Claassen Auret (Pty) Ltd. (CAI), was formed in 1977 to achieve excellence in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. During the past thirty eight years, the practice has made a major contribution in the high-tech corporate, broadcasting, communications, data processing, hotels, commercial, retail and light industrial fields.
The practice has developed a track record of pro-active sub-contract administration and effective cost control. Specific expertise has been achieved in Electrical Engineering, Data and Communications, Special Lighting Systems, Specialized Power Supplies, Security Systems, Fire Defence, Electronic Control Systems and Energy Effective Design.
Various innovative power supply, lighting and data communication designs were promoted by the practice. Energy Effective Design has been one of the areas of focus, resulting in the Eskom Energy Effective Design Awards in 1992 and 1993.
Nedbank Corporate Head Office [Sandton], where Claassen Auret were the Consulting Electrical Engineers, was awarded the Green Building Energy Efficiency Design Award in 2011.
Eskom Energy Effective Design Awards 1992
ESKOM SAVING TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED FOR GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
Eskom Energy Effective Design Awards 1993
STANDARD BANK CENTRE, 5 SIMMONDS STREET
SAPOA award for Innovative Excellence in Property 1998
[CORPORATE HEAD OFFICES] FOR STANDARD BANK, NO. 3 SIMMONDS STREET, JOHANNESBURG.
SAPOA award for Innovative Excellence in Property 2001
[HEAD OFFICES] MOMENTUM LIFE HEAD OFFICE IN CENTURION
SAPOA award for Innovative Excellence in Property 2003
[HEAD OFFICES] MTN INNOVATION CENTRE AT 14TH AVENUE, JHB
SAPOA award for Innovative Excellence in Property 2006
[RESIDENTIAL] MICHELANGELO TOWERS, SANDTON
SAPOA award for Green Building Energy Efficiency 2011
NEDBANK, PHASE 2
GREEN START BUILDINGS
FNB WINDHOEK NAMIBIA
STANDARD BANK D TIER 4
SAMRAND D TIER 4
MTN CENTURION D TIER3
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND COMPANY POLICY
CAI has been transformed to a Level 2 Contributor in accordance with the BBBEE Code of Good Practice as promulgated by the Department of Trade and Industry. Full scoring information is available on request.
CAI adopted a policy of affirmative action with respect to basic technical development in 1993.
This policy involved the following:
Identifying needy and promising PDI’s for potential technical training up to diploma level in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Financing the studies of these trainees, through sandwich courses at the Wits Technicon up to Diploma level.
On the job training, including CAD courses, project work, etc., is being provided to the trainees in the off study periods. This training takes the form of a prolonged process of weekly training, handled by a Director of the practice, in all aspects of basic technical features required by project engineers on projects executed in the broader construction industry. Emphasis is placed on solid electrical engineering basics, rather than glossing over modern, computer-based application systems.
Studies of various further technical educational development of PDI personnel are being financed by the company.
We undertake regular research visits to the United Kingdom, Europe, United Arab Emirates and the United States to ensure that we operate on the leading edge of technology as far as Electrical/electronic and Information Communication Technology services are concerned. Continuous contact is maintained with these countries to stay abreast of modern technology.
Apart from the normal duties assigned to Consulting Engineers, we have paid particular attention to the following aspects:
Reliability and stability studies.
Value engineering studies.
Effective cost control through close liaison with modern Quantity Surveying practices.
Hands-on site engineering and commissioning, including monitoring of maintenance contracts and post-occupation performance.
Alternative power generation & energy efficiency.
The following topics are examples of specific experience that CAI offers:
Hotels, Resorts And Casino’s
Corporate Head Office Facilities
Luxury Apartment Blocks
Commercial And Reticulation Projects
Higher Education Institutions
Audio Visual Systems