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Consulting Engineers

Uninterrupted power 
supplier aims to create awareness in industry

By: Jacqueline Holman     31st July 2009 Project and turnkey uninterrupted power supplier Meissner is arranging an open week during the second week in September, at its Johannesburg factory, to exhibit its products and services to consulting engineers. 

Consulting group experiences positive growth

By: Jacqueline Holman     31st July 2009 Multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm WSP Group Africa has grown in the past seven years, both in the number of staff it employs, as well as the services it offers its clients, says WSP Group Africa CEO Andrew Mather. 

Industry contributes to aims of 
National Construction Week

By: Jacqueline Holman     31st July 2009 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) reports that its contribution to the Department of Public Works’ National Construction Week (NCW) is through a Job Shadow week initiative.


Consulting firm 
gets involved in new 
pedestrian bridge

31st July 2009 The whole country is busy with construction and preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and consulting firm Vela VKE Consulting Engineers’ Bloemfontein office is involved in the development of a new pedestrian bridge that will provide safe access to the newly upgraded rugby/soccer stadium, over... 

Economic climate breeding ground for 
new opportunities

By: Jacqueline Holman     31st July 2009 Consulting and technology company Hatch views the current economic situation as a breeding ground for new opportunities, as the consultancy offers support to clients through the full lifecycle of a project, says Hatch engineering director for Africa Karel Rossouw. 

Technology helps engineers beat the odds

31st July 2009 Joint venture (JV) partners, Tony Ritchie Engineers and Ritchie Midgley Consulting Engineers, structural and civil consultants for the new mixed-used Sandton development, Legacy Corner, has overcome any challenges that have occurred during the project 

Government infrastructure programme shields consulting industry 

By: Jacqueline Holman     23rd July 2009 The South African consulting engineering industry has largely been shielded from the global economic downturn as a result of government’s R800-billion infrastructure programme over the next three years, says Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Graham Pirie. 

Project house seeks to bolster operations contracts

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 Aveng (Africa) subsidiary E+PC Engineering & Projects Company has set its sights on developing the operational capacity within each of its divisions to win further contracts and to operate process plants for clients. 

Company’s success 
underpinned by history spanning three decades

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 The evolution of the company, today known as E+PC Engineering & Projects Company, dates back more than three decades when LTA Process Engineering was born out of the rationalisation of LTA Birtley, Jacobs LTA Engineering and Spencer Melksham, between 1976 to 1982. 

Value system underpins company initiatives

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 All activities within E+PC Engineering & Projects Company are underpinned by five key values, namely honesty, safety, employee fulfilment, customer satisfaction and accountability.


Named after a species of bee, empowered consulting-engineering group is happy to be busy

By: Dennis Ndaba     17th October 2008 Empowered consulting engineering group Semane Consulting Engineers, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, says it is increasingly optimistic about prospects for the consulting sector. 

Bric expansion for consulting engineering firm

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st August 2008 Consulting engineering firm, SRK Consulting, is expanding its international footprint into the lucrative Brazil, Russia, India, and China (Bric) market, reports the company. 

Engineering, construction industry grows despite global market volatility 

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st August 2008 The current growth in the local and international engineering, civils, and construction markets is expected to continue despite the current volatility experienced in world economic markets reports the Southern African Association of Consulting engineers (Saace). 

Engineering industry to grow beyond 2010 - Saace

1st August 2008 The engineering industry is in a growth phase, which is likely to continue for a number of years, beyond 2010, reports the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace). 

Consulting engineering company awarded R3,5bn road contract

1st August 2008 Consulting engineering company, Group Five, has announced the awarding of two multi billion rand joint-venture road contracts for the South African National Road Agency (Sanral).  

Soweto transportation facilities at Baragwanath undergo second upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st August 2008 Consulting engineering company, UWP Consulting, has completed the second upgrade of the transportation facilities at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital after a number of years of working with the hospital on other projects. 

Engineering company proactive in resolving skills crisis effects

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st August 2008 Consulting engineering company Arcus Gibb is taking proactive steps to resolve the effect that the current skills crisis has had on the company 

Consulting engineering company gears itself for growth

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st August 2008 Consulting engineering company SSI, part of the DHV group, reports that, although it has a healthy order book, its growth strategy has kept pace with the demand for its services. 

Consulting engineerng firm calls for skills crisis resolution

1st August 2008 In a buoyant consultant engineering industry where growth is far outstripping available human resources, the future of the industry is dependant on the industry's ability to develop integrated skills training initiatives to diversify its skills base, reports consulting engineering company Golder... 

