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Call for entries: Best Projects 2019

Construction World’s Best Projects showcases excellence in the South African building, civil engineering, supply and project management sectors.

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Construction World May 2019

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Construction World May 2019 coverON THE COVER:Kemach Equipment has partnered with Stampede Compaction Equipment to supply locally manufactured walk-behind/pedestrian rollers to the South African market. Donned in the renowned Kemach Equipment yellow, the new-look machines will proudly display both Kemach and Stampede brands.

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Sika South Africa moves over to leading Swiss ISO Certification Company

Published: 22 May 2019

Sika South Africa’s ongoing high level of standards pertaining to product quality has for many years included the endorsement of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). With unwavering dedication...

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Standing the test of time

Published: 22 May 2019

When Edgard Frankignoul, invented the Franki pile in 1909 he had no idea that 110 years later it would still be regarded as one of the most cost-effective and reliable...

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Launch of solutions devoted to construction for emerging markets

Published: 15 May 2019

Manitou group, world leader in rough-terrain handling, launches two new telehandlers and two compact loaders for Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Presented at an event in Thailand before...

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SACSC calls for entries for 2019 Retail Design and Development Awards

Published: 14 May 2019

The South African Council of Shopping Centres’ (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019 is now open for entries and the SACSC has called on shopping centre developers, owners and...

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20 years of engineering, a Nyeleti star was born

Published: 09 May 2019

Like a shooting star on a cloudy evening, Nyeleti Consulting Engineers has grown from a four- person band in 1999 to a 120 strong staff company 20 years later, thanks...

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Worley: Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

Published: 07 May 2019

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new...

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Global and African construction trends

Published: 07 May 2019

As construction projects become bigger and harder to fund, given rate pressures and market challenges, many insurers are exiting the engineering market. Regulatory scrutiny and socio-political uncertainties threaten investments and...

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R801-million brick factory at Driefontein

Published: 02 May 2019

Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, is making steady progress in the construction of its R801-million new Driefontein factory and expects to see the first bricks exit kiln one of...

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GCC’s best projects revealed

Published: 29 April 2019

The Gulf region’s best projects have been revealed as winners were announced at the 2019 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.

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Concor Buildings hands over city-style Maluti Crescent

Published: 26 April 2019

Within the 13‑month timeframe and in time for its official opening on 21 March 2019, Concor Buildings has completed the Maluti Crescent regional retail hub, owned by Vukile Property Fund...

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Corobrik announces appointment of new board members

Published: 25 April 2019

South Africa’s leading clay brick and paver manufacturer continues to succeed in this highly competitive industry because of continued investment in its primary asset – its employees. Through the establishment...

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Call for entries: Best Projects 2019

Published: 24 April 2019

Construction World’s Best Projects showcases excellence in the South African building, civil engineering, supply and project management sectors. In its 17th year, the aim of Best Projects is to recognise projects across the...

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Mind the gap between finance and engineering

Published: 23 April 2019

By Joe de Klerk, MD at CCSMI – the mining and industrial division of Construction Computer Software (CCS) Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them...

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International Arup expert speaks on building fire safety at Johannesburg conference

Published: 17 April 2019

Dr Susan Lamont, Associate Director at Arup, spoke on ‘Safeguarding the fire strategy for the life of a building’ at the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 on Thursday...

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Towers Main transfers to Divercity and exciting redevelopment begins

Published: 12 April 2019

The iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct now has a new owner and a new lease on life.

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Smart Buildings and the Digital Twin: A Deloitte Perspective

Published: 11 April 2019

Disruptive technologies alter the landscape of established markets, forcing industries to adapt or face increasing inefficiency and redundancy. Advancements in industry solutions around Smart Real Estate and PropTech allow Deloitte...

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Five categories – five prizes – five winners

Published: 10 April 2019

Five companies and one university received the bauma Innovation Award 2019 for the best technical innovation in their category. The prize was awarded for developments that point the way to...

