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Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight
Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike...

18 hours ago

Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. Located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, the new hotel will feature 125 rooms, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, and more...

3 days ago

MAD Architects designs self-powered hyperloop system integrated with urban farming
MAD Architects designs self-powered hyperloop system integrated with urban farming

MAD Architects has partnered with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) to design a self-powered new hyper loop system combined with urban farming supported by a versatile pylon design.

3 days ago

Construction industry shows positive growth for Cape economy
Construction industry shows positive growth for Cape economy

The City of Cape Town's Alderman James Vos recently met with key stakeholders in the construction industry at the annual Construction Expo 2019, where representatives from small to medium enterprises (SME's) converged to talk about all things bricks and mortar...

12 Sep 2019

Image Supplied: ©Ludwig Sevenster
New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Developed by Forestry South Africa, the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority and industry partners, the solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test their skills in this high-risk activity in timber plantations...

11 Sep 2019

Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team
Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team

Perdekraal East Wind Farm's first wind turbine has been erected, using a dominantly South African team...

11 Sep 2019

Four host communities’ Amakhosi namely Mbonambi, Sokhulu, Dube and Mkhwanazi; Mayor of uMhlathuze Municipality, Mdu Mhlongo, and uMfolozi Municipality, Smanga Mgenge; RBM MD, Werner Duvenhage; Patsy Himes of RBM; and MEC for Finance, Ravi Pillay
RBM, host communities sign landmark procurement agreement

Richards Bay Minerals and the Dube, Mkhwanazi, Mbonambi and Sokhulu communities have signed a landmark agreement securing local business participation in the Zulti South project. The agreement outlines the principles that form the basis for a broad-based structure with the host communities and their partners...

10 Sep 2019

AECOM's Kim Timm wins Mentor of the Year
AECOM's Kim Timm wins Mentor of the Year

AECOM's Kim Timm has been named Mentor of the Year at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards...

9 Sep 2019

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Turner & Townsend gives emergent construction contractors a leg up

As large construction players struggle to stay ahead of the curve in the face of a constrained construction sector in South Africa, smaller, emergent contractors find themselves trying to succeed in an industry which is squeezing them on every level...

9 Sep 2019

Pictured at the official opening are from left: Scott Smith (operations director, Van Dyck Floors Zimbabwe), Jonathan Pairemanzi (J. Link Carpets), Dr. Mehran Zarrebini (MD Van Dyck Floors), Louis Mudzongo (Classic Carpets), Dion Yatras (MD, Van Dyck Zimbabwe), Stuart Dearnaley (export manager, Van Dyck Floors) and Kuda Duri (account manager, Van Dyck Zimbabwe).
Van Dyck Floors expands footprint in Zimbabwe

South African carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Floors, has extended its global footprint with the launch of an operation in Zimbabwe...

9 Sep 2019

Green roofs, like this one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have many benefits. Leonardo Ikeda/Shutterstock
How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

By Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way
Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way

A project of the Moolman Group, Twin City and JB Holdings, Rustenburg Mall is set to introduce its first phase in April 2021...

6 Sep 2019

Attacq, Tricolt break ground on R1.25bn high-rise Ellipse Waterfall development
Attacq, Tricolt break ground on R1.25bn high-rise Ellipse Waterfall development

JSE-listed REIT Attacq and Waterfall Logistics Hub recently announced the breaking of ground at Ellipse Waterfall, the first high-rise development within Waterfall City...

5 Sep 2019

Siemens unveils Cape Town smart city visualisation
Siemens unveils Cape Town smart city visualisation

Automation company Siemens recently unveiled a data visualisation of Cape Town ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa conference...

5 Sep 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion
R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion

Growthpoint Properties' R240m Sterling Industrial Park development in its Centralpoint innovation district spans 27,000m2 of gross lettable area...

4 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Aston Martin creates bespoke garage space for car enthusiasts
Aston Martin creates bespoke garage space for car enthusiasts

Iconic luxury British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has revealed the design for a new bespoke car garage for car enthusiasts and collectors that takes car ownership to a new level...

2 Sep 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town
Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary...

By Steve Kretzmann 2 Sep 2019

Global construction sector shows positive momentum
Global construction sector shows positive momentum

According to Turner & Townsend's latest annual International Construction Market Survey, the global construction sector entered 2019 with significant momentum...

30 Aug 2019

David Krynauw and Jasmyn Pretorius. Image credit: Julian Carelsen/2019 Loerie Awards.
#Loeries2019: 'The world accepts this architectural ability' - Design Grand Prix-winner, David Krynauw

Loeries Design Grand Prix-winner David Krynauw lets us in on what the win means to him, the meaning behind the design and future projects...

By Maroefah Smith 29 Aug 2019

SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift
SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift

AECOM has been awarded the 2018/19 Joop Van Wamelen Award for Technical Excellence by the Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology (SASTT) for its innovative approach to the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Sanddrift Bulk Sewer in Cape Town...

29 Aug 2019

WSP, B2P co-build third footbridge in Rwanda
WSP, B2P co-build third footbridge in Rwanda

Volunteers from WSP recently worked with the team from Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) on the ground in Rwanda to build the Kazo Suspended Footbridge situated over the Sebeya River within the Rutsiro municipality....

28 Aug 2019

'The future is not female, it's intersectional' - Women in Architecture
'The future is not female, it's intersectional' - Women in Architecture

Women in Architecture, in partnership with the South African Institute Architects (SAIA KZN), earlier this month hosted its 'The future is not female... It is intersectional' workshop...

27 Aug 2019

RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu
RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu

Activist, medical practitioner, and owner of Motheo Construction Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu has passed away following a car crash over the weekend while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg.

27 Aug 2019

Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector
Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector

The construction sector is in dire straits. Due to slow economic growth many constructions companies are under immense pressure which includes retrenchments and possible business closure...

By Janine Espin 26 Aug 2019

Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business
Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business

If all goes according to plan, French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin, which opened its first South African store in September last year, will have invested R1bn into its SA operations by the start of 2020...

23 Aug 2019

How women in construction are vital to the sector's growth
How women in construction are vital to the sector's growth

As reported by Stats SA, many sectors in South Africa, including construction, are facing a downturn. In fact, the report states that construction, mining and trade are in recession with a 3.2% decline being the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since 2009.

23 Aug 2019

Nicholas Plewman Architects builds lodge in Ruaha National Park
Nicholas Plewman Architects builds lodge in Ruaha National Park

Johannesburg-based architecture firm Nicholas Plewman Architects has built a small holiday lodge in Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Tanzania called Jabali Ridge Lodge...

23 Aug 2019

Teaching technological stewardship makes future engineers more agile and responsible
Teaching technological stewardship makes future engineers more agile and responsible

The scale, pace and breadth of technological development in artificial intelligence, robotics, computing, biotechnology, materials science and beyond have ushered in the fourth industrial revolution.

By Janna Rosales 22 Aug 2019

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