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Construction World october 2016ON THE COVER: Upmarket developments demand quality finishes and this has been no different at the No 3 Silo, No 4 Silo and No 5 Silo projects at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district in Cape Town, Western Cape. AfriSam is supplying 9 800m³ of readymix concrete to the No 3, 4 and 5 Silo projects. AfriSam’s scope of supply to these developments includes standard and special readymix concrete mixes. This includes the complex column mix which was designed specifically for the No 5 Silo project, comprising AfriSam’s own extended blended cement, which includes slag, to achieve the desired finish.

The movers and shakers of the architectural world in South Africa gathered at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on 2 September to witness the presentation of the 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture to the cream of the profession.

The seven best designs and a book earned Awards of Excellence – the highest accolade to be given to an architectural project in South Africa since the inception of the programme in 1990.

A further seven projects received Awards of Merit, which were first instituted in 1999 to recognise good design or a substantial achievement in the industry. In addition, 16 commendations were awarded for remarkable design.

Corobrik Awards 2016

From left: House La Lucia; 17 Glen Avenua; and the Militart Health Depot – among the merit award recipients of this year’s Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture.

The engineering sector witnessed the South African Engineering version of the Oscars. The cream of the crop of the engineering industry, gathered to celebrate, honour and reward engineering excellence.

In a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry, Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) supported by Aon South Africa hosted the prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards at Vodaworld in Midrand. CESA has been hosting the Awards for the past 44 years.

This prominent event is one of the highlights in the Consulting Engineering industry calendar and the CESA Aon Awards lived up to the expectations. The event was widely attended by the Who's Who of engineering in South Africa including Clients, related institutions and Associations. The Awards recognised outstanding achievements in the engineering industry and provides the opportunity for guests to network with member firms and clients.

Sustainable construction world

The winners of in the year’s CESA Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced. It showcased the depth of consulting engineering in the counry.

Sustainable Construction World is an annual supplement in Construction World. It aims to highlight advances that the South African construction industry have made in green building, celebrate innovative projects, recognise achievemens and introduces new products to the industry to enhance the green characteristics of structures.

CESA Engineering Awards

From left: Noupoort Wind Farm recently commenced operation; Menlyn Maine’s Central Square was opened on 21 September and on on the finalists in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation – BMW’s head office.

 

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