Proffesional Services offered

 

Consulting Engineers

Application of project-specific funding through the writing of business plans and submitting applications on behalf of the client. Project initiation and writing engineering reports. Preliminary and detail designs. Tender documentation, procurement, and tender reports. Implementation and construction monitoring Closing down and completion of projects and handing over the asset to the client

Construction Managers

To gain a reputation for quality construction, facilitating and consulting service to contractors with regards to business startup and tender-pricing systems. This because of the belief from the competent team to have a hands-on approach to all its clients, projects and contracts.

Mentorf for Skills Development

Our goals are cantered on empowerment and transfer of technical skills, effective communication and collaboration with clients, engineers, and contractors. Our business approach is focused on innovative thinking, seeking out the most appropriate and sustainable technical solutions, by successfully engaging all parties from Government funders to contractors to deliver learner ship training projects of high technical quality and cost-effective, against challenging learner ship training project time requirements.

Project Managers – Agents

Full life cycle principal-agent / project leader services can be rendered in the following disciplines:

Project Management

Project Administration

Financial Management

Quality Management

Risk Management

Contract Management

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Our key focus will be in the total service delivery for Governmental Departments, Municipalities and private development companies that require the services of professionals in the Civil Engineering industry for the full project life cycle implementation of projects. We want to focus on SMME small contractor development and job creation through the Ubuntu philosophy “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” in the philosophical sense “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. It is engineering practice to apply similar approach and methodology to all the projects you undertake. For an assignment relating to the scope of work of Clients not all the steps may be relevant or necessary. Our methodology or work plan may be summarised as follows. 

 

Project Inception – Both our Project Director and Project/Design Engineer would meet with the relevant Municipal officials to confirm the scope of the work. At this stage we would request and collect copies of any relevant records which might form the basis of our assignment. We would familiarise ourselves with the overall water reticulation network of Clients to ensure proper integration of our assignment. We would inspect the site. We would agree on specific design requirements or report/analysis outcomes required of the assignment and establish time constraints. 

 

Report Stage / Feasibility Study – Consider alternative design options and prepare a preliminary design proposal for consideration and approval of the Employer. Set out the technical aspects as well as the proposed programme and estimated cost. Workshop the proposal with the Employer and affected parties.

 

Design Development / Preliminary Design Phase – If necessary, arrange for a detailed site survey and geotechnical investigation to be undertaken.  Prepare a preliminary design proposal for presentation and discussion with the Employer, unless the information provided during the report stage is enough.

 

Discuss aspects of the design with the municipal officials such as pipe material and Class, preferred valves, hydrants and fittings, valve box types and covers, water connection details, position of pipes in the road reserve, depth of pipes. Ascertain the tender documentation requirements. 

 

Design Phase and Procurement – Complete the detailed design and prepare an updated cost estimate.  Compile bid documents, specifications and drawings and liaise with the Employer for tender advertising and Procurement.  Evaluate the bids or tenders received, compare with the estimate and make a recommendation to the Employer. Establish and agree any requirements for construction supervision. Appoint Health and Safety Consultants as may be necessary.

 

Construction Phase – Administer the Contract and monitor construction to ensure proper quality control. Hold regular fortnightly site meetings for site management. Maintain a proper paper trail to meet the ISO 9001 Quality Control system in place. Manage and finalise financial matters, prepare Record Drawings and Close-out or Completion report.

Other Services

Labour Intensive Construction (EPWP work creation), Mentoring and Development

Designing services in the Civil Engineering field that can be implemented by maximizing the use of labour and create work opportunities for the poor. Assist others in the opportunity to further their studies, knowledge, and skills in the construction, project management, and engineering fields. Mentoring and sharing the vision of taking the Vuk’uphile and Ubuntu principal to the next level. To help people become a better version of themself and assist in an exit strategy that is sustainable and suitable for them as a person and their businesses.

Transportation / Streets and Roads

Under this discipline or field of expertise, we design and implement projects related to street and road networks to achieve safe and efficient movement of vehicles, people and goods on roadways. An assignment would focus mainly on efficient traffic flow, road geometry, structural pavements, sidewalks, and pedestrian crosswalks, cycle facilities, lane markings, traffic signs, and intersection configuration.

STREETS & ASSOCIATED STORMWATER

OBJECTIVES OF STREETS & ASSOCIATED STORMWATER (INCLUDING ASSOCIATED RUN-OFF)
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to improve the streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off) of the Clients Municipality, to provide better vehicular access and better stormwater management to areas within the Clients Municipality.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to the streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off).• Analysis of existing streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off)
• Analysis of future demand patterns in the Clients Municipality
• Master planning of streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off)
• Identifying problem areas of the streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off)
• Planning for upgrading/refurbishment of the existing streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off)
• Planning for extensions to the streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off) Feasibility studies and funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, small-bore systems and vacuum systems can sometimes be a consideration. We note in the brief that there is no mention of pump stations and rising mains. We would consider this to fall into the same category as streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off) and would deal with any such criteria as may be necessary. We would utilize appropriate technology in the design of any streets & associated stormwater (including associated run-off) system.

