MEDIA AND NEWS

EDS welcomes new team members
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Feb 2024

EDS is excited to welcome the new members:

  • Ferdi Wolff as Structural Detailing Manager.
  • Jacques Bothma as Structural Engineer.
  • Werner Fourie as Civil Engineer.
  • Ernie van Antwerpen as Civil Engineer.

๐–๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ƒ๐’ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ.

EDS Engineers consists of an experienced and well-trained team of engineers, technologists, technicians, and draughts people. All the directors, senior associates and associates are all professionally registered withย Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

 

 

PROJECT:ย IQ Bishops Court Brooklyn โ€“ Residential Development

Feb 2024

This new Residential Development in Brooklyn comprises 119 units and is the latest in Uniqonโ€™s property portfolio.

As the consulting engineers, we are excited about the progress made on the basement for this development. The completion is set for 2024. We are working closely with the project team and contractor to ensure the delivery of excellence in Structural and Civil Engineering.

#Eds #Uniqon #civilEngineering #structuralEngineering

View our completed projects.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:ย NEW ASSOCIATE
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Feb 2024

Congratulations to Johan de Jager on his promotion to Associate at EDS Engineers.

ย As a Professional Engineer with more than 7 years of experience, Johan is an integral part of the success of EDS Engineers. We are proud to have him as part of the management team and look forward to the impact he will bring.

 

Congratulations and best wishes for this new role.

ย 

 

 

 

PROJECT: Rockfields Village in Centurion

Jan 2024

EDS Engineers is the Structural Engineers on the new commercial development in Centurion appointed by Power of Co Developers. Rockfields Village Centurion will be a safe, family-focused, mixed-use destination, located next to the N14 highway.

At the heart of Rockfields Village is an outdoor green square with unique outdoor play areas for children, wrapped with showrooms for artisans and creators of one-of-a-kind masterpieces, hand-made products, entertainment and, unique food experiences. A 500-seat auditorium to host live music events, product launches and theatre performances.

Project details:

  • Combined building size is 5,102ย m
  • Combined suspended slab areas are 2,570 m
  • Structural design of steelwork, including columns, composite beams and facades.
  • Design of reinforced concrete foundations, ground beams and more.

View our completed projects.

 

Ready for 2024!
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Itโ€™s a new year, a fresh start with many opportunities for growth, new projects, and great engineering achievements.

Wishing everyone a successful 2024.

 

 

 

LP9 Spec Warehouse Development, Johannesburg

Nov 2023

EDS Engineers is the appointed Structural and Civil engineers to the LP9 Spec Warehouse Development in Jukskei View Johannesburg for ATTACQ Limited.

The development includes three warehouses with a total footprint area of +-14 000m2, including 1 550m2 offices on the ground and first floor levels.

Structural Engineering design included:

  • Structural steel roof with spans up to 24m x 23m and 10,5m clear height.
  • Concrete foundations, columns, loading docks and Tilt-Up walls.
  • Large panel fibre-reinforced Industrial concrete floor to FM2 tolerance.
  • Double-storey concrete framed office buildings.

Civil Engineering included:

  • Earthworks design and optimisation.
  • Block retaining walls.
  • Hardstands for loading yards.
  • Roads & paving for parking areas.
  • Stormwater management.
  • Water and sewer services reticulation.

View our completed projects.

 

PROJECT UPDATE: Monteer Warehouse โ€“ Johannesburg
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17 November 2023

The Monteer Warehouse Project for Growthpoint Properties, started in January 2023, is nearing completion. The 25 000 m2 sized warehouse is an impressive 360 m long with a 13.5 m clear height and FM2 floor to accommodate high racking.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING included:

The design of the new warehouse structure, including

  • Structural steel roof with spans of 24m x 24m and 13,5m clear height.
  • Concrete foundations, columns, loading docks and,
  • Large panel fibre-reinforced Industrial concrete floor to FM2 tolerance.
  • Alterations to existing office block.

