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2018 april franki coverON THE COVER: Once complete, Pinnacle Towers in Nairobi, Kenya, with a height of almost 300 m, will be the tallest building in Africa. For Keller company, Franki Africa, which is in the process of doing the geotechnical work, this prestigious project has been somewhat of a milestone.

The building, in Nairobi’s Upperhill area, will cost an estimated USD194-million, and consists of two towers. The tallest will have 70 mixed-use floors and the other will be a 45-floor Hilton Hotel developed by Hass Petroleum and White Lotus Group. There will also be 200 apartments run by the Hilton Hotel that will include one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom fully furnished luxury apartments.

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31st Corobrik Architectural Awards winner

Published: 20 April 2018

Millennials are not only the most tech savvy generation but have new perspectives on complex issues, new approaches to solving age old dilemmas and innovative solutions to problems that have...

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New Durban Cruise Terminal

Published: 20 April 2018

National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban...

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AfriSam’s Fulton Awards sponsorship pushes the boundaries of concrete possibilities

Published: 13 April 2018

Cement and construction materials leader AfriSam is the new anchor sponsor for the Concrete Society of Southern Africa’s prestigious Fulton Awards. This latest development is in line with the company’s...

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Property maintenance essential – and could be covered contractually

Published: 13 April 2018

Property owners should consider the use of a Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) “Minor Works Contract” to formalise often neglected maintenance of their property, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of JBCC.

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Have your say in Sandton’s skyline

Published: 13 April 2018

If you have a vision for the future of Sandton Central and the city of Joburg, now is the time to have your say and share your passion, insights and...

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Confidence largely flat for both general builders and civil contractors in 2018q1

Published: 06 April 2018

General building confidence, as measured by the cidb SME Business Conditions Survey, was flat at 36 index points in 2018Q1. It is encouraging that key underlying indicators ticked up. Nevertheless...

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Builders Enterprise Development Tradesmen and Women Graduate

Published: 29 March 2018

On 23 March 2018, 24 tradesmen and women graduated from the 12-month Builders Enterprise Development (ED) Programme at The Forum, Newtown, Johannesburg. The graduation was hosted by the charismatic entrepreneur...

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World Economic Forum 2018 says global infrastructure roll-out is key

Published: 23 March 2018

Motheo Construction Group is ‘heartened’ by the finding in ‘The Future of Infrastructure’ report launched by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos in...

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Signs of industry recovery at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA amid challenges

Published: 20 March 2018

The premier trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa has firmly established itself in the market following its third edition.

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Return of wind farms will reward fleet strategy

Published: 16 March 2018

The long-awaited sign-off of agreements with 27 renewable energy projects will hopefully revitalise South Africa’s efforts to build the green energy sector and enhance power generation capacity, says Johnson Crane...

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Insurance of building work complex, but important

Published: 16 March 2018

Building operations invariably involve a variety of risks which could affect the environmental, financial, political and technical aspects of a building project. It is therefore important for the parties involved...

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Global wood machining brands on show at WoodEX for Africa

Published: 09 March 2018

Preparations for WoodEX for Africa, the largest timber trade exhibition in Africa, are well under way. With less than five months to go, a number of well-respected global brands have...

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Corobrik’s UP winner

Published: 09 March 2018

Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts through efficiency and balance in the use of materials, energy and development space. It is a mindful approach...

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The path to turnaround

Published: 09 March 2018

With R300-million in new cash in its coffers, construction and mining firm, Basil Read is on track to effect a solid turnaround, according to CEO Khathutshelo Mapasa.

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Unlocking African infrastructure development

Published: 05 March 2018

A major research report unveiled by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos in January has reiterated that national prosperity continues to hinge on...

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Potential of timber construction top of mind at annual Wood Conference

Published: 02 March 2018

The 8th annual Wood Conference, well-respected knowledge platform for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and timber experts, took place on the 15th of February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

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Civils and building unlikely to boost cement demand soon

Published: 02 March 2018

While promising some hope for improved economic growth, leading economist Dr Azar Jammine said the government’s recently unveiled budget will not bring any quick relief to South Africa’s struggling civil...

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Cities in Africa need a new design approach

Published: 02 March 2018

More than ever, urban environments in Africa require a new development approach.  

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CESA welcomes cabinet reshuffle

Published: 02 March 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomes the recently announced changes to the cabinet and executive of President Cyril Ramaphosa. In particular, CESA welcomes the return of highly respected and competent...

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Boosting quality education for Western Cape children

Published: 22 February 2018

Growsmart, the leading education initiative by Growthpoint Properties in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Education, this month launched its ninth annual programme focused on boosting the literacy, numeracy...

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Free State’s Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Published: 22 February 2018

Innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one’s peers. Innovation in sync with context provides the delight factor permitting...

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Exclusive partnership agreement for Wacker Neuson SA

Published: 16 February 2018

On Tuesday 28th November 2017 Wacker Neuson South Africa signed an exclusive partnership agreement with long-standing Namibian dealer, Industrial Building Supplies & Plant Hire (IBS). The agreement positions IBS as...

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Advancing the future of mobility

Published: 14 February 2018

The Mobility Centre for Africa NPC (MCA) hosted it’s 3rd Future Mobility Roundtable in Cape Town on 13 February 2018. The discussion, held at the Westin Hotel was the 3rd...

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Critical issues from final Construction Sector Code

Published: 09 February 2018

By Deon Oberholzer, CEO of Gestalt Growth Strategies The final Construction Sector Code was finally gazetted on December 2017 – notably just two weeks before the builder industry’s holiday... but at...

