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Construction world august 2017ON THE COVER: Caterpillar will launch its 426F2 backhoe loader in August 2017 to complement the existing Cat F2 backhoe loader family.

Caterpillar has been producing backhoe loaders for more than 35 years, from the A Series to the current F2 Series which combines reliability, power and a quality operator environment. The Cat 426F2 backhoe loader continues this tradition with a comfortable cab, superior hydraulic system, and Product Link™ connectivity for remote reporting of machine information.

Barloworld Equipment, the Southern African dealer for Cat earthmoving equipment, is excited to be unveiling the 426F2 ‘in the iron’ to customers in South Africa in August.

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2017 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards winners announced

Published: 18 August 2017

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supported by Aon South Africa hosted the who’s who in the engineering industry at a gala dinner held at Vodaworld in Midrand on 16 August...

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Eaton Mobile Tech Day: Taking Eaton directly to the customer

Published: 18 August 2017

Leading Power Management Company Eaton launched its 2017 Mobile Technology Day Tour, a month-long mobile exhibition showcasing Eaton’s latest innovative technologies and solutions for the commercial buildings and utilities industries...

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The third annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability

Published: 17 August 2017

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Conference took place 2 August at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The Conference inspired quantity surveyors from across the country.

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Aksa Power Generation SA: building on 35 years of success

Published: 14 August 2017

Construction World spoke to Erkin Tekel, the GM of Aksa Power Generation SA about this company’s range of gensets and how it aims to replicate the long track record of...

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South African construction prices forecast to rise by 7,4% in 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

MMQSMace, a leading South African cost consultancy business, and Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) have forecast a South African construction tender price growth of 7,4% in 2017, including...

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Vukile’s Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre gets R340-million major redevelopment

Published: 14 August 2017

Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre (formerly Setsing Crescent) in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, is receiving a major redevelopment and expansion boost from JSE-listed Retail REIT Vukile Property Fund, which will see it...

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey – Q2: 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2017, released by Statistics South Africa last week, indicate that employment declined by 113 000 to...

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More engineers should specialise in concrete technology, TCI urges

Published: 07 August 2017

Concrete is a key infrastructure material, yet far too few civil or structural engineers enrol at the School of Concrete Technology (SCT) at The Concrete Institute (TCI) to study concrete...

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Infrastructure Africa provides platform for women

Published: 07 August 2017

With Women's Month taking place in South Africa this month, the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum in Sandton is providing a platform for women's development in traditionally male-dominated infrastructure sectors.

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Unprecedented African interest in competition

Published: 31 July 2017

Inaugural Africa Architecture Awards announces 20 shortlisted projects out of an unprecedented 307 entered projects situated in 32 African countries.

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The IoT can make a major impact on Africa

Published: 31 July 2017

“The Internet of Things (IoT), which bridges the digital and physical world, is already making its mark in Africa as smart connected devices are being deployed and the use of...

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Solar plants – managing the lightning risk

Published: 31 July 2017

Solar plants, particularly (but certainly not only) large facilities such as utility-scale PV plants, present particular challenges in respect of lightning protection. Engenamic, with their team’s leading specialist professional engineering...

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New approach to engineering in Africa

Published: 27 July 2017

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon is proud to launch its pioneering approach to engineering in Africa, Afrikan Design Innovation (ADI), which focuses on fusing traditional technical skills with...

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Drafting standards for aggregates

Published: 24 July 2017

Surface mining representative association, Aspasa, has begun a formal process to review quality requirements pertaining to sand and aggregates for all sectors of the construction industry.

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Visions of African super grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

Published: 24 July 2017

Urging faster, more innovative power generation and distribution, pan-African power experts who attended POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa last week predict that Africa could share infrastructure, knowledge and skills to take...

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Completion of the acquisition of CHRYSO by Cinven

Published: 24 July 2017

On 24 March 2017, international private equity firm Cinven entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire CHRYSO from LBO France. The acquisition was completed on 28 June 2017, making it the...

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High standard of fire and security technology & services at Securex 2017

Published: 24 July 2017

Securex 2017, held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 30 May to 1 June, again proved that it is Africa’s premier exhibition for sourcing security and fire-related solutions all under one...

