African Consulting Surveyors
Address: SURVEY HOUSE 42 Sunbird Drive Langebaan Western Cape 7357 SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27(0)22 772 2230
Company descriptionAfrican Consulting Surveyors was formed in 2000 and gained valuable experience on survey projects throughout Africa. As such, we are well placed to provide a specialised and professional service to the engineering and contracting industry.
Our company have been involved in a number of construction and engineering projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Angola, Mali as well as Burkina Faso.
The companies South African Office are in Langebaan,Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Tzaneen, Polokwane, Bloemfontein, Richardsbay and Nelspruit. The company has satellite offices in Ghana (Accra), Tanzania (Arusha), DRC (Lubumbashi), Nigeria (Lagos and Port Harcourt), Uganda (Kampala) and Angola (Luanda and Cabinda) which supports the company with local logistics, survey professionals and survey assistant’s.
Through the pooled resources and the acquisition of sophisticated survey equipment, 3D Laser Scanners, Aerial Lidar Systems, High resolution Aerial photography equipment, real time GPS, robotic total stations, precise electronic levels, electronic field books, computers and specialised software.
Products and serviceshe organisation is able to offer the following services:
Real-time Kinematic surveys using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
High precision control surveys for engineering, construction and mining projects
Monitoring surveys for natural ground movements and structural deformation.
3 Dimensional Aerial Lidar scanning and High resolution Aerial photograph
3 Dimensional Scanning (3D) which is a solution for collecting accurate and detailed industrial and infrastructure as-built data.
The scanner obtains 3D data in the form of a point cloud with millions of YXZ coordinates creating a real image of the scanned objects. Individual scans from different angles are stitched together to form a 3D image. The point cloud can be used to measure distances and clearances and can be processed into a 3D CAD model which can then be used to manipulate objects, thereby dramatically reducing storage requirements.
Other benefits of laser scanning include avoiding clashes with existing piping and other structures, better design and communication of proposed modifications to the client, reduced re-work during shut downs, increased accuracy, completeness, reliability compared to manual as-built methods, and finally, a significant cost saving to the client. Using Laser Scanning to create 3D as-built intelligent modelling, African Consulting Surveyors can save clients time and money in a wide range of activities including retrofit and upgrade projects, buildings, bridges, tunnels, mining, ship-building and other similar projects.
Topographical and Engineering surveys for planning and design purposes
Digital terrain models
Major earthworks and open-cast mining – field measurements and quantities
Setting out for construction – freeway, roads, railways, airports, dams etc.
Transmission lines – profiling, design templating and tower pegging.
Cadastral Surveys – Subdivisions, Servitudes, Townships, Sectional Titles, Consolidations and Land Disputes.
Town Planning – Subdivision Applications, Rezoning and Negotiations.
Mining services which include:
Mining permit applications
Mining rights Mining rights applications
Social and labour plans (drafting)
Mine health and safety plans
Section 11 – Transfers, Section 18 - Renewal of prospecting rights,
Section 104 - Community | HDI applications
Social and labour transformation planning
Human resource development planning
Mine | occupational health and safety planning
Mine closure (downscaling and retrenchment)
Regulatory mining | minerals administration
Periodic DME | DWAF | DAEA evaluation and audit support
Procurement progression planning | implementation
Implementation and M+E of mining health and safety COP’s
Environmental Services which include:
Environmental impact assessments
Environmental Management Plans | Programmes
Mine closure (environmental)
Water services and pollution control management
Implementation and M+E of Mining EMP | EMPR
Railway siding environmental management, Mine rehabilitation
Mine care and maintenance
Integrated water services management planning (storage | abstraction)
Pollution control | dam safety)
Pollution Control | containment
Poverty Ecosystem Service Assessments (PESA) and Environmental audits
BBBEEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment)
We have been independently rated in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act No 53 of 2003 by the EMEX Trust (IT 4383/05) as a Level 4 BBBEE contributor which means that all companies that have a valid BBBEE Scorecard Rating, will be able to accrue a 100% value of all of their fees, invoices, etc., paid to the company holding an Level 4 Certificate, as part of the Preferential Procurement element of their own Scorecard.
In summary, this means that for every 100 Rand that customers spend with a Level 4 Certificate supplier they can count 100 Rand as part of their own Scorecard (Preferential Procurement element).
Our directors and staff are registered as members of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors and the South African Geomatics Institute, with this in mind we are committed to delivering a high standard of service to our valued clients at all times.
This technical expertise and experience in the field, as well as the firm’s dedication, we are sure to provide the prospective client with the necessary assurances that any project will always be professionally and economically undertaken to fully meet their requirements