The 2022 Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) honoured both Rocla and Technicrete with Engineering Excellence Awards in the Infrastructure and Paving Categories.

Group Marketing and Communications Manager for the ISG Group, Malebusa Sebatane commented that being recognised by their peers is one the highest accolades a company can receive. “Both Rocla and Technicrete are known for designing innovative solutions that overcome challenges faced on infrastructure projects by contractors”.

“Our precast concrete products are designed with one objective in mind, to provide a reliable and sustainable solution for the project. The CMA’s recognition adds value to the entire Rocla and Technicrete teams efforts to deliver a superior solution” said Sebatane.

Rocla, winner of the Infrastructure Category, supplied over 19kms of HDPE piping to Safcrete Construction for the Polokwane Waste Water Treatment Project which was commissioned by the Polokwane Municipality to upgrade an outdated sewerage system that serviced the Seshego area of Polokwane.

The pipes supplied were 1,980 x 1000 mm concrete pipes and 2,116 x 900 mm concrete pipes. The placement of each pipe also required the insertion of a rubber ring and the welding of a ‘capping strip’ on the inside of each individual joint to ensure proper sealant. Announced as the winner of the Paving Category, Technicrete’s internationally licensed Armorflex Erosion Control System 140 was selected for upgrades to major storm water systems in Mamelodi Extensions 4 and 5 north-east of Pretoria. Tefla, who undertook the project, said Armorflex’s easy installation enabled them to outsource 30% of the work to the local community enabling them to add a skills transfer element to the project.