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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     15th October 2021 The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 

AECOM launches 32nd edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22

11th October 2021 Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22. “Celebrating its 32nd edition, this guide forms part of our commitment to improve project delivery through unique and comprehensive research about the industry,” comments Dean... 

Successful transverse launch of Ashton Arch bridge a South African first

7th October 2021 The newly-completed Ashton Arch is South Africa’s first concrete tied-arch bridge constructed using a transverse launching method. Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM was responsible for all engineering aspects of the project, with the emphasis on road and bridge design, as well as project and... 

Kim Timm clinches major award at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards 2021

4th October 2021 A dedicated structural engineer who is passionate about the role of women in civil engineering, Kim Timm (Pr. Eng.), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at AECOM was announced as the Woman in Leadership of the Year at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards 2021 held in Dubai on 15... 

Looming landfill crisis faces South Africa’s largest metros

14th September 2021 It is no surprise that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town all have less than ten years of useful landfill life left, as waste management is the least prioritised municipal service in most South African municipalities. It lags significantly behind housing, water, electricity and road... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     27th August 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Develeopment Authority has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase II LHWP, with the break through of two diversion tunnels on August 16. 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     13th August 2021 The construction tender process for the Polihali dam has marked the start of the final construction phase of the water transfer component under the project. 

New Director of Architecture (Africa) at AECOM highlights the importance of diversity

22nd July 2021 New Director of Architecture (Africa) at AECOM highlights the importance of diversity 22 July 2021: The multidisciplinary work environment at infrastructure consulting firm AECOM presents unique opportunities for its architects, who normally work in their own studios. “It is quite rare to be in a... 

Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     9th July 2021 Transnet Freight Rail has approved the technical layout for a private rail terminal and private rail siding at the Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway. 

Women engineers at AECOM play a key role in uplifting local communities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd June 2021 If you are passionate about improving the day-to-day lives of communities by delivering great design solutions, then engineering is both a challenging and rewarding career to follow. Key to this is adopting a multidisciplinary approach to complex projects, which is a particular strength of... 

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