Construction industry’s best projects
Murray & Roberts Western Cape was named the overall winner of the Building Contractors category for its work on Portside, Cape Town's tallest building.
Murray & Roberts companies and projects received accolades at the 2013 Construction World’s Best Projects awards ceremony that recognises projects across the entire construction industry.
Murray & Roberts Western Cape was named the overall winner of the Building Contractors category for its work on Portside, Cape Town’s tallest building. Tasked with a fast track construction period of only 26 months, the Murray & Roberts Western Cape Portside project team gained a competitive edge by paying attention to detail in the planning stages. Under the leadership of Project Manager Chris Prodehl, the team formulated an intelligent methodology to generate optimal time efficiencies, which also benefited site safety. This attention to detail and lateral thinking created sufficient leeway to complete the project within the required time frame.
Innovation in civil engineering
Concor Roads & Earthworks, received a highly commended award in the Civil Engineering Contractors category for a major SANRAL project to rehabilitate the N2-11 from the eastern boundary of the Coega Industrial Development Zone to the Colchester intersection, as well as the construction of a new carriageway to the south of the existing road.
This massive undertaking was characterised by several innovations, including the raising of an existing bridge using jacking techniques, access platforms in a river estuary to facilitate construction of a new bridge, and the application of Concor Roads & Earthworks’ proprietary Novachip ultra-thin friction course (UTFC) for sections of road passing through residential areas.