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Boris Dzhingarov
Welding types - Understanding what is used in the industry

Industry-specific knowledge is what will differentiate successful promotion campaigns from unsuccessful attempts. Here is how you would want to present the main welding types in an official B2B presentation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 hours ago

Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent
Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent

An Eastern Cape government decision to ask Sanral to improve the province's road network is finally paying off...

25 Aug 2016

What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things
What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things

By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction...

By George Quezada 24 Aug 2016

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards, an event that recognises excellence within the African construction, cement and concrete industry...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2016

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Residential unit completions growth is weak
Residential unit completions growth is weak

For the month of June, square metres' worth of residential buildings completed rose by 12.4% year-on-year. This represents a strengthening from the prior months' slower growth of +2.7%...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Dion Chang
Q&A with Dion Chang on SA innovation, design

Trends guru Dion Chang is one of the guest speakers at the fifth edition of Autodesk's University Extension (AUx), an event for design, architectural and engineering professionals...

17 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation

With more than 10 years of experience in the built environment, associate director at Turner & Townsend Noluthando Molao has been involved in some of South Africa's more iconic projects...

By Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2016

Metals and engineering sector 'critical'
Metals and engineering sector 'critical'

Seifsa says the metals and engineering sector in SA is on a cliff edge...

By Mark Allix 10 Aug 2016

Durban's old Dunlop tyre factory almost ready for occupation
Durban's old Dunlop tyre factory almost ready for occupation

With the reinvention of Durban's old Dunlop tyre factory into state-of-the-art warehousing on track, the facility will be ready for occupation by logistics companies in October...

2 Aug 2016

Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa together
Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa together

Now in its 111th year, the annual Master Builders Congress will be taking place from 31 August - 2 September 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre...

2 Aug 2016

New lane opens at Zambezi Plaza, more upgrades coming
New lane opens at Zambezi Plaza, more upgrades coming

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, operator of the N1N4 highway has announced that the seventh lane at the Zambezi Toll Plaza will re-open on 8 August 2016. The lane has temporarily been closed to facilitate the various upgrades taking place at the toll plaza...

2 Aug 2016

Growthpoint's green leader wins GBCSA Chairman's Award
Growthpoint's green leader wins GBCSA Chairman's Award

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded Dr Werner van Antwerpen, head of Sustainability at Growthpoint Properties, with this year's GBCSA Chairman's Award, in recognition of his work as a true planet shaper, and for being a great friend to green building in South Africa...

1 Aug 2016

Bridge-builders of future figure it out
Bridge-builders of future figure it out

Budding engineers, from high schools all over the region, put their construction skills to the test at the weekend, when they took part in the South African Institution for Civil Engineering's (SAICE) Bridge Building competition.

By Riaan Marais 29 Jul 2016

The South African industrial corrosive protection markets
The South African industrial corrosive protection markets

One of the easiest ways to extend the life of an industrial installation is regular maintenance with a specific focus on corrosion detection, protection and care.

Issued by Analytix BI 28 Jul 2016

Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers
Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers

Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and developers to embrace the reality of "green building" as government actively pursues legislation to enforce more sustainable construction...

25 Jul 2016

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

The need for integration in the construction industry
The need for integration in the construction industry

BIM or building information modelling is one of the relatively few buzzwords you'll hear in the construction industry that continues to dominate conversations - and there's a very good reason for that...

By Rob Stummer 18 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

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