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Project Highlight: HATFIELD SQUARE STUDENT HOUSING

This student housing project located in Hatfield, Pretoria is one of EDS Engineers’ flagship projects offering +/- 91 600m2 of building area. The development consists primarily of student accommodation and includes four basement levels forming a super-basement below four towering concrete framed buildings.

The four buildings are linked on ground level with a mixture of retail and open courtyard spaces. The building rooftops include communal gardens and pool areas with scenic views of the surrounding Pretoria neighborhoods.

EDS is proud to have provided Professional Engineering Services in the form of Structural, Civil and Traffic Engineering to this development.

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Meet the Directors: GD Joubert: Derik van Eyk

Derik is one of the senior associates at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Civil Engineering degree and Honours degree from the University of Pretoria, he has 10 years’ experience in the industry. Derik joined EDS in 2018 as a professional registered engineer and is an expert in Civil 3D and IDAS. He acted as the lead civil engineer on the recently completed 60 000 m2 Teraco JB4 Earthworks. With special consideration to the design of a soil raft for dolomitic conditions and the stormwater attenuation facility, this is one of the highly rated EDS projects.

Derik loves his job, but when not working he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his mountain bike, fly fishing or hunting.

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The directors, senior associates and associates at EDS Engineers are all professionally registered with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
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Project Highlight: Data Centre, Kempton Park

EDS Engineers have a long-standing relationship with Africa’s largest data centre provider. We are proud to again be appointed as the Professional Engineers involved in this new data centre development in Kempton Park.

Services include:

  • Design of bulk earthworks, dolomitic soil conditions.
  • Site services such as stormwater sewer and water reticulation
  • Design of structural system including specialized foundations for dolomitic soil conditions.

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Meet the Directors: GD Joubert

GD is one of the directors at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Structural Engineering degree and Honours degree from the University of Pretoria, he has been involved in a vast range of sizeable projects including large warehouses, data centres, residential developments and more, contributing great value to his 11 years’ experience in the industry. GD joined EDS Engineers in 2015 as a professional registered engineer and forms part of the team driving the Company’s vision for success and excellent service.

When not working, GD enjoys all types of adventurous activities, he loves playing golf and being outdoors. He also never misses an opportunity to travel or go hunting. He is passionate about his friends and family.

All the directors, senior associates and associates at EDS Engineers are professionally registered with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The directors are actively involved in all projects, from concept through to design and execution.

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Meet the Directors: Hendrik Steenkamp

Hendrik has been part of the EDS team since 2015 and has a B.Eng. Civil Engineering degree and a B.Eng. honours degree in Structural Engineering. His 11 years’ experience in the structural engineering field afforded him the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects such as high-rise buildings, deep basement structures, office and residential buildings, data centres, shopping centres, motor dealerships, warehouses and various mining structures. He has been a professionally registered engineer (Pr. Eng.) with ECSA since 2014.

Hendrik enjoys spending time on the road visiting various nature destinations with his family, with the Kruger National Park being one of their regular routes.

As part of the board of directors since 2018, he actively contributes to the vision for excellence. The directors are actively involved in all projects, from concept through to design and execution.

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We are excited to welcome Luan Barendrecht to the EDS team.

Luan boasts a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and is member of the Golden Key Society of the faculty. (Academic top 15%). Being the youngest member of the team, he has a bright future ahead and is keen to further his engineering knowledge with post graduate studies in hydraulics.

Welcome to EDS Engineers, adding your skills to the team to ensure we keep offering quality services to our clients.

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Project Showcase: Ford Silverton Warehouse

The new Ford Warehouse, situated in Silverton (Pretoria), was successfully completed in 2020. The project consists of 9 800m² warehouse area, with 2 200m² office space and 9 500m² external works.

EDS is proud to be the appointed Consulting Engineers on this warehouse project. Our engineers assisted in the planning of the complete project and were responsible for the design of the civil and structural works as follow:

  • Structural design of all steel and concrete works.
  • Design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation
  • Loading yard / zones and paved parking areas

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Meet the Directors: Ian Bruyns

Ian Bruyns is a director and chairman at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Civil Engineering and Masters’ degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, he has 27 years’ experience in the industry.