CIVIL ENGINEERING included:

  • Earthworks design and optimisation.
  • Hardstand for loading yard areas.
  • Roads & paving for parking areas.
  • Stormwater management.
  • Water and sewer services reticulation.

We are pleased with another remarkable projection completed.

View our portfolio of completed projects

 

Johan de Jager – another Pr. Eng for EDS
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Nov 2023

Congratulations to Johan de Jager for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

Johan holds a B.Eng Civil Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria. He joined EDS in 2017 as a Civil Engineer, and with over 6 years of experience, he is a valued team member in the civil and transportation engineering division.

Well done Johan, we are proud to have you on the EDS Team.

EDS Engineers now has 14 Professionally Registered Engineers (Pr. Eng), always striving to offer complete and tailor-made engineering solutions.

 

 

Steel Awards Winner!

Oct 2023

EDS Engineers has been awarded a Steel Award for 2023 on 19 October by Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC).
We are proud to receive the prize for the best KZN Project with our role as the Structural Engineers for the Pepkor Warehouse in Hammarsdale.

The Pepkor Warehouse is to serve as a distribution centre for the Pepkor group and has the following exciting features:

  • Total of 105 770 m2 of covered warehouse and canopy space.
  • Main Pepkor office of 5 500 m2.
  • A total of 4 node offices of 500m2 each.
  • Two underpasses/access tunnels, over 50 m long, to transport personnel below the truck yard space for their safety and unhindered truck movements above.
  • Internal double-level mezzanine floors with a total area of 56 000 m2.
  • 15.8 m Eaves height.
  • 27.5 m Apex height in the centre of the warehouse.

Well done to the entire professional team, contractors and all our EDS Staff members involved with this prestigious project.

Partner with us.

 

Project Update 2: ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€, ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ

Sept 2023

The Builders Express in Polokwane, with the main structure size of 3ย 290 m2, is near completion. EDS Engineers provides Structural and Civil Engineering services, and we love to be on-site, be involved and be part of the complete development process.

We pride ourselves in the ability to deliver a seamless, well-rounded service to our clients, from pre-feasibility studies to occupation.

We are thankful to add another successful development to our project portfolio.

ย View more completed projects online at www.edseng.co.za/projects/

Project Highlight: SOUTH HILLS RESIDENTIAL

Aug 2023

South Hills is an integrated residential development located along the Klipriviersberg with views of the Johannesburg CBD skyline, led by the Calgro M3 Group. Various green initiatives and energy-saving technologies are being implemented, such as gas for water heating (geysers) and cooking.

EDS Engineers is proud to be part of the development of Erf 3058, South Hills Extension 6, consisting of 10 four-storey apartment blocks with a total of 320 units, a multi-purpose sports field, and a clubhouse.

EDS Engineers is the consulting engineers, and our professional engineering services for this project include:

  • Structural design of reinforced concrete foundations.
  • Structural design of multi-storey load-bearing brickwork apartment blocks.
  • Design of earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, and paved parking areas.

๐–๐„๐‹๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐„
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Aug 2023

We are excited to announce the appointment of Pieter Kruger as Structural Engineer.

Pieter boasts a B Eng Civil degree from the University of Pretoria and will join the EDS team in Pretoria.

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

CONGRATULATIONS

Aug 2023

Congratulations to Chris Botha for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

Chris obtained a B.Eng Civil degree with honours in Structural Engineering from the University of Pretoria. He joined EDS in 2020 as a Structural Engineer, and has over 6 yearsโ€™ experience in the industry adding great value to the company.

Well done Chris, we are proud to have you as part of the EDS Team.

EDS Engineers now has 13 Professionally Registered Engineers (Pr. Eng), always striving to offer complete and tailor-made engineering solutions.

