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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Program Management is the process of managing several related projects in a coordinated way in order to obtain benefits and control not available in managing them individually.  Programs may include elements of related work (e.g. ongoing operations) outside the scope of the discreet projects in a program.  Projects may be interdependent because of the collective capability that is delivered, or they may share a common attribute such as a Client, technology or resources.

Multi-Pro has been responsible for the successful implementation and outcomes of various programs acting on behalf of the Client as Program Managers.

MTN

Multi-Pro fulfilled the roles of Program Managers and Project Managers for MTN on projects in the recent roll-out data switches countrywide.  This program entailed the roll-out of 13 Data Switch Centres.

BRYNTIRION ESTATE 

Multi-Pro, through its sister company Boleng Consulting Services, acted as Program Managers for the upgrades of Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria.  This program included various projects that entailed upgrades of security systems as well as services such as roads, storm water, sanitation, electrical systems and various structural elements.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Multi-Pro has acted as Program Managers on various programs for the Department of Public Works such as the Repair and Maintenance (RAMP) of various projects (Military Installations and Lift contracts) as well as the Major Refurbishment of Facilities and Civil Services for Defence Force Installations on a nationwide level.

+ PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE - PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE

IN PERSPECTIVE

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Project Management is a methodical approach to planning and managing project processes from start to finish in order to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the pre-conceived project constraints.  A project is a temporary endeavour having a defined beginning and end undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, usually to bring about beneficial change or added value.

Projects have five definable stages:
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Execution
  • Controlling (which is an ongoing process)
  • Project Close-Out

Multi-Pro has successfully fulfilled the role of Project Managers based on two key Company principles:

  • Multi-Pro takes the responsibility of the project to heart
  • Multi-Pro accepts the accountability for project results
Some of the Clients who have benefitted from the services
and expertise that Multi-Pro offers are:
  • Department of Public Works
  • SABC
  • Department of Defence
  • MTN
  • Tshwane Market
  • City of Tshwane
  • BATSA
  • Cell C
  • BMW
  • Afrox/Wilgers Hospital
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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering's Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

]Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to provide Project and Program Management Services for the Department of Public Works for the complete Refurbishment of the Pretoria 1 Military Hospital and the Wynberg 2 Military Hospital.

Pretoria 1 Military Hospital, being the flagship of Military Health Care facilities, received R400 million for the refurbishment and upgrade of all facilities. This installation is currently graded as a Level 4 referral military hospital. The refurbishment included all disciplines i.e. mechanical, electrical, structural and civil. The hospital is compliant with all current Statutory Requirements as well as the latest international health care standards.

     PRETORIA 1 MILITARY HOSPITAL

    WYNBERG 2 MILITARY HOSPITAL

Wynberg 2 Military Hospital in Cape Town, providing medical services to a large geographical area, is the second largest military hospital in South Africa.

A full refurbishment, renovations and upgrade program for the whole of the installation and all external facilities is currently under construction ensuring that the functionality of this hospital meets all the best international standards and requirements.

Afrox/Life Wilgers Hospital, situated in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, was refurbished and upgraded in the beginning of this century. Multi-Pro Cost Engineering was appointed to provide the Program Management services for various projects forming part of the total scheme.

AFROX/LIFE WILGERS HOSPITAL

+ UPGRADES AND CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
- UPGRADES AND CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practices.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has rendered and continues to render Project and Program Management services to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (CTMM). The projects which we have managed range from the construction of bicycle tracks, roads upgrade and to the construction of stormwater channels. We are currently managing the construction of an extension of a road, Staatsartillery Road, which will link the Pretoria Central Business District with Danville and Lotus Gardens suburbs.

Shova Kalula Bicycle Tracks

Atteridgeville roads

The CTMM projects are generally broader than just managing project teams that are made up of only Construction Professionals. These project teams in most cases include Environmental Consultants and Legal people who are responsible for Environmental Impact Assessments and Water Use Licences and Land Swaps respectively. As part of our value-add service to projects we include facilitation of these and other processes as part of our mandate by the Client, resulting in highly successful projects.   

It is this ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams which has made the relationship between Multi-Pro and many other Clients like the City of Tshwane a long and harmonious one. We continue to provide excellent Project and Program Management services and this can be seen with long-lasting and continuous relationships with our Clients.

