Definitive Geotechnical Work Unveils Bumper Edition

Dulce Simoes Dredging, Excavation, Jet Grouting, Lateral Support, Marine Works, News, Piling, Pipe Jacking, Soil Improvement

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 Africa supports decades of Sandton development

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling, Soil Improvement

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 AFRICA – global strength and local focus

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling, Soil Improvement, Uncategorised

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 …

GROUND IMPROVEMENT – A REPLACEMENT FOR PILE FOUNDATIONS?

Dulce Simoes Soil Improvement

Pile foundations have become a common solution when the bearing capacity or performance cannot be satisfactorily guaranteed by using shallow foundations. This often occurs in urban areas where increasingly higher structures apply increasingly higher forces to the ground. Pile foundations are also required where ground conditions are poor and provide little capacity or stiffness to ensure short or long term …

SANDTON MAGIC

Evan Janovsky Lateral Support, News, Piling, Pipe Jacking, Soil Improvement

“This is not just another building,” says Franki Africa’s Paulo Alves of the Sasol premises. “The building will have a massive footprint of about 6 500 m2 and will be 67 000 m2 in total.” “Our main challenge on this job was to excavate 170 000 m3 – of which 100 000 m3 were decomposed granite rock – to a depth ranging between 14 ...