University of Venda Faculty of Health Sciences in Thohoyandou, Limpopo

Aug 2023

EDS Engineering was the appointed structural engineers for this modern alteration and addition project of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda.

The project entailed the rectification of the original building, as well as the addition of +- 2200mยฒ of usable area. The faculty consists of laboratories, lecture halls, offices, a gymnasium, and other amenities.

Our services included the following:

  • Structural design of steelwork, including columns, composite beams and facades.
  • Design of reinforced concrete foundations, piles, ground beams and more

We are delighted to have this aesthetically pleasing building as one of our completed projects in 2023.
Read more about our projects.

PROJECT UPDATE: Castle Gate Mixed-Use Development

Jul 2023

Appointed by Atterbury Property, EDS Engineering is truly proud to be the principal engineers for the upgrading of the external civil services of the Castle Gate Development. The 22nd of July 2023 marked the placement of eight x 70-tonne pre-cast beams for constructing the new bridge on Solomon Mahlangu Drive across the N1 Freeway which consists of five lanes in each direction. As a result, the bridge will alleviate the traffic congestion that has plagued Pretoria East for decades.

The project includes upgrading the Solomon Mahlangu Drive dual carriageway from Boeing Street (at Waterkloof High School) to the R21 Interchange. The works also comprise all internal road upgrades to serve the Castle Gate Development.

A special thanks to the project team: Atterbury Properties, Jodan Construction and Civilcon. It is a pleasure to work with a skilled team.

The full project is estimated to be completed by January 2024.

PROJECT UPDATE: Data Centre, Brackenfell, Cape Town
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Jul 2023

Despite the recent rain and flooding in Cape Town, this Data Centre development is progressing well. The foundation piling has been completed, and the main building work commenced. We are looking forward to seeing this 50ย 000m2 GBA world-class development completed.

Our Professional Engineering services include:

Structural:

  • Two-storey reinforced concrete framed building.
  • The building consists of highly loaded storage areas.
  • Specialised structural design performed to include seismic load conditions for Zone 1 seismic region.
  • Poor soil conditions necessitated deep piled foundations.

ย Civil:

  • Design of bulk earthworks.
  • Stormwater, sewer, water reticulation.
  • Paved parking and internal roads.

Project Management:ย 

  • Project Management services.
  • Principal Agent services in terms of JBCC contract.
  • Contract management and administration.
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams.

 

See more Data Centre Projects >ย 

#eds #engineering #datacentre #structuralENG

NEW PROJECT: Edward Snell & Co Warehouse – Johannesburg

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Jul 2023

Located in Isando near OR Tambo Airport, this 25 000 m2 sized new warehouse is 360 m long. The warehouse will serve as a distribution centre with high racking accommodated within the structure. The office building is an existing structure refurbished to match the warehouseโ€™s modern aesthetic.

EDS Engineers specialises in warehousing and distribution centres, and so we are pleased to have this project as part of our portfolio.

Our services include the following:
STRUCTURAL:

  • The design of structural steelwork.
  • The design of reinforced concrete foundations, columns, loading docks and more.

CIVIL:

  • Design of stormwater, sewer, water reticulation and paved area.
  • Design of hardstand and loading yard areas.

View more Warehouse projects >

ANNOUNCEMENT:ย  NEW ASSOCIATES

Jul 2023

Congratulations to Anthony Moffat and Christian de Jager on their promotion to Associates at EDS Engineers.

As Professional Engineers, their hard work, dedication and technical abilities have been phenomenal. We are proud to have them as part of the management team.

We wish them both all the best in this new phase of their careers.

 

๐”๐‰ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ž ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž, ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ 

Jul 2023

The UJ Rescue Simulation Centre is located at the University of Johannesburgโ€™s Doornfontein campus.

EDS Engineers is the Structural and Civil Engineers appointed for this modern, forward-thinking development.

