Assignment Name
Debswana Diamond Sorting House

Country

Botswana

Location within Country
Block 8, Gaborone West, Gaborone

Professional Services By:
Bergstan

Name of Client
Debswana

Urban Development

Debswana Diamond Sorting House

Description of Project

Bergstan provided civil and structural design services and construction supervision for Debswana diamond sorting house, as well as design of the water and sewer reticulation systems, the roads and stormwater drainage systems.

Structural:  High profile prestigious new diamond sorting building for Debswana comprising a 3 storey building with underground basement. The building houses administrative offices, triple volume atrium and diamond sorting rooms that require 24m clear span floors.

The design of these large span floors was further complicated by extremely stringent vibration requirements owing to the highly sensitive nature of the equipment used in the diamond sorting process.  The total floor area is approx. 30 000m2.

Civil:  The project consists of stormwater drainage, road works, water and sewer reticulation design for the development.