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Bosch Projects engineer wins award

Published: 09 April 2019

Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer – Developments, for Bosch Projects, was presented with the 2019 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) Engineering Young Professional of the Year Award, at a function...

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South Africa’s largest Concentrated Solar IPP project

Published: 08 April 2019

The Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape, was inaugurated last week. High profile attendees witnessed the power of South Africa’s largest concentrated solar power greenfield project in operation. In...

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Wacker Neuson enters agreement with Wirtgen South Africa

Published: 04 April 2019

Wacker Neuson South Africa (recently entered into an agreement with Wirtgen South Africa. for the supply of the large HAMM 3000 series soil compaction rollers which will be marketed by...

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Building Mzansi, one brick at a time

Published: 04 April 2019

PPC has launched a programme of brick-making workshops in various townships, from Katlehong in Ekurhulen to Soweto in Johannesburg to Mamelodi in Pretoria, where there is a high concentration of...

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Africa's revival: Foretelling or fairy tale?

Published: 03 April 2019

This glimpse of the future by: Salona Naidoo and Gabi Wojtowitz It’s the year 2050. The sun bleeds red across the African sky and then plunges the little town into darkness...

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A-OSH EXPO

Published: 02 April 2019

For those who live or work in the Johannesburg area, the views of the Sandton and Rosebank skylines, which are both key business areas in the city, seem to be...

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SA to face R205-billion unexpected bill for poor infrastructure projects

Published: 01 April 2019

It is nearly universally accepted that good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples’ quality of life. South Africa currently has a predicted annual infrastructure spend of USD50-billion...

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New court building sheds light on the dispensing justice

Published: 28 March 2019

Traditionally, court buildings are not the most welcoming of places and for decades function has triumphed over form. That dynamic has shifted in Booysens, Johannesburg, where President Cyril Ramaphosa on...

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SVA appoints Mbutuma as new MD

Published: 27 March 2019

SVA International (SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director, equipping the company to continue providing comprehensive solutions for...

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Transformation Award honours the transformation of South African youth

Published: 27 March 2019

The Go for Gold Education-to-Employment programme is a non-profit organisation which facilitates tangible transformation opportunities for youth from some of South Africa’s poorest communities who wish to pursue technical vocations...

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Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation

Published: 27 March 2019

Castrol, the world’s leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and automotive related services celebrates its 120th anniversary this month.

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Who should take the blame for the recent Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy?

Published: 26 March 2019

When a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed at Die Hoërskool Driekoek in Vanderbijlpark, four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured. Alarmingly, teacher’s union, the SAOU...

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New name for engineering consulting stalwart

Published: 25 March 2019

South African based civil engineering consulting firm UWP Consulting has celebrated its 47th anniversary with a new name.

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Construction mafia derailing projects, causing engineers to flee

Published: 25 March 2019

Widespread concern has spread like wildfire across the built environment due to the construction mafia and gang-related activities on project sites. Yunus Bayat from the Association of South African Quantity...

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A call for urgent government intervention to save the construction industry

Published: 20 March 2019

Master Builders South Africa is calling for urgent government intervention to prevent further destruction of the construction industry in the country. The call follows Group Five’s filing for bankruptcy protection...

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Royal HaskoningDHV: Stable 2018 results

Published: 19 March 2019

Royal HaskoningDHV reports an organic operating income growth of 3,1%, a recurring EBITA of €25,9-million and a stable net result of €12,7-million over 2018. These results were delivered against continued...

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Crane & Hoist Equipment SA is new Potain agent

Published: 18 March 2019

Global tower crane leader Potain has appointed Gauteng-based Crane & Hoist Equipment as its official distributor in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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Jobs fund partnership with TUHF ignites the inner city

Published: 18 March 2019

The Jobs Fund (JF), a R9-billion facility set up by government in 2011 to co-finance public, private and non-government projects for the purposes of job creation, partnered with TUHF Limited...

