GIBB’s Property sector leverages the strength and capabilities of GIBB and SVA and allows the group to offer an integrated integrated and comprehensive building service offering. SVA International, one of Africa’s leading architectural firms, and a member of the GIBB Group of Companies and GIBB Engineering, jointly aim to provide comprehensive solutions to property developers and contractors clients.
GIBB’s Property sector retains a wide range of building service capabilities covering engineering capability, architecture, building electronics, health, safety, environmental and sustainability, town planning and urban planning, tenant management and building management systems. The vision and requirements of clients form a key element of the design process to ensure owners and building users derive value. The GIBB multi-disciplinary team sector designs mechanical, electrical, and public health systems required for safe, comfortable, sustainable, and energy-efficient installation and operation of modern buildings.
Led by SVA International, GIBB’s Property sector retains a range of building service capabilities covering engineering expertise, architecture, environmental and sustainability, urban design tenant management and building management systems. The vision and requirements of clients form a key element of the design process to ensure owners and building users derive value.
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– Geotech Investigations
– Traffic Impact Studies
– Environmental Authorisation and Advisory
– Urban Design
– Land Packaging
– Development Planning and Authorisation Facilitation
– Architecture and Building Systems Design and Advisory
– Infrastructure Engineering
– Municipal Engineering
– Sports and Leisure
– Conferencing and Convention
– Integrated Housing / Mixed Use
– Students Residence
– Hotel and Hospitality
– Hospitality & Conferencing
Selected Project Experience
Roads Authority of Namibia
GIBB was appointed to provide the consulting services for the duel carriageway between Windhoek and Rehoboth in Namibia (approximately 90 km).
This project entailed the upgrade of the existing two-lane, single carriageway to a new four-lane divided dual carriageway road including interchanges, river bridges and a road-over-rail bridges. The road section serves as part of the transit corridor from South Africa to Namibia’s northern neighbours including Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
GIBB’s tasks included: feasibility studies; preliminary designs; detailed designs for interchanges, bridge, culvert and drainage systems; preparation of bid documentation; economic analysis; traﬃc engineering; technical speciﬁcations; construction administration, and site supervision.
Upgrade to Bituminous Standard of Access Road and Khan River Bridge to Husab Mine and Access Road (Design & Bidding Phase)
Swakopmand, Windhoek, Namibia
GIBB provided feasibility studies, detailed designs and bid documentation preparation and site for a heavy duty, 30km access road and (with various structures and bridges) to Husab Mine, Namibia. The Khan Bridge over the river (120 m long and 4 m high) withstands peak flood of 800 m3/minute.
GIBB’s specific tasks included the following: feasibility studies; preliminary design; economic analyses and cost estimation of structures; bid and contract documentation. Additionally, engineering and construction was provided for the following: hydrological and stormwater structures; embankments; bridge, and culverts and road pavement alternatives.
Included in these tasks were data collection and control surveys, traffic and transportation analysis and design, cost benefit studies, detail engineering design, environmental impact assessments, environmental management plans (including mitigation plan) and project management.