By Eamonn Ryan

The 155m-long Platjan Bridge and two approach roads are under construction over the Limpopo River between South Africa and Botswana. The bridge is being constructed by Botswana firm Estate Construction, with South Africa’s CoreSlab manufacturing and installing the precast concrete bridge beams. The client is SPEDU (the Selibi Phikwe Economic Diversification Unit).

By Eamonn Ryan

The civils and builders’ work on this project is approximately R100-million alone, amounting to about 30% of the entire development budget, comprising reinforced concrete pits, foundations, and housing for three high-pressure boilers; reinforced concrete foundations for 23 silos; 16 000m2 of concrete hardstands and roads; a truck-holding facility for 22 trucks; and foundations for a host of other manufacturing and storage structures.

Fast-tracking water to a parched region of Mpumalanga

By Eamonn Ryan

Precast-concrete specialist Corestruc is constructing a 10 megalitre (Mℓ) reservoir in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality north of Pretoria using precast walls. It is part of a programme by the municipality to strengthen water supply to the towns of Bundu, Boekenhouthoek, Mathysenloop, and Machipe in Mpumalanga.

Barrow’s construction frenzy in Rosebank

By Eamonn Ryan

The team of Barrow Construction and Gauteng Piling have jointly undertaken a string of developments in the area alongside the corner of Oxford and Glenhove roads. The R250-million Oxglen Phase 2 site will ultimately consist of a new office complex, nestling in the heart of this ultra-modern Rosebank address. 

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