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ConstructionWorldON THE COVER: JCB Construction Equipment, solely represented in South Africa by Kemach Equipment (Kemach JCB) recently launched the JS305 LC tracked excavator.

Established in 2003, Kemach JCB is a joint venture between the shareholders of BH Botswana and Muscat Overseas in Oman. Both these companies are the sole JCB dealers in their respective countries.

As a leading earthmoving solutions dealer, Kemach JCB supplies high-calibre equipment to the mining, construction, quarrying and plant hire industries, as well as the central government. A focused dealer of distinguished equipment and support, Kemach JCB continuously strives to put the customer at the heart of its business, fixated on meeting each client’s unique needs.

Impressive scaffolding

Located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Doka has been working on the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, a facility that will increase the area of the existing Holy site to include a visitors’ centre and commercial establishment.

Completed on 20 December 2007, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest place of worship in the United Arab Emirates. Named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as a way of honouring his legacy as the founding father of the nation, the mosque itself is capable of hosting more than 41 000 people at any given time and was completed at a cost of just over half a billion dollars. Included in the mosque‘s design is a 17 000 m2 courtyard that features a floral design and is considered to be the largest marble mosaic in the world.

In Melbourne, the continent´s largest shopping centre has been renovated and expanded. Now an architecturally demanding, curved glass construction covers the Chadstone Shopping Centre which was opened in 1960.

For the scaffolding contractor, the biggest challenge was to meet the extremely tight timetable in spite of only minimum crane availability. The project-specific planning service provided by PERI Australia´s engineers, together with the system advantages of the flexible PERI UP Flex Modular Scaffolding, helped the construction team to complete the work within the very tight time schedule.

CW May impressive scaffolding

From left: the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and two views of the Chadstone Shopping Centre that was covered in curved glass.

Proving its mettle on fast track refurb contract

Working to exact measurements, a fast-track construction programme, unprecedented rainfall, operating within 100 metres of a premier Sandton Hotel and having two tight site boundaries are a few of the challenges faced by leading building contractor, Murray & Roberts Buildings, on its contract at 135 West Street in the heart of Sandton.
The seven month contract will see Murray & Roberts Buildings convert an existing office block into a 218 room luxury hotel. A fifth floor will be constructed on top of the existing structure of four concrete floors. The basement will remain but will be refurbished accordingly.

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From left: A view of the project (left) highlighting its proximity to the Michelangelo Towers (middle) and Citibank South Africa (right); the project site is bordered on three sides by public roads and sub-frames are being used for all of the openings in the external walls to ensure they are consistent to the mm.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of light steel frame building in South Africa, Crown Publications is publishing a supplement to illustrate how this building technology has gained support, acceptance and has had many successes over the last 10 years.

Click here to read the supplement..

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