Thursday, 23 July 2020

Kwikspace replaces damaged Western Cape high school buildings in record time

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The aftermath. Non-Kwikspace prefabricated buildings at Nomzamo High                         School were destroyed by winds in excess of 100 km/h.

Swift action from Kwikspace in Cape Town brought relief to Nomzamo High School subsequent to the severe storm that hit the Western Cape in the very early hours of Monday 13 July 2020. Nomzamo High, in the Strand, bore some of the 100km/h winds during the storm. These winds destroyed four competitor prefab buildings while the three Kwikspace units were repositioned by the storm’s intensity, but were still intact.

Kwikspace’s response to the call was immediate and representatives were on site to conduct an assessment on the same day. By Wednesday 15 July, the Kwikspace crew were again on site removing the remaining debris. Repositioning of the three Kwikspace units was done on 16 July, along with all associated remedial work. Exactly one week after the storms’ havoc, on Monday 20 July, Kwikspace achieved successful project handover with the Department of Education.

“The Kwikspace prefabricated buildings were able to withstand most of the storm’s devastating winds when other prefabricated buildings could not,” says Mico Botha, Kwikspace Regional/Branch Manager – Western Cape. “All Kwikspace units are constructed of polyurethane panels and a solid steel chassis, whereas the damaged units at Nomzamo High School had been constructed of polystyrene panels and a light steel frame chassis.”

“Kwikspace Modular Buildings is head and shoulders above the rest. We offer a quality and lasting products superior to alternatives in the industry. The Kwikspace team responded to the emergency immediately and completed the task in record time. As a result, the children at Nomzamo High School did not miss valuable study time and now have a fully restored and functional school,” Botha adds.

“Kwikspace is the leading supplier of modular classrooms. We have a national footprint and capacity to action any size project without delays. We are proud of the Kwikspace quality products and excellent service offering available to all our clients,” Botha concludes.