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Upskilling vital to construction industry

Amid positive job creation news, it is now especially vital for the construction industry to adapt to advancing standards and adequately train the emerging workforce...

By Anthony Keal 3 days ago

Coronavirus hits construction sector with indefinitely delayed shipments

With shipments of construction material from China being indefinitely delayed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in that country, South African contractors are having to...

11 Feb 2020

Aurecon Africa demerges from global brand

Aurecon officially announced the demerge of the African business from the Aurecon Group late last year, and the separation came into effect from 1 January 2020...

11 Feb 2020

Construction body calls for urgent meeting after CETA placed under administration

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for an urgent meeting with the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande...

6 Feb 2020

AECOM appoints new MD for Africa

Darrin Green has been promoted to managing director, Africa at AECOM, a responsibility he will undertake in addition to his previous role as MD for Civil Infrastructure, Africa...

3 Feb 2020

Contractors beware of new clauses in road tender deals

Sanral's recent tenders for the upgrades to the N2/N3 are worth millions, which is is great news for contractors in a sector that is in slump. But, law specialists warn that amendments to Sanral's standard contract make it much more difficult for contractors to deal with disruptions...

30 Jan 2020

China building 1,000-bed hospital in 6 days to fight Coronavirus

The government of China is building a new 1,000-bed hospital in only six days to fight the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus in Wuhan City...

30 Jan 2020

Government non-payment culture driving construction job losses

Government's failure to pay building contractors on time or even not at all is one of the major causes of job losses in the construction industry...

By Morag Evans 29 Jan 2020

AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has granted the African Development Bank (AfDB) a non-exclusive licence to refer to seven of its major contracts...

23 Jan 2020

Making data management do the 'heavy lifting' for the construction industry

Despite hopes of a turnaround, the construction sector remains in the doldrums. The picture isn't likely to change soon and, as a result, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies are 'building in' business optimisation to ensure continuation...

By Chris de Bruyn 23 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

By Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy announced late last year that she would be starting an entirely new process under Section 18 to develop an industry-managed waste management plan...

21 Jan 2020

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