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Quality control for building constructions: Six essential tests to perform
Quality control for building constructions: Six essential tests to perform

Quality control is a crucial process in many industries. It is particularly more important in building constructions for safety reasons...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 1 day ago

McConnell Dowell scoops award for project excellence
McConnell Dowell scoops award for project excellence

McConnell Dowell, a subsidiary of Aveng Limited, was recently awarded for Excellence in Project Execution at the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Awards...

1 day ago

Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins
Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins

The first phase of upgrading 10 state-owned industrial parks is under way, with R180m allocated for the project this year, Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday, 21 September...

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2016

WorleyParsons RSA forms iX Engineers
WorleyParsons RSA forms iX Engineers

Worleyparsons RSA has formed iX Engineers, a black-owned consulting engineering company focusing on SA's public infrastructure sector...

By Mark Allix 20 Sep 2016

SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix
SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is adopting two new road materials engineering specifications for the construction of the national road network and other roads under its jurisdiction...

19 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: SureGO! produces flexible walkway bridge

At the recently held Electra Mining Africa 2016 exhibition, local engineering solutions organisation SureGo! displayed a model of its flexible walkway bridge...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2016

Despite economic conditions WC construction activity continues
Despite economic conditions WC construction activity continues

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) recently held its annual general meeting at which John Matthews, president of the organisation, discussed construction activity and projects within the province. Two of its apprentices were also awarded at the AGM...

16 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: This engineering student's invention could revolutionise the renewable energy sector
#InnovationMonth: This engineering student's invention could revolutionise the renewable energy sector

Lancaster University's Abigail Carson invents innovative power storage solution...

By Lindsay Samson 16 Sep 2016

Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3
Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3

After falling to 34 in the second quarter of 2016, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased by four points to 38 in the third quarter...

15 Sep 2016

R300m to upgrade waste water treatment plants
R300m to upgrade waste water treatment plants

The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside more than R300m to upgrade 26 dysfunctional waste water treatment plants in parts of Gauteng and the Free State...

14 Sep 2016

Frans Pienaar (chairman, Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings) and Tommy Strydom (group operations director, Inyatsi Construction) shaking hands to new growth.
Inyatsi Construction reveals succession planning strategy

Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings recently announced its succession planning strategy and plans to target bigger markets and increase turnover from the current R1.5bn to more than double in the next two to three years...

13 Sep 2016

Support needed to rebuild Vuwani schools
Support needed to rebuild Vuwani schools

As the Limpopo Department of Education's resources have been stretched to their limit, the community of Vuwani requires further support in rebuilding the 24 schools destroyed in the area earlier this year.

13 Sep 2016

CT to host Kommetjie Road project info session
CT to host Kommetjie Road project info session

The Kommetjie Road project in Cape Town is set to commence by the end of October 2016. Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town's transport authority, will be hosting a public information session on 21 September...

13 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

Futurist, innovator and Autodesk's explorer in residence Jonathan Knowles recently addressed attendees at this year's Autodesk University Extension South Africa (AUx) event...

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2016

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A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan...

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

The new One World Trade Center building, made with high-performance concrete. ,
How building design changed after 9/11

When buildings collapse killing hundreds - or thousands - of people, it's a tragedy...

By Shih-Ho Chao 9 Sep 2016

East Africa cement consumption on the rise
East Africa cement consumption on the rise

East African governments, and Kenya in particular, are now focused on infrastructure delivery and ways to close the most important infrastructure gaps in planning for new cities...

5 Sep 2016

Chris Hobson, newly elected chairman on the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) board of directors.
ITC-SA elects new board of directors

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), at its recent AGM, elected its new board of directors...

5 Sep 2016

Thohoyandou to get R1bn shopping mall next year
Thohoyandou to get R1bn shopping mall next year

The planned R1bn Thavhani Mall will be the anchor, catalyst and hero of a large mixed-use urban precinct mega development, Thavhani City, which is being developed on a 27 ha site in Thohoyandou in Limpopo...

2 Sep 2016

Captains of industry play key role in construction projects
Captains of industry play key role in construction projects

Captains of industry have a crucial role to play on the African continent's construction projects, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says...

2 Sep 2016

Flywheel & Suspended Bridge - Town & Country Projects
ITC-SA Timber Construction Awards winners announced

The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards was hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on 19 August. The event showcased and rewarded top class workmanship in the fields of decking, timber frame construction and roofing...

1 Sep 2016

M1 structural bridge inquiry postponed to next year
M1 structural bridge inquiry postponed to next year

The presiding officer in the Inquiry into the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse on Monday, 29 August, dismissed the sitting of the commission until next year.

31 Aug 2016

The most important dam you probably haven't heard of
The most important dam you probably haven't heard of

Large dams are major nation-building projects. They harness power to generate energy, provide water for large-scale irrigation and can help control flooding. And politicians often describe them as symbols of national power and technical prowess...

By Jennifer Drake 30 Aug 2016

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Welding types - Understanding what is used in the industry

Industry-specific knowledge is what will differentiate successful promotion campaigns from unsuccessful attempts. Here is how you would want to present the main welding types in an official B2B presentation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2016

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018
Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018

Japan will pour $30bn (€27bn) in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10bn in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, 27 August, at a summit in Nairobi...

29 Aug 2016

Earthquakes don't kill, collapsing structures do
Earthquakes don't kill, collapsing structures do

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy this week has so far resulted in the deaths of at least 250 people...

By Colin Caprani 26 Aug 2016

Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent
Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent

An Eastern Cape government decision to ask Sanral to improve the province's road network is finally paying off...

25 Aug 2016

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 24 Aug 2016

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