Franki shines at prestigious Longkloof Precinct Project

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Article published in the June 2020 edition of the SA Builder Magazine Franki Africa recently called on its experience to prevail over an array of challenges to deliver a two-level basement with depth of up to 10 m at Growthpoint Properties’ famed Longkloof Precinct project in Cape Town, on time and within budget. Specialist geotechnical contractor Franki Africa was recently …

Definitive Geotechnical Work Unveils Bumper Edition

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Reflecting the rich history of the Franki legend, the Fifth Edition of the widely acknowledged “Blue Book” on geotechnical engineering incorporates elements of its holding company, the Keller Group, and many of Keller’s state of the art ground improvement and grouting technologies. The book, entitled A Guide to Practical Geotechnical Engineering in Africa was officially launched by Keller’s Professor Michal …

Franki defies challenges to meet landmark project’s tight programme

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An optimised design to match a taxing contract programme was instrumental in Franki Africa’s ability to hand over the challenging foundations and lateral support work for the landmark 144 Oxford project on time.    Franki Africa was recently contracted to provide geotechnical services for the ground-breaking 144 Oxford project, a flagship development by Growthpoint Properties. Located on Oxford Road in Rosebank, …

Franki Africa supports decades of Sandton development

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As construction development continues apace in Sandton, dubbed the new financial district of South Africa, specialist geotechnical contractor Franki Africa has made a leading contribution to the provision of geotechnical solutions for decades of development within the Sandton Central Business District. Sandton was officially established in July 1969, deriving its name from a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown …

Franki pulls out all stops to unravel brewing challenges at Mozambican project

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An ambitious project timeline for the construction of Cervejas de Moçambique’s new brewery, compounded by a late start to the project due to external constraints, saw geotechnical specialist Franki pull out all the stops to ensure partial handovers of the foundations and lateral support to allow the main contractor to carry on with the works.        Franki Africa is once …

UMHLANGA ARCH DEVELOPMENT DEMONSTRATES FRANKI AFRICA’S POWER OF INNOVATION… AND ITS HABIT OF GOING THE EXTRA MILE

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Introduction For construction programmes to be compressed into the shortest possible time to meet client handover deadlines is not unusual, but for contractors to offer innovative improvements to design to realise cost and time savings is far more so – particularly when this increases the pressure on the contractor to perform! For the prestigious new Umhlanga Arch development, north of …

FRANKI AFRICA – global strength and local focus

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LEADING SPECIALIST GEOTECHNICAL CONTRACTOR IN AFRICA Franki Africa recently  celebrated 70 years of continuous operations in Africa. As Managing Director Errol Braithwaite says: “This is a testimony not only to a company which has become synonymous with geotechnical expertise in Africa, but also to the many partners and customers who have entrusted their projects to us.” Franki’s success is based …

TALLEST BUILDING IN AFRICA WILL STAND ON FRANKI’S FOUNDATION

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Article Published in April 2018 edition of Construction World Once complete, Pinnacle Towers in Nairobi, Kenya, with a height of almost 300m, will be the tallest building in Africa. For Keller company, Franki Africa, which is in the process of doing the geotechnical work, this prestigious project has been somewhat of a milestone. “Firstly, it has been a technically challenging …

KWADABEKA VALLEY FOR THE MR577 PROJECT – GEOTECHNICAL CHALLENGES

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Franki Africa was appointed by main contractor Group Five to carry out the lateral support works for the Kwadabeka Valley for the MR577 Project.  In order to construct the new road, a major cut-and-fill operation was required up the valley from the Umgeni River.  Franki’s scope included temporary rock fall protection works and permanent lateral support with cuts of up …