At a completed size of about 1000mยฒ, the lower levels of the structure are concrete with a 5-meter-deep wave generation pool which will be used for training simulations of adverse conditions. To suspend the helicopter fuselage, the upper levels are covered by a warehouse roof structure and gantry crane.

It is a unique building that is one of the first of its kind and we are very pleased to be part of this project.

Partner with us

 

 

Project Update: Builders Express, Polokwane

Jun 2023

At EDS Engineers, we pride ourselves on the best service and solutions for our clients. Therefore, we are excited to provide feedback on the Builders Express project in Polokwane. With the main structure size of 3 290 m2, the building work is progressing well, and the completed project will be a great asset to the area.

EDS Engineers provided Structural and Civil Engineering services.

> To view more completed projects.

๐‘ช๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ๐‘น๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ผ๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฐ๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐‘บ

Jun 2023

Congratulations to Tanya van den Heever (nรฉe Joubert) for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

Tanya obtained a B.Eng Civil degree from the University of Pretoria. Bringing more than 8 years of experience in Transport and Traffic engineering, sheโ€™s an asset to EDS Engineers.

Well done Tanya, we are proud to have you on the EDS Team.

EDS Engineers now has 12 Professionally Registered Engineers (Pr. Eng), always striving to offer complete and tailor-made engineering solutions.

Village Walk in Hazelwood

May 2023

Village Walk is one of the latest additions to our Project Portfolio. This mixed-use development, located in Hazelwood Pretoria, comprises restaurants and retail units.

EDS Engineers provided a complete engineering solution, with professional services including:

Structural

  • Design of reinforced concrete foundations and framing elements.
  • Load-bearing masonry and soft roof design.
  • Reinforced concrete design of the parking deck.

ย Civil

  • Design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation and paved areas.
  • External stormwater upgrades.

Traffic

  • Site traffic studies and parking assessment.

๐€ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ ๐-๐๐๐„๐„ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ

May 2023

EDS Engineers is pleased to announce that we are now a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor with 51.02% Black (MFT) ownership and an Empowering supplier. Our team consists of trained and experienced engineers, technologists, technicians and draughts people who are ready to offer excellent services.

Our professional engineering services include: Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Project Management, Project Delivery and Town Planning Service.

#eds #engineering #ProfessionalEngineers #BBBEE

๐—˜๐——๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต โ€“ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น.

Mar 2023

Opening our Stellenbosch branch is another part of our commitment to delivering unmatched customer service. EDS Engineers is proud to offer tailor-made engineering solutions from our skilled team of engineers, supported by modern technology and innovation.

Heading up the Stellenbosch branch, and featured in the photo from left to right are:

  • Michael van Zyl: Structural Modeller,
  • Marinus de Jager: Pr.Eng, PMPยฎ, Project Manager & Senior Associate,
  • Willem van Zyl: Pr.Eng, Structural Engineer & Associate,
  • Jaco Louw: B.Eng (Civil), Project Manager.

 

Our services include Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Project Management and Project Delivery, and, now Town Planning Service as a new addition to our service offering.

Aษดษดแดแดœษดแด„แด‡แดแด‡ษดแด›: EDS Tแดแดกษด PสŸแด€ษดษดษชษดษข.

Mar 2023

With great pleasure, we announce that EDS has started a Town Planning division.

This division will strive to improve the well-being of people and communities by providing attractive and sustainable solutions relating to land-use development aspects.

Heading up EDS Town Planning is Hugo Benadie, a Professional Registered Town Planner with over 12 years of experience. Hugo joined the EDS team in February.

We are excited to offer this new service to our clients, thereby expanding on the EDS excellent service offering.

๐‘ท๐‘น๐‘ถ๐‘ฑ๐‘ฌ๐‘ช๐‘ป ๐‘ผ๐‘ท๐‘ซ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ:ย  ๐‘ท๐’†๐’‘๐’Œ๐’๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’”๐’† โ€“ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’”๐’…๐’‚๐’๐’†, ๐‘ฒ๐’๐‘ต

Mar 2023

As Structural Engineers, we are incredibly proud of the nearly completed project; it is an outstanding warehouse.

