South Africa played host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. This was the first time this premier sporting event on the international calendar had been held on the African continent.
Dozens of Aurecon engineering teams worked on a number of key projects to help equip South Africa to host this historic event, from both a stadia and infrastructure perspective.
The Peter Mokaba Stadium was one such project. The brand new, 45,000 seat soccer stadium acted as one of the ten host venues for the event and saw Aurecon provide a complete range of engineering services ranging from civil and structural engineering to mechanical, electrical and fire engineering.
The stadium not only conformed to FIFA’s stringent requirements for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™, but also met the deadlines for fast tracked construction through the application of innovative design features.
The overall design made use of modular concrete elements that were repeated throughout. This meant that casting was simplified and could be completed at high speed following the completion of the initial casts.
Aurecon’s approach to the stadium’s design enabled completion within two and half years, a year less than the time in which most projects of this scale would be delivered.