DTI asset verification

The Automotive Investment Scheme is an incentive designed by the Department of Trade and Industry to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and replacement models and components that will potentially increase plant production volumes, sustain employment, and strengthen the automotive value chain.

The Department of Trade and Industry required the services of a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm to do the asset verification assessment of the Automotive Investment Scheme. The appointment included verifying the claimants’ assets’ price, the asset validity in terms of the Automotive Investment Scheme guidelines, and the usability of the assets within production.

Delta BEC was appointed by the Department of Trade and Industry to do asset verification assessments of the Automotive Investment Scheme.

The Delta BEC Industrial Engineering Department was responsible for a number of site visits to different plants to audit the assets at the plant with respect to the Automotive Investment Scheme.

In terms of this scheme, manufacturers are given grant funding. The objective of the audits is to confirm that assets as claimed are:

  • Used in production either at the claimant’s production plant or at the sub-tier vendor.
  • Tagged correctly with the asset number
  • Of current technology.

old pretoria magistrates court

The old Pretoria Magistrates Court was built in the city centre in 1942. Unfortunately, in October 2010, an electrical fire broke out and destroyed the roof and top floor. The building was significantly damaged and was declared unsuitable for any use.

The building is older than 60 years, and in terms of the Natural Heritage Resources Act, the restoration will have to follow strict guidelines to ensure that as much of the original architecture is restored as possible. The building is intended to look as it did originally, but in keeping with modern technology, most of the services will be re-designed to a more functional and aesthetically pleasing state.

The aim of the restoration is to rehabilitate the entire building while attempting to keep as much of the heritage importance thereof as possible, to assess and implement new and restorative structural designs, and to design and implement new internal mechanical, electrical and wet services.

Delta BEC was appointed as the architect, the project manager and the principal agent for the restoration and rehabilitation of the magistrates court.

transnet port terminal’s fixed asset assessments

Transnet Port Terminals has played a key role in supporting the South African government’s export-led growth strategy. Most Southern African import and export commodities are handled through South Africa’s seven logistics ports: Richards Bay, Durban, Saldanha, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, and Port of Ngqura.

Transnet Port Terminal accepted high net asset value transfers from Transnet National Port Authority that included fixed assets such as buildings, terminals, roads, parking, stacking areas, and special assets (e.g. light masts, electrical assets). Transnet Port Terminals required that a professional engineering consultancy conduct a physical assessment and make recommendations on the fixed assets by applying a rigorous asset evaluation methodology.

Delta BEC was appointed as the professional engineering consultant to conduct physical assessments (facility condition assessments) on all transferred fixed assets at various port terminals situated throughout South Africa.

In execution of this project, Delta BEC assisted Transnet Port Terminals to determine the deferred maintenance cost of each asset as well as to assess the asset in terms of occupational health and safety and national building regulation compliance. Asset replacement values were also determined in order to compare replacement values with deferred maintenance cost, and thus determined the suitability of implementing a repair and maintenance scheme vs. replacement of the asset.

western cape harbours

There are 12 proclaimed fishing harbours situated in the Western Cape that fall under the custodianship of the Department of Public Works and which form part of the state’s fixed property portfolio. Many of these harbours are not being used optimally and are not managed effectively, and the Department of Public Works together with their partners at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Treasury Department initiated Spatial and Economic Development Framework (SEDF) studies for each of the harbours.

Delta BEC was appointed to develop an SEDF for each of the 12 proclaimed fishing harbours. The methodology adopted by the team was as follows:

  • Phase 1: Status Quo and Demand Assessment
  • Phase 2: Options Generation and Evaluation (Draft SEDF)
  • Phase 3: High-level Financial Analysis
  • Phase 4: Final SEDF and Implementation Plan.

In addition, Delta BEC provided architectural, civil engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, economic and financial analysis, environmental, quantity surveying, town planning and project management services.

These SEDFs will enable the Department of Public Works to develop each fishing harbour in order to optimize its economic potential and to create sustainable employment within the communities that they serve. It will also provide a strategic, indicative planning guide for the development, planning, and optimal land use for each harbour, as well as address all problems and issues currently experienced by the harbours and the stakeholders involved.