Key Personnel

Simon Griffiths

PrEng, BSc (Eng) MEng
Simon Griffiths Graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1999 with a BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering. Immediately after graduation he started his career with Murray and Roberts Cape as a Site Engineer. After a year with M&R in Cape Town he was transferred to the Middle East where he worked for M&R Middle East as a Site Engineer. Upon returning to South Africa in 2001 he entered the Consulting industry with Africon Engineering International in Bloemfontein where he stayed briefly until joining Liebenberg and Stander in 2002, renamed L&S Consulting in December 2005. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 with a MEng in Structural Engineering. His field of expertise lies in the structural design of concrete and steel. In 2006 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting and on the 1st of March 2009 he became a Director of L&S Consulting.

Jaco Oosthuizen

PrEng, BEng
Jaco Oosthuizen Graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. He Started his career in 2003 with Civcon before joining Liebenberg & Stander in March 2005, renamed L&S Consulting in December 2005. His main field of expertise is the conceptual planning and structural design of concrete and steel. In 2009 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting and on the 1st of March 2011 he became a Director of L&S Consulting.

Gianfranco Talocchino

PrEng, BSc (Eng). GDE, MSc (Eng)
Gianfranco Talocchino graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003 with a BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering. He continued his studies & obtained a GDE & MSc (Eng) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005. He joined Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET) & was involved in the design of industrial structures. He started working for L&S Consulting in 2006. His experience is in concrete & structural steel design. In 2009 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting and in 2015 became a director.

Kevin Van Aardt

PrEng, BSc (Eng), MEng, PDM
Kevin van Aardt graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2001 with a BSc in Civil Engineering. After graduating he started his career with Murray and Roberts Civils, with whom he had a study bursary. He worked on various highway and road rehabilitation projects (such as the N3 and N4) as a site and costing Engineer. In 2004 he joined Liebenberg & Stander, renamed L&S Consulting in December 2005. Kevin graduated with a MEng in Structural Engineering in 2005 from the University of the Witwatersrand, and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM) at the Wits Business School in 2006. In 2009 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting and in 2015 he became a Director. His field of expertise lies in the structural design of concrete, steel, masonry and timber as well as investigational reporting.

Christopher Bloem

BEng, GDE (Eng)
Christopher Bloem graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2011 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. After graduating he started his career with Steffanutti Stocks Civils, with whom he had a study bursary. He worked on the Life of Mine maintenance facility project on Sishen Mine in Kathu for a period of 2 years, where he was involved as a site engineer. He started working for L&S Consulting 2014. He completed a GDE in structural engineering at the University of Witwatersrand in 2016. His main field of expertise are in the structural design of concrete. He was appointed as an Associate in 2017 and has subsequently been appointed as a Director of L&S Consulting.

Warren Bico

PrTechEng, BSc (Hons) Civil
Warren Bico completed his National Diploma in 2003 at the Witwatersrand Technikon. He started his career with Britten Associates in 2002 where he was involved in the design of various civil and structural projects. He joined De Reuck and Associates in 2004 where he was involved in the design and site supervison of numerous civil infrastructure projects and residential/comercial township developments. He graduated from the University of Johanesburg in 2005 with a B-Tech Degree. He started working for L&S Consulting in 2006. His main fields of expertise are in civil infrastructure and township services for projects ranging from road upgrades for medium and large sized residential/commercial developments. He graduated from University of Pretoria in 2008 with a BSc Applied Science Hons Degree in Civil Engineering. In 2011 he registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineering Technologist and was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting.

Jandré de Beer

PrEng, BEng
Jandré de Beer Graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2011 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. He started his career in 2012 with CIVILCONSULT where he was involved in the design and site supervision of numerous civil infrastructure projects and residential township developments. He started working for L&S Consulting in 2014. His main fields of expertise are in civil infrastructure and township services related to medium and large sized residential, business and commercial developments. In 2017 he registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineer and was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting.

Martin Crous

BEng, GDE
Martin Crous graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2008 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. He joined L&S Consulting in December 2007 while completing his undergraduate degree. Martin continued his studies and obtained a GDE from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. On the 1st March 2017 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting. His field of expertise lies in the structural design of concrete, steel, masonry and timber.

Ken Wright

PrEng, BEng, GDE
Ken Wright graduated cum laude from the University of Johannesburg in 2007 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. After graduating he started working with Murray and Roberts Construction, with whom he had a study bursary. He worked as a site engineer on the Melrose Arch precinct development. In May 2008 he joined L&S Consulting as a junior engineer. In August 2010 he left L&S Consulting to backpack around Europe with his wife. In January 2011 he rejoined L&S Consulting and decided to continue his studies. He obtained a GDE in Civil Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2013. His experience is in conceptual planning and structural design of concrete & steel. On the 1st of March 2017 he was appointed as an Associate of L&S Consulting.

Alan Payne

PrTechEng, PrCPM, M.PMSA
Alan Payne is a registered Professional.Engineering Technologist with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with PMISA (Project Management Institute of South Africa) and a registered member of SAICE (South African Institute of Civil Engineers). He started his career with the South African Railways in 1975. In 1980 he joined Anglo American Corporation in their Civil Engineering division and worked there for 7 years becoming a senior designer. In 1988 he joined Liebenberg & Stander. In 1996 he became an Associate in their Johannesburg Office and managed the civil division until 2002. In 2002 he joined Development & Engineering Consultants (Pty) Ltd and become a director there in 2004. He re-joined Liebenberg and Stander Gauteng (Pty) Ltd, renamed L&S Consulting in December 2005 as an Associate and Project Leader. In 2006 he was appointed as a director of L&S Consulting. His fields of professional expertise include project management, and the conceptual planning and design of civil engineering services - particularly related to large retail and commercial developments.
In 2018 he retired from the company, but continues to provide assistance as a technical consultant and mentor on an ad-hoc basis.

