Main image: 2022 Fulton Awards Winner – Old Cape Quarter

Ingenuity, innovation and the high-quality workmanship of the South African concrete industry were distinctive features of all 24 entries in the 2022 Fulton Awards, says Bryan Perrie, chief executive officer of Cement and Concrete South Africa (CCSA). The prestigious Fulton Awards, held every two years, recognise and honour “excellence in the design, use and innovation in concrete”.

Overcoming challenges

Originally scheduled for last year, the awards were postponed to 2022 because of the disruptive pandemic lockdowns and economic pressures. The winners were announced at a gala function in Johannesburg on 10 June, and the event was for the first time streamed live to satellite functions in Durban and Cape Town.

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 of this year’s Fulton Awards are:

Old Cape Quarter:

The impressive way four storeys were added to a Cape Town heritage building, while still preserving its historic outer walls, earned Old Cape Quarter the 2022 Fulton Award for innovation and invention in concrete. The project was entered by Afrisam SA.

New Ashton Arch:

The winner in the Fulton Awards 2022 infrastructure of over R100m category is the impressive new Ashton Arch Road bridge in the Western Cape, entered by design consultants, AECOM SA. The project also won a commendation in the Fulton Awards’ innovation and invention in concrete category. (Photo: Nelis Engelbrecht/AECOM)

The Onyx, Jewel City:

The 2022 Fulton Award for buildings of more than R50m has been won by The Onyx apartment block in Johannesburg’s Maboneng district. The project was entered by Engineering Design Services (EDS).

KleinJAN Restaurant:

CCSA Fulton 2022 Award Winner – KleinJAN Restaurant in the Tswalu Private Game Reserve

The innovative KleinJAN Restaurant in the Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari Desert won the 2022 Fulton Award for buildings under R50m. The builders of celebrated chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s, new upmarket restaurant, Kobus Duvenhage Bouers, entered the project.

Umhlatuzana River Bridge:

The winner of the 2022 Fulton Award for infrastructure of under R100m is the modification of the Umhlatuzana River Bridge in Durban, entered by the eThekwini Municipality’s Roads Provision Department. 

CCSA Fulton 2022 Award Winner – Umhlatuzana River Bridge

Ed’s note: Congratulations to all the winners and entrants. It is wonderful to see such impressive projects completed.

For more information, contact the CCSA Information Centre:
Tel: +27 11 315 0300
Website: www.cemcon-sa.org.za

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