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Engineering and project management can be quite complex industries. We are excited to answer some of your burning questions so that you can learn all about who we are, what we do, and gather more knowledge about what our work entails in order for you to feel comfortable and confident in choosing us for your future projects.

What is an engineer?

An engineer is a professional who applies their knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to develop solutions to everyday problems. Engineers use their expertise to design, develop, and build the products, systems, and processes that we use in our daily lives. They are problem-solvers who use creativity and knowledge to design solutions, often working in teams with other professionals. Engineers may specialize in fields such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil, aerospace, or biomedical engineering. Regardless of their area of expertise, engineers strive to create solutions that make life better for everyone.

What is the difference between an engineer and an architect?

Engineers and architects are two professions that often work together on projects, but they perform very different roles. Engineers are typically responsible for the design of a structure, such as a bridge or a building, and for ensuring that it is functioning properly and safely. As mentioned above, they use mathematics and science to analyse data, design and construct a structure and test its performance. Architects, on the other hand, are responsible for the aesthetics and functionality of a structure. They are responsible for designing spaces and structures that are attractive, safe, and functional. Both engineers and architects are key components in the design and construction process and collaborate to bring an idea to life.

What do project managers do?

Project managers are responsible for managing projects from start to finish. They are the driving force behind any successful project and work to ensure that all deadlines are met, tasks are completed, and objectives are achieved. Project managers must be organized, have excellent communication skills, and be able to manage multiple tasks at once. They must also be able to think critically and effectively delegate tasks to other members of the team. Additionally, project managers must be able to handle any obstacles that may arise during the project, as well as ensure that the project is within budget and on time. In short, project managers are the backbone of any project and their role is essential to its success.

What differentiates our service at Henry Fagan?

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We are proud to offer our clients the highest quality of services in the industry, with a commitment to creating innovative, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing designs and structures, ranging from unique home designs to corporate buildings to restorations. Our team of highly trained professionals have the skills and experience to develop and build structures on an international scale while utilising the latest scientific techniques and principles. We strive to ensure that our clients receive the best possible results, and are dedicated to helping them achieve their vision.

What type of projects do we specialise in?

Henry Fagan provides exceptional, versatile and adaptable services that can bring any project to life. Our past projects include but are not limited to hospitals, office parks, boardwalks, stadiums, retail buildings, and unique homes. You may already be familiar with some of our projects, our most notable work being in and around Cape Town. Some of the country’s biggest landmarks, the Cape Town Stadium, The Boomslang Walkway in Kirstenbosch, Bosjes Chapel, and the Castle of Good Hope.

We’ve also worked with organisations such as the Life Hospital Group, The University of the Western Cape and the Biomedical Research Institute. Our projects are aimed to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Such as The Viper Walkway in the UK, completed in 2019,which is 130m long and almost 1,5m wide. The steel structure was built without any disruption to the surrounding environment.

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We have also been greatly successful in completing international projects in other regions such as Hawaii, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Malaysia, and Botswana.

How do you get started?

You can enquire with us on our website for a professional consultation. Alternatively, you can contact us through email or give us a call. Our email and contact number can be found here. Here you will also find the addresses of our Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Gqeberha and Bloemfontein offices. We look forward to working with you!

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