Groenkloof Stormwater Channel


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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering's Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering, through its sister company Boleng Consulting Services, has been involved in providing Project Management Services for the complete Refurbishment and Upgrade of the Civitas Building in Pretoria. Multi-Pro acted as the Principal Agent on this project.

The Civitas Building is approximately 40 years old and is a well known landmark in Pretoria. The quality of finishes and services has over a long period of time and continuous use deteriorated to such an extent that it needed a full refurbishment and upgrade. The building complex had to satisfy not only the latest Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations but also new design trends and End-User requirements.


The objectives of the project were as follows:
  • Upgrading the existing building and services to bring the building of 30 floors covering approximately 70000sqm to a good standard to be fit for use for at least the next 20 years.
  • To ensure that the designs are not only in line with modern trends, technology and regulations but also to such nature to allow flexibility in terms of layouts and services to allow virtually any Tenant to occupy the building. The designs must also require minimum maintenance.
  • To ensure that economic solutions are implemented and to have a building that is a sound investment and asset.
  • All related building construction, wet services, electrical and mechanical services were incorporated.
  • Construction of a new office block consisting of 7 floors and 3 basement levels to the north of the existing Tower block to add an additional 22000sqm of available office space.
The internal and external refurbishment and upgrading of the Tower block and the addition of the North block ensures that the Civitas Building complex will remain a future of the Pretoria skyline for many years.

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to provide Project and Program Management Services for the Department of Public Works for the complete Refurbishment of the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

Waterkloof Air Force Base is South Africa’s most prominent Air Force Base. It is home to 5 Air Force Squadrons, among others, 21 Squadron, the VIP air transport unit which operates the Presidential Air Wing.  Since it was officially opened in 1938, Waterkloof Air Force Base has always been in full service, first used for air operations during WWII and during conflicts since.

MAIN RUNWAY

AIRIAL VIEW OF HANGERS

The comprehensive Refurbishment, Renovation and Upgrade contract included all the infrastructure required to adhere to international standards and included the following: 
  • Full Refurbishment of all mechanical installations and upgrades
  • Full Refurbishment of all electrical installations and upgrades including stand-by power for all critical facilities
  • The commissioning of a state of the art Security System
  • Full Refurbishment of all Civil and Structural infrastructures.

The extensive upgrades to the Waterkloof Air Force Base enables it to accommodate larger airplanes than before i.e. the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A400.

AIRCRAFT SERVICED

SECONDARY RUNWAY WITH HANGERS

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to provide Project and Program Management Services for the City of Tshwane on the upgrading of the Tshwane Fresh Produce Market.

The Tshwane Fresh Produce Market is an unique centre where prices are formed and fresh produce is traded to the mutual benefit of suppliers, buyers and consumers.  It provides efficient and cost-effective infrastructure and services that comply with international standards.

The Tshwane Market has a national and international client base.  On the procurement side produce is obtained from producers country-wide and on the supply side the market is supported by buyers from all walks of life in South Africa and neighbouring countries.  Prices are formed on the basis of supply and demand and set the trend for prices nationally.  The Tshwane Fresh Produce Market is often referred to as the stock exchange of the fresh produce industry.  The upgrades to the market makes it a vibrant centre of activity in the city.  The infrastructural developments meets the needs of all buyers, agents, producers and retail entrepreneurs. The identity of the Tshwane Market is one of being the premier retailing location in Pretoria.

The industry’s demands on markets required that pro-active measures be in place for the Tshwane Fresh Produce Market to remain a leading distribution centre in the market place that has been deregulated and favours private enterprise.  One of the key strategies was the establishment of more processing and repacking facilities which was also identified as a major factor contributing towards growth.

+ REFURBISHMENT AND UPGRADES OF HARBOURS - REFURBISHMENT AND UPGRADES OF HARBOURS

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to provide Project and Program Management Services for the Department of Public Works for the complete Refurbishment of the Simonstown Naval Base.

Situated on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula on the shores of False Bay, Simonstown remains an important naval base to this day, which began more than two centuries ago – first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy. The town which rises steeply above the harbour up the mountainsides is rich in both architectural and natural beauty, as well as Cape history and strange legends and tales.

It is of critical importance that, due to the strategic location of Simonstown Naval base and the importance to provide a safe harbour for Naval Vessels in defending and patrolling the coastal waters of South Africa, that all facilities and functions of the Naval Base be up to standard and fully functional. This includes dry-dock facilities, work sheds, communication facilities and living quarters for navy personnel.

