As part of the ASTII Consortium, Aurecon played a key role in enabling a R130-million Transport Management Centre (TMC) in Cape Town. Completed in December 2009, the TMC facility will facilitate the management of traffic incidents, providing a safer transport environment for the city’s inhabitants.
Aurecon’s role as principal agent included project management, civil, structural and mechanical engineering, and rational fire design services. In addition, Aurecon performed the role of the construction safety agent in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) for the design and construction of the three storey office block. The group also managed the overall project budget and professional appointments, fee allocations and claims to deliver a world class traffic management facility and system.
The project was fast-tracked in order to be operational in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In order to achieve the tight project schedule, a number of measures were introduced, which included sectional completion to ensure a portion of the building was made available earlier, and the installation of network cabling while the main contractor on site. Aurecon’s meticulous documenting of design approvals and recording of change requests was coupled with stringent project management to ensure the project ran ‘like clockwork.
Councillor Elizabeth Thompson, mayoral committee member for transport, roads and stormwater, noted that the project would put Cape Town on par with international best practice in transport and traffic management.