Royal HaskoningDHV in joint venture with Henwood and Nxumalo won the award for the Provincial Main Road 577 for the KwaZulu Natal Department of Transport and the BRT Lanes: Corridor C3 for eThekwini Transport Authority In the category for Technical Excellence at the SAICE KZN Regional Awards held at Maharani Elangeni Hotel in Durban on Friday 23rd June 2017.
Stakeholder engagement was key to the project with the project labour force being drawn predominantly from the local community within the 4 surrounding municipal wards.
A training centre was established which provided construction related skills training to the local labour and community who were then in a position to be employed by the contractors engaged in the construction of this and other phases of the project.
Main Road 577 was developed to provide critical access for local residents to jobs and economic activity in the New Germany and Pinetown areas of Durban. Part way through the contract the first dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes in Durban were added to the design and construction process.
Duncan Mason, Director Business Unit: Transport & Planning, Africa for Royal HaskoningDHV said, “Main Road 577 has truly been a journey for many over the past 25 years and has seen a number of firsts for both the industry and for the company.
We are proud to be part of the collaborative team that has been instrumental in fostering both economic and social development of the KwaMashu region,”
The annual SAICE awards function offers companies, individuals and departments a unique opportunity to showcase their deserving projects and work in the Civil Engineering industry.
Professor Phil Everett, convener of the SAICE Regional Awards judging panel noted that the number of entries were the largest in 22 years and the Royal HaskoningDHV, Henwood and Nxumalo Joint venture took first place