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 …

PLAIN SAILING WITH FRANKI… THE YACHT CLUB

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The Yacht Club:  a testament to Franki’s Foreshore experience AMDEC Property Development’s (AMDEC) The Yacht Club development is a picturesque, nautically inspired design, located on the Cape Town Foreshore in the Roggebaai Canal Tourism Precinct near to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and directly south of the new multi million Rand cruise liner terminal. The Yacht Club, a …

Geotechnical Wizardry at Village Walk

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From a geotechnical perspective, the complete overhaul of the Village Walk site has been sufficiently challenging for Franki project manager Paulo Alves to say that this was one of the most incredible projects he has ever worked on. “It has been a complex, often difficult and unpredictable project with both logistical and technical challenges that, in combination, made this a …

FRANKI AFRICA SUPPORTS THE NEW WEBBER WENTZEL BUILDING

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Franki Africa supports the new Webber Wentzel building in Sandton, Gauteng in more ways than one. Franki wishes Webber Wentzel great success with its new headquarters, while their foundations, in challenging geological conditions, literally support the building and ensure it remains standing no matter what the conditions. Franki has received widespread acclaim for its foundation and general geotechnical work on …

CTICC – MOTHER CITY SOLUTIONS FROM FRANKI AFRICA

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In order to maintain its global competitiveness relative to other international convention venues, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), which has reached its capacity, needed to make structural enhancements. To this end the approved extension plans were announced in 2013, with Franki Africa being contracted to implement a range of geotechnical works in various phases. In February 2015, the …

THE BIRTH OF THE MEGA MALL: BALLITO JUNCTION

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The idea for the Ballito Junction R1.4 billion Mega Mall was that of the developers, Menlyn Maine and Flanagan & Gerard Consortium. The developers’ thinking was to add another 55 000m² to the existing mall footprint. The bigger footprint will house a Nu Metro Cinema complex and several major retail brands such as Woolworths, Game, Edgars and many more. Early …

OLD MUTUAL BASEMENT – ONE OF FRANKI’S MOST CHALLENGING IN SANDTON

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In recent months leading geotechnical solutions provider, Keller’s Franki Africa, has enhanced its reputation with several history-making basements in the Sandton area. One of these, the basement for the new Old Mutual building on the corner of West and Rivonia streets (opposite the Gautrain station) turned out to be one of Franki Africa’s most challenging projects in the area. While …