Construction Trends 2018

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SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. ..

1 day ago

'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday, 17 January...

1 day ago

#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed

"We have reached a point of no return," advised City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during a media briefing ahead of a special council meeting set for Friday, 19 January...

2 days ago

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April...

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 2 days ago

Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Members of civic organisations have called for new measures to save water, protesting against the City of Cape Town's proposed drought levy and the use of water management devices...

By Ashraf Hendricks 2 days ago

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

2 days ago

Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

What national government is doing about Cape Town's water crisis

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town's water crisis...

By Suné Payne 3 days ago

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018...?

3 days ago

Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%

In early-2015, ICT solutions provider Jasco began harnessing its expertise on a solar project at its own head office complex: Jasco Park...

3 days ago

Hurdles lie ahead for single-body metals industry wage deal

The majority of employers in the steel and engineering sector have implemented self-determined wage increases for workers in the absence of an industry wage agreement...

By Theto Mahlakoana 16 Jan 2018

Five-year hold on Bay building plan fees sought

Building plan tariffs in Nelson Mandela Bay are expected to remain the same for the next five years...

By Siyamtanda Capa 16 Jan 2018

Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering

As one of the oldest professions in the world, civil engineering uses design to improve the lives of communities and contributes to the well-being of the economy...

15 Jan 2018

Water crises solutions stuck in muddy policy

It is self-evident that without sufficient water, SA cannot thrive; perhaps it is too profound a necessity to express in ordinary words...

By Neels Blom 15 Jan 2018

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects

The turnaround in the mining and resources sector was predicted by the World Bank in early 2017...

15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

Manufacturing output growth beats expectations

SA's manufacturing output grew 1.7% in November from the same month in 2016, beating the economists' consensus of 0.45%, Statistics SA reported...

By Sunita Menon 12 Jan 2018

Montague Properties partners Eltherm to mitigate 'dead legs' at Jackal Creek Golf Estate

Montague Properties recently partnered with heat tracing specialists Eltherm South Africa to overcome temperature maintenance challenges in the Jackal Creek Golf Estate water reticulation system...

12 Jan 2018

Matthew Morris wins PE regional leg of 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

Matthew Morris from the Nelson Mandela University was recently announced the winner at the Port Elizabeth regional awards ceremony for the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award...

12 Jan 2018

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International

Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

A decade after the global economic collapse, urban development is booming.

By Sean Weiss 5 Jan 2018

China boosts investment in Sri Lankan mega-project

China will invest $1bn in the construction of three 60-storey buildings at a mega-project near Sri Lanka's main port, Colombo said Tuesday, as Beijing aims to boost its influence in the Indian Ocean.

3 Jan 2018

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