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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Civil engineering aspects of the Mitchells Plain development

 

Abstract

The background to the development of Mitchells Plain, the massive new addition to metropolitan Cape Town, is described. The agency for development is the City of Cape Town; subsidized funds are made available from the National Housing Fund and the Community Development Board Fund.


Whereas Cape Town's subsidized housing has in the past tended to be mostly rental, Mitchells Plain will be home ownership as far as possible.
Construction commenced in 1974 and three-quarters of the Plain is already completed or contractually committed. The target date for completion is 1984. By that time 40 000 homes and associated community facilities will have been built - a truly massive achievement.
An inter-disciplinary approach to all planning, design and construction elements of the project has been used with great benefit. Close links have been established in the planning stage with the people for whom the Plain is being built. The design and construction of a wide range of civil engineering services is described. Details are given of various methods of contract procedure.

Die agtergrond van die ontwikkeling van Mitchells Plain, die massiewe nuwe toevoeging tot die metropolitaanse gebied van Kaapstad, word beskryf. Die ontwikkelingsagent is die Stad Kaapstad; gesubsidieerde fondse uit die Nasionale Behuisings- en Gemeenskapsraad Fondse word beskikbaar gestel.


Waar Kaapstad se gesubsidieerde behuising in die verlede hoofsaaklik huurhuisvesting was, sal Mitchells Plain sover moontlik 'n huisbesitskema wees.
Bouwerk het in 1974 'n aanvang geneem en drie-kwart van Mitchells Plain is reeds voltooi of kontraktueel verbind. Die beoogde datum vir voltooiing is 1984. Teen daardie tyd sal 40 000 wonings en verwante gemeenskapsgeriewe gebou wees - 'n werklik grootse prestasie.
'n lnterdissiplinêre benadering van alle beplanning-, ontwerp- en konstruksie-elemente van die projek is tot groot voordeel gebruik. Noue skakeling is in die beplanningstadium bewerkstellig met die mense vir wie Mitchells Plain gebou word. Die ontwerp en konstruksie van 'n verskeidenheid van ingenieursdienste word beskryf. Besonderhede van verskillende metodes van kontrakprosedure word gegee.

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