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11034: KARITAS SCHOOL PHASE 2

Engineering Discipline: Civil and Electrical Engineering

Location: Louwville, Vredenburg

Project Description: Extension to the Karitas Special School – building, electrical & civil services

Client:  Karitas School Governing Body

Project Value: R 10.5 million

Key Features: Outdoor Covered Ramp, Parking, New Classrooms, Civil Services & Electrical Installations

Project Duration:  September 2011 – September 2012

13075: PLANNING, DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT: CANTILEVER STRUCTURE AT SCHRÖDER STREET

Engineering Discipline: Contract Management & Structural engineering services

Location:   Upington

Project Description: Planning, design and project management for the construction of steel cantilever structures at the subway in Schroder Street.

The existing subway has a low vertical clearance to the road and is often subject to impact damage caused by large vehicles. The primary purpose of the portal structure is to house electronic warning equipment and signage that will warn oncoming high vehicles of the low clearance subway. The high vehicles will then be directed on an alternative route. The secondary purpose of the structures is to provide a platform from which to display advertisement boards.

Client:  //Khara Hais Municipality

Project Value:  R1.7 million (excl. VAT)

Key Features:   Planning; Design: Construction of steel cantilever structures

Project Duration:  March 2013 – March 2014

11042: SANRAL MYDDLETON

Engineering Discipline: Structural Engineering

Location:   Myddleton; Western Cape

Project Description: Two new underpasses under the existing N2 at Myddleton.

Client:  SANRAL

Project Value:  R20 million

Key Features: Removing direct vehicle access on eastern side and construction of an underpass for the cross movements of vehicles and pedestrians. Vehicular access on western side is to be upgraded and a second underpass is to be constructed for cross movement of both vehicles and pedestrians. Each of the two underpass structures will accommodate two lanes of traffic and will have pedestrian sidewalks on both sides.

Piled abutments with single span in-situ concrete deck.

Project Duration:  7/2012 - Completed 2013

PROTEA HOTEL

Engineering Discipline/s:Structural
Location:Stellenbosch
Project Description:New additional conference facility for Protea Hotel – Techno Park
Project Value:R7 million
Key Features:New Additional conference facility
Project Duration:May 2010 (6 months)

STELLENBOSCH ACADEMY OF SPORT

Engineering Discipline: Structural, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Project Description: The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport was completed in December 2011 and will facilitate the coaching of our young sport stars. The project was funded by Remgro. The facility includes accommodation, cafeteria, state of the art gym, conference facilities and all surrounding the central courtyard and swimming pool. Element Consulting Engineers provided the multi-disciplinary professional engineering services for civil, structural, electrical and mechanical works. The project has been done in conjunction with WP Bosch Architects and Davis Langdon Quantity Surveyors.
Client:Remgro
Project Value:R 52 million

BRACKENFELL BOULEVARD BRIDGE

Engineering Discipline:Electrical and Structural Engineering
Location:Brackenfell, Western Cape
Project Description:Design of a new road over railway bridge. The new bridge was constructed adjacent to an existing bridge to allow for increased rail capacity.
Client:Private
Project Value:R10 million
Key Features:The six span bridge comprises precast post tensioned beamswith an in-situ composite concrete deck. The bridge substructure comprises of reinforced concrete piers and spill through abutments, founded on pile foundations.
Project Duration:January 2006 – March 2008

NIEUWOUDTVILLE ROOIBOS BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE: SMALL TEA BAG FACILITY

Engineering Disciplines: Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Civil and Process design
Location: Nieuwoudtville
Project Description: Nieuwoudtville Rooibos: Processing and packaging plant.
Project Value: R21 million
Key Features: New warehouse extension including packaging and dispatch facilities.
Project Duration: 1 year and 2 months (14 months)
The third phase of the Rooibos Tea development in Nieuwoudtville consists of an L-shaped building, which contains the processing, packaging and dispatch areas for the plant. The structure comprises steel portal frames and a reinforced concrete mezzanine floor, to be used for storage. Castellated steel rafters have been used to reduce the steel tonnage of the structure. Both the steel and concrete columns are supported on pad footings. The building will be cladded with steel sheeting and a perimeter masonry wall of 1.8m high. The construction of this phase started in January 2011 and should be completed by the end of April 2011.

 

PICK ‘N PAY BRACKENFELL

Engineering Discipline: Structural, Traffic & Electrical Engineering

Location: Brackenfell, Western Cape

Project Description: The extension of the parking deck, located at Pick ‘n Pay Brackenfell, was completed in February 2014 and will provide additional parking bays and improve of traffic flow. The project was funded by Pick ‘n Pay and The Saxon Park Trust. The extension and alterations includes the widening of an existing down ramp, new staircase & Lift, additional parking bays and improvement of the overall traffic flow. Element Consulting Engineers provided the multi-disciplinary professional engineering services for structural, traffic and electrical works. The project has been done in conjunction with Forsyth Vermeulen & Partners CC. Quantity Surveyors.

Client: Pick ‘n Pay & The Saxon Park Trust

Project Value: R 3 million

Key Features: Parking deck is a single storey concrete frame structure. Lift Shaft, Staircase and Widened Ramp consisting of RC elements and load-bearing brick work.

