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

Dulce Simoes Uncategorised

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 …

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

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

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 …

ADA COASTAL PROTECTION WORKS – PHASE 2

Dulce Simoes Marine Works

It is believed that since the construction of the Akosombo Dam in 1963, coastlines near the Volta River mouth have eroded at an estimated rate of 6m / year. Subsequently and tragically, countless families and many villages have been displaced as their homes got swallowed by the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean. To minimize beach erosion and promote beach regeneration, the construction …

GOODBYE VILLAGE WALK, …. HELLO E.N.S

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

Over the past five years there have been numerous schemes proposed with respect to the re-development of the old Village Walk shopping centre in Sandton. A final decision was made to demolish and remove the existing basement structure with Franki (Jhb Branch) being appointed as the Main Contractor on this interesting, and ever-so-challenging, venture on behalf of the Client, Eris …