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Birds of a feather partner together

Published: 19 July 2017

By Paul Crankshaw Alrode-based specialist transport firm Jacobs Transport has made Scania its supplier of choice for its core truck fleet, with both companies sharing a deep-seated commitment to quality and...

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Building a brand

Published: 17 July 2017

Construction World recently spoke to SDLG marketing communications manager for sales region EMEA, Magnus Rieger, and regional manager – export region, for Babcock International, Grant Sheppard – about the SDLG...

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Abland and Tiber join forces to develop Sandton Gate

Published: 17 July 2017

Companies and residential buyers who are looking for a prominent but convenient address, quality office premises or state-of-the-art apartments that still offer good value for money, need look no further...

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Entries open for prestigious precast concrete award

Published: 17 July 2017

Precast concrete will once again take centre stage at the Concrete Manufacturers Association’s biannual Awards for Excellence competition which is set to take place in Johannesburg in March next year.

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New Cape Town hotel selected for New London Architecture exhibition

Published: 17 July 2017

In September 2017, Cape Town will open the doors to its new 504-room Tsogo Sun hotel in the city centre. Designed by London based architectural firm, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA)...

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Mayor Mashaba launches Diepsloot Pedestrian Bridge

Published: 11 July 2017

Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is investing R16,4-million in the construction of a pedestrian bridge in Diepsloot, to safe-guard residents crossing the Jukskei River during flooding. To commemorate the construction of...

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Coatings industry reassurance on safety of titanium dioxide

Published: 11 July 2017

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has issued official reassurance to the public and its members that the inclusion of titanium dioxide as a white pigment in some industrial paints...

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GVK-Siya Zama aiming to restore success in KZN and Gauteng

Published: 10 July 2017

GVK-Siya Zama is aiming to restore success in its KZN and Gauteng offices as the company promoted two construction heavy weights.

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Inspiring Africa with innovative infrastructure delivery for Swaziland

Published: 10 July 2017

At the recent official inauguration of the Siphofaneni Bridge, King Mswati III spoke of his vision for Swaziland to be an example to Africa with its state-of-the-art technology, First World...

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Northern Aqueduct bulk water pipeline Phase 5 to begin

Published: 10 July 2017

Work on Durban’s Northern Aqueduct Augmentation (NAA) is gaining momentum with the fifth phase due to begin construction in August 2017.

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SARACCA – strict compliance

Published: 07 July 2017

The Department of Labour published the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The South African Qualification Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC Gas) has...

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Lesotho Highlands Development Authority appoints Polihali Dam consultant

Published: 07 July 2017

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) today announced the Matla a Metsi Joint Venture as the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam, one of...

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Breathing new life into Windhoek CBD

Published: 05 July 2017

Upmarket development in Windhoek’s central business district (CBD) is on the rise and has boosted the revival of this inner-city area, while plans to transform the city into a trendy...

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Towards repeat business

Published: 04 July 2017

Construction World spoke to Thusanane Construction Suppliers about its operations and the products that it supplies to major developers.

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Stockpile Reports releases new iPhone app for measuring stockpiles

Published: 03 July 2017

Fights over the amount of material bought, sold, produced, or delivered have been a long standing battle in the construction industry. Resolving those disputes requires bringing in measurement crews, taking...

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CESA Aon – Celebrating engineering excellence

Published: 03 July 2017

“Consulting Engineers and the engineering community are once again gearing up for another spectacular occasion celebrating innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry,” says Chris Campbell, CEO...

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Investment in correct infrastructure is key to economic growth

Published: 03 July 2017

“Think big but act small in the early stages,” said Arup director Damane Hlalele at the Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in May 2017 at Gallagher Estate...

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CESA’s earnings findings for period July to December 2016

Published: 26 June 2017

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) for the period July to December 2016, just released indicates that earnings have reached an upper turning point...

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SMEC South Africa wins Fulton Award

Published: 26 June 2017

The overall winner for the Infrastructure Category in the 2017 Fulton Awards was the Mount Edgecombe Interchange, submitted by SMEC South Africa as Principal Agent for the client, the South...

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