Viridicon Group
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About Us

Viridicon is a company with foundations in contracting in the built environment. The directors and founders both have honors degrees in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. This balance allows them to drive the company in a direction that is streamlined and efficient with regard to the physical building of our projects, while also being cost controlled to allow maximum bottom line results. 

Our business comprises of Viridicon Consulting and Viridicon Construction. Please see the relevant links for information on each division. 

The need for energy efficiency during construction of an asset as well as its lifetime there after is becoming more and more important in the development industry. Our aim is to provide our clients with a better understanding of Green building in general should they choose follow this route. 

Mission

Viridicon strives to exceed our client’s expectations and provide an end product of world class standard in quality.

Viridicon aims to streamline the development process on all levels to save our clients on cost and time.

Viridicon strives to set the standard in Green Building and advise our clients during the building process on alternative green building materials that will in end provide a product that is energy sustainable and cost effective.   


Team

Managing Director - Construction 

Byron Fergusson

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management University of Pretoria
  • SASFA course in light steel Frame erection

  • Peri Vario Formwork System
  • Murray and Roberts Graduate Development course 2012

  • Murray and Roberts Manage Self Development course 2013

  • Murray and Roberts Manage Development Others 2014
  • Construction Planning & Programming (CCS - C202) 
  • Value Engineering in Projects

Experience

ABSA Towers, Johannesburg CBD

Year: 2009
Position: Junior foreman


BDO Offices, 43 Wellington St, Parktown

Year: 2011
Position: Graduate Construction Manager


Melrose Arch 40 on Oak Luxury Apartments

Year: 2012-2013
Position: Graduate Construction Manager for Murray and Roberts Buildings on site
Total value: +/- R330 Million

Scope of works:

  • All aluminum shop front installation on site. Included programming, monitoring installation and attending to quality. (Contract value +/- R9 million)
  • Managed the works of 10 units from brickwork to final completion. Included the management of subcontractors, program, quality and labour in each unit. (Contract value +/- R15million)
  • Quality Controller for site


Wonderpark Shopping Centre refurbishment and new build

Year: 2013
Position: Construction Management Intern for Murray & Roberts Buildings
Total value: +/- R370 Million

Scope of works:

  • Manage all works from demolitions of existing building, concrete structure, and finishing of mall areas, shops and restaurants in Phase1 (17000m 2). Total contract value R358 million
  • Shops completed with full fit out– Truworths
  • Management of subcontractors, program, quality and labour for Phase 1
  • Handover of areas to tenant for Beneficial Occupation for Phase 1 (Cell C, Typo, Aldos, @Home, Hi, Legit, Side Step, Arthur Kaplin, John Craig, Sonatina, Forever New)
  • Management of final snags and ensuring opening as per agreed date to client of Phase 1


Dainfern Square Shopping Centre 

Year: 2013 – 2015
Position: Sub Agent for Murray & Roberts Buildings
Total value: +/- R347 Million


Scope of Work

  • Management over foreman and their respective teams in the structural work of Zone 1 and 3. Bases, Columns, Surface beds and Slabs
  • Spaces completed with full fit out – Virgin Active
  • Shops completed with partial fitout – Woolworths, PNA
  • Management over respective subcontractors works
  • Handover of areas to tenant for Beneficial Occupation for all shops in Zone E and D (Famous Bands, Pizza Hut, Anat, Exclusive Books, Sothebys, Lush, The Body Shop, Frankie & Delilah, Sorbet, Vida E, IM Optical, The Tea Shop, Base Cut, Dischem, MTN, Rugs Original)
  • Management of all services installation and design coordination of works.
  • Assisting Site Agent and Contracts manger on site with the reporting back to professional team regarding progress and quality.
  • Management of finishes to all of Zone E and F.
  • Management over steel roof structure to works
  • Management over lifts and escalator installation


Managing Director - Energy 

Dirk Kotze

Dirk joined Virdicon to the end of 2015. Having owned his own small to medium contracting company specializing in everything from new build developments through to shop fit outs, Dirk brings many years of experience in construction. Along with Byron, Dirk heads up the construction division of the business as the Operations Manager. Dirk works on all our tenders, resource placement, subcontractor management and site management.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING:

Silktree Housing Development (Pretoria)

  • Year: 2006
  • Position: Site Agent
  • Total value: R120 Million

Highland Residential Estate (Pretoria)

  •  Year:  2007
  • Position: Site Agent
  •  Total value: R45 Million

Rockeyhaven Security Estate (Pretoria) 

  • Year: 2008
  • Position: Site Agent
  •  Total value: R45 Million

Scope of works

  •  Interpretation of building plans
  • Dealing with all subcontractors on a daily basis and keeping records of progress and quality.
  • Scaffolding supervision and checking
  • Progress reporting to client
  • Management of Storm water drainage installation
  • Management of electrical installation
  • Management of external work   
  • Management of wet works
  • Management over finishing trades (painting, tiling, carpentry)
  • Budget control management
  • Procurement management


Morgan Est PLC

Croydon Cable tunnel – Construction of tunnel (3m inside diameter) for National Grid

  • Year: 2008
  • Position: Shift Engineer
  • Total Value: R560 Million

Morgan Lovell PLC - High End Fit outs  

  • Year: January  2010
  • Position: Site Agent
  • Total value: £ 2 – 6  million

Scope of Work  

-        Procurement Management

-        Issuing of permits to work

-        Perform quality control checks on work of sub-contractors

-        Liaising with client

-        Planning projects and allocating staff to ensure budgeted timelines are met.

-        Ensuring projects stay within budget by negotiating prices with suppliers

-        Preparing site budgets per projects, and performing budgetary control

-        Attend site meetings

-        Project handover to client. (Educating them about their new offices)

-        Delivering a turnkey project for the client. (Concept to occupation)

 

Ukuethemba Construction 

Year: 2010  – 2015

Position: Owner

Scope of Work

-        Home renovations

-        commercial renovating

-        Budget planning and presentation of project to client

-        Building construction for residential, commercial & industrial

-        Building maintenance

-        Electrical Installation

-        Plumbing Works

-        Tiling

-        Glass and Aluminum

-        Painting

-        Carpentry

-        Waterproofing

-        Steel and Metal works

-        Boundry wall/fence

-        Interior Designer                                                                 

-        Office Partitioning 


 

 


 

 

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