Building Trends 2016

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Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate

The development plans for the Agbara Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, represents Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and its partners, Land Afrique and Eris Property Group's commitment to investment in Nigeria...

4 Feb 2016 06:41

Safety reigns at Maydon Wharf Berth reconstruction

Transnet Capital Projects has achieved a safety milestone of 1,000,000 man hours without a Lost Time Injury on reconstructing and deepening the Maydon Wharf Berth...

2 Feb 2016 11:29

GCR rates outlook for construction industry negative

Factors such as regulatory uncertainty, low levels of public infrastructure spending and declining global commodity prices have converged to create turmoil within the construction industry...

1 Feb 2016 13:45

DRA awarded optimisation study for Makhado coal project

DRA Projects SA has been awarded the optimisation study and front end engineering and design (FEED) package for Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) Makhado coal project...

1 Feb 2016 06:06

DRA announces acquisition of RLH Consulting Engineers

DRA engineering company has purchased Cape Town-based ports and harbour engineering company, RLH Consulting Engineers. DRA will leverage the wealth of industry experience of key personnel in RLH...

29 Jan 2016 11:54

GladAfrica announces acquisition of Ariya Project Managers

Engineering consultancy GladAfrica Group has announced the acquisition of Ariya Project Managers (Pty) Ltd...

29 Jan 2016 11:32

Rate of decline in value of building plans is accelerating

The steep downtrend in the value of building plans is accelerating, figures released by Statistics SA show...

26 Jan 2016 13:38

Efficient Power launches new mobile industrial substations

Efficient Power has launched a complete off-site construction solution with abnormal buildings leaving the factory with all internal equipment installed, fully integrated, tested and cold commissioned, resulting in the bare minimum of site work...

26 Jan 2016 08:57

Civil construction confidence index increases marginally

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index increased by three index points to 42 in 4Q2015. Confidence was boosted by an improvement in overall profitability amid continued restrained growth in construction activity...

22 Jan 2016 06:20

How do you build a mirror for one of the world's biggest telescopes?

When astronomers point their telescopes up at the sky to see distant supernovae or quasars, they're collecting light that's travelled millions or even billions of light-years through space...

By Buddy Martin and Dae Wook Kim 21 Jan 2016 06:15

Engineer a top salary for yourself

Looking for a job that pays well? Get an engineering degree and wait for the bucks to start rolling in...

20 Jan 2016 06:03

Challenging year ahead for SA construction

2015 was a challenging year for South Africa's construction industry, marred by industrial action, substantial delays on projects, as well as questions raised around safety concerns on structural projects...

19 Jan 2016 06:00

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016 09:00

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