Convened by market research house, PMR.africa, the Excellence Awards are industry-driven, based on in-depth market research from within the construction industry and are a reflection of how clients and industry insiders rate companies. SMEC South Africa Regional Manager, Victor de Abreu, and Strategic Business Development Manager, Zulfa Taibi, accepted the PMR.africa Golden Arrow Award in both the Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers categories on behalf of the company.
This is the fifth year in which SMEC South Africa has been recognised by PMR.africa, having previously received awards in the Civil, Structural, and Combined Civil and Structural Categories in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.