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Omega Projects KZN is owned and run by Sidney Lebotschy.

Sidney completed his Diploma in Civil Engineering with the British institute of Engineering Technology in 1975.

Sidney has also completed the following courses:
  • The Allen Management Program
  • Productivity Improvement Program
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Ongoing attendance/study of Engineering Advancements and Techniques.
In 1985, Sidney started his building career by building houses in the greater Durban area. His duties included the setting out of building sites, earthworks and the construction of the houses. He controlled all the ordering of materials, employment of staff and related work. The drawing of plans and meeting up with different municipalities was one of his responsibilities. the quality control of his buildings was of a high standard and his work load went from strength to strength. In 1990, his focus changed to industrial buildings. He successfully tendered for larger companies. His position as sole proprietor has always included being "Clerk of Works" - as the definition goes, as one of his responsibilities. His first multi-million rand project was in Verulam, KZN for a company called Farm-ag. Their mandate was to build a four storey chemical plant and all associated work which included - piling, underground storage tank, structural work, transformer rooms, office block and organising and checking of the steel structure components. The civils, concrete structures and associated building work for a large cooling tower plant was done from plan with a 2mm tolerance either way. The cooling tanks, which were made in the then Transvaal and fitted by crane on arrival, were perfect.

Sidney's next large project was with a company called Bearing Man (ongoing for around 18 years). He worked in various centres around South Africa. The work entailed large alterations with the occasional new building project thrown in. One of the larger projects in Durban was a multilevel undercover parking garage in West Street. Once again the work and quality thereof was assessed and controlled by Sidney.

One of Sidney's more interesting projects was the installations of underwater gabions and reno matresses in the Port Alfred Marina.

During 2003, Sidney's focus turned to smaller works due to the economic climate. He designed, managed and built a face brick double-storey complex in Monteseel, KZN. The project involved water, sewer and electrical reticulation plus associated work. Being a face brick building with large aluminium sliding doors and windows, the work had to be of good standard which was achieved by Sidney and his team. Since 2007, Omega Projects KZN has been involved in various building and civil contracts including additions/alterations:
  • Clerk of Works for Stedone Developments, on two Community Centre sites in Mthatha.
  • Management of PVR installation - Eskom Mkondeni.
  • Ongoing representative for Consulting Engineers (Bragge & Francis). Quality & Complaince.
Sidney's previous work experience includes the following:

1968-1970: O.A. Oosthuizen & Partners (Civil Consultants)
  • Soils Laborotary, Vryheid - trained in all aspects of soil sampling including core drilling, identifying different types of soil and classification thereof. Trained and physically completed all tests related to soil classification including mods, cbrs, pi and soil gradings.
  • Site supervision on Shallcross Township Development no. 1 in Durban KZN. Sidney worked with a qualified civil engineer and assisted with checking the setting out, levels and quantities of the cut and fill areas of the roads. the quality of the concrete, paved and tar roads was quality controlled by Sidney. Sidney controlled the soils laboratory and completed all the required compliace checks on the roads, sewer, water and electrical reticulation.
1970-1979: Van Niekerk, Kleyn & Edwards
  • Freeway and road works.
  • Sidney worked under the supervision of various civil engineers in the design/draughting and layout of the N3 from Durban to Paradise Valley, Pinetown and the N2 from the four level interchange in Durban southwards to the Umbilo River. The work entailed - site surveys, quantities from cross sections, soil classifications and the use thereof. Plans of stormwater reticulation and other services was part of his mandate. Sidney worked in the design office for a four year period. He was then placed over the next six years on both sites where his duties were mainly quality control of the works including small concrete structures and bridges. His job title was Assistant to the Resident Engineer. Sidney set up three different soil laborataries and monitored all the results of the concrete and soil tests. Sidney's exposure to concrete structure steel checking was intense and eventually he was in a position to inspect and approve steel work prior to concrete being placed. Monthly payment certificates were largely issued based on quantities measured and the quality of work controlled by Sidney.
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