Project Duration: March 2013 - February 2014

SWELLENDAM FLOOD DAMAGE

Engineering Discipline: Civil, Electrical and Structural Engineering

Location: Swellendam, Western Cape

Project Description: The work were awarded to Element Consulting by the Municipality of Swellendam after heavy rain caused heavy damages to Bridges, Low water bridges and other infrastructure in the town of Swellendam, Barrydale and Zuurbraak.New bridges were constructed during this time and other damaged low water bridges were refurbished to new bridges. A Structural Steel pedestrian Bridge was also constructed over the river in Swellendam and stand out as a prominent feature in the town, especially at night time when the whole bridge lightens up. A lot of Gabion work was carried out along certain areas of the river to help to contain the riverbank and to help with the flow of the river. The work will be completed by the end of 2011 and one can be proud of the work carried out by Element personnel who was involved with this project.

Client: Swellendam Municipality

Project Value: R40 million

Key Features: Construction of the Erosion Protection in the Klip River; Flood Damage in Koornlands River; Dam Overflows; Repair of Flood Damage in Barrydale and Suurbraak

Project Duration: 2011

SONKWASDRIFT

Engineering Discipline: Water & Sanitation and Structural Engineering

Location: Moorreesburg, West Coast

Project Description: Design and contact supervision of valve chambers and a new 30m pipe bridge over the Berg River.

Client: West Coast District Municipality

Project Value: R3 million

Key Features: 30m span precast post tensioned beams with in-situ concrete deck to carry water pipes over Bergrivier.

Project Duration: 2007 –2010

CROYDON KELDERHOF UNDERPASS

Engineering Discipline: Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineering

Location: Somerset West, Western Cape

Project Description: Road under Rail underpass located on the Kelderhof Residential Estate near Somerset West.

Client: Private

Project Value: R10 million

Key Features: The underpass was constructed adjacent to the existing Strand to Cape Town rail line and jacked into position with minimal disruption to the train services. The foundations were pilled and excavations were stabilized with Geo Soil Nails.

Project Duration: November 2007 – August 2008

KRANSBRUG SIPHON (PHASE 1)

Engineering Discipline: Water & Sanitation, Civil Engineering, and Structural Engineering

Location: Klawer, Northern Cape

Project Description: Pipeline Construction and Structural Rehabilitation

Client: Lower Olifant’s River Water Users Association (LORWUA)

Project Value: R21.7 million

Key Features: 680m of 2,000mm diameter steel pipeline across the Olifant’s River valley

Project Duration: November 2007 – August 2008

BESAANSKLIP RESERVOIR: PHASE 2

Engineering Discipline: Contract Administration, Water & Sanitation and Structural Engineering

Location: Vredenburg, West Coast

Project Description: Construction of 18Ml extension to existing 52Ml reservoir

Client: West Coast District Municipality

Project Value: R13.4 million

Key Features: Reinforced Concrete Water Retaining Structure: 18Ml; 16 500m³ bulk excavations; 2200m³ volume concrete (35Mpa) and 29 tons of steel.

Project Duration: November 2006 – January 2008

BRACKENFELL BOULEVARD BRIDGE

Engineering Discipline: Electrical and Structural Engineering

Location: Brackenfell, Western Cape
Project Description: Design of a new road over railway bridge. The new bridge was constructed adjacent to an existing bridge to allow for increased rail capacity.

Client: Private

Project Value:R10 million

Key Features: The six span bridge comprises precast post tensioned beamswith an in-situ composite concrete deck. The bridge substructure comprises of reinforced concrete piers and spill through abutments, founded on pile foundations.

Project Duration: January 2006 – March 2008

PLATTEKLOOF BRIDGE

Engineering Discipline: Structural Engineering

Location: Parow, Western Cape

Project Description:Design of new road over road bridge to allow the M12 to cross Plattekloof Road

Client:Private Project

Value:7 million

Key Features:Four span road over road bridge with pre-tension beams and in-situ composite deck slab. The bridge is founded on pile foundations.

Project Duration:January 2006- June 2008

ENGINEERING & BUILDING MANAGEMENT OF 48 HOUSES SOMERSET HEIGHTS, SOMERSET WEST

Engineering Discipline: Civil; Structural & Electrical

Location: Private Residential Estate,Boskloof Road, Somerset West

Project Description:Engineering Services & Building  Management of 48 houses, Somerset Heights, Somerset West

Client:Millbeck Developments

Project Value:R100 million

Key Features:Installation of Civil Engineering Services and 3-Phase Electrical Network. Perched water table in areas required extensive sub-surface drainage. The building management of 48 houses on behalf of Client and Architect.

Project Duration: September 2004 – December 2009

REVITALIZATION OF PAARL PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL

Engineering Discipline:Structural, Roads, Water & Sanitation Engineering

Location:Paarl, Western Cape

Project Description:Initial Design of this project started in 2000. Construction started in June 2006 and was completed end of March 2011. The main structure was founded on piles and the slabs were post tensioning reinforced concrete slabs. A helicopter landing pad is situated on the roof of the main building and is often being used in emergency services. The emergency and trauma unit is one of the most modern and well equipped units in South Africa. This State of the art hospital is a flagship and pace setter in the Western Cape.

Client:Provincial Government: Western Cape

Project Value:R 300 million

Key Features:Revitalization of Paarl Provincial Hospital: Structural and Civil design of the project which includes all the outside sewage, storm water, roads, parking and underground telecommunication services. 

Project Duration: March 2006 - February 2011