ROADS MASTER PLAN
OBJECTIVES OF ROADS MASTER PLAN
The main objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to provide an adequate Roads master plan for the residential, business and industrial consumers of Clients, to meet the increasing demands and do future planning.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to a Roads master plan.• Identification of the future Roads master plan demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Roads master plan resources and their location
• Analysis of the properties and Roads master plan together with the raw Roads master plan supply.
• Feasibility studies for planning
• Costing and life cycle cost analysis
• Planning and implementation of the Roads master plan
• Funding applications

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
OBJECTIVES OF TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to achieve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on roadways. An assignment would focus mainly on research for efficient traffic flow, such as road geometry, sidewalks and crosswalks, segregated cycle facilities, lane marking, traffic signs, and intersection configuration.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to traffic engineering.
• Investigation and implementation of traffic control device installations including traffic signals, signs and pavement markings
• Implementation of improved and safe intersection geometry and control mechanisms
• Planning of geometry for new roads for developing areas
• Preparation of a Master Plan for phased improvements
• Development of an integrated transport model for the pedestrian, cycle, and vehicular movement in Clients
• Feasibility Studies
• Funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved movement of people and goods on roadways. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. We would utilize appropriate technology in the design of any road system.

Urban Developments

Under this discipline or field of expertise, we design and implement projects with the objective to implement urban development projects for the Department of Human Settlements, Municipalities and Private Developers. To optimize services and bulk supply to these developments. Including water reticulations, sewer, streets, and stormwater networks.

Water Supply

Under this discipline or field of expertise, we design and implement projects to improve the water supply, treatment, and distribution of water to Municipalities, so as to provide surety of supply to the customer or end-user.

WATER RETICULATION
OBJECTIVES OF WATER RETICULATION
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to improve the water reticulation of the Municipality, so as to provide surety of supply to the customer or end-user.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to the water reticulation network.• Analysis of existing network
• Analysis of future water demand patterns in the Municipality
• Master planning of reticulation network
• Identifying problem areas of the network
• Planning for upgrading/refurbishment of the existing pipe network
• Planning for extensions to the water network
• Feasibility studies and funding applications

WATER PURIFICATION
OBJECTIVES OF WATER PURIFICATION

The main objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to provide an adequate quality of Water Purification to the residential, business and industrial consumers of Clients, to meet the increasing demands.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK

A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to Water Purification Treatment.

• Identification of the future Water Purification demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Water Purification resources and their location

• Analysis of the properties and Water Purification quality of the raw Water Purification supply. It is important that the properties be determined for both dry and wet periods
• Determination of treatment options for the removal of contamination, colour, taste, odour, and hardness from the raw Water Purification
• Feasibility studies for comparison of options
• Costing of alternative treatment facilities
• Planning and implementation of maintenance, upgrades of existing Water Purification treatment facilities and/or development of new Water Purification treatment facilities
• Funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY

At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, there may be improved and more efficient solutions to the accepted methods of mixing, settling, filtering, sanitizing and conditioning of the Water Purification.

Utilize appropriate technology in the design and development of any Water Purification resource. As necessary we would make use of Water Purification laboratories to analyze and compare Water Purification sources and treatment techniques. All alternative treatment processes such as activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis, UV radiation, sterilization, and ozone should at least be reviewed.

WATER MASTER PLAN
OBJECTIVES OF WATER MASTER PLAN
The main objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to provide an adequate Water Master Plan for the residential, business and industrial consumers of Clients, to meet the increasing demands and do future planning.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to a Water Master Plan.

• Identification of the future Water Master Plan demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Water Master Plan resources and their location
• Analysis of the properties and Water Master Plan together with the Raw Water Master Plan supply.
• Feasibility studies for planning
• Costing and life cycle cost analysis
• Planning and implementation of the Water Master Plan
• Funding applications

WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT & CATCHMENT
OBJECTIVES OF WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT & CATCHMENT
The main objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to provide an adequate Water Demand Management & Catchment Plan for the Clients Municipal area, to meet the increasing demands and do future planning.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to a Water Demand Management & Catchment Plan.

• Identification of the future Water Demand Management & Catchment demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Water Demand Management & Catchment resources and their location
• Analysis of the properties and Water Demand Management & Catchment.
• Feasibility studies for planning
• Costing and life cycle cost analysis
• Planning and implementation of the Water Demand Management & Catchment Plan
• Funding applications

Sewer Network

Under this discipline or field of expertise, we design and implement projects to improve the bulk sewers, sewer reticulation and wastewater treatment of the Municipalities, so as to provide trouble-free and odour free disposal of wastewater from the properties of Clients (end-user to treatment and disposal).

SEWERAGE RETICULATION
OBJECTIVES OF SEWERAGE RETICULATION
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to improve the bulk sewers and sewer reticulation of the Clients Municipality, so as to provide trouble-free and odour free disposal of wastewater from the properties of Clients.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to the sewer network.

