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Concor hands over high speed Ikusasa Project at Oxford Parks Precinct

Applying innovative construction methods and its well-established quality and scheduling systems, Concor has met another tight deadline with the handover this February of the Ikusasa building in Rosebank, Johannesburg.   The building – which features four storeys above ground and three basement levels – is part of the popular Oxford Parks mixed-use precinct in Johannesburg, and will be occupied by Anglo American Global Shared Services (AGSS). According the Concor site agent Warren Mills, the company’s [...]

Milestone at Msikaba project with jacking of south pylon legs

The Msikaba Bridge Project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata achieved an engineering milestone this month, as the legs of the bridge’s south pylon were hydraulically jacked apart.   The 580 metre long, stay cable bridge – which will span the 198 metre deep Msikaba Gorge – forms part of the N2 Wild Coast project being undertaken by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and is under construction [...]

Concor builds to Top-Level Green Rating at IKUSASA

Its commitment to Zero Harm and sustainability ideally positioned Concor to complete the Ikusasa office block in Rosebank’s Oxford Parks precinct to 6-Star SA Office V1.1 green standards.   According to Concor contract manager Martin Muller, the company has constructed a number of buildings in this development and elsewhere to 5-Star Green Star SA level in terms of the Green Buildings Council South Africa (GBCSA) certification. Ikusasa will be the first one of its [...]

Concor starts work on fast-track student block

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is hard at work on the latest student accommodation project in Braamfontein, Johannesburg - a much-needed contribution to the national shortage of these facilities.   The Groove, a substantial 13-storey development, will provide space for 899 students, and is conveniently located just opposite the South Gate of Wits University. Concor is working with developer Growthpoint Properties, who in turn is operating on behalf of Durban-based fund manager Vulindlela.   In addition [...]

Concor progresses with Majuba Ash Disposal Facility

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is over halfway with extending the continuous ash disposal facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Majuba power station near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. This project will ensure that Majuba can continue generating electricity while complying with ever-stricter environmental regulations regarding the responsible storage of waste.   According to Mabandla Dlamini, contracts director at Concor, the extended ADF will accommodate ongoing ash generation at the power station until February 2036. The project is being [...]

Construction of the MeerKAT Extension gets underway

Concor, the leading black-owned construction company, in partnership with OptiPower, is building the foundations and infrastructure for 20 more dishes for the pioneering MeerKAT radio telescope. A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – which will be the world’s largest radio telescope – the MeerKAT project has already allowed astronomers to deliver unprecedented results.    Its remote location in an arid area about 90 km from the town of Carnarvon is perfect for its [...]

Concor recognised For Excellence at Best Projects again

Concor Construction has been recognised for excellence at the Construction World Best Projects 2021 Awards with two of its projects each receiving an award.   While both projects entered are quite different, the hallmark of quality construction underpinned both. The Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg received a Highly Commended in the AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction category, while the 300 bed Covid-19 facility at the Jubilee Hospital site north of Pretoria in [...]

Managing construction waste is part of Greener Future

Climate change is now everyone’s concern, and black women-owned construction leader Concor’s efforts to operate more efficiently and sustainably include the way it deals with its construction waste.   According to Leah Nwedamutswu, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) officer at Concor, the company’s commitment to Zero Harm embraces staff, the community and the environment. Growing awareness of climate change imperatives has led the company to develop performance strategies to carefully manage water use, [...]

Concor’s Innovative Paarl Rock Shows The Way

Construction is underway at Paarl Rock, the fifth building in Concor’s 22-hectare Conradie Park development in Cape Town.   Piling for the eight-storey block began in May 2021, marking the start of a one-year building programme, according to Mark Schonrock, property development manager at Concor. Paarl Rock will comprise 266 architecturally designed apartments in an affordable model for first-time home owners.   The block is underpinned by 158 continuous flight auger (CFA) piles, which [...]

Concor poised for growth as better year begins

With 2021 heralding some long-awaited improvements for the construction sector, Concor is leveraging its new operating model to position itself for growth.   The pace of tender roll-out for civil infrastructure work has picked up this year, as have aspects of the building sector. The mining sector – Concor’s other key focus – has also seen a welcome change of fortunes in recent years.   According to Fezeka Nompumza, Concor’s executive for business development and [...]

Concor Nurtures Key Construction Expertise in SA

Building vital engineering and construction management skills for South Africa remains a priority for leading black-owned contractor Concor, despite the challenging environment for the construction sector.   The company’s two-year Graduate Mentorship Programme – combined with its bursary scheme – continues to generate top-class professionals for the business and the broader sector, says Concor’s training manager Shannyn Karshagen.   “The interns that enter our programme this year will have all received financial support from Concor [...]

Concor to construct Ikusasa Office Block at Oxford Parks

Concor has been awarded the contract to construct the new Ikusasa office block at Oxford Parks in Rosebank. Work started on the building, which will house Anglo Global Shared Services (AGSS), at the beginning of March 2021 and is scheduled for completion in January 2022.   The four storey building will be constructed on three basement levels of approximately 10 326 m2 and will have four office levels totalling approximately 7 555m2 GLA. It is [...]

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