SMEC South Africa is appointed for the design and construction of all bulk infrastructure within the overall 295ha development. Our team has played an integral part in developing layout designs and site planning. An important aspect of the role has been liaising with all other service providers such as electrical, landscape architecture, ICT, security and building architects to ensure everything is well integrated. This process also required close collaboration with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport, KwaDukuza Municipality and Siza Water.
Phase 1 was rolled out as a design and build contract led by our dynamic Urban Development team. A key challenge was to manage the topography and geotechnical conditions of the site to ensure bulk earthworks costs were minimised. The team also had to design layout plans to high specifications whilst limiting encroachment of earthworks on saleable land to ensure maximum return for the client.
These geometric designs in some cases required high fill embankments coupled with coordinated geotechnical improvements of geo grids and rock grids. Phase 2 of the development will commence in the next month and Phase 3 is expected to commence in the latter part of the year.
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.