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MBA North: NDP action long overdue

Published: 15 March 2019

A lack of progress on National Development Plan implementation is killing off SA’s construction sector and hampering economic growth, says Master Builders’ Association North.

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Executive management transition at Atterbury

Published: 12 March 2019

Atterbury, the leading South African real estate developer and investor, has taken the next step in its leadership succession plan, restructuring and realigning its executive management.

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Local architecture gets a monthly platform

Published: 11 March 2019

Corobrik’s ongoing support of architects and architecture has been extended with the sponsorship of the SAIA-KZN First Thursdays – a monthly programme which showcases the work of local architects through...

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SMMEs to benefit from SANRAL’s investments in Mpumalanga

Published: 11 March 2019

The border-post community of Oshoek can look forward to significant investment by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL).

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Aspasa members record zero fatalities

Published: 08 March 2019

Moving into a third year without a fatality, members of surface mining industry association, Aspasa are leading the way with the adoption of advanced health and safety systems that are...

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Jet Demolition founder has a blast as leading global specialist

Published: 06 March 2019

Back-to-back wins in the 2017 and 2018 World Demolition Awards has cemented Jet Demolition’s reputation as one of the leading demolition experts globally. The company has successfully taken on some...

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KZN construction building opportunities for lasting growth

Published: 01 March 2019

Construction professionals in KwaZulu-Natal assemble amidst growing building opportunities at the province’s premier construction expo.    

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Property Forum calls for help

Published: 28 February 2019

With the construction industry haemorrhaging, an increasing slowdown in approval processes by local and provincial governments is costing the Western Cape thousands of jobs and will lead to the loss...

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Fairvest outshines the REIT market

Published: 27 February 2019

Fairvest Property Holdings Limited (“Fairvest”) today again announced solid results for the six months to December 2018, with interim distributions increasing by 8.3% to 10.616 cents per share. Chief Executive...

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ASAQS welcomed as an Associate Member of internationally recognised group of Quantity Surveyors

Published: 27 February 2019

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors was recently awarded Associate Member Status of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. The PAQS is an international association whose members are fully...

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Bakwena’s new commercial manager has big plans for N1N4

Published: 26 February 2019

The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire is proud to announce that it has appointed Solomon Kganyago as its new Commercial Manager.

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Post-budget analysts at AfriSam gathering call for new beginnings

Published: 25 February 2019

Following Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s first budget, economist Dr Azar Jammine has raised hopes for a ‘major recovery’ in the South African economy, but he warned it was unlikely to...

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Are we coming to the end of the road for roads as we know them?

Published: 21 February 2019

By: Anton Hartman Sprawled across a bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands, 50 000 solar-powered stones are embedded on the pavement to glow in the dark and resemble Vincent van Gogh’s famous...

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CESA responds to 2019 Budget Speech

Published: 21 February 2019

While Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supports the provisions of Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2019 Budget presented in his speech today, the organization believes that Government needs to urgently revise its...

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New data shows lack of knowledge for IoT and blockchain in built environment

Published: 20 February 2019

As predictions for the Internet of Things’ growth continues at an exponential rate, new data from global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon reveals that many businesses have a significant...

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Backing their fellows

Published: 19 February 2019

Until black people have enough faith in their fellows to employ them as service providers, black economic transformation (BEE) will not become entrenched, BEE Advisory Council member Dr Thami Mazwai...

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Vukile appoints Laurence Cohen as new CFO

Published: 18 February 2019

Vukile Property Fund will appoint respected stalwart of South Africa’s listed property sector, Laurence Cohen, as its new Chief Financial Officer.

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Thapelo Madibeng Bursary Award Ceremony offers 2000 New CETA Bursaries

Published: 15 February 2019

Friday, 15 February will have a significant impact on the lives of 2 000 students across the country, as well as long term effects on the infrastructure of South Africa...

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Rural northern KZN communities benefit from SANRAL projects and jobs

Published: 15 February 2019

Communities in far-flung rural areas in Northern KwaZulu Natal Road have not been overlooked by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL).

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