Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North
Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North

According to the Federated Employers' Mutual Assurance Company, accidents involving falling account for over 15% of all incidents recorded by its members...

15 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct...

13 Feb 2019

SU's new BMRI
Construction starts on SU's Biomedical Research Institute

Construction of a R1bn new state-of-the-art research facility based at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) commenced with a sod-turning ceremony on 25 January...

28 Jan 2019

Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019
Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019

As we head into a new year, there are a number of factors which are likely to impact the amount of work on offer in our region and the resultant profitability of the general building contracting fraternity...

By Allen Bodill 24 Jan 2019

How water treatment in South Africa can eradicate water-related diseases
How water treatment in South Africa can eradicate water-related diseases

Understanding the nature of waterborne diseases is the first step to comprehending why water treatment is critical in South Africa...

Issued by WEC Projects 18 Jan 2019

What is aeration in sewage treatment?
What is aeration in sewage treatment?

Aeration is a fundamental component of conventional sewage treatment, because without it the biodegradation of many pollutants wouldn't take place as it should...

Issued by WEC Projects 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective

South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

By Théo Gaultier 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa
#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa

Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques...

By Jolene Blundell 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019

With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for much of the same challenges in 2019...

By Geoffrey Jäck 7 Jan 2019

Earn, learn for free with Master Builders Association of the Western Cape
Earn, learn for free with Master Builders Association of the Western Cape

The MBAWC will once again be offering potential candidates in the region to attain a nationally recognised qualification for free...

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

18 Dec 2018

2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released
2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released

The ASAQS has released its 2018 Salary Survey Report with over 100 quantity surveying practices, some of which operate in more than one province, having participated in this year's survey...

10 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector
The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector

We are living in a connected society with technology changing the world around us, making it smarter, more autonomous and increasingly data-rich...

By Aadil Patel 29 Nov 2018

Maputo-Catembe Bridge. Image by Jcornelius, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Maputo-Catembe Bridge a historic development

Cabinet has congratulated the South African engineers involved in the historic development of the longest suspension bridge in Africa...

23 Nov 2018

R5m Grand Parade upgrade will include revamped trading kiosks
R5m Grand Parade upgrade will include revamped trading kiosks

The proposed plan is to upgrade the trading kiosks to fit-in with the new revamped overall aesthetics of the precinct...

22 Nov 2018

CityLift master plan proposes reimagining of Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct
CityLift master plan proposes reimagining of Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct

CityLift, an innovative master plan that proposes dropping Cape Town's elevated freeways to the ground and lifting the city over them, was one of six shortlisted bids in a competition...

19 Nov 2018

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings
3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy - worth A$10tn globally...

By Jay Sanjayan 16 Nov 2018

MBAWC offers free training to upskill building sector entrepreneurs
MBAWC offers free training to upskill building sector entrepreneurs

The MBAWC, in partnership with UWC, is offering a free Entrepreneurship for Contractors Development Programme from mid-February to mid-September 2019...

14 Nov 2018

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in

No fool in the slightest, Wendy Damon is the owner of Damp Control Cape. Not quite a rags-to-riches story, hers is still quite impressive...

By Sindy Peters 1 Nov 2018

Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed
Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed

One of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable path to becoming a middle-income country by 2025...

By Nathanial Matthews and Frank van Steenbergen 31 Oct 2018

Can drone technology turn around the fortunes of the construction sector in SA?
Can drone technology turn around the fortunes of the construction sector in SA?

Drone technology can turn around the fortunes of the construction sector, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said on Monday, 29 October...

30 Oct 2018

WSP in Africa takes home multiple awards at SAISC Steel Awards 2018
WSP in Africa takes home multiple awards at SAISC Steel Awards 2018

Two of WSP in Africa's projects recently received multiple awards - including overall winner - at the SAISC Steel Awards 2018...

29 Oct 2018

R162m housing project incomplete after over a decade
R162m housing project incomplete after over a decade

Many of the houses were left roofless and without doors and windows...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 25 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT
#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT

CRSP dsgn is one of this year's five beneficiaries of the 5 For Change black tie event set for Saturday, 27 October, at The Station in Newtown, Joburg...

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2018

Upgraded R511 now open to traffic
Upgraded R511 now open to traffic

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi this week opened the upgraded R511 road worth R146m in Johannesburg...

23 Oct 2018

Why marvels of engineering require miracles of project management
Why marvels of engineering require miracles of project management

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous structures in the world...

By Jens Roehrich and Jas Kalra 18 Oct 2018

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