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Infrastructure

Civil engineering creates the structural backbone of modern society and our engineers provide a broad range of services to deliver the infrastructure necessary to improve quality of life and sustain economic growth. A highly competent and industrious environmental management team supports every aspect of our engineering work. Our experience covers transport networks, bulk services, municipal utility services, water and wastewater treatment plants, solid waste management, land development and housing.

  • Municipal infrastructure
  • Stormwater management
  • Renewable energy
  • Wastewater
  • Structures
  • Housing and human settlements
  • Land development

Municipal engineering services and infrastructure are the backbone of any economy. For many years we have provided comprehensive professional expertise on a range of projects from small to large. We focus on the delivery of innovative, cost-effective solutions that are appropriate and sustainable. Our clients include large metropolitan authorities, district municipalities, utility companies, private investors and small community organisations.

Lephalale Bulk Water & Sewer Infrastructure| JG Afrika
Construction of the second carriageway of the N4 | JG Afrika
Pipeline tie in Worlds View reservoir Pietermartizburg | JG Afrika

Engineering Design

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Stormwater management and sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Stormwater detention, silt and pollution control
  • Water supply, pump stations, reservoirs and pipe rehabilitation
  • Sewage disposal, pump stations ecological sanitation
  • Roads, streets, forecourts and parking areas
  • Public road and rail transport facilities
  • Pavement design, materials testing and road rehabilitation
  • Community facilities, sports fields and general sports facilities
  • Solid waste management, disposal and transfer stations
  • Landfill permitting, site selection and design
  • Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs)

Infrastructure Management

  • Engineering services reports
  • Feasibility studies
  • Infrastructure conditional audits
  • Infrastructure network modelling
  • Traffic and transport analysis
  • Catchment management studies
  • Master planning and development frameworks
  • Information management systems.

Project Management

  • Pre-project planning and needs analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Project finance and business plans
  • Risk assessments
  • Project implementation and design co-ordination
  • Contract documentation and procurement
  • Contract administration, construction monitoring and quality control
  • Handover and commissioning.

General Services

  • Environmental Management Programmes (EMPs)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  • Environmental compliance audits
  • Environmental and carbon footprinting
  • Cleaner production studies
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Housing developments
  • Community facilitation.

JG Afrika has led many projects at all levels of catchment, stormwater and river management. With our team of engineers, scientists, hydrologists and other specialists, we are able to provide integrated stormwater management solutions. We offer a complete range of services, including master planning, infrastructure design, rural and urban modelling, floodline determination and preparation of management plans ranging from site-specific to catchment-wide plans.

Wallacedene Bulk Services Litter Trap and Detention Pond | JG Afrika
Open stormwater swale | JG Afrika

Urban Catchment Management

  • Catchment/watershed investigations
  • Integrated catchment and river management plans.

Stormwater Master Planning

  • High-level regional master plans
  • Local stormwater infrastructure plans
  • Project-specific stormwater planning
  • Capital upgrade planning.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

  • Water quality improvement
  • Litter and sediment control
  • Infiltration management.

Urban Stormwater Infrastructure Design

  • Preliminary conceptual design through to final design
  • Residential streets and main roads, including stormwater drainage
  • In-situ upgrades and rehabilitation
  • Stormwater detention and attenuation facilities
  • Contract documentation and site supervision.

River and Stormwater Network Modelling

  • State-of-the-art computer modelling of rivers, stormwater infrastructure networks and urban catchments
  • Floodline determination
  • Scenario modelling to identify risk and evaluate the viability of proposals
  • Infrastructure failure analysis
  • Bridge capacity analysis
  • Urban stormwater pollution modelling

We offer multi-disciplinary professional services pertinent to the renewable energy sector through the combined experience of our project managers, civil, structural, geotechnical, traffic and transportation engineers together with our geological scientists, environmental practitioners and geohydrologists. JG Afrika has been very involved in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) and have provided professional services on solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, onshore wind farms, concentrated solar power (CSP) stations and waste-to-energy centres.

De Aar Pv Solar Farm | JG Afrika
!Khi Solar One | JG Afrika
Noblesfontein | JG Afrika

Site Identification and Evaluation

  • High level technical pre-feasibility assessment and fatal flaw identification
  • Geotechnical desktop studies
  • Materials investigations
  • Water resources
  • Environmental assessments
  • Transportation logistics studies
  • Application of permits, authorisations and licenses.

Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Road and stormwater design
  • Foundation design
  • Pavement engineering
  • Bulk earthworks and platforms
  • Stormwater management plans.

Contract Administration and Site Supervision

  • Tender documents, drawings, specifications and bills of quantities
  • Procurement and tender adjudication
  • Supervision of construction, assembly and commissioning
  • Environmental control officers.

Independent Project Engineer

  • Evaluation of compliance with funders’ advance conditions
  • Required approvals
  • Independent high level design review
  • Procurement management
  • Reporting on cost, time, quality and contract management
  • Assessment of monthly project finance draws.

Environment Services

  • Environmental impact assessments (EIAs)
  • Environmental management programmes (EMPs)
  • Environmental management program reports (EMPRs)
  • Due diligence assessments
  • Global reporting initiative (GRI) and accurate environmental baseline data.

Earth Sciences

  • Desktop studies
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Geohydrological services
  • Geological services
  • Slope stability assessments
  • Foundation design
  • Road and construction materials sourcing.

