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News June 2013
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Contributing to communities

Welcome to our June eNewsletter.

I enjoy hearing stories about our people and our clients contributing to communities. Cape Town Project Manager Khomotso Mantikwe has a fantastic story. Please click on the image to the left to watch Khomotso talk about his love for giving back through his project work at Aurecon.

Read this eNewsletter to find out about our recent award wins, project news, and thinking. We also list upcoming 

conferences and feature stories about our diversity and community programmes.

Please contact us at Aurecon if you have any questions regarding the contents of this eNewsletter.

Best regards



Aurecon setting new sustainable benchmarks for Mapletree development in Shanghai

Aurecon is developing and implementing sustainability strategies to improve the financial and environmental performance of a new mixed-use development in Shanghai, the Mapletree Minhang Development Project. Read more


Oxford Terrace precinct kick starts Christchurch CBD rebuild

The Oxford Terrace Entertainment Precinct redevelopment will be one of the first precincts to help kick start the rebuild of the Christchurch CBD. Aurecon is assisting with the structural design of this mixed use development, which will have the latest in low damage seismic technology. Read more


Aurecon involved in four SAPOA award winning projects

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards for Innovative Excellence in Property Development were announced last month and Aurecon is proud to have been part of the project teams on four award-winning projects. Read more


Government awards funding to help design “gigantic” SKA project

An Aurecon led consortium has been conditionally approved for funding to assist with the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project after the Australian Government recently announced grants totalling AUD19 million for organisations from across the country which will be contributing to various work packages. Read more




8-11 Jul

Bernard van Biljon, Mike van Tonder and Dave Bekker from Aurecon will be speaking at the Southern African Transport Conference in Pretoria.
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10-14 Jul

At the 9th Design and Health World Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, Aurecon will be presenting a paper, hosting an exhibition booth and running a breakfast panel discussion.
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30 Jul-1 Aug

Aurecon will be presenting six papers at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) National Conference in Perth.
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11-15 Aug

Aurecon is sponsoring and presenting three papers at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) biennial conference in Darwin.
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New thinking

Delivering programme excellence

In a roundtable discussion with Aurecon's leaders in programme and project management, we look at the elements typically found in a programme where excellence is the norm, rather than the exception. Read more

Will urbanisation break the big cities?

Aurecon’s Colin Dominish – Industry Director for Communications and Utilities and Matt Coetzee – Urbanisation Leader discuss the threats and opportunities placed on the world’s largest cities by the trend towards urbanisation. Read more

People and projects

Saigon’s Children Charity opens new kindergartens

Aurecon provided pro bono engineering services for Saigon’s Children Charity (SCC) which recently celebrated the much anticipated opening of its Dai Truong kindergarten, one of two SCC kindergartens in Vietnam’s Tra Vinh province.
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Nile Basin Initiative’s decision support system a win-win

Aurecon has successfully delivered data processing and modelling services for the recently completed Nile Basin Decision Support System (DSS) project, which aims to assist the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in water resources planning and investment decisions.
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Aurecon profiled for best practice in gender diversity

The Australian Human Rights Commission has included Aurecon as an example of best practice in gender diversity in a toolkit they have recently developed - Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies.
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Westgate Footbridge, New Zealand

Creative solutions were needed for a new 220 metre long pedestrian and cyclist connection in Auckland. Aurecon used 3D drafting and 3D structural analysis models due to the complex geometry of the trusses and skewed piers.
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