André Ekermans co-founded EKCON Engineers and Project Managers in January 1996 after heading the Western Cape Building Division of a well-known multi-disciplinary company for 12 years. He specializes in structural engineering and has extensive experience in the conceptual and detail design of reinforced and tensioned concrete structures as well as structural steel design in the building, industrial and sport industries.
His experience in heading a multi-disciplinary design team for many years has equipped him well to offer the client cost-effective and integrated solutions in the commercial sector. He obtained a Hons B Eng degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch in 1978 and, after three years in marine engineering, joined the consulting engineering industry.
Prominent previous projects include: extensions to the Houses of Parliament for the Tricameral System; Strand Pavilion; Bellville Stadium; the Vodacom Techno Centre; Vodacom Regional Head Office [Century City]; 24-storied Topaz Apartment Block; Westra Wheat Mills and Pasta Factory [Kimberley]; and King Edward Hospital [Durban].
Current projects include: Bantry Hills and Warwick Apartment Blocks [Western Seaboard]; a 100-bed Hospital for Sipetu [Transkei]; as well as various Distribution Centres and Warehouses.
Profession: Civil Engineer
Position in Firm: Director and Shareholder
Academic Qualifications: Hons B Eng (Civil) University of Stellenbosch 1978
Professional Membership: Member of the Engineering Council for South Africa (No. 850541), Member of the South African Institute for Civil Engineers (No 12174) and Member of the South African Association for Consulting Engineers