Our specialist wastewater team has undertaken the design and implementation of nearly a hundred domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants, from large municipal facilities to small rural package plants. This team includes process design and sludge specialists, so we are able to offer a complete wastewater treatment service from conceptual process design all the way through to sludge disposal and plant operation strategies.

JG Afrika
Drakenstein Prison WWTW raw sewage pump station | JG Afrika

Process Design and Analysis

  • Range of biological processes, including the latest process technologies
  • Process design of passive treatment systems
  • Analysis of existing treatment plant
  • Determination of process bottlenecks
  • Development of strategies for optimisation of existing biological processes and plant operation.

Infrastructure Design

  • Wastewater treatment plants, from preliminary conceptual design to final detailed design
  • Sustainable wastewater treatment technologies (passive treatment systems and greening options can be incorporated in the infrastructure design).

Mechanical Plant and Specification

  • Plant design
  • Specification and implementation monitoring services for all mechanical equipment used at wastewater treatment plants.

Sludge Treatment and Management

  • Dewatering
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Sludge to energy
  • Composting
  • Beneficial sludge reuse.

Our team offers structural engineering and project management services to a wide range of public and private clients. The team is well versed in the recommended South African codes of practice for building and civil structures and is equipped with the latest computer-aided draughting and design software. The engineering skills of the team have received recognition in the form of industry awards for a diverse range of structural projects.

Ocean View Drive 919 | JG Afrika
Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility | JG Afrika
Palmyra Junction Shopping Centre | JG Afrika
Simon's Town Naval Base Upgrade | JG Afrika

Residential Buildings

  • Multi-storey apartment blocks
  • Individual residential properties
  • Low-cost housing units
  • Hotels

Industrial Buildings

  • Light industrial structural steel warehouses
  • Heavy industrial structural steel manufacturing plants
  • Regional refuse transfer stations.

Commercial Buildings

  • Multi-storey office blocks
  • Multi-storey parking garages
  • Local and regional shopping centres
  • Office refurbishments
  • Structural reports on existing facilities.

Public Buildings

  • Magistrate’s courts
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Police stations
  • Military installations
  • Electrical power supply facilities.

Marine Engineering

  • Marine quay stabilisation
  • Jetty facilities
  • Fender specifications
  • Harbour restoration.

Mining Engineering

  • Conveyor systems
  • Trommel civil structures
  • Other mine structures.

Civil Structures

  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Concrete reservoirs
  • Waste transfer stations
  • Rail structures
  • Road culverts, retaining walls and bridges.

Restoring and Rehabilitation

  • Restoration and stabilisation of historical buildings
  • Underpinning techniques
  • Crack repair methodologies.

Forensic Structural Engineers

  • Expert structural witnesses identifying:

    • Corrosive decay
    • Settlement and subsidence problems
    • Fire damage.

Our multi-disciplinary team of civil and structural engineers, traffic and transportation specialists and environmental scientists provide specialised solutions to meet the demands of urbanisation and housing. We work in close consultation with town and regional planners to provide integrated urban planning and sustainable engineering design solutions necessary to protect the environment and improve quality of life. Our clients include national, provincial and large metropolitan authorities, district municipalities, utility companies, private investors and small community organisations.

Bardale Village | JG Afrika
Land development housing | JG Afrika

Housing and Human Settlements Planning

  • Policy and guidelines
  • Project and construction management
  • Funding applications and financial administration
  • Design and contract administration of engineering services and top structures
  • Planning of incremental housing
  • Upgrading of informal settlements
  • Community facilities
  • Business facilities
  • Recreational facilities

Urban and Rural Land Development

  • Land-use applications
  • Land planning and development planning and phasing
  • Feasibility studies and cost evaluation
  • Engineering services reports and site investigations
  • Development of impact studies (TIAs, EIAs)
  • Master plans
  • Site development plans
  • Integrated civil and structural consulting services
  • Urban and rural infrastructure planning
  • Project management and independent monitoring services.

The demands of rapid urbanisation and a growing economy require integrated urban planning and development solutions. Drawing on our multi-disciplinary expertise, our engineers and environmental scientists bring together clients and built environment professionals to offer extensive design and project management experience in residential, commercial, industrial and recreational developments. Our clients include private developers, municipalities, regional authorities, property portfolio managers, brokers and financial institutions.

Meadowview Business Park civil bulk infrastructure at Linbro Park, Gauteng | JG Afrika
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Engineering Design

  • Stormwater Management and sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Stormwater detention, silt and pollution control
  • Bulk Civil Infrastructure design
  • Water supply, pump stations, reservoirs and pipe rehabilitation
  • Sewage disposal, pump stations, ecological sanitation
  • Roads, streets, forecourts and parking areas
  • Public road facilities
  • Pavement design, materials testing and road rehabilitation
  • Solid waste management, disposal and transfer stations
  • Landfill permitting, site selection and design
  • Integrated Waste Management Plans

Project Management

  • Pre-project planning and needs analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Project finance and business plans
  • Risk assessments
  • Project implementation and design co-ordination
  • Contract documentation and procurement
  • Contract administration, construction monitoring and quality control
  • Hand over and commissioning
  • Planning and phasing

General Services

  • Environmental Management Program
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental compliance audits
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Housing development
  • Community facilitation