As part of the executive team, he ensures that projects are run on time with service excellence as high priority. Ian joined EDS Engineers in 2006 and with the support of the other directors, he has a clear vision for the company in a competitive industry.

“As a team, we will always strive for excellence from concept to execution to provide the best engineering and project management services to our clients.  We pride ourselves in delivering personal, tailor-made and hands-on service to our clients.”

All the directors, senior associates and associates at EDS Engineers are professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The directors are actively involved in all projects – from concept through to design and execution.

Meet the Directors: Garnet van der Walt

Garnet is a director at EDS Engineers. He is responsible for the Civil and Transportation Engineering divisions in the firm. This includes earthworks, civil engineering services, roads design, traffic engineering and road safety. Garnet holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Honours Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Pretoria. Garnet joined EDS Engineers in 2001 and brings 26 years’ experience in a wide range of civil and transportation engineering projects.

Garnet is an avid aviation enthusiast and has a passion for classic cars.

All the directors and associates at EDS Engineers are professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and actively involved in all projects undertaken. The team at EDS Engineers is ready to partner with you on your new project.

Project Review: Woodmead Drive upgrades, Gauteng

The Woodmead Drive upgrade project was successfully completed. Situated in Woodmead/Sandton area the project comprises upgrades of Woodmead Drive from Pretoria Main Road to Woodlands Drive, as well as improvements at the intersections of Woodlands Drive and Western Services Road. The project scope included the design and construction of the new diverging diamond interchange on Woodmead Drive.

EDS Engineers is proud to have been the consulting engineers for this significant road infrastructure project to alleviate traffic congestion in the Woodmead node. With complete responsibilities from planning, design and construction monitoring, our services included the following:

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Geometric design
  • Stormwater design
  • Construction monitoring

Atterbury Quarter Link Interchange, Pretoria

The upgrading of Atterbury Road in the Menlyn area has recently been completed with the opening of the new Atterbury Road Quarter Link interchange. The interchange provides access to the Menlyn Maine precinct from Atterbury Road. Atterbury Road has been upgraded to three lanes per direction for traffic plus dedicated lanes for the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit System. Provision was made for a future station along the bus route at the new interchange. Provision was also made for non-motorised transport in the form of a walkway and cycle lane along Atterbury Road.

EDS is proud to have been the consulting engineers for this significant road infrastructure project in Tshwane. We were responsible for all aspects of the planning, design and construction monitoring. Our services included the following:

  • Traffic engineering
  • Geometric design
  • Bridge design
  • Stormwater design
  • Construction monitoring.

Meet the Directors: Hergen Fekken

Hergen is one of the directors at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Structural Engineering degree and Honours degree from the University of Pretoria, he has 27 years’ experience in the industry. Hergen joined EDS Engineers in 1993 freshly out of university and forms part of the team driving the company’s vision for success and excellent service.

When not working, Hergen is a genuine petrol head and loves rally car racing. He won the SA Rally Drivers Championship in 2008 and 2009.

All the directors, senior associates and associates at EDS Engineers are professionally registered with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The directors are actively involved in all projects, from concept through to design and execution.

Jewel City Precint, Johannesburg

A new vision for Jozi’s CBD is the newly completed Jewel City. This project includes a residential, commercial and retail development. It is a DiverCity project. (A partnership between Atterbury, iThemba and Talis).

This urban renewal is transforming the area into a revitalized neighbourhood. The vision for Jewel City was to evolve the precinct, revolutionising a significant portion of Joburg’s inner city and incorporating business, housing and creative spaces to be used by people from all walks of life.

The Jewel City precinct covers six city blocks and includes about 1 470 residential units, 22 500 m2 of commercial / office space as well as 7 000 m2 retail space with outlets such as Shoprite, Clicks, Pep, McDonald’s. Significantly the project included the construction of two new residential blocks – The Emerald (8-storey, 285 Units) and The Onyx (13-storey, 665 Units).

EDS Engineers is proud to be associated with this mixed-used project, our services included the following:

  • Structural: Design of The Onyx a 13-storey concrete framed apartment building with basement and ground level parking, ground level retail and 11-storeys residential consisting of 665 units. Design of The Emerald a 8-storey concrete framed apartment building with the full 8-storeys residential consisting of 285 units. Conversion of existing buildings Block 1 to residential (6-storey, 490 Units) and Blocks 2,4 & 5 to commercial and office buildings.
  • Civil: Design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, paved parking areas and pedestrianisation of Fox street.
  • Traffic: Impact study, signal design and closure of Fox street for exclusive pedestrian use.

