Mine rehab

As part of a government programme to close and rehabilitate 660 abandoned asbestos mines and shafts in South Africa, quantity-surveying expertise is being supplied by global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend.

So far, Turner & Townsend has provided quantity surveying services for nine abandoned asbestos mines across the region with three of them now closed, and is involved with further six sites, and more potential projects are in the pipeline.

Gordon Bulmer, Senior Quantity Surveyor for Turner & Townsend, said: “The projects vary in complexity, therefore a key requirement of being awarded the bid for the asbestos mines was our ability to provide the highest standard of quantity surveying expertise in a flexible and agile way. While each mine site is different, the quantity surveyor in this particular government rehabilitation programme plays a key role – both in terms of advance planning as well as control or containment of costs throughout the projects.”