Project Name: McDonald’s Drive-Thru Store
–> Whale Coast Mall Hermanus
–> Westgate Mall Mitchells Plein
–> Musina Limpopo
Construction Dates: 01 June 2017 to 18 December 2017
Client: Auram Restaurant T/A McDonalds SA
Main Contractor: CivBuild / Umgeni Projects
Electrical Contractor: Tims Electrical / Faradays Electrical
McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. McDonald’s operates over 200 restaurants in nine(9) of South Africa’s provinces. McDonald’s is renowned for its training throughout the world. They have trained and employed over 10 000 South Africans at various levels including franchisees, restaurant managers, and crew. Currently, more than 80% of all food served in McDonald’s restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers.
We had the pleasure of being involved in the electrical design and the electrical coordination of the direct contracts. Our designs were detailed taking into account the main incoming supply, exterior electrical works around the building’s footprint, cable sleeves, main telecom connection, internal & external outlets, and the auxiliary services.
The improvements to the UPS system were implemented and future allowance was made for standby generator supply. Huge improvements were carried out on the distribution board design in order to reduce the overall size, cost, and functionality. Energy-saving measures was installed like motion sensors switching luminaires and LED fittings.
Our services included constant on-site monitoring which was critical at final commissioning stages as the window period to rectify any defects was minimal.
These projects were memorable and challenging due to the short construction periods but in light of this, each project was a success for our client and the store operator.
** Written by Project Engineer – Shane Stimpson