oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Top-down basement construction at Umhlanga Hospital

Volume 16, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The basement of a new building adjacent to the existing Umhlanga Hospital was constructed using the 'top-down construction method'. This is reportedly the first application of this method in the Durban region, and possibly in South Africa, although it has been utilised elsewhere around the world.

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