Noteworthy Projects

Simon Griffiths

Triton Warehouse; Premier Foods Warehouse; Midas Warehouse; City Lodge Newtown; Newtown Junction; Nedbank Majestic, Newtown; UTI Warehouse; Tiger Brands Head Office; Showrooms for Renault, AMH, Honda, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen; Various Retail Developments around the country; Avroy Shlain Head office and Warehouse; Builders Warehouses, The Auroras Residential development Umhlanga; Westlake Business Precinct Cape Town and Borouge Polyethylene plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Jaco Oosthuizen

Soshanguve Crossing; Lephalale Mall Phase 2; Middelburg Mall Phase 2; Bond stores for the AMH Motor Group and Toyota; Several Makro's, Motor Dealerships, Office Parks and Industrial Warehouses.

Gianfranco Talocchino

Ballito Regional Mall; Rosebank Towers; Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja; MAN Trucks; American School; Busby Warehouse; Auto Baltic; GMS Warehouse; Highveld Mall Phase 3; Audi Rivonia; Casseys Auto-Ford Mazda; Ikeja City Mall, Lagos; Mall of the North; Builders Express; Country Club Estate; Morningside Shopping Centre; Little Eden Church; various office blocks and building extensions/renovations.

Kevin Van Aardt

Office park developments such as 92 Rivonia Road Sandton, Standard Bank Call centre and Minerals House in Constantia Kloof and the Wedge Office Park .Various Office Developments in Waterfall, Hill on Empire Johannesburg,Alice Lane Precinct, Sandton. Shopping Centres and Malls include Nicolway Shopping Centre; Mall of the North; Vaal Mall and Highveld Mall shopping centres; extensions to Northgate and Lakeside Shopping centres. Motor dealerships for Chrysler, Honda, and Nissan; Various Builders Warehouses, City Lodge hotels and an office tower for Barclays in Dar Es Salaam and various Parkades.

Christopher Bloem

Alice Lane Precinct (Phase 3) in Sandton, 92 Rivonia Road in Sandton, Nicolway Offices in Bryanston, Chilli on Top Shopping Centre in Sunninghill.

Warren Bico

Shopping centre developments including Goldfields Mall (Welkom), Highveld Mall (Witbank), Morningside Shopping centre, Soshanguve Crossing, Newtown Junction, Orange Farm Mall, Tsakane Shopping Centre. Several City Lodge Hotels. Office developments at The Wedge office park, Minerals House in Constantia Kloof, an office tower for Barclays in Dar Es Salaam and various Parkades. Industrial developments including various Stores for Makro and Builders Warehouses, Bondstore for 13000 motor vehicles in Southgate Durban for AMH Motor Group and Toyota. Design and implementation of township services for housing and industrial developments at Helderwyk, Southdowns, Honeydew, Sonneveld, Naturena, Three Rivers and Doornkop.

Jandré de Beer

Construction of roads and stormwater for Lesedi Local Municipality situated in the Bergsig X9, Heidelberg X23 & X26 and Ratanda X7 areas. The relocation of two main City of Tshwane water pipelines (710 & 1000mm Ø HDPE). Partial installation of 44 750m of 2 100mm steel pipes (named the B17 pipeline) and 3 000m of 1 300mm steel pipes (named the B18 pipeline). Services infrastructure, bulk earthworks, roads and paving for the following projects: Ballito Junction Regional Mall in Ballito, Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Monte Circle in Fourways, Town Square Mall in Richards Bay, 92 Rivonia Road in Sandton, Allandale Offices in Midrand, Westlake Warehouse in Linbro Park, Waterfall Offices in Midrand, Construction of SANRAL intersection for CTM in Thohoyandou.

Martin Crous

Shopping centre developments including Soshanguve Crossing, Heidelberg Mall and extensions to Vaal Mall; Hill on Empire office development; City Lodge Hotel in Newtown, Motor Dealerships for AMH, Hyundai and KIA.

Ken Wright

Diepsloot Sewer Outfall; Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston; Grosvenor Corner Ph2, Rosebank; Renault & Nissan Dealerships, Rustenburg; 8 Melville Rd, Illovo; The Majestic, Newtown; American Schools, Jhb & Pta; Maemo Dealership, Rustenburg; Kia and Renault, Zambesi; Bathrrom Bizarre Zambesi; Tyres and More, Zambesi; Builders Warehouse, Richards Bay; Town Square Mall, Richards Bay; Ford & BMW Dealerships, Newtown; various office blocks and building extensions/renovations.

Alan Payne

Shopping centre developments including Ballito Regional Mall; Lephalale Mall; Middelburg Shopping Centre, Middleburg; Mall of the North, Polokwane; Morningside Shopping centre; Highveld Mall, Witbank; Lakeside Mall Benoni and Northgate Shopping Centre. Makro, Amanzimtoti; Makro, Alberton; Makro, Nelspruit; Makro, Polokwane. Bondstore for storage of 13000 motor vehicles at Southgate Durban. Standard Bank Office Park, Project leader and project manager of the Charlie Apron Development for the new domestic terminal at Johannesburg International Airport. Office developments at The Wedge office park, Country Club Estate and Peter Place Park. Industrial developments including Sunnyrock, Trevallyn, Eastgate and Route 24. Construction of shaft area services for Vaal Reefs No 10 & 11 Shafts and Western Deep Levels. Township services for housing and industrial developments at Kya sand, Trevallyn, Illovo, Honeydew, Vaal Reefs and Western Deep Levels Gold Mines Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein. Several Hotels for City Lodge Hotels. Several Motor dealerships.Bondstore and Warehouse for Toyota Tsusho Africa.