KWADABEKA VALLEY FOR THE MR577 PROJECT – GEOTECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support

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 …

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 …

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 …

FRANKI’S DISCOVERY WORK SHINES IN SANDTON

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling

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, …