Revamp plan for century-old Mauritian water supply system

By: Leandi Kolver     20th June 2008 South African black-owned multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Arcus Gibbs, in conjunction with Gibb Mauritius, has concluded the preparation of a water master plan for the Indian Ocean island’s failing water- supply infrastructure. 

Consulting engineering firm marks 85 years with release of historic diaries

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2007 Consulting engineering firm Jeffares & Green celebrated its 85th birthday earlier this month. 

In-house draughting academy to grow skills pool

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 Local engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm TWP has established its own in-house draughting academy in an effort to boost the pool of draughting skills available to the consulting engineering profession. 

Engineering industry growth phase looks to 2010 and beyond

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) tells Engineering News that the engineering industry is in a growth phase which is likely to continue for a number of years. 

Pedestrian bridges service the needs of rural communities

3rd August 2007 South African consulting engineers Vela VKE was given a brief by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport to supply two pedestrian bridges over rivers which are subject to flash floods. The timeframe for the design and implementation of the bridges was short, but the pedestrian bridges were... 

Consulting firm's growing footprint taps into new resource pools

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 International consulting firm of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has expanded its footprint to include various African and foreign countries to its list of offices. Recent countries include Brazil, Russia, India, and China - the so-called BRIC countries - and will include Angola,... 

Sweet services see international expansion

3rd August 2007 South African sugar consultants, Bosch Projects, has expanded its specialised service strategically into international sugar markets and is currently undertaking work worldwide in countries that include Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, USA, Sudan, Barbados, Egypt and Kenya. 

SA software braves foreign consulting shores

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 Consulting engineering firm Scott Wilson plc of the UK, has chosen the South African software application company Akron Software's ProMan solution as its preferred project financial management solution. 

Consulting firm’s airport project set for August take-off

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 Consulting engineering company Bigen Africa says it is working on a number of projects, one of which includes the pier for the new Airbus at the OR Tambo International Airport. The project is worth R550-million and is due for completion in August. Bigen Africa CEO Francois Swart says the project... 

BEE company called to lead consortium

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd August 2007 The majority black-owned and managed consulting engineering firm PD Naidoo & Associates (PDNA) has been appointed the lead design engineer for the King Shaka Airport project in Durban. The team consists of four other consulting engineering companies including Goba, BKS and Young &... 

Empowered consulting engineering practice on a success mission

By: Dennis Ndaba     3rd August 2007 Consulting engineering company PD Naidoo & Associates (PDNA) is celebrating 20 years in business this year. 

SA supply-side constraints not insurmountable, says Saace president

By: Dennis Ndaba     15th June 2007 The South African construction industry will be able to produce the volumes of work required for projects earmarked for the years leading up to 2010 soccer World Cup and will overcome the skills hurdle, affirmed South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) president Cecil Rose, in... 

Consulting group sees big value in innovation

By: Dennis Ndaba     4th May 2007 Consulting engineers project and programme management company Bigen Africa has taken up residence in a new R59-million headquarters building at The Innovation Hub, Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park. The core concept driving the development of Science Park... 

Black technical careers body says there are still to few black women choosing engineering as a career

By: Ollie Madlala     27th October 2006 There is still a shortage of black women entering the field of engineering in South Africa, says South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (Sabtaco) president Pual Kgole. 

‘National effort’ needed to tackle engineering shortage

15th September 2006 If South Africa is to develop and achieve its full economic potential, a national effort will be required, with both government and private-sector support needed to boost enthusiasm among the youth to take up careers in engineering and science. 

Engineering firm pioneers cleanroom technology

By: Bert Swart     4th August 2006 Terrorists threatening to spread deadly viruses and coercing governments for political needs, are no longer only the substance of paperback fiction. 

Work pours in for new engineering firm

By: Bert Swart     4th August 2006 Empowered engineering firm K’Enyuka is proud of its extensive workload, particularly given that the company was only established in February, says MD Mike Symonds. 

Firm takes action to redress skills shortage

By: Bert Swart     4th August 2006 Although the skills shortage is a reality in engineering, construction craft and supervision, this is not unique to South Africa, and is a worldwide problem, according to Fluor SA MD Peter Watts. 

Preparations under way for key 2010 projects

By: Bert Swart     4th August 2006 South African engineering firm UWP is involved in several key infrastructure projects in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, MD,Zulch L 

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