10 June 2013 - This year marked the 45th South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) convention. Held in May, the event also saw the winners of the 2013 SAPOA Awards for Innovative Excellence in Property Development announced.
Annually, in recognition of the importance of property development to the South African economy and the community which it serves, SAPOA honours those property innovators, developers, owners and built environment professionals who, through the quality of their products, have contributed significantly to the enhancement of the industry (Sapoaawards.co.za).
“The panel of expert judges had their work cut out for them with the exceptional scope and quality of the submissions. Economic viability, the meeting of both investor and user needs, as well as architectural appeal and functionality were all considered,” explains Pieter Engelbrecht, Chairman: SAPOA Awards Committee (SAPOA Awards booklet).
This year, Aurecon is proud to have been part of the project teams of no less than four award-winning projects:
Aurecon’s involvement at Freedom Park started from Phase 1 which was completed in March 2004. A joint venture between Aurecon and BEE partner Leslie Madinga Associates (LMA) saw the companies awarded the tender for the design of all structural engineering services for all subsequent phases. Recently completed Phase II achieved top honours in the ‘Heritage Development’ category.
“We are extremely proud to have been involved in these four stellar projects and privileged to be able to partner with leading property developers and project teams. It is extremely gratifying that our innovative solutions for our clients have been honoured at the highest level with the achievement of these awards,” comments Ermis Marques Aurecon’s Industry Leader, Property.