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Ingenuity, innovation, and the high-quality workmanship of the SA concrete industry were distinctive features of all 24 entries in the 2022 Fulton Awards, says Bryan Perrie, CEO of Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA).
The prestigious Fulton Awards, held every two years, recognise and honour “excellence in the design, use and innovation in concrete”. The winners were announced at a recent gala function in Johannesburg.
Perrie says he, and his fellow judges, Stephen Humphries, director of consulting engineering company, Nyeleti Consulting; and Daniel van der Merwe, founder member of LEAF Architects; were immensely impressed by how the entrants for the Fulton Awards overcame the odds during the Covid-19 restrictions. “Included in some of the challenges were screening up to 400 workers daily on very congested sites, and having to deliver 150 cubic metres of ready mix concrete in one cubic metre loads due to congestion in an inner-city location,” he states.
The winners and commendations for the five entry categories for this year’s Fulton Awards are:
Buildings of more than R50m: Top honours in this category have gone to The Onyx apartment block in Johannesburg. The 13-storey structure in the Jewel City condominium precinct in Fox Street, the “main street” of Johannesburg’s regenerated Maboneng district, was entered by Engineering Design Services (EDS).
Buildings under R50m: The judges were intrigued and impressed enough by the quaint KleinJAN Restaurant, in the vast Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari, to make it the recipient of the Fulton Award in this category – not so much for its “objective visible concrete interventions but rather its concealed, hidden innovation in the vast open Kalahari Desert”. The unusual project was entered by the builders, Kobus Duvenhage Bouers. KleinJAN – owned by South African Michelin Star Chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen – was created on the site of a century-old farmhouse and is one of the smallest concrete structures to win any category in the Fulton Awards’ 43-year-old history.
Innovation and Invention in Concrete: The Old Cape Quarter, an apartment building in the trendy Cape Quarter Lifestyle Precinct in De Waterkant, Cape Town, harnessed the Fulton Award in this category. The judges’ citation hailed the many and “hugely innovative” techniques employed in the redevelopment of an existing Heritage building by adding four storeys while still preserving and protecting the outer walls of the historic structure. AfriSam SA entered the project, owned by The Cape Quarter Property Company’s Tower Property Fund.
Infrastructure of over R100m: The winner is the New Ashton Arch in Ashton in the Western Cape, entered by design consultants, AECOM S.A. The client for the project, hailed by the judges for its “unique bridge engineering technique”, was the Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport and Public Works and the main contractor, Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering.
Infrastructure of under R100m: The winner in this category is the modification of the Umhlatuzana River Bridge in Durban. Entered by the eThekwini Municipality Roads Provision Department’s Structures Branch which undertook the project for the municipality’s Engineering Unit.
In an exciting addition to the biennial Fulton Awards, the winners in the five categories have been entered into the American Concrete Institute’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. CCSA, as an International Partner of ACI, was invited to nominate Fulton Award winners for the ACI awards which will be announced on October 24, 2022, during the ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas.