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PPS-SAICE Awards recognises innovation in civil engineering

The PPS-SAICE Awards ceremony took place in Johannesburg recently celebrating the outstanding innovation and contributions made by civil engineering practitioners for 2018/2019.
PPS-SAICE Awards recognises innovation in civil engineering

SAICE received over 20 project entries from across South Africa which competed in categories including international, technical excellence and community-based projects. Awards were also presented to the Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year and Technologist of the Year.

2018/2019 PPS-SAICE Awards winners


Technical Excellence


Highly commended: Mambedi Lower Dam Spillway
Highly commended: Sappi Tugela Treated Effluent Pipeline Replacement

Joint winners: Tugela River Bridge (Mabhobhane)

Project team:


Naidu Consulting
Umso Construction
Franki Africa
Inkunzi RMC
Churchyard & Umpleby
Form-Scaff

Improvement of the Olifants River Bridge Crossing and Associated Works

Project team:


Aurecon South Africa
Stefanutti Stocks

Community-based Projects


Highly Commended: Tugela River Bridge (Mabhobhane)

Joint winners: Sani Pass Phase 2 Structures
Project team: Royal HaskoningDHV, SFC Engineers and Ndizani Civil Works cc in Joint Venture and Chris Africa Civils

National Department of Public Works Cluster 1 Technical Support
Project team: Naidu Consulting and SMEC South Africa JV

International Projects


Highly commended: The Viper Elevated Woodland Walkway

Winner: Azambi Hydropower Project

Project team:


Knight Piesold Consulting
Kibali Gold Mine

Runner-up


Most Supportive Advertiser 2018


Civil Engineering Magazine: Reinforced Earth

Most Supportive Advertiser 2018


Civil Engineering Magazine: AfriSam

Individual Awards


Engineer of the Year


Winner: Kibiti Ntshumaelo , MD, Lekwa Consulting Engineers

Young Engineer of the Year


Joint winners:
Jeshika Ramchund, lead engineer for Developments Division at Bosch Projects South Africa.
Bobby Jarratt, associate in the Structures Division at JG Afrika Consulting Engineers

Technologist of the Year


Winner: Richard Emery

Student Chapter of the Year


Witwatersrand University Student Chapter

SAICE Division of the Year


SAICE Environmental Engineering Division

SAICE Branch of the Year


SAICE Durban Branch
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