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

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling

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 …

SITE VISIT & TECHNICAL PRESENTATION AT THE CLAIRWOOD LOGISTICS PARK

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Franki Africa – A Keller Company, in collaboration with SAICE Durban Branch arranged a Site Visit to the Clairwood Logistics Park Project on the 22nd June 2018 .  This 4 billion rand development will set a new standard in prime grade A logistics facilities in KZN.  The project comprises a total area of  358 000m² of warehousing space and is being …

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

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

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 …

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 …

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 …

TUGELA FERRY – FRANKI’S INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS HELP BRIDGE KZN COMMUNITY

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The tiny town known as Tugela Ferry (named after the ferry that used to connect the two halves of the town) in the local Municipality of Msinga, part of the Umzinyathi District Municipality in central Kwa-Zulu Natal is part of one of South Africa’s most impoverished areas. People struggle to make a living in Tugela Ferry and the harsh conditions …

FRANKI DEMONSTRATES ITS MARINE EXPERTISE YET AGAIN – DORMAC

Dulce Simoes Jet Grouting, Marine Works, Piling

Franki Africa (Franki), part of the Keller group, has developed a reputation throughout Africa for its innovative and cost-effective solutions for geotechnical work in the marine environment.   One such project was the recently completed construction of a 175m-long quay wall with a draft of -12.3m CD  for marine engineering company Dormac’s new floating dock at their marine works facility at …

FRANKI OVERCOMES CHALLENGES ON THE PAARL BULK SEWER LINE

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Keller’s Franki Africa has developed a reputation for being able to deliver cost effective geotechnical solutions using a wide range of appropriate technologies in a host of different, and often challenging, ground conditions. “We have worked in Southern Africa for many decades and have a profound understanding of the different soil conditions and the optimal geotechnical solutions for them,” says …