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Construction World March 2019ON THE COVER: The demolition hammer from Bosch, the Bosch GSH 27 VC Professional, was introduced into the market for demolition work in concrete, stone or asphalt. With its impact energy of 69 joules, it is the world’s most powerful electric breaker.

This tool achieves an average material removal rate of 3,2 tons per hour, therefore offering 50% more material removal than the predecessor model. A further advantage of the breaker is its vibration of only 8 m/s2, which is thanks to its vibration-reduced hammer mechanism and its de-coupled handles.

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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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Free training workshops for construction professionals at the KZN Construction Expo

Published: 14 February 2019

Construction industry professionals eager to propel their skills and capacity forward in KZN’s ballooning R200-billion industry over the next seven years are invited to register for any of the fourteen...

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ECSA Voluntary Association recognition for ITC-SA

Published: 13 February 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has been recognized as a Voluntary Association in line with the newly-gazetted...

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Fourways Mall is SA’s new precast landmark

Published: 12 February 2019

On track to becoming South Africa’s second-largest retail development, the recent Fourways Mall expansion also represents a national ‘first’ for its use of a unique precast concrete solution for most...

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CESA supports Ramaphosa’s 2019 SONA

Published: 11 February 2019

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is in full support of President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2019 State of the Nation Address focusing on ‘Following up on our commitments: Making...

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Caterpillar rewrites the rules

Published: 08 February 2019

Construction World was among the press that was invited to the Caterpillar Malaga Demonstration and Learning Centre in Spain to attend the pre-bauma press event (by Barloworld Equipment – the...

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Aurecon’s gift

Published: 07 February 2019

By: Giam Swiegers On 1 February this year, I walked out of the office from executive life and into sunny retirement. After 1 460 days at the helm of Aurecon, I...

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SAICE calls for Infrastructure Review following the death of four scholars

Published: 07 February 2019

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) expresses its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the bereaved as well as all those involved in the tragic incident...

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Contractor abandoned Mtentu bridge site

Published: 07 February 2019

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) confirmed today that the contractor – ASJV – of one of its mega bridges as part of the N2 Wild Coast (N2WC) road project...

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UCT winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student regional Award

Published: 01 February 2019

Corobrik’s ongoing investment in new production facilities, new technologies, new products and the architects of the future have combined to open a whole world of new possibilities in brick architecture.

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Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on sub-Saharan African soil

Published: 31 January 2019

Construction equipment and compact machines specialist, Wacker Neuson South Africa, considers its dealer network integral to upholding customer service excellence. 

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CESA focuses on ‘Reshaping our Future Together’

Published: 30 January 2019

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) President, Neresh Pather, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg on 30 January. Pather’s 2019 theme is...

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Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019

Published: 23 January 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...

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Poor Service Delivery causes another death 

Published: 22 January 2019

SAICE’s input: The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) notes with concern and expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of Nsuku Mhlongo, a six-year-old boy from Giyani who lost...

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Appointment of chief executive officer

Published: 11 January 2019

The Board of Directors of Aveng announced the appointment of Sean Flanagan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with effect from 1 February 2019.  

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SA Institute of Architects announces new President

Published: 11 January 2019

Cape Town architect and urban designer, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

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Bold start to 2019 for LHWP

Published: 13 December 2018

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) will start 2019 boldly with the launch in January of the construction pre-qualification for the Phase II main works, the Polihali Dam and Polihali...

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PPC posts strong results despite lacklustre local market

Published: 30 November 2018

PPC Ltd today announced strong financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2018. Highlights include an eight percent rise in group revenue to R5,6-billion, largely due to a...

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WC construction industry optimistic

Published: 23 November 2018

The revelations tumbling out of the Parktown Pandora’s Box opened by the Zondo commission will certainly mean that, due to the previous nine years of looting public coffers, public spending...

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins two accolades at IMESA/CESA Awards

Published: 16 November 2018

It was another night to remember for Royal HaskoningDHV who walked away with two awards at the IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards held in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday 30th October. The Institute...

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Second international award makes Jet Demolition a world leader

Published: 16 November 2018

Jet Demolition won its second consecutive award at the annual World Demolition Awards 2018 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 8 November. The premium event of its kind, the...

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Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2018 award

Published: 08 November 2018

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon is proud to announce that Sonja de Klerk, Head of Quality, Environment & Sustainability at Aurecon, was chosen as the Country Winner –...

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins SAICE National Transportation Award during Transport Month

Published: 02 November 2018

It was yet another successful night for Royal HaskoningDHV as they walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards...

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Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

Published: 02 November 2018

The winners of the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards have been announced at a glittering banquet in Fourways, Johannesburg with 189 entries from 53 companies resulting in a stellar list...

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Recognising the best

Published: 01 November 2018

The winners in the 17th annual Best Projects Awards competition were announced at a function in Johannesburg on 31 October. This award is the only in the country that recognises...

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Awarded projects for AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation

Published: 29 October 2018

From a landmark development both environmentally sensitive and architecturally bold, to a house re-inventing traditional building materials and constructed with less than 300 litres of waste, the awarded projects for...

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African Property Awards

Published: 26 October 2018

The Indigenious African Property Awards (APA) is a bi-annual awards series for the African Property & Construction Sectors of the continent.  This edition of the African Property Awards (APA) will host the best of the...

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SANRAL-Wirtgen MoU levels the playing field

Published: 26 October 2018

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Wirtgen Group South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will give small enterprises better access to the road construction machinery...

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Warm asphalt for roads is becoming the industry standard

Published: 26 October 2018

The benefits of using warm asphalt as opposed to hot asphalt on South Africa’s national highways have been boasted at an international roads conference in Durban.

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Cat Financial opens office in Johannesburg

Published: 22 October 2018

Cat Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., recently established its newest legal entity to support customers in South Africa. The company today celebrated the opening of its finance...

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A leadership reset in construction for the fourth industrial revolution

Published: 19 October 2018

By Théo Gaultier, Senior Consultant at Odgers Berndtson Sub Saharan Africa A recent Balfour Beatty survey envisions a construction industry with dramatic digital capability by 2050. The construction industry both in South...

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SMEC celebrates Global Project of the Year Award win

Published: 19 October 2018

A panel of industry judges and editors of the prestigious Michigan-based Engineering News-Record (ENR) selected the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia as the 2018 Global Project of the Year and...

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