Construction World – Best Projects Awards 2016

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  Franki Africa recently submitted 3 projects into the Construction World Best Projects Awards 2016. We are very proud to announce that Franki was the winner of Category B – Specialist Contractors or Suppliers, for the 129 Rivonia Road (Village Walk) project. Our client decided to redevelop the old Village Walk site. The primary phase was to support the existing …

Franki Africa is 70 years old… and going strong

Dulce Simoes Uncategorised

Geotechnical icon, Franki Africa, famous for the Frankipile and the “Franki Blue Book”, amongst other things, is 70 years old this year and going strong. In November 2016, Franki celebrates 70 years of continuous operation in Africa and, according to MD Errol Braithwaite, the company is more motivated than ever to move forward vigorously in spite of challenging times in …

FRANKI CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY 2016

Dulce Simoes News

On Monday, 18th July 2016, a group of ladies from Head Office set out to spend some time at an orphanage in Marlboro Gardens, as well as provide food and gifts for the children residing there on a full-time basis. However, due to an unexpected turn of events we ended up at the Hlayisanani Centre, on the outskirts of Alexandra!   …

Geotechnical Wizardry at Village Walk

Dulce Simoes Excavation, Lateral Support, Piling

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 SHOWS ITS MARINE EXPERTISE

Dulce Simoes Dredging, Excavation, Jet Grouting, Marine Works, Piling

Geotechnical work in the marine environment demands creative solutions to complex challenges. That’s the nature of the game and there is no one better at it than Franki Africa, which has developed a reputation throughout Africa for its innovative and cost-effective solutions. It is interesting that in both the below marine projects, one of the common themes is great teamwork …

FRANKI AFRICA SUPPORTS THE NEW WEBBER WENTZEL BUILDING

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

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

Dulce Simoes Jet Grouting, Lateral Support, Piling

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

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

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 …

FRANKI AFRICA ON FIRM FOUNDATIONS

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There has been a changing of the guard at Franki Africa with Errol Braithwaite taking over as Managing Director from Roy McLintock, who will be retiring at the end of the year. According to Errol and Roy the transition has been a very smooth one, and, thanks to the fact that the company has firm foundations, with good people, sound …

FRANKI SHINES ON PE JETTIES

Dulce Simoes Marine Works, Piling

Geotechnical work often demands creative solutions to complex challenges. That’s the nature of the game and there is no one better at it than Franki Africa, which has developed a reputation throughout Africa for its innovative and cost effective solutions in a host of vastly divergent geological conditions. The Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) P.E. Jetties contract is one such …