Assignment Name
High Court & Court of Appeal

Country

Botswana

Location within Country
New CBD, Gaborone

Professional Services By:
Bergstan

Name of Client
Department of Building & Engineering Services (DBES)

Urban Development

High Court & Court of Appeal

Description of Project

The project is to establish new accommodation for the High Court and Court of Appeal in Gaborone, Botswana.

Bergstan is providing full Pre-Contract (Design) and Post-Contract (Supervision) civil & structural engineering services. The scope of service covers the design and specification of all structural & civil engineering aspects of the Works.

Structural: Single level basement parking will be provided and the courtrooms, offices and related facilities accommodation will be situated at and above ground level up to second floor.

The building structure will be mainly of reinforced concrete, with a mixture of flat slab and structural steel for the roof.  Slabs will generally be coffer slabs and on larger spans, a ribbed or troughed slab will be utilized.  At the two main entrances, a structural steel dome (7.5m high and 15m diameter), is provided.

Civil: The scope of service covers the interpretation of the contents of the geotechnical report.  The following sub-disciplines are included: bulk earthworks, domestic water supply, fire water supply, sewage reticulation, parking and stormwater, rainwater discharge.