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What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things
What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things

By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction...

By George Quezada 12 hours ago

ArcelorMittal to invest R4bn as cartel penalty
ArcelorMittal to invest R4bn as cartel penalty

ArcelorMittal SA has undertaken to invest R4.6bn on plants and equipment in the next five years as part of a settlement agreement it has reached with the Competition Commission...

By Fifi Peters 13 hours ago

Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand
Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand

According to research from JLL, the demand for new purpose-built student accommodation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years...

1 day ago

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards, an event that recognises excellence within the African construction, cement and concrete industry...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

SA steel production rises 11% in July to 521,000 tons: worldsteel
SA steel production rises 11% in July to 521,000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 11% year-on-year in July to an estimated 545,000 tonnes, after rising 6.9% year on year in June to 545,000 tonnes, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Helmo Preuss 1 day ago

ArcelorMittal to pay R1.5bn fine for role in steel cartel
ArcelorMittal to pay R1.5bn fine for role in steel cartel

The Competition Commission has fined steel monopoly ArcelorMittal SA R1.5bn - the biggest fine imposed on a single company for anti-compettitive behaviour in SA's history...

By Fifi Peters 1 day ago

Councillor Van Minnen inspects the ceiling of Mrs Jennifer Jonas in Vrygrond.
CT embarks on next phase in ceiling retrofit project

R60m has been earmarked for the next phase of the City of Cape Town's ceiling retrofit project...

2 days ago

SA moves to secure water sources
SA moves to secure water sources

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is consulting stakeholders to get input on the National Groundwater Strategy...

2 days ago

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Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers - and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast...

19 Aug 2016

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Residential unit completions growth is weak
Residential unit completions growth is weak

For the month of June, square metres' worth of residential buildings completed rose by 12.4% year-on-year. This represents a strengthening from the prior months' slower growth of +2.7%...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

SA reiterates diversified energy mix
SA reiterates diversified energy mix

Energy Minister reiterates a diversified energy mix that includes IPPs and the nuclear...

19 Aug 2016

Connecting cities in the cloud
Connecting cities in the cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now...

By Giulio Soro 18 Aug 2016

Menlyn Maine
Green Menlyn Maine to launch Central Square in September

Tshwane's R10bn green mini-city, the Menlyn Maine precinct, will come online with the launch of its Central Square next month...

18 Aug 2016

SA sub-cities to address traffic congestion
SA sub-cities to address traffic congestion

According to the 2016 TomTom Traffic Index Report, Cape Town has been ranked the 47th most congested city in the world and the most congested city in South Africa followed by Johannesburg.

17 Aug 2016

Kaalfontein School
Prefabricated classrooms installed to quell overcrowding

Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Kwikspace), local manufacturer of prefabricated buildings, has, together with the Department of Education, provided over 2,000 permanent and temporary new classrooms throughout South Africa over the last two to three years...

17 Aug 2016

Dion Chang
Q&A with Dion Chang on SA innovation, design

Trends guru Dion Chang is one of the guest speakers at the fifth edition of Autodesk's University Extension (AUx), an event for design, architectural and engineering professionals...

17 Aug 2016

Uplifting communities through woodwork
Uplifting communities through woodwork

The 2016 Working with Wood Show, in association with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), will be held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) George Campus from 26-28 August...

17 Aug 2016

Bridge city hospital under construction
Development of Bridge City moving apace

With bulk infrastructure - particularly transport nodes - already operational, the development of the Bridge City town centre north of Durban is moving apace...

16 Aug 2016

New app launched to assess stainless steel life cycle costs
New app launched to assess stainless steel life cycle costs

According to sassda, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

16 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is
#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is

With over 13 years of property industry experience, Genevieve Naidoo began her career as a junior quantity surveyor...

By Sindy Peters 16 Aug 2016

SVA International Eastern Cape head Debbie Wintermeyer (left) and leadership coach Bev Hancock discuss the importance of women in architecture at a recent Women in Architecture South Africa (WiASA) meeting in Port Elizabeth. (Image: Supplied)
'Unacceptably low number of women in architecture'

There is a lack of understanding with regards to women architects' issues...

15 Aug 2016

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Three circular economy projects in South Africa

Environmentally friendly bricks, sustainable heating, and the re-use of underutilised resources are just some of the projects that are pioneering a degree of circular economy thinking in South Africa...

By Pasqua Heard 15 Aug 2016

New Corobrik bricklaying training centre opens in Lawley
New Corobrik bricklaying training centre opens in Lawley

Corobrik has opened a new bricklaying training centre at its Lawley factory in Gauteng...

15 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation

With more than 10 years of experience in the built environment, associate director at Turner & Townsend Noluthando Molao has been involved in some of South Africa's more iconic projects...

By Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2016

Development begins at Richmond Park
Development begins at Richmond Park

New ground has been broken at Richmond Park with the commencement of the internal works for the first of two property developments on the land restitution site in the Western Cape...

12 Aug 2016

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Westinghouse case pulls in Eskom managers

The suspension of senior managers at Eskom's Koeberg nuclear power plant followed closely on the filing of court papers in the Constitutional Court in which Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse said Eskom had made false claims in the two companies' court battle over a R5bn tender...

By Franny Rabkin 12 Aug 2016

Green buildings catching on in South Africa
Green buildings catching on in South Africa

South Africans are increasingly opting for green property solutions in both their residential and commercial investments...

By Richard Gray 11 Aug 2016

Call centre to boost water service delivery
Call centre to boost water service delivery

Communities across the country are set to benefit from the services of the re-established Department of Water and Sanitation's call centre...

11 Aug 2016

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