Riaan du Preez


    Position Title: Director
    Qualifications: BSc Construction Management. Pr. CPM.
    Experience: 18 years
    Email: riaan@al-a.co.za

    Career History:
    Riaan successfully completed his studies in 1994, obtaining a 4 year B.Sc. Construction Management Degree from the University of the Free State. Since graduating he worked as a Construction Manager for various specialist construction companies. The companies he worked for include Skye Roofing and Ceilings (Director) and Hunter Douglas Kool Aluminium (Operations Manager). During this time, he worked on various land-marked projects like Cape Town International Airport Arrivals Terminals, Cape Town Convention Centre and Vodacom Techno Centre.

    In 2007 he accepted a Project Manager appointment, responsible for Shoe City national capex rollout. In association with DK Architects, he successfully planned and delivered 32 new and revamped Shoe City stores nationally.

    In 2009 Riaan was appointed the Principal Agent for Devaro Investment on their new Lake Side Residential Development in Muizenberg. In association with DK Architects, he successfully managed the new development through all phases of the project life cycle. Riaan also managed various projects for MDSA Project Management in 2010, including modernisation, extensions and reductions of various Woolworth’s stores nationally.

    In 2011 he was appointed as the site based construction project manager of a 9000m² extension to the “Village Mall Phase 2″ at Hartbeespoort, Pretoria. Riaan successfully delivered the completed shopping centre on time at the end of November 2011.

    Since 2011 Riaan has been with AL&A as Contract Construction Project Manager. Being part of the Ebesa JV team, Riaan delivers various capex construction projects for the Electricity Department City of Cape Town. His accountability and involvement run through all phases of the project life cycle, from inception to close out. This includes managing projects through the City of Cape Town’s Procurement and public Tender processes. As project team leader and Principal Agent, he successfully completed various multimillion rand projects, such as the Helderberg Electrical Depot, the Atlantis Electrical Depot and the Ndabeni Fleet Yard and Master Plan.

    Currently, Riaan is the appointed Construction Project Manager responsible for various high value City of Cape Town Electricity Department projects, developing through various project stages of completion.

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