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RICS global Mentor of the Year 2016 announced
RICS global Mentor of the Year 2016 announced

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has awarded chartered building surveyor Anil Singh Rana Mentor of the Year 2016. Rana is associate project manager for UK-based Capital Property and Construction Consultants...

13 Jan 2017

BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban
BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute will host a BIM BAM BOOM workshop for architects, engineers and other building professionals at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 22-23 February 2017...

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market
#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold
#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold

Dissatisfied urbanites increasingly experience carbon emissions, resource indulgence, aching infrastructure and the resulting gridlock, disempowered local economies and degradation...

By Donia Kamstra 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever
#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again...

By Larry Feinberg 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

By John Schooling 9 Jan 2017

China leads charge to promote sub-Saharan infrastructure
China leads charge to promote sub-Saharan infrastructure

A range of foreign operations are expected to begin investing in sub-Saharan infrastructure development, with Chinese construction companies firmly in the dominant position...

By Mark Allix 6 Jan 2017

2016's matriculants should adopt vocational training - MBAWC
2016's matriculants should adopt vocational training - MBAWC

With the resurgence of #FeesMustFall protests in 2016, Tony Keal, group skills facilitator at the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC), has suggested that matriculants further their education through vocational training...

3 Jan 2017

Home-building sector in decline
Home-building sector in decline

It is always worrying when the home-building sector goes into decline, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, since construction, and especially residential construction, is a major creator of employment and ultimately also of housing demand...

30 Dec 2016

Hendrik van den Berg via
SMMEs benefit from SANRAL funded projects in Southern Cape

Small, medium and micro-enterprises continue to benefit from SANRAL funded projects in the Southern Cape...

28 Dec 2016

Keshav Padaruth named youngest RICS fellow in Africa
Keshav Padaruth named youngest RICS fellow in Africa

Firmly established as a progressive business hub with a thriving economy on the global map, Mauritius is fast becoming a breeding ground for professionals...

23 Dec 2016

Macozoma plans 'balanced funding portfolio' for road upgrades
Macozoma plans 'balanced funding portfolio' for road upgrades

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) plans to achieve a "balanced funding portfolio with fuel tax-based revenue and toll income"...

By Linda Ensor 22 Dec 2016

Castle of Good Hope renovations complete
Castle of Good Hope renovations complete

Renovations to the Castle of Good Hope are now complete with the prominent tourist attraction now offering access to previously unseen areas...

22 Dec 2016

AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network
AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $71.8 million grant and $3.1 million loan to the Mozambique government for the construction...

20 Dec 2016

New R226m road resurfacing project on R67
New R226m road resurfacing project on R67

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is to undertake a R226m road resurfacing project between Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort...

19 Dec 2016

Africa's largest gathering of built environment professionals returns to Gallagher Estate.
Live streaming masterclasses for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

The fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, 23 -24 May 2017...

14 Dec 2016

Port of Ngqura terminal. Source:
Transnet appoints Ngqura liquid bulk terminal operator

The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa's fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa...

14 Dec 2016

Construction sector confidence lowest since 2012
Construction sector confidence lowest since 2012

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index lost 17 index points to 35 in 4Q2016, meaning that, barring 1Q2016 when the index was at 28, confidence is at its lowest since the beginning of 2012. The fall in the index means that 65% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions...

13 Dec 2016

Multi-billion dollar memorandum of agreements signed by Oilserv, Tianjin Energy, and Alpha Group to develop Nigeria’s oil and gas infrastructure. (Source: Alpha Capital International)
Multi-billion dollar MoAs signed to develop Nigeria's oil, gas infrastructure

Eight memorandums of agreement (MOA) were signed recently in Abuja, Nigeria for the development of several multi-billion dollar investment and infrastructure projects, including crude oil and gas pipelines, oil refineries, port, highways, and railways, across Nigeria...

12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Building
#BestofBiz 2016: Building

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Motheo, WBHO sign agreement
Motheo, WBHO sign agreement

Three major black-owned contractors have signed a development agreement with WBHO...

7 Dec 2016

Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen
Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen

Group Five has partnered with a subsidiary of the UK-based Aberdeen Asset Management, as the JSE-listed engineering and construction group seeks to bolster its offshore profit line...

By Andries Mahlangu 7 Dec 2016

Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened
Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday, 1 December, officially opened an upgraded portion of the N14 freeway between Krugersdorp and Diepsloot...

6 Dec 2016

Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm
Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm

Invicta announced on Monday, 5 December, that its CE Charles Walters had resigned, with effect from January...

By Andries Mahlangu 6 Dec 2016

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project
Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say...

5 Dec 2016

Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach
Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach

The Imperial Logistics group faced the challenge of establishing a pharmaceutical regulatory compliant, temperature controlled storage facility that would not require a consistent supply of electricity...

5 Dec 2016

Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards
Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards

The built environment is the biggest contributor to climate change, but thanks to exciting developments in how we re-imagine the future, African cities of the future could become resilient, energy independent, carbon neutral systems...

Issued by Change Agent Collective 1 Dec 2016

PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure
PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure

2016 has been a challenging year and South Africa's construction industry was not immune, with ongoing pressure on margins, lower revenue and lower order books...

29 Nov 2016

Software frees quantity surveyors to add (yet more) value
Software frees quantity surveyors to add (yet more) value

Enthusiasts are seeing improvements in software as a sign that the days of the quantity surveyor are numbered. Nothing could be further from the truth...

By Larry Feinberg 29 Nov 2016

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