https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
Africa|Civils|Concrete|Construction|Infrastructure Specialist Group|ISG|Pipe|Pipes|PROJECT|Projects|Rocla|Rubber|Surface|Systems|Technicrete|Water|Contracting|Products|Infrastructure|Operations|Pipe
Africa|Civils|Concrete|Construction|Infrastructure Specialist Group|ISG|Pipe|Pipes|PROJECT|Projects|Rocla|Rubber|Surface|Systems|Technicrete|Water|Contracting|Products|Infrastructure|Operations|Pipe
africa|civils|concrete|construction|infrastructure-specialist-group|isg|pipe-company|pipes|project|projects|rocla|rubber|surface|systems|technicrete|water|contracting|products|infrastructure|operations|pipe

Technicrete and Rocla chosen for Eye of the South Estate project

21st June 2022

     

Font size: - +

This article has been supplied as a media statement and is not written by Creamer Media. It may be available only for a limited time on this website.

Set amongst the unspoilt rolling hills, grass and woodlands that surround the Eikenhof, Midvaal area, south of Johannesburg, the Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate has been developed to offer the best that life can offer a homeowner – a quality lifestyle with quality residential finishes.

Construction and civils contracting company, Down to Earth Civils, selected Technicrete and Rocla for the supply of paving, manholes and stormwater pipes for Phase One of the project, which when completed will have over 2,000 residential homes and apartments. The project commenced in August 2021 and was completed towards the end of  2021. Additionally, Technicrete will be supplying 18,900 m2  of DZZ 60 mm Slate pavers for Phase Two of the Eye of Africa resort which commenced mid-2022.

Down to Earth Civils, Senior Site Agent Philip Foster said “We have worked with both Technicrete and Rocla on projects over the years and we selected them for the Eye of the South project primarily due to the high quality of their pre-cast concrete paving and stormwater related products, their delivery scheduling and their competitive pricing”.

“The 25,000 m2 of main roadways throughout the estate have been paved with Technicrete’s DZZ 60 mm slate coloured interlocking pavers. It is a quality paver that offers the durability required by an estate of this size” said Foster.

Grant Fourie, Sales Consultant at Technicrete Olifantsfontein said “The DZZ 60 mm pavers form a continuous interlocking hard wearing surface overlay and once they have been fully applied give a visually pleasing finish to the roadways throughout the Eye of the South Estate. We will be supplying a further 18,900 m2 of our DZZ’s to the second phase of the Eye of the South project”.

“We have a good working relationship with Down to Earth Civils and our ability to manufacture quickly, efficiently and meet the scheduling demands associated with the Eye of the South development made us the preferred partner” commented Fourie.

“As with all residential and commercial developments appropriate stormwater drainage and sewage systems must be installed to meet the needs of the expected water capture levels at the estate and we

selected stormwater pipes and manholes from Rocla. They are recognised throughout the country as the preferred product for stormwater reticulation and redirection” said Foster.

To meet the estate’s stormwater requirements Rocla supplied 675 meters of interlocking joint pipes. The IJ pipes are specifically designed and manufactured for stormwater applications. The male/female type joint is formed inside the wall of the pipe, eliminating any widening of the pipe, and therefore the outside dimensions of the pipe remain constant. The joint itself is used for centering the pipe during laying operations, thus making the process easier.

Fourie added “Although the IJ pipe is primarily designed for use in a non-watertight pipe-line, rubber collars can be supplied to facilitate a measure of water tightness. These can be used where the ingress of groundwater needs to be avoided, and the more expensive rubber ring joint pipe is not necessary”.

“The pipes are manufactured in 2,44m and 1,22m, but can be manufactured in special lengths to meet specified customer requirements. The standard strength classes for these pipes are 50D, 75D and 100D (Refer to SABS 677). Special intermediate strengths or heavier loading requirements can be designed and manufactured. These are subject to various material constraints, but will be evaluated by our engineers on an ad hoc basis” concluded Fourie.

Rocla also supplied 142 manhole units of 1000mm in diameter to the estate.

Technicrete and Rocla are part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group of companies (ISG).

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

Comments

Showroom

Rittal
Rittal

Rittal is a world leading provider of top-quality integrated systems for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Rentech
Rentech

Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
24th May 2024

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.318 0.377s - 166pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now