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Building regulations workshop helps standardise construction in South Africa
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
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
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
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
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Contracted by the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently upgraded the outdated Ncandu pump station...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

TC Chetty, South Africa country manager for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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
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
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

Coega IDZ
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
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
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
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
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

Construction of a bridge over the N2 motorway is progressing well. The bridge will connect Cornubia with the Umhlanga Ridge town centre.
Cornubia development roadworks under way

Construction on the Cornubia residential and commercial development adjacent to Umhlanga Ridge continues apace...

28 Mar 2017

What are the regulations regarding pool safety?
What are the regulations regarding pool safety?

Very few respondents know of the legislation regarding privately owned swimming pools, according to a new survey conducted by pool cover specialists, Aqua-Net...

28 Mar 2017

Investing in a circular water economy in SA
Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it...

By Hermann Erdman 24 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides
#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides

Based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff brand employs approximately 36,000 people...

By Sindy Peters 22 Mar 2017

Tommy Strydom, CEO, Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings
Key areas to focus on for sustainability in the construction industry

In today's socioeconomic environment, with high unemployment rates and a massive skills shortage afflicting South Africa and other Southern African countries, companies in the construction industry who do not adequately focus on succession planning could find themselves without the required skills to take their companies forward...

By Tommy Strydom 15 Mar 2017

Bridge City development gains momentum
Bridge City development gains momentum

According to Brian Ive, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, Bridge City is gathering momentum this year...

14 Mar 2017

Redefining the impact of project delays on cost
Redefining the impact of project delays on cost

When it comes to delays and the assessment of delay claims, there is limited guidance available...

By Dr Hendrik Prinsloo 14 Mar 2017

Project hits Basil Read year
Project hits Basil Read year

Construction group Basil Read made a net loss of R53.6m in 2016, saying problems in trying to complete the Olifants River water resource development project for Trans Caledonian Water Agency weakened the company's profitability...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Mar 2017

Over R30m to transform home building industry
Over R30m to transform home building industry

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will be spending more than R30m in the new financial year in its efforts to bring about transformation in the home building industry...

10 Mar 2017

GDRT partners Steyn City developer for Cedar Road upgrade
GDRT partners Steyn City developer for Cedar Road upgrade

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) and Steyn City Properties have entered into an agreement for the upgrading of Cedar Road...

7 Mar 2017

Cape Town to complete unfinished freeways
Cape Town to complete unfinished freeways

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says the metro is planning to build three unfinished freeways...

7 Mar 2017

Offsetting building industry accidents with on-site training
Offsetting building industry accidents with on-site training

During 2016 there were 889 accidents on construction sites in the Western Cape...

3 Mar 2017

Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts
Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts

Windhoek's Gustav Voigts shopping centre is set to undergo a multi-million-dollar phased refurbishment starting this year...

2 Mar 2017

Department of Human Settlements supports construction, infrastructure forum
Department of Human Settlements supports construction, infrastructure forum

SA's Department of Human Settlements will serve as an official government partner to the third annual Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum...

2 Mar 2017

Using quantity surveyors on projects could prevent corruption
Using quantity surveyors on projects could prevent corruption

According to the National Budget 2017, government will spend over R50bn to fund national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements...

1 Mar 2017

African urbanisation tops RICS Africa Summit agenda
African urbanisation tops RICS Africa Summit agenda

With the continent having one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world, Africa's cities need to brace themselves for millions more people over the next few decades...

1 Mar 2017

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