The warehouse footprint area with canopies is +-105 770mยฒ, with a mezzanine floor area of +-50 000mยฒ, an office area of +-3 000mยฒ and a GBA of +-149 259mยฒ.

Structural Engineering included:

  • Design of structural steelwork.
  • Reinforced concrete foundations and columns.
  • Mezzanine structures, underpass structures and staircases.
  • Concrete framed office buildings and Tilt-Up walls.
  • Large panel fibre-reinforced floors constructed to FM2 tolerance.

Aษดษดแดแดœษดแด„แด‡แดแด‡ษดแด›: EDS Tแดแดกษด PสŸแด€ษดษดษชษดษข.

Feb 2023

With great pleasure, we announce that EDS has started a Town Planning division.

This division will strive to improve the well-being of people and communities by providing attractive and sustainable solutions relating to land-use development aspects.

Heading up EDS Town Planning is Hugo Benadie, a Professional Registered Town Planner with over 12 years of experience. Hugo joined the EDS team in February.

We are excited to offer this new service to our clients, thereby expanding on the EDS excellent service offering.

๐„๐ƒ๐’ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

Feb 2023

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ.

We are excited to welcome:

  • Willem van Zyl, Pr. Eng, as Structural Engineer & Associate.
  • Bongokuhle Nxumalo as Candidate Structural Engineer.
  • Andrรฉ de Jager as Candidate Civil Engineer.

Wishing them a successful career as part of the EDS team.

EDS & CADCON annual golf day

Who said Engineers canโ€™t have fun!

Our annual golf day, in partnership with CADCON Steel Construction and Engineering, was held end of last year. We had a great golfing day at the Pretoria Country club with our colleagues and clients – who have now become friends.

โ€œIn golf, as in life – it is the follow through that makes the difference.โ€

Congratulations

Congratulations to Christian de Jager for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). With a B.Eng Civil degree as well as B.Eng Honors in Structural Engineering, Christian brings more than 6 years of experience to the team. Well done Christian, we are proud to have you as part of the EDS Team.

EDS now has 11 Professionally Registered Engineers (Pr. Eng), striving to always offer the most excellent, tailor-made engineering solutions.

Capitol Gate – Student housing, Tshwane

Capitol Gate is a new multi-storey student housing development in the Tshwane City Centre.

With a total floor area of about 9 900 mยฒ, the development consists of a nine-storey apartment block, housing 810 beds with communal areas on the ground floor and recreational areas on the roof level.

EDS Engineers is proud to be part of this development as the appointed Structural, Civil, and Traffic engineers, providing a complete engineering solution.

Structural

Services include the design of reinforced concrete foundations and framing elements.
Specialised โ€œDeepโ€ beams within the shear walls were used to eliminate the need for transfer beams at the first-floor level, providing a flush floor soffit. Services also include masonry and soft roof design.

Civil

Services include the design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, and paved areas. The project is completed with external road upgrades and the addition of a bus lay-by.

Traffic

Traffic impact assessments, site traffic assessments, and parking studies were conducted. In line with the latest policies and plans, this development aims to curb private vehicle use in the city. Capitol Gate promotes sustainability and integration of public transport services, with the property located across from a Gautrain station and a Metrorail station.

Meet our new team members

We are excited to welcome:

  • Wian Gelderblom as Structural Engineer
  • Bandile Mbiza as Project Manager
  • Pedri de Lange as Senior Civil Engineering Technician
  • Jaco Louw as Project Manager

Bringing their valued skills to the team, EDS is getting ready for a productive 2023.

“๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด.” โ€“ Michael Jordan

 

Respublica Paton House – Pietermaritzburg

Situated at 29 Golf Road in Pietermaritzburg, Respublica Paton House is a newly built student residential building, providing more than 485 beds for students attending the nearby university.

