Construction Trends 2018

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Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Infrastructure supports and facilitates our daily lives - think of the roads we drive on, the bridges and tunnels that help transport people and freight, the office buildings where we work and the dams that provide the water we drink...

By Congrui Jin 3 hours ago

City of Cape Town appoints acting commissioner for TDA

The City of Cape Town has appointed Gershwin Fortune, portfolio manager for Integrated Transport, as acting commissioner for the Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) with immediate effect...

55 minutes ago

SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. ..

3 days ago

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

3 days ago

'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday, 17 January...

3 days ago

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

2 days ago

#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed

"We have reached a point of no return," advised City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during a media briefing ahead of a special council meeting set for Friday, 19 January...

18 Jan 2018

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April...

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 18 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

18 Jan 2018

Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Members of civic organisations have called for new measures to save water, protesting against the City of Cape Town's proposed drought levy and the use of water management devices...

By Ashraf Hendricks 18 Jan 2018

Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 17 Jan 2018

What national government is doing about Cape Town's water crisis

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town's water crisis...

By Suné Payne 17 Jan 2018

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018...?

17 Jan 2018

Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%

In early-2015, ICT solutions provider Jasco began harnessing its expertise on a solar project at its own head office complex: Jasco Park...

17 Jan 2018

Hurdles lie ahead for single-body metals industry wage deal

The majority of employers in the steel and engineering sector have implemented self-determined wage increases for workers in the absence of an industry wage agreement...

By Theto Mahlakoana 16 Jan 2018

Five-year hold on Bay building plan fees sought

Building plan tariffs in Nelson Mandela Bay are expected to remain the same for the next five years...

By Siyamtanda Capa 16 Jan 2018

Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering

As one of the oldest professions in the world, civil engineering uses design to improve the lives of communities and contributes to the well-being of the economy...

15 Jan 2018

Water crises solutions stuck in muddy policy

It is self-evident that without sufficient water, SA cannot thrive; perhaps it is too profound a necessity to express in ordinary words...

By Neels Blom 15 Jan 2018

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects

The turnaround in the mining and resources sector was predicted by the World Bank in early 2017...

15 Jan 2018

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International

Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

A decade after the global economic collapse, urban development is booming.

By Sean Weiss 5 Jan 2018

China boosts investment in Sri Lankan mega-project

China will invest $1bn in the construction of three 60-storey buildings at a mega-project near Sri Lanka's main port, Colombo said Tuesday, as Beijing aims to boost its influence in the Indian Ocean.

3 Jan 2018

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