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House of cards collapses on rogue builders
House of cards collapses on rogue builders

A total of 122 criminal cases have been opened against home builders who have contravened the HCPMA...

3 days ago

How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction
How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction

It's often claimed that 3D printing - known in the trade as "additive manufacturing" - will change the way we live...

By Seyed Ghaffar 20 Jun 2018

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City of Cape Town tackles congestion issue with more roads

The City of Cape Town is in the process of constructing six more roads as part of its Congestion Management Programme...

15 Jun 2018

HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement
HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement

Local home improvement app, HomeFixer, has entered into a partnership with Hirsch's, a popular South African independent home appliances and furniture store...

12 Jun 2018

IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures
IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures

The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward...

11 Jun 2018

Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions
Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions

As more and more people move to cities, the experience of being stuck in impenetrable gridlock becomes an increasingly common part of the human experience...

By Tanya Latty 11 Jun 2018

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across
Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of "volume": the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts. We see this especially around mass public transport hubs...

By Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill 8 Jun 2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture

Taking a proactive approach to occupational health and safety will help small contractors to build their businesses and the industry to transform and realise its potential. Even better, there is a way to achieve this...

By Boitumelo Thipe and Makhosazana Kunene 6 Jun 2018

Motheo Construction awarded Lesedi fuel terminal contract
Motheo Construction awarded Lesedi fuel terminal contract

Chemie Tech has awarded Motheo Construction Group the civil engineering and earthworks contract for...

5 Jun 2018

Construction is leaving a legacy of destruction - it's time to address the mess
Construction is leaving a legacy of destruction - it's time to address the mess

Construction contributes to job growth in South Africa, and plays a significant role in informal sector employment, but the full socio-economic impact...

By Janine Espin 4 Jun 2018

Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct
Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct

Phase one is now under way on the R3bn Sandton Gate precinct development...

1 Jun 2018

Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished
Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site...

24 May 2018

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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 24 May 2018

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Xiong'an, Xi Jinping's new city-making machine turned on

Behind mega urban projects often stand strong political wills...

By Richard Hu 23 May 2018

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TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

The special beach nourishment programme involves deploying one of TNPA's dredging vessels, the Ilembe, out at sea...

22 May 2018

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?
Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

R500m incentive for metals engineering sector
R500m incentive for metals engineering sector

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies has announced the establishment of the metals and engineering incentive aimed at stimulating investment in the sector...

16 May 2018

Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses
Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses

Risks of storms, earthquakes and floods are a top concern for businesses...

15 May 2018

Construction companies in danger of downgraded B-BBEE status - survey
Construction companies in danger of downgraded B-BBEE status - survey

According to a snap survey by TaranisCo Advisory, a large number of construction companies are in danger of having their B-BBEE status downgraded...

14 May 2018

65% increase in number of adjudications in SA construction industry
65% increase in number of adjudications in SA construction industry

According to findings from MDA Attorneys' recently released third annual Adjudication Survey, 2017 saw a 65% increase in the number of adjudications in the South Africa construction industry compared to 2016...

9 May 2018

MBAWC transforms lives through cadet programme
MBAWC transforms lives through cadet programme

Irwil Adonis, Gabaitsiwe Medupe and Arthur Mills were three unskilled South Africans before embarking on...

7 May 2018

Laying the bricks for women empowerment
Laying the bricks for women empowerment

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has held a women's roundtable as part of efforts to show its commitment to transformation in the human settlements and built environment sector...

2 May 2018

This month Sweden built the first road that charges electric vehicles as they drive.
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo
Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned unsuspecting housing consumers against the fraudulent use of its logo...

25 Apr 2018

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Battle lines drawn as PIC increases stake in M&R amidst hostile takeover bid

Aton's stake in M&R currently stands at 39.8%...

20 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

19 Apr 2018

MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites
MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites

According to figures from the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), there have already been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites...

17 Apr 2018

New government to have significant impact on construction sector
New government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

SACPCMP uses Games of Thrones-themed activations to engage with youth
SACPCMP uses Games of Thrones-themed activations to engage with youth

Embarking on a youth-focused activation programme to transform the construction industry, the SACPCMP is targeting its accredited universities...

11 Apr 2018

SNC-Lavalin wins ESD contract at Sasol
SNC-Lavalin wins ESD contract at Sasol

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a R3,3m contract for a detail engineering package for an emergency shutdown (ESD) system replacement for Sasol Group Technology in Secunda.

5 Apr 2018

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