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Building regulations workshop helps standardise construction in South Africa

There is a deep concern in South Africa that National Building Regulations developed by the South African government are not being implemented by builders, architects, and engineers...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Pipe-joining technology can help address welder shortage

The South African economy is hampered by a tragic irony...

By Barry van Jaarsveld 26 Apr 2017

Insuring infrastructure projects from concept to completion

Infrastructure projects are complex, often large and long-term undertaking, and the inherent risk can have far-reaching consequences for every stakeholder throughout their lifecycle...

26 Apr 2017

Numsa expects steel talks to be a test of state's resolve

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) expects unusually difficult wage talks in SA's embattled steel and engineering sector in 2017...

By Karl Gernetzky 25 Apr 2017

Veolia upgrades pump station in KZN

Contracted by the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently upgraded the outdated Ncandu pump station...

13 Apr 2017

Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria...

11 Apr 2017

Why it matters who manages the spend in government infrastructure projects

An estimated R875.70bn has been committed to a number of ambitious government infrastructure projects...

10 Apr 2017

Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017...

7 Apr 2017

Investment projects worth over R1bn ready for Coega IDZ

From April 2017, says the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), investment projects worth over R1bn are ready for implementation in the its industrial development zone (IDZ)...

7 Apr 2017

New contractor appointed to Belhar-Pentech housing development

A new contractor has been appointed to complete the provision of new roads, sewer, water, and stormwater services for the Belhar-Pentech housing development...

6 Apr 2017

Sustainability - the driving force of the future

The cost of not being sustainable is starting to exert pressure on business...

By Matthew Renshaw 5 Apr 2017

The inevitable advance of technology in engineering

To compete on the world stage, South Africa will have to adopt global engineering and construction standards and technologies...

By Paul Fitzsimons 5 Apr 2017

National Building Regulations highlighted at workshop

Hosted by the Lephalale Municipality, the second Annual Builder's Workshop saw a number of local construction professionals brush up on their working knowledge of the National Building Regulations...

4 Apr 2017

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International

Transforming the built environment

The Tour & Taxis building in Brussels, Belgium is a brick, glass and wrought iron example of 19th-century architecture. The massive formerly industrial site is now home to cultural events and business offices. Its new purpose deserves a new design. Vincent Callebaut Architecture recently released plans to turn the concrete heritage site into a green, sustainable, modern piece of architecture in line with the goals of conservation in urban spaces.

By Jamie Matroos 5 Apr 2017

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

29 Mar 2017

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