EDS Engineers is the appointed Structural and Civil Engineers for this project consisting of 7 separate constructed multistorey buildings. The premise includes modern amenities like a swimming pool, braai area and gym facilities.

Another successful project due for completion in partnership with Respublica.

The Greenery Convenience Centre – Polokwane

EDS Engineers is excited to announce the breaking of ground for The Greenery Convenience Centre in Polokwane. This new centre comprises 10 000 mยฒ of a gross leasable area spanning across the 30 000 mยฒ site.

Offering our Structural, Civil and Traffic Engineering services, this centre comprises a single-level trading floor with line shops and anchor tenants. Together with an upper-floor medical facility and lower-ground parking, the centre will be an asset of convenience for the town.

 

๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ก: Services include the design of reinforced concrete foundations and framing elements with soft roofs of structural steel and more.

๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ก: Services include the design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, paved areas, and hardstand areas.

YFPO: Yanfeng and Plastic Omnium manufacturing facility

The Yanfeng manufacturing facility is our featured project for the month. EDS Engineers is appointed as Structural and Civil Engineers for this +/- 28ย 000 mยฒ project located in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The facility will consist of over-head cranes and tank pits requiring intricate coordination by a highly specialised consultant team.

Other structural engineering includes the design of steelwork, reinforced concrete foundations, framed ancillary buildings, conveyor trenches, loading docks and more.
Civil engineering includes the design of stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, paved areas, hardstand areas and loading yard areas.

 

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Meet our new members at EDS Engineers, bringing their valued skills to the EDS team.

Structural engineers Anton Becker and Marinus van der Westhuizen, together with Dean van der Merwe as ‘n Civil Engineer, and Archibold Kganyago as Structural Technician joined the EDS team recently.

Welcome to EDS Engineers, we look forward to working and growing together.

 

EDS Engineers provide a range of Civil Infrastructure and Township Establishment services, by utilising modern technology and software along with expertise and years of experience. The goal is to provide outstanding service to our clients, improving infrastructure development across the country, and ultimately achieve improvement of social development and use, for the end-user.

Civil infrastructure and township establishment services include:

  • ย  Civil infrastructure master planning
  • ย  Urban master planning
  • ย  Engineering services reports
  • ย  Township services (water, sanitation, roads, and stormwater)
  • ย  Stormwater management
  • ย  Roads and highway design

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Services of informal township Hlalanikahle – Emalahleni
Date: 2020 – 2022
Township size: 552 Erven

Design and construction supervision of informal settlement township Hlalanikahle Ext 3 Section L and C in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province. With the completion of this project, we are fortunate to make a meaningful difference by servicing 549 stands in an informal settlement with basic water, sanitation, roads and stormwater drainage infrastructure.

Read more about our services: https://www.edseng.co.za/engineering-expertise/

Our project won first prize in the Fulton Awards

Jewel City Onyx project won first prize in the 2022 Fulton Awards for the category โ€œBuildings greater than R50 millionโ€.

An award-winning project starts with a client’s vision, a consultant team’s detailed involvement and hard work, and lastly a contractor’s great execution.ย  Well done to everyone involved.

JUDGESโ€™ CITATION:

The Onyx is a new 13 storey apartment building in Johannesburg and stands as the flagship new building in Jewel Cityโ€™s redevelopment into a vibrant โ€˜Live, Work, Playโ€™ precinct.

A concrete framed structure with concrete bearing walls makes up the main load bearing elements of the Onyx. Transfer beams enable vertical loads to be transferred at retail and parking levels to columns, allowing for a more open and flexible ground floor space. This load bearing system advantageously allows for repeatability during construction and one-way spanning slabs, resulting in a very efficient slab design. CFA friction piles provide the required support for poor soil conditions and ground water.

