Since 1982 TvE has been participating in numerous commercial developments.  These developments include office, residential, retail and hotel projects.



Civil and structural engineering services for a number of retail shopping centres.

Hotel Developments

Refurbishment of hotels as well as a new hotel and time share developments.

The engineering services provided include civil and structural, electrical, mechanical (with particular reference to air conditioning) and lift installations as well as quantity surveying services.



As an extension to the Company’s major involvement in the South African industrial sector, numerous factory and warehousing projects have been undertaken for the commercial sector which entailed project management, and the full range of engineering services, including when required, financial control.

Factories and warehouses

Full and partial engineering services as well as cost control services have been provided for warehousing, factory and factory flat developments as follows:

  • Two high bay warehouses for high density rack storage with a combined floor area of 12 300m² and a minimum stacking height of 12m, with associated warehouse offices.
  • Warehouses for major retail groups with a combined floor area of 24 000m².
  • Over a period of seven years, the construction of a series of factories and factory flats with a total floor area of 25 000m², including associated offices & amenities.
  • A printing works and warehouse complex.
  • An automotive parts manufacturing factory.
  • A factory for the manufacture of HV and LV electrical distribution boards.
  • A factory for the manufacture of telecommunication equipment.
  • Chipboard manufacturing factories.
  • Latex manufacturing plants.

Major clients have been The South African Breweries Limited for whom fifteen distribution depots with associated office and amenity facilities have been constructed, and RMS Syfrets for whom Muller and Phipps, Selby 6 and 11 factory flats and Mattress World projects were undertaken.  The Company’s role has generally been that of Project Managers, Consulting Engineers and Quantity Surveyors.


TVE has also been involved with upgrades for the Commercial Union, where projects included:

  • 30 Simmons Street
  • Advert Agency (Wendywood)
  • Hill Street Office Development
  • 366 Pretoria Avenue Office Development
  • DIG Projects


The Company acted as Consulting Engineers for the design, preparation of tender documents and construction supervision for services relating to both residential and industrial townships.  The scope has included earthworks, roads, stormwater, sewers, water and electrical reticulation.