Construction World

The 15th annual Construction World Best Projects Awards were held in Johannesburg on 9 November. These awards recognise excellence in the planning and execution of projects and has become a highlight on the construction industry’s calendar.

 

Attended by representatives from the industry, it is gives peer recognition to winners. This issue of Construction World is a special Best Projects issue and ensures that entries and winners get even wider recognition.

Best Projects is only construction award that recognise excellence across the entire South African construction world, from civil engineering and building contractors, to specialist contractors and suppliers to professional services.

Best projects 2016 judges

The judges for the Best Projects 2016 Awards were (from left): Nico Maas, Trueman Goba and Rob Newberry.

This year, 58 entries were received in the seven categories of the competition. Judging took place in October. The three judges, Trueman Goba, Rob Newberry and Nico Maas, who represent ECSA, CIOB and Master Builders said the diverse entries bode well for the local construction industry. One category, ‘Specialist contractors or suppliers’ received 24 entries – this is an indication that contracting is increasingly outsourced by bigger companies.

This year’s entries again demonstrated the ingenuity and innovative nature of construction in South Africa.

The judging

Entries are judged by submission only. Judging took place on 5 October in Greenstone, Johannesburg. The judges scored entries based on the criteria for each category and these scores were adjusted on a weighted average basis to ensure equitability across all entries.

Criteria

Entries were judged according to the criteria for each of the categories as set out in the call for entries. Categories A1, A2, A3, B, C, D and E shared the same criteria which were:

(i)Construction innovation technology, (ii) corporate social investment, (iii) design innovation, (iv) environmental impact consideration, (v) health and safety, (vi) quantifiable time, cost and quality, and (vii) risk management.

Category B had four judging criteria: (i) construction innovation technology, (ii) corporate social investment, (iii) environmental impact consideration, and (iv) health and safety.

A1: Civil Engineering Contractors

Winner

Majuba Rail Project
Main contractor: Aveng Grinaker-LTA

Highly Commended

Rehabilitation of Bruma Lake
Main contractor: Basil Read

 

A2: Building Contractors

Winner

Mall of Africa
Main contractor: WBHO/Group Five Mall of Africa Joint Venture

Highly commended

Western Cape DOD and Military Veterans, Cape Town: the Castle repair and maintenance
Main contractor: GVK-Siya Zama Cape

Special Mention

Mall of the South
Main contractor: Aveng Grinaker-LTA

 

A3: Civil Engineering and Building Contractors (outside South Africa)

Winner

Kasane-Kasangula Villages Sanitation Project
Aurecon (main contractor Unik Construction Engineering)

Highly Commended

Senqu River Bridge Project
Main contractor: Stefanutti Stocks Lesotho

 

B: Specialist Contractors or Suppliers

Winner

129 Rivonia Road (Village Walk)
Franki Africa

Highly commended

Chapman’s Peak Drive: Re-establishment and upgrade of slope stabilisation and rockfall protection measures
Penny Farthing SA

Special mention

Gouda Wind Farm
Sika

Special mention

Kaalfontein Secondary School

Kwikspace Modular Buildings

 

C: Professional Services

Joint Winner

Multichoice City
GLH Architects

Joint Winner

PwC Tower
Arup

Highly commended

Acid Mine Drainage Project: Eastern Basin Treatment Plant
AECOM

Special mention

The Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
Braamhoek Consultants Joint Venture

 

D: Public Private Partnerships

Special Mention

Savanna City Reservoir
Main contractor: Basil Read

 

E: AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Architecture

Winner

Rehabilitation of Bruma Lake
Basil Read

Highly Commended

Multichoice City
GLH Architects

Special Mention

Novartis, Waterfall City
Aurecon

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Email: constr@crown.co.za
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