The aesthetic approach of the Onyx draws inspiration from the industrial presence of the surrounding context and celebrates the simplicity of warehouse architecture with an efficient and sophisticated solution. The building overlooks a new urban park with outdoor relaxation areas and multiple retail offerings.

It is one of six city blocks, previously part of the fortresslike Jewel City that once housed Johannesburgโ€™s diamond dealers. It is an important addition to the city, opening up important pedestrian access along Fox Street, an area that was not previously easy to traverse safely on foot, while also bringing to market hundreds of new very cost-effective apartments aimed at those who live and work in the city.

Read more here: https://cemcon-sa.org.za/2022-fulton-awards/2022-fulton-award-winners/

The prestigious 2022 Fulton Awards is presented every two years for South African construction, civil engineering, and architectural industriesโ€™ premier accolades for excellence in concrete.

Partners: Divercity Urban Property Fund. GASS Architecture Studios, WBHO Construction, AfriSAM South Africa.

 

GOOD NEWS: Specialised Engineering services from the North to the South.

EDS Engineers is excited to open an office in Stellenbosch in January 2023, to better service our Western Cape client base.

Hereโ€™s to new beginnings combined with the same trusted client service and quality work EDS is known for.

 

Jewel City Onyx won first prize in the Fulton Awards

EDS Engineers is proud to announce that our Jewel City Onyx project entered for the 2022 Fulton Awards, has won first prize in its category!

1st Prize:ย  Buildings more than R50 m category.

An award-winning project starts with a client’s vision, a consultant team’s detailed involvement and hard work, and lastly a contractor’s great execution.ย  Well done to everyone involved.
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The prestigious 2022 Fulton Awards is presented every two years for South African construction, civil engineering, and architectural industriesโ€™ premier accolades for excellence in concrete.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Francois Tredoux for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). With a B.Eng Civil degree and as a qualified Engineer, we are very proud to have Francois as part of the EDS Team.

EDS supports skills development and further studies at tertiary and post-graduate level through a bursary scheme for all personnel, not only for personal development but also to ensure we offer our clients the best service for the future.

 

PROJECT REVIEW: IQ Thistle Creek

IQ Thistle Creek is situated in Six Fountains, Pretoria East.

EDS Engineers is the proud structural, civil and transportation engineers for this modern residential development. The last phase of this planned development is in construction with buildings number 13 and 14 progressing well, as seen on the photos.

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Developer: UniQon Wonings

Data Centres

The demand for Data Centres has increased rapidly. At EDS Engineers, we have been actively working in this specialised field over the past decade by offering Structural, Civil and Traffic Engineering services.

EDS has been involved with the design of several world-class Data Centres in South Africa.

Project Review JB2, Data Centre โ€“ Bredell, JHB

This Data Centre in Johannesburg with a 6 850m2 warehouse and 1 430m2 office space was completed in 2017 with EDS Engineers providing Structural, Civil and Traffic Engineering services to one of our long-term clients.

Structural Engineering: Curved warehouse roof structure over data centre areas consisting of ground and first floor reinforced concrete levels. Building consists of highly loaded floors for data centre operations, highly loaded storage areas and office areas.

Civil Engineering: Design of bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water reticulation, paved parking and internal roads.

Traffic Engineering: Traffic impact assessment.

 

Welcome 2022!

With gratitude we look back on 2021 and feel honoured to see our hard work and services delivered in partnership with our suppliers and clients.

We look forward to what this year brings.

Wishing everyone a very blessed 2022.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Anthony Moffat for successfully registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

With a B.Eng Civil degree behind his name, this registration is anย  excellent achievement and we are very proud to have Anthony as part of the EDS Team.

Project Highlight: PEP Warehouse

Our latest structural engineering project is situated in Hammarsdale, Durban. This new warehouse development for PEP can be seen from the N3 highway and is sure to be a world class facility.

The development is in progress and includes:
105 000mยฒ (under roof) warehouse,
+-55 000mยฒ mezzanine floor area,
+-6 000mยฒ office area.

