Kwikspace News

  • Gold mining in Guinea

    Kwikspace has been contracted to provide 1370 square metres of site buildings to assist with gold mining operations in Guinea.

    Using modular technology we will deliver an accommodation camp, male and female ablutions, and site offices to the a large open pit gold mine in the remote region of Siguiri.

    These structures will accommodate approximately 120 members of mine personnel.

  • In the news: Mpumalanga clinics

    Engineering News has published an article highlighting Kwikspace’s delivery of 132 new doctor’s consultation rooms at clinics throughout Mpumalanga.

    The new buildings should ease overcrowding and reduce clinic waiting times. See the full article here:

    http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modular-construction-methods-help-reduce-waiting-times-at-clinics-in-mpumalanga-2017-03-15/searchString:Kwikspace

     

  • Site accommodation in Sierra Leone

    To assist with rutile mining operations, Kwikspace will be supplying site accommodation, offices, a gate house, ablution blocks and workshop buildings for 24 personnel at the Gangama Project in Sierra Leone.

    Rutile is a mineral that is often used in the production of refractory ceramics (ceramics that maintain their strength in high temperatures), as a pigment and in the production of titanium.

  • Upskilling our workforce

    Any of our employees who didn’t complete their schooling, or who have a desire to further develop their communication and math skills, are given the opportunity to take part in Kwikspace’s adult learning programme.

    Kwikspace provides these learners with English and maths literacy training up to level 1 on the NQF (National Qualification Framework), which is equivalent to a grade 9 certificate. This year 34 Kwikspace employees are enrolled in adult learning courses.

  • Eastern Cape classrooms

    Dilapidated buildings and overcrowded classrooms have been cited as some of the factors contributing to poor matric pass rates in the Eastern Cape. To address these issues Kwikspace Modular Buildings, in partnership with the Department of Education, is currently installing 78 new classrooms in the towns of Libode and Butterworth.

    These will be a combination of mobile classrooms and permanent structures erected on-site. The new classrooms will provide a comfortable and safe environment for learners.

  • Temporary learning spaces

     

    Whilst vital refurbishment works are being carried out, Kwikspace has furnished schools in Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape with temporary classroom spaces. These will provide additional, comfortable teaching facilities to ensure that learning is not impacted during the renovations.

  • In the news

    Our delivery of 100 new classrooms to schools throughout the Northern Cape last year has been in the news recently with Construction Review publishing a fantastic article on the project.

    Read it here: https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/01/modular-classrooms-contribute-to-a-higher-matric-pass-rate-in-the-northern-cape/

     

  • Lending our expertise

    Kwikspace’s very own Building Systems Manager, David Van Zyl has been elected as the chairman of SASFA (Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association).

    SASFA is dedicated to the development and promotion of light steel frame building in Southern Africa. Light steel frame building is an alternative to brick and mortar construction, and has seen increased use in low to medium rise buildings over the last 10 years.

    Engineering News recently published an interesting story about the association. Read it here

  • Building better futures

    We have successfully delivered 100 classrooms, six grade R classrooms, 50 ablution blocks and six admin buildings to schools throughout the Northern Cape.

    This project should significantly reduce overcrowding in schools and contribute to a better quality of education for learners in the province.

  • Keeping Mpumalanga healthy

    We have recently completed the delivery of 132 new doctor’s consultation rooms at 19 separate sites throughout Mpumalanga. The units were built as permanent structures using our robust KwikMAX building system. KwikMAX products are manufactured using light weight steel framing technology which is then incorporated into factory manufactured structurally insulated panels that can be rapidly assembled on site. Installation of all 132 high quality permanent structures took less than one year to achieve.

  • A job well done

    Last month, we completed work on a contractor’s camp in Kathu. We successfully delivered office space, a kitchen and diner with adjoining ablutions, a first aid building, a clean point building, and a security office and induction building. We also installed water, sewerage and electrical services, 3 km of perimeter fencing, furniture and fittings. These facilities will accommodate the main contractor and owner during the construction of a new 100 MW concentrated solar power plant.

     

  • Transforming challenges into blessings

    The Kwikspace team working on Kaalfontein Secondary School was presented with a challenge when they realised that the school’s sewer line connection was directly underneath a neighbouring resident’s corrugated iron home. In order to access the connection the property was demolished and replaced with one of Kwikspace’s state-of-the-art modular buildings, built on strong foundations. The resident is delighted with her new home which offers better insulation, comfort and durability.