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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...

1 day ago

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

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

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

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

New report details construction industry transformation framework
New report details construction industry transformation framework

Thirty measures are detailed as part of a construction industry "transformation framework" in a new report...

9 May 2016

Airports company seeks to use a wider range of suppliers
Airports company seeks to use a wider range of suppliers

Airports Company SA (Acsa) is looking to widen its supplier pipeline to include black, women and youth-owned businesses, CEO Bongani Maseko says...

By Andiswa Maqutu 6 May 2016

Free consulting service offered for entry into stainless awards
Free consulting service offered for entry into stainless awards

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) is offering a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process in the 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards...

6 May 2016

Roofing category added to ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards
Roofing category added to ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) will be hosting its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards on 19 August 2016...

4 May 2016

Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit
Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit

An alteration to a sectional title unit is not permitted without the prior consent of the trustees...

28 Apr 2016

Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers
Four tips on BIM for construction, infrastructure managers

It's here and it's changing everything: building information modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry...

By Kenny Ingram 20 Apr 2016

GVK-Siya Zama oversees maintenance of Castle of Good Hope
GVK-Siya Zama oversees maintenance of Castle of Good Hope

Specialists in the construction, renovation and recycling of buildings, GVK-Siya Zama, are currently busy with repairs and maintenance to the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

20 Apr 2016

Construction of Delft ECD Centre of Excellence begins
Construction of Delft ECD Centre of Excellence begins

Monday, 18 April 2016, marked the official start of construction of the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence...

19 Apr 2016

Ismail Rothman, Corobrik Building training coordinator shows CPUT learners how to lay paving.
CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week provides practical learning opportunities

The third Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-Corobrik Construction Week was held at the end of 2015 on the Bellville Campus of CPUT...

19 Apr 2016

Connectivity was the key for the new Mall of Africa
Connectivity was the key for the new Mall of Africa

The new single-phase shopping centre development, the Mall of Africa, situated in Waterfall City, with excellent access from Pretoria, Sandton and Joburg, is to open on 28 April 2016. Road access is a key feature of the project...

14 Apr 2016

Engineering the risk
Engineering the risk

Large engineering projects are characterised by substantial irreversible commitments, skewed reward structures when succesful, and high probabilities of failure...

By Alvin Dye 14 Apr 2016

Rammed earth on the rise
Rammed earth on the rise

Of more than twenty different types of earth construction techniques, rammed earth has been lauded for its durability, sophisticated environmental performance and striking earthen beauty...

By Mary Anne Constable 14 Apr 2016

MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision
MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) is offering a free Certificate in Construction Supervision to those who have passed maths at Grade 12 level...

12 Apr 2016

Cape Town property values in CBD soar
Cape Town property values in CBD soar

Cape Town's CBD has experienced a boom in property values over the past decade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 12 Apr 2016

Thato Mogotsi of Botaki & Associates handing over construction sites to various contractors
Construction of new hotel school facilities commence

Construction of the new hotel school facilities is underway with the principal agents and architects, Botaki & Associates handing over various construction sites...

11 Apr 2016

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