oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - First stages in the construction of the new railway workshops at Koedoespoort

Volume 5, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The paper descriptionbes the planning and construction of the South African Railways' new mechanical workshops at Koedoespoort, seven miles east of Pretoria. The total estimated cost of the project is over 12 million pounds and at the time of writing 6t million pounds have been spent. The need for new workshops, the selection of site and the basic principles of layout are briefly discussed, as well as the liaison required between the departments responsible for the planning and design. The construction work involving earthmoving, provision of services and erection of buildings is descriptionbed in some detail. The design of the major buildings and structures is not dealt with. Some unit costs are given.

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