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Turner & Townsend Kenya merges with MML

Published: 09 February 2018

Turner & Townsend today announced that its Kenya business is to merge with Nairobi-based project management firm Mentor Management Limited (MML). Turner & Townsend has acquired a majority stake in...

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TUT student maps the way into the architectural future

Published: 02 February 2018

For the winners of the Tshwane University of Technology leg of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award and their peers, this would be the era of 3D-printed...

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Drones’ inspection and maintenance benefits

Published: 02 February 2018

By Jane Thomson, Managing Director at Softworx, Infor’s Master Partner in Africa In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous...

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Our future is now, says CESA

Published: 02 February 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, Neresh Pather, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg earlier this week. Pather’s focus...

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Monash South Africa to launch Engineering offering

Published: 02 February 2018

Monash South Africa (MSA) is proud to announce that they are extending their academic offering in 2018 by offering Engineering within their expanded Faculty of Business, Engineering and Technology.

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Young Civil Engineer selected for Davos

Published: 26 January 2018

Young Civil Engineer, Shamiso Kumbirai, at global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, was chosen to represent Southern African youth at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in...

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M&D Construction Group reinforces its leading standing

Published: 22 January 2018

M&D Construction Group recently recorded a number of important milestones that will ensure that it retains its standing as a leading participant in state-driven infrastructure projects in 2018 and beyond.

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Equipment sales volumes inch upwards in 2017

Published: 22 January 2018

Earthmoving and mining equipment sales edged upwards this year, giving suppliers reason to be cautiously optimistic going in to 2018.

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Sika earnings grows 8,9%

Published: 19 January 2018

Sika proved its ability to generate strong growth once again in 2017, increasing sales in local currencies by 8,9% to the equivalent of CHF6,25-billion. Development in the fourth quarter was...

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Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business

Published: 19 January 2018

Atlas Copco has taken a decision to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The planned divestment will enable Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area to...

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AfriSam-SAIA Award: Last call for entries

Published: 19 January 2018

Practitioners passionate about contributing to a better future for all are invited to enter the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation.

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Agile. Holistic. Transformed.

Published: 12 January 2018

Riaz Saloojee is the Executive Deputy Chairman and Group CEO of Concor Holdings and has overall responsibility and oversight of the Concor Group. He is a soldier by training and...

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Waterfall wins International Property Award

Published: 03 January 2018

In a ceremony held at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London on 4 December, Waterfall Management Company was awarded the International Best Mixed-use Development 2017/2018 for Waterfall Estate.

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Paragon celebrates 20 years of design excellence

Published: 27 December 2017

Leading architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon of Sandton, Johannesburg celebrates 20 years of design excellence this year. The company was established in October 1997 by Founding Directors Anthony...

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FWJK to bring co-development to Menlyn

Published: 22 December 2017

National property developer FWJK has secured land in Menlyn to develop a new 85 000m² sectional title mixed use building consisting of ground and first floor retail, a 450 learner...

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Average shopping centre size on the rise

Published: 18 December 2017

According to a recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), malls are getting...

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Formidable ‘red tape’ to comply with on building projects

Published: 06 December 2017

A formidable amount of ‘red tape’ in the form of official certificates and approvals as well as formal records and documentation apply from start to finish of a building project...

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CSSA recognition of achievements

Published: 06 December 2017

Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute, has received the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) Inland Branch’s 2017 Chairman’s Award for his “tireless work in the concrete industry for...

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Concor Infrastructure boosts order book with new contracts

Published: 06 December 2017

Concor Infrastructure recently secured two significant contracts in the mining sector, and managing director, Eric Wisse, says the company, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, is well positioned to...

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Construction sector growth moves south

Published: 01 December 2017

The latest statistics released on the value of recorded building plans passed for the private sector in South Africa may indicate an economic shift to the south of the country...

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New Deloitte Africa HQ commences development at Waterfall City

Published: 01 December 2017

Deloitte Africa, Atterbury Property and Attacq Limited jointly celebrated the start of construction on Deloitte’s iconic new Africa headquarters, with a sod-turning ceremony onsite at Waterfall City. The 42 500...

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Business confidence stuck at low levels

Published: 01 December 2017

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) essentially flatlined at 34 in the fourth quarter. While this is an improvement on the seven and a half-year low of 29 in the...

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Cementing future growth

Published: 30 November 2017

The current economic and political climate in South Africa, the African continent and also in the rest of the world, make it tough for especially smaller players in the cement...

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Asia’s region-wide, decade-long construction boom

Published: 24 November 2017

Philippine President Duterte’s phrase ‘Build Build Build’ can be aptly used to describe the vast growth potential and opportunities of the Asian construction sector over the next 10 years. And...

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Entries open for the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation

Published: 24 November 2017

Practitioners passionate about contributing to a better future for all are invited to enter the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation.

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CESA appoints new president

Published: 24 November 2017

At Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on 7 November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President...

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins SAICE Award – Uplifting Communities

Published: 17 November 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV, a Level 1 B-BBEE company, continued its winning streak at the 2017 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Project Awards held at a gala dinner in...

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New Zealand calls for South African construction help over record build

Published: 17 November 2017

New Zealand is calling out for expert help from South Africa to fill a massive construction skills and talent shortage as it struggles to cope with the largest infrastructure and...

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Double-header for Concor in Best Projects Awards

Published: 10 November 2017

Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors.

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Best Projects goes from strength to strength

Published: 09 November 2017

Construction World’s Best Projects Awards is the only award that recognises excellence across the entire built environment – from contractors (civils, general builders and specialist contractors), to suppliers to professional...

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