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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

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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

Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary building
Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary building

The first new building in Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Rd) in decades, the R80m new Lion Match Company head office includes...

26 May 2016

Major roads project to support Belhar CBD renewal
Major roads project to support Belhar CBD renewal

Approximately R20m will be spent on the upgrading of Symphony Way and Erica Drive in Belhar, Cape Town as part of the rejuvenation of the area's central business district...

23 May 2016

Impact of IFRS 15 on property sector
Impact of IFRS 15 on property sector

In May 2014, the accounting standards setting authorities released IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) - a new standard on revenue recognition which is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018...

By Pierre Conradie 20 May 2016

Five steps to building strong engineering teams
Five steps to building strong engineering teams

In South Africa, the engineering industry has experienced significant change. It has moved away from the classic professional practice process - where companies were appointed based on merit and performance - to a system hinging on tenders, often won based purely on price. This leaves little room for evaluation of experience or quality.

By Paul Olivier 20 May 2016

Masiphumelele housing project to commence shortly
Masiphumelele housing project to commence shortly

If all goes according to plan, construction of the City of Cape Town's R50m Masiphumelele Phase 4 Breaking New Ground (BNG) housing project will commence by September 2016...

19 May 2016

Jabu Serithi appointed director at GVK-Siya Zama
Jabu Serithi appointed director at GVK-Siya Zama

GVK-Siya Zama has appointed its first female director - Jabu Serithi has been promoted to commercial director: key projects (Gauteng)...

19 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Nick Alexander, director of Business Development for Africa, Kwikspace
#AfricaMonth: No 'easy opportunities' in Africa

Kwikspace has a fairly extensive footprint in Africa supporting its clients in countries including Mozambique, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe
Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe

Thobile Bhembe is the first and currently the only female site agent at Inyatsi Construction Group's subsidiaries across the sub-Saharan market...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2016

Seven sought-after engineering skills
Seven sought-after engineering skills

There is a strong South African demand for engineering candidates with seven skills topping the list...

By Bellah Nxumalo 16 May 2016

2016 Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2016 Women in Construction Awards winners announced

Winners of the 2016 Women in Construction Awards were recently announced...

12 May 2016

Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m project
Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m project

The 20,850m² Village of Hope, nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province, is being built entirely from a new building and construction method that incorporates recycled polystyrene...

11 May 2016

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Sanral claims R760m from colluding firms

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is claiming up to R760m in damages and overcharges from seven construction firms that colluded on projects...

By Andiswa Maqutu 10 May 2016

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