Project Review: Castle Gate

Partnering with Atterbury Property, EDS Engineers offered civil engineering services for the new Castle Gate commercial and retail development in Tshwane. The upgraded road infrastructure will improve transport in the area, while the precinct has been designed for optimal use by commercial, retail and residential tenants. Castle Gate is a truly world-class and modern multi-use development.

EDS Engineering services included:

  • Traffic: Impact study and signal design
  • Stormwater: Design of stormwater for Castle Gate precinct and surrounding residential area totalling approximately 11 m³/s
  • Roads: Design, contract administration and construction monitoring for road upgrades. Road upgrades include the construction of all internal and external roads. Construction will also include a new three lane bridge on Solomon Mahlangu across the N1 highway.

Welcome to the EDS team

We are excited to announce three new engineers that will add their valued skills to the EDS team.

Chris Botha boasts an honours degree in structural engineering, while Milner Benadé will join as a junior civil engineer and Dylan Hart as a junior structural engineer.

Welcome to EDS Engineers, we look forward to collaborating as a team to ensure we keep offering quality services to our clients.

Project Review: IQ Brooklyn Apartments

Uniqon Wonings partnered with EDS Engineers to create a prestigious new development –  iQ Brooklyn apartments situated in Brooklyn, Pretoria. This contemporary development with 344 luxury apartments, is built on energy-saving design concepts and include modern extras like fibre internet, bio-access control, central DSTV and other amenities.

Engineering services included:

  • Structural: Design of reinforced concreted framed buildings consisting of a basement, ground and six residential levels to a combined area of 40 000m² GBA. The building system consisted of piled foundations, transfer level on first floor to transfer from a parking to residential occupancy layout, and concrete shear wall system to roof level.
  • Civil: Encompassed bulk earthwork with lateral support up to the property boundary all round, stormwater and sewer planning.
  • Traffic: Traffic impact studies were performed to facilitate rezoning to a high-density residential development.

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Turning possibilities into reality

EDS Engineers (EDS) is a professional consulting engineering firm with over 40 years’ experience. EDS delivers sustainable, custom made solutions through innovative design and personal service, thereby creating wealth for our clients and the community. This makes EDS the first choice for clients and staff.

The EDS Team

The EDS directors, senior associates and associates are all professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The directors are actively involved in all projects from design to execution – supported by a team of 35 qualified and experienced engineers, technologists, technicians and draughts people.

Excellence in Project Delivery

Project execution is accomplished by using the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) compliant software and technology available in the industry to enhance project coordination, while focusing on cost-effective and tailor-made solutions to deliver outstanding projects.

EDS is known for various project design services – ranging from large-scale commercial, residential and industrial projects. Our portfolio includes prestigious projects such as the Jewel City inner city rejuvenation project in Johannesburg, various Teraco Data Centres requiring specialised designs for exceptionally heavy floor loads and projects such as the Centurion Gate which required specialised foundation design for dolomitic soil conditions.

Other projects include low- and high-rise residential buildings such as the Hatfield Square redevelopment, motor dealerships, mining structures, traffic studies, road designs and civil engineering infrastructure. Current road projects include the upgrading of the Woodmead Drive interchange in Gauteng to a diverging diamond type interchange to increase capacity.

Complete Engineering Service

EDS is proud to offer a comprehensive service from start to finish, while stringent measures are implemented to ensure quality control on each project. EDS strives to offer unmatched professional service to all clients and end users.

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T: +27 (0)12 991 1205  /  E: info@edseng.co.za

Congratulations

Congratulations to Marinus de Jager (Pr.Eng) who was recently bestowed a globally recognised Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification through the Project Management Institute – demonstrating knowledge, skills and experience to lead and direct projects, using tools and techniques based on international standards and best practices.

With a B.Eng Civil and Honours degree behind his name, Marinus is a project management expert at EDS Engineers, with key responsibilities of comprehensive planning, executing to managing teams and to successfully deliver excellent and timely projects.

Well done, we are proud of you Marinus and pleased to have you as part of the EDS team.