The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) is the anchor sponsor for this year's Fulton Awards competition which, as always, features some of the most prestigious construction projects in Southern Africa.
Projects entered in the civil engineering category are the Nelson Mandela Bridge (Johannesburg), Mohale Dam (Lesotho), Chapman's Peak Rockfall Protection (Cape Town), Zambezi River Bridge (Zambia), Coega Harbour River Mouth (Port Elizabeth), Lucilia Poort Dam (Zimbabwe), Isibonelo Coal Bunker (Trichardt), ATF silo (Richards Bay), Durban Harbour Quay Wall, and Town Hill Road (Durban).
In the building category, the contenders are Plumpjack Wine Estates (Cape Town), uShaka Marine Theme Park (Durban), Nova Vida Township Development (Angola), Suncoast Casino (Durban), Constitutional Court (Johannesburg), The Oysters (Umhlanga Rocks), Clearwater Mall (Johannesburg), Bowman Gilfillan Head Office (Johannesburg), LG Warehouse and offices (Durban), The Innovation Hub Project (Pretoria), Sohco Amalinda Housing Project (East London), Escom Parkade (Johannesburg), and Sibaya Casino's Tilt-up Facades (Durban North).
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, Plumpjack Wine Estates, Mohale Dam, Chapman's Peak Rockfall Protection, Zambezi River Bridge, Coega Harbour River Mouth, Nova Vida, Constitutional Court, Lucilia Poort Dam, Clearwater Mall, Isibonelo Coal Bunker, Roodeplaat Dam Wall, ATF Silo, and the Innovation Hub Project were also entered in the design aspects category.
A concrete mezzanine slab designed for Robertson & Caine (Cape Town) was solely entered in this category.
In the aesthetic appeal category, contenders are the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Plumpjack Wine Estates, Chapman's Peak Rockfall Protection, Zambezi River Bridge, uShaka Marine Theme Park, Suncoast Casino, Constitutional Court, Clearwater Mall, Escom Parkade, and Sibaya Casino Tilt-up Facades.
Nineteen of the entries were also entered in the construction techniques category, and the South African Ready Mix Association (SARMA) has entered its programme - which outlines the advantages of using ready mix concrete - in a special category.
The winners will be announced at a gala function at Caesars, Gauteng, on Friday, June 24.