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Building Confidence Index lower in second quarter of 2015

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index shed a further two points to register a level of 53 in the second quarter of 2015...

2 Jul 2015 06:54

790 artisans receive training in KZN
790 artisans receive training in KZN

PRETORIA: A total of 790 artisans in various fields are receiving training in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Human Resource Development Council Secretariat programme...

29 Jun 2015 15:14

Mechanically stabilised earth wall system installed in Ballito
Mechanically stabilised earth wall system installed in Ballito

Consultancy services company SMEC South Africa was closely involved with the design and project supervision of a mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) wall system on Ballito Drive in KwaZulu-Natal...

29 Jun 2015 10:19

Paving of Ballito's walkways completed
Paving of Ballito's walkways completed

Paving of walkways in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast has recently been completed...

25 Jun 2015 13:08

East Point shopping centre to be revamped
East Point shopping centre to be revamped

Located in Boksburg east of Johannesburg, East Rand Galleria Shopping Centre will be revamped at a cost of R420m and renamed East Point as it enters a new era of shopping...

24 Jun 2015 06:26

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Infrastructure is inextricable part of property development

Infrastructure planning has become an inextricable part of property investment, development and management in South Africa...

24 Jun 2015 06:00

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Cheaper to buy than to build

The latest data from Absa Home Loans indicates that building a new home is just becoming too expensive, especially during this period of economic uncertainty and rising electricity costs...

22 Jun 2015 06:37

Durban's bulk water pipeline project on target
Durban's bulk water pipeline project on target

The water pipeline extending from Inchanga Station to Alverstone Reservoir and then to Ashley Drive in Kloof in Durban is now complete and will be handed over to eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) in July 2015...

19 Jun 2015 06:34

Wits University honours Prof Fred Cawood
Wits University honours Prof Fred Cawood

The University of the Witwatersrand's School of Mining Engineering has paid tribute to the contribution made by its former Head of School, Prof Fred Cawood, during his five year tenure from 2010 to 2014...

19 Jun 2015 06:26

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Seminar on construction industry regulations to be held

An informational session will be held ahead of the implementation of new labour regulations in the construction industry...

18 Jun 2015 06:13

SANRAL wins two awards for civil engineering structures
SANRAL wins two awards for civil engineering structures

The Concrete Society of Southern Africa has presented the Fulton Award in the category for civil engineering structures over R100m in value to the partially-opened Umgeni Road Interchange in Durban...

15 Jun 2015 08:42

Development of Thavhani Mall a step closer
Development of Thavhani Mall a step closer

The Thulamela Municipality has confirmed the transfer of 27ha to Thavhani Property Investments on which the new 50,000m2 Thavhani Mall will be developed...

15 Jun 2015 08:27

Architectural and engineering approaches to infection control - Continuing Education - University of Pretoria
Architectural and engineering approaches to infection control

Continuing Education - University of Pretoria is offering a free course to professionals in the Built Environment (architects/engineering practitioners) and healthcare sectors...

Issued by Continuing Education - University of Pretoria 12 Jun 2015 12:26

The Cuban engineer conundrum
The Cuban engineer conundrum

Beware - the Cubans are coming! That's the clarion call from some of the most important umbrella engineering organisations in South Africa...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 9 Jun 2015 06:25

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More shopping centres coming

Despite consumers' seemingly waning appetite for retail therapy, at least 30 new shopping centres, varying in size from 5000m2 right up to 120000m2, are expected to open their doors this year and next...

By Joan Muller 8 Jun 2015 07:03

Eazi Access Rental launches mobile elevated working platform
Eazi Access Rental launches mobile elevated working platform

Eazi Access Rental has launched the JLG 1850 mobile elevated working platform, capable of reaching 58 metres - roughly translating into 19 stories of working height...

29 May 2015 12:54

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'Send back Cuban engineers'

The SA Institution of Civil Engineering on Tuesday, 26 May, virulently opposed the Free State government's decision to use Cuban engineers to boost service delivery in the province...

28 May 2015 06:52

Implications of an SA nuclear build
Implications of an SA nuclear build

Nuclear energy has always been the proverbial bogeyman when it comes to power supply. Mention the subject and Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are immediately thrown into the mix as worst case scenarios...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2015 08:07

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Adhering to construction standards invites investment

Adhering to national and international standards helps construction companies to assure investors that they can be held accountable, because it ensures responsibility which in turn lowers risk levels...

20 May 2015 13:21

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to restore Kyalami
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to restore Kyalami

Engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa has been contracted to undertake the R100m restoration of the Kyalami Race Track near Johannesburg...

19 May 2015 10:25

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Sections of Joburg highways to be upgraded

Key sections of the Johannesburg highway system will soon be upgraded, but none of these roads will be tolled...

8 May 2015 12:46

Programme manager for TNPA’s R1.4bn tug contract, Eugene Rappetti (left), with Southern African Shipyards CEO, Prasheen Maharaj (right) in front of work on one of nine tugboats being built for the port authority.
Transnet tugboat project progresses on time

Construction work on nine tugboats for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Southern African Shipyards premises in Durban is well under way...

7 May 2015 08:56

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Invicta formally appoints Charles Walters as CEO

Invicta (IVT), a distributor of capital equipment, spare parts and engineering consumables, said on Monday, 4 May, it had formally appointed Charles Walters as CEO...

6 May 2015 07:37

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Engineers warn of unrest over project delays

Consulting Engineers SA says that the government must make "hard economic decisions" about SA's infrastructure development or face possible further unrest...

By Mark Allix 6 May 2015 07:12

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Six dams to be built, expanded over next 10 years

Government will build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country...

4 May 2015 12:59

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Construction industry welcomes funding for development

The Western Cape provincial government will be making significant funding available for the development of infrastructure in the province...

4 May 2015 08:24

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Constant changes at tailings dams are detrimental

The monitoring of tailings dams could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as was intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values...

4 May 2015 08:10

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Forum showcased Luanda as Africa's construction hub

The second African Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIIF), themed 'Turning African Cities into Economic Powerhouses', was held on 29 and 30 April in Luanda, Angola...

4 May 2015 08:01

SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018
SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018

South Africa's largest mixed-use residential development, the multibillion-rand Coega Ridge holistic housing estate between Motherwell and Coega outside Port Elizabeth, is set to break ground in 2018...

22 Apr 2015 13:42

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