André is a construction manager with 32 years experience in construction and project management. Having worked his way up through the ranks with the largest contracting company in Southern Africa, he gained an in-depth knowledge of construction methods and the planning thereof as well as human resource management, programming, contract administration, contractual issues and claims. André has been in a supervisory and/or management role for most of his career, knowingly appreciating to what detail of finish and professional manner projects, needs to be delivered. He has reiterated his successful approach to hi-end projects, on time and in budget. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to any project no matter how big or small.
André joined Murray Roberts in 1984 as a trainee construction supervisor while studying towards a four year National Higher Diploma in Construction Supervision at the Cape Technikon. During his twenty years unbroken service, André attended numerous further educational courses covering technical and managerial fields in the construction industry.
At Murray & Roberts, André was involved in several well known projects in Cape Town and Namibia, starting as a trainee and ending up as contracts manager.
Telecom satellite tracking station
Frans Indongo Gardens – 17 Storey office block
South Africa Parc du cap office block
I&J Cold storage depot
Table Bay Hotel • 5 Star luxury hotel VEA Waterfront
Danie Craven Rugby Stadium Extension Addition of hospitality suites to Danie Craven Stand
BRAD knitting mills factory/head office – 11 000m2 factory 2 storey office block
Century City Shopping Mall – RI billion shopping centre
BOE Head office Waterfront • 33 000m2 car park 23,000m2 • 6 storey corporate office block
Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel – 500 bedroom luxury hotel spa
Mutual – Conversion of Old Mutual Heritage Site into 150 studio apartments
Adderley Terraces – Addition of 3 levels (21 ,OOOm2) of parking to existing parking garage a construction of apartment blocks above parking level
In 2005 André was recruited to join Filcon Projects as Operations Director, a position he
held till he decided in 2010 to start up his own construction company with partner Chris Marais.
André was responsible for all operational aspects of the company related to the construction projects.
Rockwell – January 2006 – November 2007 – R150m
Districts – June 2007 – March 2008 – R50m
Canal Quays – June 2007 – June 2009 – R136m
Orangerie – April 2008 – December 2009 – R142m
19 Bree Street – June 2009 – September 2009 – 20m
CPUT Engineering – December 2009 – June 2010 – R35m
Projects in progress on leaving Filcon
CRU – City Council refurbs – January 2010 – February 2012 – 182m
UNISA – February 2010 – March 2011 – 31m
CPUT Residence – April 2010 – March 2011 – 43m
CJP Projects (Since October 2010)
House Van Rooyen – Luxury house, Stellenbosch – 6m
House Frey – Additions alterations, Gordon’s Bay – 2m
Bloemhof Girls High – Classroom office Block, Stellenbosch- 4m
Italian born Marcello comes from a quantity surveying background and progressed to senior
management in a relatively short space of time. As joint managing director he has grown his
previous company to one of the leading contracting companies in Cape Town. Marcello is a
well known personality in the Cape Town building fraternity with a strong network of clients
and professional consultants.
Marcello attributes his good working relations with clients, professional teams and staff to his
invaluable experience gained while working for other people. It has given him insight into
people and their needs. He is of firm believe that if your staff are given the right environment
to work in and the best tools needed for the job at hand, they manage themselves and have
pride in their work, thereby delivering a superior quality product.
In 1989 Marcello obtained a National Diploma In Building Science at the Instituto Andreozzi, Accademic District, Aversa, Italy.
He majored in:
Once in South Africa he also he did further studies and completed various courses related to the building industry i.e.:
National Diploma in Land Surveying, Technical College, Braamfontein – 1990
Small Business Development Program at Technikon, Doorfontein – 1992
Advanced Business Program, Wits Business School – 1998
CCS-Construction Computer Software (programming) – 2006
CCS-Construction Computer Software (estimating) – 2007
2010 – New Media House, 19 Bree Street – 30m (Client: APT Quantity Surveyors)
2010 – The Orangerie, 110 apartments – R105m (Client: De Leew Quantity Surveyors
2010 – Kewtown, Renewal of CCC apartments – R44m (Client: Aurecon)
2010 – CPUT, New Engineering Wing – R45m (Client: Design Space Africa Architect)
2010 – Hanover Park – renewal CCC apartments – R83m (Client: Aureco)
2010 – CPUT – 200 bed Residence – 30m (Client: Jonker Barnes Architect)
2010 – Scottsdene – Renewal of CCC apartments R65m (Client: BKS Engineers)
2010 – Unisa – New green building – R34m (Client: MSA Architect)
2010 – Roggerbaai Square – Office Block – R190m (Client: Turner & Townsend QS)