We are passionate about the development of Africa and continually seek to align ourselves with initiatives that aim to bring this development to life. We serve private and public clients, delivering thorough, excellent projects aimed at delivering necessary infrastructure and programs.
We are a multidisciplinary technical services provider, anchored by the following disciplines:
- Buildings and Places
- Civil Infrastructure
- Program Cost Consultancy
- Resources and Industry
- Environment and Ground Engineering
In 2012, AECOM enhanced its presence in Africa through the acquisition of BKS and Davis Langdon, which had been operating in Africa for nearly a century.
In our ongoing pursuit of growing our presence in Africa, we have centres in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as project offices in other countries in the East, West, North, and Southern parts of Africa.
Buildings and Places
Our teams of architects; structural, mechanical and electrical engineers collaborate with leading specialists in acoustics, sustainability, seismic design, fire engineering, lighting design, security, façade engineering, building forensics, energy auditing, information technology and telecommunications to deliver cost-effective, functional, innovative buildings.
- Gibela Project
- Kasane Airport
- Media 24 Headquarters
We plan, build, develop and sustain civil infrastructure projects for some of Africa’s largest private and public clients. Our service offerings are anchored by our transportation and water engineering expertise. Under transportation engineering, our projects have included aviation, roadways, bridges, rail lines, and ports and marine infrastructure. Our water engineering work has included water supply systems, hydropower, dams, irrigation and water resources.
- Spring Grove Dam
- Transnet EPCM
- Upgrading of the R573 Moloto Road
- PRASA Germiston Station
Program Cost Consultancy
Through our legacy company of Davis Langdon, we have been providing our Africa-based clients with cost consultancy advice for over 90 years. This longevity in the built environment market is a key differentiator and has allowed us to be involved in many exciting and prestigious projects that have influenced and changed the African landscape.
Our quantity surveyors and project managers are committed to effectively managing the amount of time and costs of our projects without jeopardising excellence and quality through project execution. Our professional teams are particularly involved with commercial, retail, healthcare, education, financial and residential sector clients.
- The Marc, 129 Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa
- Lakeside Development – New Exxaro Head Office, Centurion South Africa
- Middleburg District Hospital, Mpumalanga
- Sol Plaatje University PMO, Kimberley
- Department of Public Works Schools Sanitation Programme, Kwa-Zulu Natal
- Green School, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Resources and Industry
Our Resources and Industry discipline comprises Mining and Minerals, Oil and Gas; and Power services.
Mining and Minerals
Our mining expertise encompasses infrastructure and materials handling services. We are experienced in underground, surface and port materials handling, through which we are involved in crushing systems, storage systems and shafting hoisting. Our versatility also allows us to provide programme, project, cost and contract management, as well as design and planning.
Oil and Gas
We work with clients such as Shell, Sasol and Transnet on upstream, midstream, downstream, marketing, and retail projects. Our services to the Africa Oil and Gas market range from planning and feasibility studies, through engineering and design, to operation and maintenance, closure, and decommissioning.
AECOM provides sustainable energy solutions, through hydropower, wind and solar power, geothermal power; and transmission and distribution.
- Grand Inga Feasibility Study
- Kafue Gorge
- Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile Power Stations
- Mauritius Thermal Power Plant
- De Aar 1 and 2 Wind Farm
Environment and Ground Engineering
We have a solid history of providing ground work from feasibility studies and environmental pre-assessments to geotechnical services. Our environmental specialists and geotechnical engineers support other disciplines within the company, but also take on projects directly with clients.
Soil and groundwater investigations and risk assessments; contaminated land management; remediation services; decommissioning and demolition services.
Feasibility and site selection studies, environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) in terms of local legislation as well as Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards; environmental construction and compliance monitoring; environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) assessments; merger and acquisition (M&A) assessments; social impact assessments; resettlement action plans and resettlement implementation; stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management; and water and waste management licensing.
Site investigations; material investigations for linear structures; foundation designs; slope designs; slope analysis; design of retaining structures; underground excavations (including tunnels, caverns, adits and shafts); ground improvement measures and recommendation; numerical analyses; and the assessment of risk and mitigation measures for undermined and dolomitic areas.