June 14, 2017

Success at Fulton Awards, South Africa

SMEC South Africa took home two awards at the recent Fulton Awards which celebrate excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete.

SMEC South Africa took home two awards at the recent Fulton Awards which celebrate excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete.

Mount Edgecombe Interchange was named the overall winner in the Infrastructure Category, submitted by SMEC South Africa as Principal Agent for the client, South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd (SANRAL).

“This project showcases the use of concrete in civil engineering infrastructure in that it encompasses nine new road bridges, one new pedestrian bridge, nine mechanically stabilised earth walls, and three soil nail retaining walls. This is a South African first. It was constructed under difficult conditions, having to deal with maintaining the requirements of the heavy existing traffic demands within a congested site”, according to the judges’ citation.

Pacaltsdorp Pedestrian Bridge was awarded a Commendation for Innovation in Concrete. “The fact that this bridge is thought to be a world first for a concrete self-anchored, arch supported, stress-ribbon bridge and showcases how functional concrete structures can be a positive addition to the local environment, makes it worthy of a commendation in this category”, concluded the judges.

Read full media release here.

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