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 …

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 …

GOODBYE VILLAGE WALK, …. HELLO E.N.S

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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 …

FRANKI’S DISCOVERY WORK SHINES IN SANDTON

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Franki Africa has dominated the geotechnical industry in the plethora of major developments that have been taking place in Sandton in the recent past. Two of its most recent contracts include the 170 000m³ basement for the new Sandton premises of petrochemical giant, Sasol, and the 60 000m³ basement for the new head office of legal firm Webber Wentzel. A third, …

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 ...