Urban and Structural Engineering

The field of urban engineering is diverse and ranges from township development to public infrastructure, buildings and facilities, and all associated physical infrastructure. PHB Engineers has a wide range of experience in providing professional engineering services across this diverse field.

Township Roads

Over the past 30 years PHB Engineers has completed in excess of 500km of design and construction of township roads and associated stormwater infrastructure. PHB Engineers clearly understands the requirements of urban developments in order to ensure the safe development of communities, and in addition to ensure that the environment is protected and green spaces are developed in conjunction with the roads and stormwater infrastructure.

While the technical aspect of township development should not be detracted from, one of the major focus points of such developments is community involvement and job creation. PHB Engineers has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with job creation technologies and building community involvement in projects to ensure sustainable community development takes place in conjunction with infrastructure development.

Hydrology, Floodlines and Stormwater Protection and Attenuation Measures

Developments located adjacent to water courses normally require floodline studies to ensure that the developed infrastructure is located within an acceptable risk zone with respect to flooding, or to ensure that adequate flood protection measures are in place. PHB Engineers routinely carries out flood studies using BACWAT software and other runoff modelling programmes.

In order to ensure protection of water courses and green spaces in an urban environment which is constantly under pressure of on-going development, it is often required to provide stormwater attenuation structures and flood protection measures to prevent downstream flooding. PHB Engineers has experience and expertise to design attenuation and flood protection measures for developments ranging in size from a single residential dwelling, to a commercial shopping centre, to a national road.

Water and Sanitation

PHB Engineers carries out the design and implementation of pressurised water networks and “open channel” sewer networks for residential and industrial developments as and when required.

We utilise EPANET or TechnoCAD WaterMate software for the design of water networks and TechnoCAD PipeMate software for sewer network design.

Bulk Supply, Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment

PHB Engineers has the available resources to carry out Bulk Water Supply and Bulk Outfall Sewer designs and construction supervision. The final detail designs of these works will be checked by independent consultants.

Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment Plants will similarly be designed in-house with expert assistance from independent consultants and structural engineers where relevant.

Structural Engineering

PHB Engineers carries out structural engineering designs for clients using Prokon, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Rebarmate and Autodesk Revit. Our in-house capacity is rapidly expanding with several multi-storey buildings and bridges currently under construction. Our structural ability is focused on domestic and commercial buildings, warehouses, bridges and public infrastructure (schools, hospitals, clinics).

SOME OF THE URBAN ENGINEERING PROJECTS COMPLETED BY PHB ENGINEERS

Project Description
Client
Rehabilitation of Road and Upgrading of Stormwater Systems on Bellairs Drive, Northriding, Johannesburg Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)
Design and Construction of Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Soweto (Doornkop, Moroka, Zola) Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)
Design and Construction of Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Vlakfontein and Orange Farm Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)
Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Orange Farm Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)
Civil and Electrical Engineering for the Public Environment Upgrade of Pageview, Vrededorp and Fordsburg (Phases 1 and 2) in Johannesburg Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
Civil and Electrical Engineering for the Public Environment Upgrade of Diagonal Street in Johannesburg Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
Civil Engineering for the Upgrade of Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
Design and Construction of Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Soshanguve City of Tshwane
Design and Construction of Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Katlehong and Vosloorus Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
Upgrading of Gravel Roads to Surfaced Standard and Associated Stormwater Infrastructure in Sebokeng Emfuleni Municipality
Civil and Structural Engineering for New General Delarey Hospital in Lichtenburg Bagale Consulting (North West Province, Department of Health)
Design of Civil Engineering Infrastructure for Tati Lion Ore Mine, Botswana Hatch
Sikhupe Airport Access Road in Swaziland Stefanutti Stocks
Slovo Park Civil Engineering Services (Roads, Stormwater, Water and Sewer Designs) Bagale Consulting (Gauteng Department of Housing)
Civil Engineering Services for De Aar Referral Hospital Bagale Consulting (Northern Cape Department of Public Works and Roads)