BUILDING: Cape Companies Excel In CMA Awards
Recent Western Cape Business News
Cape-based precast concrete manufacturers performed exceptionally well in the 2010 Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) Awards for Excellence competition, capturing sixteen awards for the region. The awards were made in the following categories: Concrete Block Paving (four); Concrete Roof Tiles (three); Concrete Masonry (three); Concrete Retaining Block (CRB) Walls (three); Suspended Concrete Floor Slabs (two); and Innovative Concrete Products (one).
The aim of the competition is to promote excellence and innovation in the use of precast concrete. It also serves to highlight the significant role that CMA member companies are playing in the provision of community housing, educational buildings, access to fresh water, improved sanitation, roads, and innovative infrastructural products. The competition is held biennially, this being the 13th since the event was first staged in 1986.
The Cape awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Stellenbosch University Business School in Bellville.
Cape-based award winning projects and their categories are as follows:
Concrete Block Paving
The Curzon, Constantia, Cape Town, in the Residential Paving category; Grand Parade , Cape Town in the Commercial and Community category; Quality Public Spaces, Phillipi, Cape Peninsula, in the Commercial and Community Paving category; and Market Square in Hermanus, in the Public Roads category .
Concrete Roof Tiles
Link Ways Mews, Edgemead, Cape Town, in the Community Housing category; Val du Lac, Franshoek, in the Individual Luxury Housing category; Central Park Building 3, Century City, Cape Town, in the Commercial & Community category.
Delft 729 Phases Two and Three in Cape Town, in the Community Housing category; International Car Rental Facility at Cape Town International Airport, in the Commercial and Community category; and Parsonage in Colleen Glen, Port Elizabeth, won an award in the Vintage Masonry category which is given to any masonry product in its original form older than 10 years.
Concrete Retaining Block (CRB) Walls constructed with concrete retaining block elements
Public Transport Shared Service Centre in Athlone Cape Town, in the Retaining Walls ˂ 3m high category; House Rautenberg in Gordon’s Bay, in the Retaining Walls ˃ 3m high category; and fijnbosch Farming in Banhoek, in the Vintage CRB category which is given to any retaining wall product in its original form older than 10 years.
Suspended Concrete Floor Slabs
Steenberg Social Housing Project, Steenberg, Cape Peninsula, in the Houses, Flats and Townhouse category; and Novo Packhouse, Paarl, in the Commercial and Industrial category.
Innovative Concrete Products
SACD Distribution Facility, Parden Eiland, Cape Town, in the Other Innovative Concrete Products category.
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