23 June 2009 - Global group Aurecon walked away with top accolades at the 2009 Fulton Awards which are presented every two years by the Concrete Society of South Africa in honour of excellence and innovation in construction where concrete is utilised.
The Berg Water Project was the winner in the Fulton Awards category for Civil Engineering Projects. Aurecon, as part of the Berg River Consultants Joint Venture, was responsible for the design and construction of the Berg Water Project in Franschhoek. The R1.6 billion project will add 81 million cubic metres of water annually to the Western Cape Water System, in particular the greater Cape Town metropolis.
During the same award ceremony, which was held on Saturday 20 June, Aurecon received a commendation in the Unique Design Aspects category for its Ultra Thin Reinforced Concrete Pavement project, which entailed the upgrading of Gauteng roads in Soshanguve, Atteridgeville and Mamelodi.
The group also received a commendation in the Building Project category for its involvement in the Central Terminal Building (CTB) at OR Tambo International Airport, where it was involved in the bulk of the structural and civil works, as well as the HVAC works. The CTB, which has been built between the International and Domestic terminals at the airport, forms the central link between these terminals. It also links the terminals to the multi-storey parking garage and the new Gautrain Station.