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Oxford Parks Phase 2 takes Building Contractor Win at Best Projects

Meticulous coordination by Concor on the Oxford Parks Phase 2 project facilitated the smooth and simultaneous construction of the different buildings and was one of the reasons Concor won the Building Contractor category at Construction World’s Best Projects 2020. The project was also acknowledged with a Highly Commended Award in the AfriSam Innovation Award in Sustainable Construction.   Oxford Parks is a focal point along Oxford Road in Rosebank and on completion will house [...]

Another Wind Farm Success for Concor

Concor has put its stamp of experience and quality on another renewable energy project – this time the Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo, 40 km north of Matjiesfontein. This project won the Civil Engineering category in Construction World’s Best Projects 2020. It also received a Highly Commended Award in the AfriSam Innovation in Sustainable Construction category.   The 47-turbine, 147 MW project has been developed by Red Rocket under government’s REIPPPP initiative, and [...]

Oxford Parks Phase 2 – Another Concor Buildings Success Story

Oxford Parks is an architectural focal point along Oxford Road in Rosebank. On completion, this site will house five buildings on a master basement structure. Oxford Parks Phase 2 is a testimony to meticulous coordination on the part of Concor Buildings to ensure the concurrent construction of three different buildings would run smoothly.   This phase includes the simultaneous construction of 203 Oxford Road – Life Healthcare’s new 10 000 m2 head office, 8 Parks [...]

Efficiency a Key Driver in Environmental Stewardship

Demanding economic conditions – aggravated by stoppages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – have highlighted the value of environmental stewardship in the construction sector.   “A key focus of good environmental stewardship is on project efficiency,” says Bruce Paul, environmental manager at Concor. “It is vital that contractors develop end-to-end engineering processes that conserve resources and manage risk – now more than ever.”   Before construction on a project even starts, Concor considers issues including [...]

Work resumes Covid-Style on Cape Town High-Rise

The highest residential block in Cape Town’s city centre – 16 On Bree – has resumed construction, but under demanding new Covid-19 conditions. The project is being developed by FWJK Developments.   This makes Concor Western Cape, the contractor on the project, a pioneer in the application of Covid-19 health protocols in a building of this height and complexity, says senior contracts manager Collin Morilly.   “With the large number of people on a site [...]

Concor develops youth to meet future challenges

Concor Construction’s history of investing in youth now has a special relevance: helping young South Africans to develop agility for a challenging future.   According to Donique de Figueiredo, employee engagement and talent manager at Concor Construction, agility is one of the company’s core values – a quality that has been tested by the Covid-19 pandemic.   “Now more than ever, we are living in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity,” says De Figueiredo. [...]

Concor paves the way for remote Botswana Mine

Tackling the demanding conditions of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, Concor Infrastructure is nearing completion of a 35 km access road for the Khoemacau Copper Silver Starter Project. Concor is also busy with constructing a parallel haul road , as well as conducting earthworks and concrete civils at the Khoemacau Boseto processing plant.   The Khoemacau Copper Project, located in the central Kalahari copper belt some 65 km southwest of Maun, is developing underground operations at its [...]

Iconic Msikaba Bridge to be built by Concor-MECSA JV

Destined to be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa according to www.highestbridges.com, the Msikaba Bridge is being constructed by Concor Infrastructure in a joint venture with Mota Engil Construction. Significant work has already been done on the establishment infrastructure to support the construction works. Work on the approach roads and the significant pylon foundations and anchor blocks for the bridge are currently under construction.   Being built over the Msikaba Gorge near Lusikisiki in the [...]

Concor wins Ash Dump Project at Kendal Power Station

Concor Infrastructure’s order pipeline has received a further boost with the awarding of a contract to extend the ash disposal facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Kendal power station near Ogies in Mpumalanga.   According to Concor Infrastructure managing director, Eric Wisse, the work focuses on the construction of a continuous lined ash dump and its associated infrastructure. The extended facility will be capable of accommodating the ash generated by Kendal until the year 2032.   The [...]

Majuba Ash Facility gives 2020 a good start for Concor

Concor has kicked off the year strongly, winning a significant Eskom contract for the extension of Majuba Power Station’s Ash Disposal Facility (ADF).   “This award signals the faith of the market in Concor’s stability, depth of expertise and engineering heritage,” says newly appointed Concor CEO Lucas Tseki. “As always, there is considerable urgency to complete this project. We look forward to completing it on time and on budget with our well-established commitment to safety [...]

NEW CONCOR HEAD URGES QUICKER PACE TO CONSTRUCTION RECOVERY

Concor’s new group CEO Lucas Tseki is confident South Africa’s construction sector is turning the corner, provided there is no further delay in the adjudication and awarding of large infrastructure contracts by government agencies.   “Concor has weathered one of the industry’s worst downturns and emerged with a robust balance sheet to capitalise on our current and future opportunities,” says Tseki. He says government needs to send the right message by speedily awarding contracts and [...]

Health & Safety Key Drivers for Concor at Oxford Parks Project

Health and safety are key drivers for Concor Buildings at the construction of Oxford Parks Phase I which is due for completion in stages during 2020. This project comprises the construction of four mixed-use premium office and retail buildings, and a fifth building which will house a hotel.   Accommodating the workforce and all subcontractors required for the simultaneous construction of the various structures, means that there can be no compromise on health and safety. [...]

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