EES - February 2010

February 2010

The South African hospitality industry must meet international expectations

While the world waits on tenterhooks for 2010 World Cup kick-off, the South African hotel, hospitality and tourism industry is accelerating its efforts to meet the needs of the guests who will shortly be winging their way here from all corners of the world. These visitors will expect the same levels of hospitality and the same features and benefits that are available internationally.

They will certainly expect hotels and resorts to adhere to green principles, a move that for some time now has been rapidly gathering momentum the world over. For this, intelligent automation is necessary.

“Intelligent automation is an essential element for hotels, resorts and hospitality concerns to be in line with the global emphasis on green issues, as it enables them to analyze and manage their energy consumption, and in so doing reduce their energy use,” says Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director of Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES), a leader in project managing the provision of Information Technology (IT) solutions to the built environment. read more

EES wins Cape Town Film Studios contract

Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) has been awarded the contract to project manage the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, from construction to operational service provisioning, for Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS), South Africa’s first major, Hollywood-style film studio in Cape Town. The R430-million project will be fully operational by the end of 2010.

EES, a leader in the provision of Information Technology (IT) solutions to the built environment, is active in the design, implementation and system integration aspects of IT and Building Automation Systems (BAS). The new contract involves project managing all of CTFS’s ICT services.read more
From My Pen


A year fresh with promise

This monumental year, 2010, surely epitomizes a very apt statement I recently came across: “The old limitations have fallen away and are to be replaced by fresh promise.”

If actions speak louder than words, those who doubted South Africa’s ability to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup must surely be doing an about-turn with regard to their point of view, on seeing and experiencing the first world infrastructure that is undergoing its final construction ready for kick off in June.

Incredible achievements are indeed possible, achievements that are bringing our nation together, showing a South Africa 'alive with possibilities', and demonstrating our international standing.

Not only do we have so much to be proud of when it comes to the our state-of-the-art stadia and first class airports, but our hotel, hospitality and tourism industry is also making sure its facilities are top-notch and ready to meet and greet the influx of visitors to our country in the coming months. Players in this industry are only too aware that guests from around the world expect the same amenities, features and services they are accustomed to, as outlined in ‘The South African hospitality industry must meet international expectations’.

To move on to a different type of infrastructure, this in the performing arts arena, is South Africa’s first major Hollywood-style film studio in Cape Town – Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS), which is set to transform the film industry in South Africa. We at Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the contract to project manage the intelligent infrastructure for CTFS.

‘EES wins Cape Town Film Studios contract’ explains that CTFS promises to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ production facility already attracting much interest locally and internationally, and will be fully operational in 2010. It is destined to become the physical home for filmmaking in Africa, a fact which once again shows South Africa’s ability to take to take centre stage and be part of the global arena.

The success of these South African infrastructures emphasizes that those who believe they can win and put their minds to it become exactly that – winners. In the words of well-known American Writer, Richard Bach: “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

Bradley Hemphill
Managing Director