WHO WE ARE
Achieving service excellence by consistently doing things better, faster and more accurately to suit our client’s changing needs.
“To become the continent’s dominant built asset consultancy of choice.
– Siva Veeran, CEO
Our skills and impeccable track record allow us to offer technical expertise at the highest international standards. We are willing to go the extra mile to satisfy
our clients’ expectations and build solid relationships based on trust, reliability, efficiency and flexibility. We provide tailored services with youthful enthusiasm,
always looking to excel and overcome challenges encountered. We endeavour to deliver projects on time, within the scope and budget, maintaining all quality parameters.
“With more than 24 year experience in the built environment, Siva has strong experience in a wide range of projects which include infrastructure, mixed use developments, retail and industrial projects. He is a specialist on project feasibility and currently involved in the largest mixed-use development in South Africa. Siva has major experience in Africa having worked on projects in more than 15 countries across the continent. Siva is a registered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Surveyor. He was previously the Chairperson of the RICS in South Africa and African Construction Representative to the RICS globally. He has also attended the Property Development Programme (PDP) in South Africa. He has written articles for local and international property magazines and has a passion for imparting key feasibility techniques to the industry. Siva is the founding partner at Crane Construction Consultants and is currently the Chief Executive Officer responsible for building the brand. The company currently is involved in key projects on the continent and continuously provides big picture thinking to its clients. Siva is focussed on service excellence and remains committed to providing the industry with added value through innovation and challenging the status quo and how things are built.”
– Siva Veeran, CEO
“Denise Joined Crane in 2005 as the Group’s Human Capital Director. She acquired vast experiences from previous business ventures and has extensive knowledge in on all aspects of human resources. In addition to her HR responsibilities, she heads the company’s Corporate Social Investment Department which played an active role in community projects in South Africa (Durban and Johannesburg), Vietnam and India. Denise has been awarded HR leadership in 2014 and the 100 most talented Global HR Leader in 2015. Other positions include: Member of SABPP) South African Board for Peoples Management) and IPM (Institute of People Management). Since 2019 Denise was offered to head up the Business Development and Marketing Department. Her experience gained from her previous employment will enable her to execute her new task effectively and efficiently.
– Denise, Director
BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (B-BBEE)
We have enthusiastically taken up this government initiative, aimed at advancing economic transformation and enhancing the economic participation
of black people in the South African economy and we are now a B-BBEE level 1 certificate holder.
WHERE WE OPERATE
Crane operates in Africa through a network of experts based in Africa, working for Africa. Our localised experience and expertise ensure that clients obtain the benefit of scale and scope when building assets in Africa. As a firm based in Africa, Crane has an easy access to its markets, and understands the many political, cultural, linguistic, regulatory and construction industry contexts of African countries. The firm has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all specialised areas of the construction industry including mixed-use development, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, office park, residential and infrastructure and benchmarks itself according to international standards. Crane collaborates by means of a network across various countries, fully integrated and work as one team. This means that clients are assured of a consistent and high quality offering.
We have been honoured, over the years, to receive the following awards from our clients:
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Making a positive impact extends beyond our work and into giving back to communities. Crane awards bursaries to disadvantaged students. All our employees are encouraged to volunteer for projects with Kids Haven, assisting with upkeep and painting projects. We sponsored furniture and provided renovations for Villa of Hope. Through City Parks we sponsor upkeep and operations specifically at George Lea Park off William Nicol. We actively participate in Mandela Day. We are involved with the DASV Foundation in helping underprivileged communities.