Trenchless Technologies cc recently took top honours at the 2010 Construction Summit awards ceremony for outstanding performance in South Africa’s construction industry, held in Johannesburg.
CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) and CIOB (Chartered Institute of
Building) selected Trenchless Technologies as the category winner out of
approximately 1,871 contractors with a CIDB grading of 6 & 7. This category award recognizes South African
companies applying innovative technologies with a positive impact on social
focus is to remain on the cutting edge of new pipe laying techniques, and to
offer cost effect No-Dig solutions,” says Sam Efrat, managing member of
company rehabilitates old water and sewer pipes by using techniques such as
slip-lining, pipe bursting and other close-fit lining methods. New pipes are
installed using horizontal boring, pipe-ramming and directional drilling.
drilling has been used to install piping under railway lines and roadways
providing bulk water supply to many rural areas. To date, we have completed [approximately
150 miles] of trenchless pipe-laying work throughout South Africa,” says Efrat.
company currently is involved in a challenging project with Umjindi Municipality
(Barberton). The town’s aging and leaking water pipes are
being replaced by using pipe-bursting methods to install new HDPE pipes.
only is this method efficient and cost effective, but it also requires a high
degree of labor, which contributes to the development, training and employment
of the local community,” remarks Efrat.
The 2010 Construction Summit was attended by 580
delegates and invited speakers. Other category winners were Group Five, Murray
& Roberts, NMC and Italian-based company CMC.
Specialist Construction Company Wins Prestigious Award
August 9, 2010