Subscribe to industry newsletters

#MandelaMonth

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Profica expands presence in Francophone Africa
Profica expands presence in Francophone Africa

Profica's expansion into Francophone Africa has been overseen by French project management expert Thierry Giannone...

20 Jul 2016

Kathu Solar Park creates construction opportunities
Kathu Solar Park creates construction opportunities

Kathu Solar Park, the thermos-solar generating plant project near Upington in the Northern Cape, is currently underway...

14 Jul 2016

Sipho Madonsela
Engineers to have a say on the profession's regulatory frameworks

The ECSA has embarked on a countrywide roadshow to discuss revisions to its governing instruments with stakeholders in the engineering profession.

13 Jul 2016

YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space
YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space

Launched in 2008, the Youth in Construction (YIC) initiative exposes learners to the opportunities that exist in the construction and engineering space...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2016

Global infrastructure investment: short-term pain for long-term gain
Global infrastructure investment: short-term pain for long-term gain

Global spending growth of 5% per annum on capital projects & infrastructure (CP&I) is projected within four years, doubling the low rates of growth of just 2% expected this year...

11 Jul 2016

Inquiry given contrary reports on scaffolding
Inquiry given contrary reports on scaffolding

The oft-delayed Department of Labour's inquiry into the M1 bridge collapse resumed on Thursday, 7 July, with principal parties Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff shifting blame over who was responsible for the fatal accident last year...

By Fifi Peters and Roxanne Henderson 8 Jul 2016

Turner & Townsend opens Kenyan office
Turner & Townsend opens Kenyan office

Construction and management consultants Turner & Townsend has opened an office in Kenya with Daimon Keith as its newly appointed country manager...

8 Jul 2016

Benefits of pre-fabricated timber roof trusses
Benefits of pre-fabricated timber roof trusses

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), the South African professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses...

8 Jul 2016

Key considerations before embarking upon a building project
Key considerations before embarking upon a building project

On any building project, meticulous attention to detail in the planning and design stage, leading to comprehensive and clear drawings, specifications and schedules of finishes, is crucially important, when presenting information to prospective builders...

By Allen Bodill 6 Jul 2016

Engineering consultancy downplays links with Rosatom
Engineering consultancy downplays links with Rosatom

WorleyParsons says it does not enjoy a particularly close relationship with Russian nuclear vendor Rosatom...

By Carol Paton 5 Jul 2016

Construction skills to build young lives
Construction skills to build young lives

The youth of Khunwana village, in the North West, are set to be trained in housing construction skills that will change their lives, says North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo...

5 Jul 2016

Grayston bridge collapse inquiry to resume
Grayston bridge collapse inquiry to resume

The next sitting of the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry is expected to start on Thursday, 7 July, with testimony from the construction firm, Murray & Roberts...

4 Jul 2016

CoCT to issue prospectus for Foreshore Freeway Precinct development
CoCT to issue prospectus for Foreshore Freeway Precinct development

On Friday, 8 July, the City of Cape Town will issue the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the CBD...

30 Jun 2016

SA delegation to explore projected development boom in Kenya
SA delegation to explore projected development boom in Kenya

Africa House, research and consulting specialists, is set to lead a business delegation to Lamu, Kenya in June...

29 Jun 2016

Steady progress made on construction of Western Aqueduct
Steady progress made on construction of Western Aqueduct

According to Ednick Msweli, head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), the Western Aqueduct (WA) bulk water pipeline will have a significant impact on the future development of the eThekwini region...

27 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

eltherm SA awarded Xina Solar One contract
eltherm SA awarded Xina Solar One contract

The contract for the heat tracing system design and installation for the Xina Solar One power plant near Pofadder in the Northern Cape has been awarded to eltherm South Africa...

15 Jun 2016

New guide promotes interpretation, application of ISO 9001:2015
New guide promotes interpretation, application of ISO 9001:2015

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers' (FIDIC) Quality Management Task Force recently held its first working meeting...

14 Jun 2016

New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide underground
New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide underground

To halt climate change and prevent dangerous warming, we ultimately have to stop pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere...

By Dom Wolff-Boenisch 13 Jun 2016

Image:
Dutch architect unveils 3D printer to make 'endless' house

A Dutch architect on Wednesday, 8 June, unveiled a unique 3D printer with which he aims to construct a large building "without beginning or end" shaped like an infinite loop...

9 Jun 2016

Technical discussions needed for GERD
Technical discussions needed for GERD

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is now approximately 50% complete...

By Dale Whittington 9 Jun 2016

Broadway Boulevard to become dual carriageway
Broadway Boulevard to become dual carriageway

The City of Cape Town will spend approximately R103m on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway...

8 Jun 2016

Speedy and convenient building solutions for remote and challenging terrains
Speedy and convenient building solutions for remote and challenging terrains

Fast track installations of education and health care facilities using innovative building techniques (IBTs), will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Infrastructure Manufacturing sponsored by Kwikspace Modular Buildings, at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit on 8-9 June...

Issued by Topco Media 3 Jun 2016

Discovery HQ to foster wellbeing
Discovery HQ to foster wellbeing

Discovery's new Sandton headquarters puts employee wellness at the heart of its sustainable pursuits and is already turning heads with its green ambition and sheer size...

By Yolandi Groenewald 2 Jun 2016

Joint venture to invest in African infrastructure sector
Joint venture to invest in African infrastructure sector

A joint venture seeks to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa...

2 Jun 2016

New horizons for SA's urban spaces
New horizons for SA's urban spaces

South Africa's grand plan to change the face of urban development is set to create vibrant spaces that are geared towards inclusive living and growth in the country's towns and cities...

1 Jun 2016

The dam issue settles down to balance
The dam issue settles down to balance

A poser is facing political leaders, engineers and social planners: should developing countries meet their energy needs by building one or two really big dams, or a network of a few hundred smaller ones?

By Tom Nevin 31 May 2016

Success of engineering projects shaped with risk resolution in mind
Success of engineering projects shaped with risk resolution in mind

Managing risk and promoting safety is paramount in engineering practice. Successful projects are not selected but shaped with risk resolution in mind...

By Alvin Dye 27 May 2016

Construction company Esor returns to profit
Construction company Esor returns to profit

Construction company Esor returned to profit in the year to end-February, it reported on Thursday, 26 May...

27 May 2016

Show more