The main warehouse consists of an eave height of 18m with 27.5m apex height and 32m x 33,2m internal column spacing. EDS is proud to contribute our advance structural engineering expertise to this large development.

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Project Highlight: Massmart Warehouse โ€“ Riversands, Johannesburg

EDS Engineers is the proudly appointed Structural Engineers for the Massmart’s Riversands Warehouse. This 70 000m2 sized project is well underway and is set to be completed at the end of August 2021.

The engineering scope includes structural design of steelwork reinforced concrete mezzanine slab and foundations for the warehouse. With large panel fibre reinforced floor slab to FM2 specifications, making this another exceptional warehouse project.

 

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MEET THE TEAM: Marinus de Jager

Marinus is one of the senior associates at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Civil Engineering Degree and Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria, he has obtained over seven yearsโ€™ experience in this field. Marinus is a professionally registered engineer and certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)ยฎ. His main focus is Project Management and Civil Engineering project delivery, making sure the projects run on time and on budget. His expertise includes a range of transportation, civil engineering and industrial development projects.

When not working, Marinus enjoys spending as much time possible with his wife, daughter, other family and friends. He loves being busy outdoors or working on DIY projects in and around the house.
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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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Meet the Team: De Waal van den Heever

De Waal is one of the senior associates at EDS Engineers. Boasting a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch completed in 2012, he has 9 yearsโ€™ experience in the industry. He joined EDS in 2018 as a professionally registered engineer.

His main focus is master planning, design and implementation of civil infrastructure for new developments, like the recently completed Castle Gate mixed-use development. With his extensive experience in hydraulic engineering, including master planning, design and implementation of water and sewer infrastructure for large towns and cities, he is an asset to the EDS team.

When not working, De Waal is an avid golfer and enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors.

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Project Highlight: HATFIELD SQUARE STUDENT HOUSING

This student housing project located in Hatfield, Pretoria is one of EDS Engineersโ€™ flagship projects offering +/- 91ย 600m2 of building area.ย 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 Team: 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 yearsโ€™ 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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Focus: Civil Engineering

Project Highlight: Data Centre, Kempton Park

EDS Engineers have a long-standing relationship with Africaโ€™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 yearsโ€™ experience in the industry. GD joined EDS Engineers in 2015 as a professional registered engineer and forms part of the team driving the Companyโ€™s vision for success and excellent service.

When not working, GD enjoys all types of adventurousย 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 yearsโ€™ 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 800mยฒ warehouse area, with 2 200mยฒ office space and 9 500mยฒ 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 Mastersโ€™ degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, he has 27 yearsโ€™ 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.

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

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 yearsโ€™ 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 yearsโ€™ experience in the industry. Hergen joined EDS Engineers in 1993 freshly out of university and forms part of the team driving the companyโ€™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 Joziโ€™s CBD is the newly completed Jewel City. This project includes a residential, commercial and retail development. It is a DiverCityย 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 Joburgโ€™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, 22ย 500 m2 of commercial / office space as well as 7ย 000 m2 retail space with outlets such as Shoprite, Clicks, Pep, McDonald’s. Significantly the project included the construction of two new residential blocks โ€“ 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 mยณ/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 Benadรฉ 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 Brooklynย Apartments

Uniqon Wonings partnered with EDS Engineers to create a prestigious new development –ย  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:ย Design of reinforced concreted framed buildings consisting of a basement, ground and six residential levels to a combined area of 40 000mยฒ 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:ย 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 yearsโ€™ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ ranging from large-scale commercial, residential and industrial projects.ย 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 1205ย  /ย  E: info@edseng.co.za

Congratulations

Congratulations to Marinus de Jager (Pr.Eng) who was recently bestowed a globally recognised Project Management Professional (PMP)ยฎ certification through the Project Management Institute โ€“ 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.