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Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers
Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers

It's here and it's changing everything: building information modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry...

By Kenny Ingram 20 Apr 2016

GVK-Siya Zama oversees maintenance of Castle of Good Hope
GVK-Siya Zama oversees maintenance of Castle of Good Hope

Specialists in the construction, renovation and recycling of buildings, GVK-Siya Zama, are currently busy with repairs and maintenance to the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

20 Apr 2016

Construction of Delft ECD Centre of Excellence begins
Construction of Delft ECD Centre of Excellence begins

Monday, 18 April 2016, marked the official start of construction of the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence...

19 Apr 2016

Ismail Rothman, Corobrik Building training coordinator shows CPUT learners how to lay paving.
CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week provides practical learning opportunities

The third Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-Corobrik Construction Week was held at the end of 2015 on the Bellville Campus of CPUT...

19 Apr 2016

Connectivity was the key for the new Mall of Africa
Connectivity was the key for the new Mall of Africa

The new single-phase shopping centre development, the Mall of Africa, situated in Waterfall City, with excellent access from Pretoria, Sandton and Joburg, is to open on 28 April 2016. Road access is a key feature of the project...

14 Apr 2016

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Rammed earth on the rise

Of more than twenty different types of earth construction techniques, rammed earth has been lauded for its durability, sophisticated environmental performance and striking earthen beauty...

By Mary Anne Constable 14 Apr 2016

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Engineering the risk

Large engineering projects are characterised by substantial irreversible commitments, skewed reward structures when succesful, and high probabilities of failure...

By Alvin Dye 14 Apr 2016

MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision
MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) is offering a free Certificate in Construction Supervision to those who have passed maths at Grade 12 level...

12 Apr 2016

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Cape Town property values in CBD soar

Cape Town's CBD has experienced a boom in property values over the past decade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 12 Apr 2016

Thato Mogotsi of Botaki & Associates handing over construction sites to various contractors
Construction of new hotel school facilities commence

Construction of the new hotel school facilities is underway with the principal agents and architects, Botaki & Associates handing over various construction sites...

11 Apr 2016

Building trust and business
Building trust and business

A new mobile app, called Honest Abe, aims to stimulate employment by matching and building trust between home owners and tradesmen...

By Claire Bisseker 11 Apr 2016

New mixed-use development for Pretoria
New mixed-use development for Pretoria

Atterbury recently announced that it will undertake a new billion-Rand development in Pretoria at the juncture of the N1 and R21 highways...

8 Apr 2016

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Major revamp of East Cape roads

Brace yourself for massive roadworks throughout the Eastern Cape after the government announced it would spend billions of rands to build or revamp the province's road network...

7 Apr 2016

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Members of MBAWC uncertain about future of industry

The latest First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research Building Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2016 shows that more than 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions - the lowest confidence since the beginning of 2013...

7 Apr 2016

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Plattekloof Road to become dual carriageway

A major project will soon be embarked upon in Bothasig to turn Plattekloof Road into a dual carriageway and refurbish the existing road infrastructure...

6 Apr 2016

J&G rebrands to JG Afrika
J&G rebrands to JG Afrika

Engineering and environmental consulting company Jeffares & Green (J&G) has rebranded and, since February this year, is now known as JG Afrika...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2016

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Regulator limits how much public will cough up for fuel pipeline

New assets accumulated in the construction of Transnet's New Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP) will not be included in the company's future tariff increase applications until the project is completed in 2019...

By Andiswa Maqutu 31 Mar 2016

Construction of infrastructure at Leratong City to commence
Construction of infrastructure at Leratong City to commence

The new Leratong City integrated nodal development is set to get under way in Leratong, Mogale City in a joint development by McCormick Property Development, Calgro M3 and Sasuka Logistics Services...

30 Mar 2016

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Survey indicates continued moderation in civil construction activity

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index lost 14 points to register a level of 28 in the first quarter of 2016. This is the lowest value since the end of 2011...

29 Mar 2016

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SMEs in construction industry can support Africa's growth

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the construction industry face various challenges, such as lack of financial and technical capacity, lack of access to construction projects and information, and poor cash flow due to slow payment from government...

24 Mar 2016

Ultra-luxury Bantry Bay development under way
Ultra-luxury Bantry Bay development under way

In 2001 land in Bantry Bay was awarded to the Tramway Road Trust by the City of Cape Town as part of a restitution claim, on condition that it be redeveloped to benefit the beneficiaries...

22 Mar 2016

R1.2bn Baywest City development to commence
R1.2bn Baywest City development to commence

Over the next two years, Nelson Mandela Bay residents will see the addition of a modern residential development, green-rated office blocks, an international hotel, and a lifestyle centre in the Baywest City precinct...

17 Mar 2016

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Rejection of fee guidelines a positive outcome for built environment

The South African Competition Commission's ruling that the practice of using fee guidelines within the built environment industry is non-completive and effectively results in price-fixing is good news for the industry...

16 Mar 2016

Bruma Lake Bridge to receive a much needed facelift
Bruma Lake Bridge to receive a much needed facelift

The Bruma Lake Bridge is one of the iconic features of the Johannesburg east area. The bridge has remained in its original state since the 1980s and is mostly used by pedestrians crossing over the Jukskei River to access the Bruma Lifestyle Centre...

15 Mar 2016

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Upgrades of Bakwena N1N4 toll plazas to increase capacity

The upgrades to toll plazas along the Bakwena N1N4 highways is a consequence of increased traffic volumes along the corridor and are aimed at increasing plaza capacity through the addition of new lanes at the plazas...

11 Mar 2016

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R7bn set aside for new port facilities

Transnet National Ports Authority has allocated R7bn to build new port facilities to grow South Africa's ocean economy. Two hundred jobs have already been created in...

9 Mar 2016

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More industrial parks to be built

Government has announced plans to upscale the revitalisation of local industrial parks to 20 locations...

9 Mar 2016

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Skills evaporate in water sector

The country's "chronic" shortage of engineers in municipalities is having a detrimental effect on the quality of drinking water and the ability of municipalities to prevent crippling water losses...

By Penwell Dlamini and Matthews Savides 8 Mar 2016

CTICC expansion aims to increase CT's competitiveness
CTICC expansion aims to increase CT's competitiveness

The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is currently under way...

7 Mar 2016

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