Supervision of the Civil Engineering Services. Extensive landscaping including a pond feature at the restaurant. Sewers are treated on site with no expulsion into the existing municipal reticulation with treated water being used to irrigate the gardens.

Duration: 2011 – 2014.

Sitari Lifestyle Estate

Element Consulting Engineers has been proudly supplying Civil Engineering Services for the Sitari Lifestyle Estate Project since its inception by UVEST Property Group in 2011.  

This new property development in Somerset West, Cape Town,  offers 3150 residential luxury apartments, turn-key village homes and country homes complete with an exclusive Curro School and shopping centre a short distance away... A residential opportunity where technology works in perfect partnership with nature, allowing residents to experience the true meaning of intelligent and connected living.

Construction started in April 2014 and looks to be completed in 2020.