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 …

PARCELA 1 – ANGOLA

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, Piling

In November 2014 Franki África Sucursal Angola was awarded the contract for the Design and Construction of Retaining Wall and Piling on Parcela 1. The contract is valued at US$5.3 million and the Client is the Portuguese Main Contractor, Soares da Costa. The area in which the project is situated, Luanda Marginal, was reclaimed from the sea by hydraulic deposition, …

THE PEARL OF UMHLANGA

Evan Janovsky News, Piling

The Pearls Sky is the third and final tower of the prestigious and exclusive development located on Umhlanga’s golden beach front. This 37-level building is, as the name suggests, not only the “Pearl of Umhlanga”, but also the highest of the all buildings in Umhlanga. The piled foundations of the first two towers, the Pearls Dawn and the Pearls Breeze, …

FRANKI AFRICA JOINS KELLER

Evan Janovsky News

AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2013, our business was acquired by Keller Holdings, who are the world’s largest, independent geotechnical contractors, with unrivalled coverage in Europe, United States and Australia and a growing presence in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Keller was founded in Germany in 1860 and currently has approximately 9 000 employees worldwide. They are listed on …

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 ...