• Analysis of existing network
• Analysis of future demand patterns in the Clients Municipality
• Master planning of sewer reticulation network
• Identifying problem areas of the network
• Planning for upgrading/refurbishment of the existing sewers
• Planning for extensions to the sewerage reticulation network
• Feasibility studies and funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, small-bore systems and vacuum systems can sometimes be a consideration. We note in the brief that there is no mention of pump stations and rising mains. We would consider this to fall into the same category as sewers and would deal with any such criteria as may be necessary. We would utilize appropriate technology in the design of any sewerage reticulation system.

SEWERAGE PURIFICATION
OBJECTIVES OF SEWERAGE PURIFICATION
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to improve the sewerage purification of the Clients Municipality, so as to provide trouble-free and odour free disposal of water from the sewerage purification plant of Clients.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to the sewer plant.• Analysis of existing plant
• Analysis of future demand patterns in the Clients Municipality
• Master planning of sewer reticulation plant
• Identifying problem areas of the plant
• Planning for upgrading/refurbishment of the existing sewers
• Planning for extensions to the sewerage purification plant
• Feasibility studies and funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, there may be improved and more efficient solutions to the accepted methods of mixing, settling, filtering, sanitizing and conditioning of the Water Purification. Utilize appropriate technology in the design and development of any Water Purification resource. As necessary we would make use of Water Purification laboratories to analyze and compare Water Purification sources and treatment techniques. All alternative treatment processes such as activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis, UV radiation, sterilization, and ozone should at least be reviewed.

SEWERAGE MASTER PLAN
OBJECTIVES OF SEWERAGE MASTER PLAN
The main objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to provide an adequate Sewerage master plan for the residential, business and industrial consumers of Clients, to meet the increasing demands and do future planning.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to a Sewerage master plan.

• Identification of the future Sewerage master plan demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Sewerage master plan resources and their location
• Analysis of the properties and Sewerage master plan together with the raw Sewerage master plan supply.
• Feasibility studies for planning
• Costing and life cycle cost analysis
• Planning and implementation of the Sewerage master plan
• Funding applications

Stormwater Networks

Under this discipline or field of expertise, we design and implement projects with the objective would be to improve the stormwater management of the Clients mainly Municipalities, so as to provide trouble-free disposal of stormwater from the properties and roads of the Clients Catchment Area. The work may include stormwater pipes, catch pits, manholes, headwalls, retention ponds, grassing, channels, earthworks, protection of downstream wetlands.

STORMWATER NETWORKS & RUN-OFF
OBJECTIVES STORMWATER NETWORKS & RUN-OFF
The objective of an assignment falling under this discipline or field of expertise would be to improve the stormwater management of the Clients Municipality, so as to provide trouble-free disposal of stormwater from the properties and roads of the Clients Catchment Area.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline may include one or more of the following aspects relating to the stormwater management system.

• Analysis of existing stormwater infrastructure
• Analysis of existing and future stormwater catchment areas of the Clients Municipality
• Determination of the hydrology of the catchment areas
• Determination of minor and major stormwater disposal systems to manage the stormwater run-off determined by the hydrology
• To adopt a sustainable “green” approach to stormwater management to preserve the natural resources of the surrounding environment, in particular, the downstream wetlands and rivers
• Master planning of the stormwater system
• Identifying problem areas of the stormwater system
• Planning for upgrading/refurbishment of the stormwater system
• Planning for extensions to the stormwater management system
• Feasibility studies and funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, the modern approach to stormwater management is to adopt a sustainable “green” approach so as to preserve the natural resources of the surrounding environment. Clients, it is particularly important to preserve the low-lying wetlands and rivers. We would utilize appropriate technology in the design of any stormwater system. As necessary we would make use of stormwater routing programs to analyze and design the systems.

STORMWATER MASTER PLAN
OBJECTIVES OF STORMWATER MASTER PLAN
The project is for the provision of both new stormwater infrastructure and the upgrading of existing stormwater infrastructure in accordance with the Storm Water Master Plan. It will also include dealing with associated infrastructure. The work may include stormwater pipes, catch pits, manholes, headwalls, retention ponds, grassing, channels, earthworks, protection of downstream wetlands.

TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK
A project falling under this discipline would include several of the following aspects relating to a Stormwater master plan.
• Identification of the future Stormwater master plan demand patterns of Clients
• Knowledge of the existing and planned Stormwater master plan resources and their location
• Analysis of the properties and Stormwater master plan together with the raw Stormwater master plan supply.
• Feasibility studies for planning
• Costing and life cycle cost analysis
• Planning and implementation of the Stormwater master plan
• Funding applications

INNOVATIVE APPROACH AND TECHNOLOGY
At the outset of the project, bring engineering expertise to the table to consider any possible alternatives which may provide cost benefits or improved operational stability. We would hope to provide innovative ideas for any project for which we were appointed and would not proceed with “conventional” or historical solutions without due consideration of alternatives. For example, the modern approach to stormwater management is to adopt a sustainable “green” approach so as to preserve the natural resources of the surrounding environment. In George, it is particularly important to preserve the low-lying wetlands and rivers. We would utilize appropriate technology in the design of any stormwater system. As necessary we would make use of stormwater routing programs to analyze and design the systems.