SMEC has been engaged by the Solomon Islands Port Authority to review the proposed design for a new domestic seaport terminal in the port thoroughfare of Honiara in the Solomon Islands.
The new building is part of the port authority’s ongoing efforts to modernise domestic seaport travel and improve the terminal’s facilities for people travelling in and out of the capital city.
Hosting numerous services and attractions for port users, the proposed three-storey design’s first floor will feature cafés and shops, the second will house a public viewing gallery and ticketing offices, and the third will be dedicated to terminal offices.
In assessing the design against Australian standards SMEC will review the terminal’s architectural design with an inclusive lens and proof the space in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Our team will also conduct a thorough review of the terminal’s proposed structures, mechanical design, and electrical layout, including the requirements for a standby generator, and undertake a thorough safety and functionality analysis of the terminal’s proposed water and fire services.
SMEC has operated in the Solomon Islands since 1977. Our first project in the Solomon Islands designed and implemented a national training program for local personnel in road, bridge, and air strip construction.
Since then, SMEC has been involved in various projects including institutional studies, the Lungga power generation expansion project, and a development program to increase the standard of living in rural communities.
In October 2023, Johan Basson (Function Manager, Urban Development) received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA).
The SMEC Foundation has supported a range of projects, guided by on-the-ground support and the professional expertise of SMEC staff. The dedication and local engagement within many of our regions sets the SMEC Foundation apart from other donor organisations. Your passion for making a difference has propelled us forward, enabling us to impact lives, uplift communities, and create positive change.
In a strong display of commitment to environmental sustainability, around 50 SMEC employees recently laced up their running shoes to participate in the “Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan” (Earth Run) 2023 held on 26 November at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City. The event featured three run categories – 5K, 10K, and 25K – and was organised by the Green Media Events Company.
To bolster environmental stewardship, SMEC joined forces recently with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) for a successful tree planting initiative in Vietnam. The activity, held at Me Linh Station for Biodiversity, located around 50km north of Hanoi, marked a significant step in SMEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.