The Transnet Pier 2 Administration Building is a six-storey reinforced concrete structure that was built in 1977. Transnet initiated a project to upgrade this building into a world-class facility, modernising it to ensure that it is both aesthetically and functionally appealing.
Delta BEC was appointed to provide architectural services, and structural, electrical and mechanical engineering services for the renovation and modification of the building.
The Delta BEC team was required to provide construction supervision services. The major challenge of this project was that the building had to remain functional during the upgrade process, and Delta BEC compiled a Migration Plan for 139 employees who worked in the Administration Building to manage this challenge. It was decided that the upgrade works would commence floor by floor, and the affected employees would temporarily be relocated to two facilities on the terminal site, namely the auditorium and the B31 landside building. The main goal of the plan was for the migration to occur with minimal disruption and for the temporary facilities to accommodate the employees adequately (desks, communication networks, ablutions, etc.).
The quantity surveyors compiled high-level estimates, elemental estimates, and bills of quantities. This team was also responsible for the tender document compilation and for the final account negotiations and settlements. Transnet performed the tender evaluation and made the appointments with Delta BEC’s input.