The comprehensive Refurbishment, Renovation and Upgrade contract included all the infrastructure, facilities and services required to ensure that Simonstown Naval Base can compare with the best in the world. The R350 million contract included refurbishments, renovations and upgrades of mechanical installations, electrical installations and all civil and structural infrastructure.
+ HIGH TECHNOLOGY BUILDINGS MTN - HIGH TECHNOLOGY BUILDINGS MTN

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering's Project and Program Management Services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to act as Program Manager for the collection of projects as well as Project Manager on various of the individual projects.

MTN is one of the leading mobile telecom-munications providers in South Africa and Africa and also has various other business ventures in other countries across the globe.  Due to the ever increasing network traffic, including video and data traffic, and the de-regulation of the telecommunications networks in South Africa, an opportunity emerged whereby MTN could take advantage of these new opportunities and invest in several data centres with office components in various cities across South Africa. 

These centres could enable MTN to handle more network traffic as well as act as a countrywide dedicated, independent from Telkom, telecommunications network for use by MTN and others.

           MTN NEWLANDS SWITCH AND DATA CENTRE

Projects were delivered within budget, and despite the massive challenge of mostly inexperienced Main Contractors, a huge skills transfers and development of Main Contractors to expose them to these kinds of projects have been achieved. 
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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management practice.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering has been appointed to provide Project and Program Management Services for the Department of Public Works for the Repair and Maintenance of various Military Bases.

The historical backlog of maintenance and critical repair activities on all Government owned infrastructure have necessitated an effective and comprehensive Repair and Maintenance Program (RAMP) with the intent to systematically eliminate the existing backlog. 

The process was initiated in 2001 and within a year 69 Status Quo investigations were undertaken and reports submitted. The construction phase started in 2006 and to date 5 Military Bases are in various stages of construction.  Construction is due to start on 20 additional bases in the immediate future.

(Right) Aerial view of a Military Base
(Below) Structural Building work


The RAMP Program for the Department of Defence includes projects of Repair, Breakdown and Service Contracts over a period of 36 months per Base. The repair and maintenance program at each Military Base is to restore all buildings and infrastructure to normal functionality and to maintain this for a period of 36 months. The scope of work includes civil, building structural, electrical and mechanical work.

+ REFURBISHMENT AND UPGRADES OF STUDIOS - REFURBISHMENT AND UPGRADES OF STUDIOS

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practices.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering rendered Project Management services for the construction of a number of South African Broadcasting Corporations’s (SABC) television and radio studios. The SABC is a home to 2 of some of the most prominent commercial stations in South Africa, Metro FM and 5FM, who between them have a combined listenership of approximately 7 million people. 

Radio Park Foyer

Multi-Pro is proud to have been involved as Project Managers of the SABC Radio Park Upgrade which houses the upgraded and modernised Broadcast and Production Studios of these two stations and the main entrance into the SABC Radio Park in Auckland Park. We were also Project Managers on the construction of broadcast studios of other SABC Stations amongst others SAFM, RSG, Lesedi FM and Umhlobo-Wenene. 

The SABC is in the process of switching to digital television. Multi-Pro has been involved for a number of years with the Project Management of the upgrading and digitization of SABC’s television studios.  We are also currently Program Managers on the installation of the SABC’s Newsroom Production and Newsroom Computer System which is the core system of both Radio and TV news production.

Studio 10

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Multi-Pro Cost Engineering’s Project and Program Management services are based on proven internationally accepted principles and professional Project and Program Management Practices.

Multi-Pro Cost Engineering rendered Project Management services for the Expanded Public Works Programme. The project contributes to the communities of South Africa by reducing both unemployment and unskilled labour in the building industry. Multi-Pro did this project under the auspices of Virtual Consulting Engineers by virtue of a sub-consultancy agreement.

Brakpan Police station

Benoni Radio Tech

The projects which we successfully completed include among others, Kagiso Police Station, Kagiso Magistrates Offices, Boksburg Prison Refurbishment Project, Germiston Magistrate Offices, Brakpan Police Station and Benoni Radio Tech, etc. 

Upon completion of the project, the Youth depending on their commitment and dedication, can end up being employed permanently by the Contractors, starting their own small and/or medium enterprises or furthering their studies at institutions of higher learning like Colleges and Universities. Multi-Pro is gratified to have been part of this Project as we feel very strong about the empowerment of the Youth of South Africa.

Kagiso Police Station