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Green building now more cost-effective than ever

Green buildings can now be built for a little more than traditional buildings. For the environmental and economic benefits, it deserves serious consideration...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

Old Granary restoration underway

The Old Granary building in Cape Town central, which is more than 200 years old, is currently undergoing substantial restoration work...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

China opens record-breaking transparent bridge

The Hunan province is now home to the longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world...

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

ArcelorMittal to invest R4bn as cartel penalty

ArcelorMittal SA has undertaken to invest R4.6bn on plants and equipment in the next five years as part of a settlement agreement it has reached with the Competition Commission...

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand

According to research from JLL, the demand for new purpose-built student accommodation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years...

23 Aug 2016

#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

ArcelorMittal to pay R1.5bn fine for role in steel cartel

The Competition Commission has fined steel monopoly ArcelorMittal SA R1.5bn - the biggest fine imposed on a single company for anti-compettitive behaviour in SA's history...

By Fifi Peters 23 Aug 2016

SA steel production rises 11% in July to 521,000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 11% year-on-year in July to an estimated 545,000 tonnes, after rising 6.9% year on year in June to 545,000 tonnes, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Helmo Preuss 23 Aug 2016

SA moves to secure water sources

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is consulting stakeholders to get input on the National Groundwater Strategy...

22 Aug 2016

CT embarks on next phase in ceiling retrofit project

R60m has been earmarked for the next phase of the City of Cape Town's ceiling retrofit project...

22 Aug 2016

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

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

SA reiterates diversified energy mix

Energy Minister reiterates a diversified energy mix that includes IPPs and the nuclear...

19 Aug 2016

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers - and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast...

19 Aug 2016

Green Menlyn Maine to launch Central Square in September

Tshwane's R10bn green mini-city, the Menlyn Maine precinct, will come online with the launch of its Central Square next month...

18 Aug 2016

Connecting cities in the cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now...

By Giulio Soro 18 Aug 2016

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