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ConstructionWorld October 2017 issueON THE COVER: The passage of motorists and pedestrians over the bridges north of Hopetown is about to get safer. This is due to a SANRAL bridge widening project currently underway by contractors Botes & Kennedy Manyano with performance-based concrete mixes designed by AfriSam.

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Kariba South Extension Project reaches 85% completion milestone

Published: 16 October 2017

The Kariba South Extension Project on the Zambezi River is 85% complete, and is on track for completion in March 2018, reports Hatch, the Owner’s Engineer on the massive project.

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Cummins relocates to Allandale building in Waterfall City

Published: 16 October 2017

Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is...

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Finding solutions to meet changing resources and energy needs

Published: 16 October 2017

Social writer Eric Hoffer wrote “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”, a...

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Recognising excellence

Published: 10 October 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), to suppliers to professional services...

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The age of the 'next level' engineer

Published: 09 October 2017

By Michael Gardiner The opening line ‘ Three guys walk in to a bar ...’ has fuelled the material of comedians from Lenny Bruce to Jerry Lewis. For a surfer, a...

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New solar farm at Randridge Mall

Published: 09 October 2017

Emira Property Fund has installed a R16-million solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. This innovative project continues Emira’s drive to add more renewable...

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Double at the Spectrum Awards

Published: 09 October 2017

In a welcome development, Pareto Limited shopping centres have won both of the South African shopping centre industry’s highest accolades – the 2017 Spectrum Award for Retail Development and Design...

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Maerua Mall’s redevelopment

Published: 02 October 2017

Maerua Mall is currently undergoing a redevelopment to live up to its new motto, “Be part of the family”. The rebranded and facelifted centre will give its shoppers the ultimate...

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Ballito Junction Regional Mall crowned the best new shopping centre in South Africa

Published: 02 October 2017

Ballito Junction Regional Mall has been named the best new shopping centre development in South Africa this year. It won the prestigious South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Retail Design...

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5 Star Green Star Africa As Built rating for FNB @Parkside

Published: 02 October 2017

Earlier this year it was announced that FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building achieved the first 4-Star Green Star design rating in Namibia and was aiming towards an 'As Built’ rating...

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Africa’s Leading architects revealed

Published: 29 September 2017

At a gala awards ceremony held on the rooftop of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the inaugural Grand Prix and Category Winners of the Africa Architecture Awards were announced...

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Cape Town’s newest office tower

Published: 25 September 2017

Abland, one of South Africa’s leading property developers for over 30 years, together with their JV Partners The Ellerine Brothers, are pleased to announce the development of Cape Town’s newest...

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Innovative online solution for project reporting

Published: 25 September 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV has taken another key step to deliver innovative solutions to accelerate decision-making and enable effective stakeholder management. The iReport is a new accessible online digital tool where project...

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South African Architect wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

Published: 25 September 2017

On 7 September 2017, the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards were held in Nairobi, Kenya. The Awards celebrate projects and visions for sustainable construction and this year, South African Architect, Heidi van...

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MBSA’s tools for building South Africa

Published: 25 September 2017

Issues impacting the South African construction industry - and the country as a whole - came under the spotlight at this year’s Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, held on...

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SA relinquishes top spot

Published: 25 September 2017

   Rand Merchant Bank’s seventh edition of Where to Invest in Africa presents some interesting changes in its ratings of the continent’s most attractive investment destinations.

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Lafarge South Africa appoints a new Country CEO

Published: 11 September 2017

Lafarge South Africa Holdings has announced that Rossen Papazov will be joining the company as Country Chief Executive Officer (CCEO) with effect from 1 October 2017. The appointment is the...

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AfriSam makes new proposal for merger with PPC

Published: 06 September 2017

AfriSam Group ( (AfriSam) is pleased to announce that it submitted a revised merger proposal to PPC Limited (PPC) and that Fairfax Africa Investments Proprietary Limited (Fairfax) has made a...

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A fresh perspective

Published: 05 September 2017

Eighteen-year old Morgan Bentley from South Africa matriculated from Zimisele Secondary School in 2016, with distinctions in Mathematics (99%) and Science (100%). He is part of a local industry skills...

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Topping list for second year running

Published: 05 September 2017

WSP, a global leading professional services firms, has retained first position in the annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 225 International Design Firms ranking report for the second consecutive year.

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AECOM clinches top honour at 2017 Universum Awards

Published: 04 September 2017

AECOM Africa took home the ‘Most Attractive Key Occupation for Engineering Professionals: Building Architects’ at the Universum Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 May 2017.

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PPC’s Rob Rein elected chairperson of the concrete institute

Published: 04 September 2017

Rob Rein, Group Executive: Sales and Marketing of major cement producer, PPC, has been elected as the new Chairperson of The Concrete Institute (TCI).

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How PPP’s are rapidly fuelling African Infrastructure

Published: 04 September 2017

Movement is happening within African infrastructure, especially in the transportation sectors. Most recently, the Government of the Republic of Kenya has launched a tender process to develop a PPP bridge...

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Zest’s fit-for-purpose power solutions for commercial buildings

Published: 30 August 2017

Generator sets have long been accepted in the built environment as a reliable and constant means of power generation, either as the prime source of power for continuous operation or...

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Group Five announces year-end results to June 2017

Published: 28 August 2017

Group Five’s results for the year to 30 June 2017 were materially below expectations, with an operating loss compared to a profit in the prior year. The main reasons for the...

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Why structural engineers should move to the cloud

Published: 21 August 2017

When the first laptops were created in the 1980s as a portable alternative to home computers, original models such as the Osborne 1 were bulky, heavy and largely impractical —...

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Western Cape Government’s office building on track for 5-Star Green Star SA As-built rating

Published: 21 August 2017

Designed to achieve the illustrious 5-Star Green Star SA rating for its sustainability, the Green Building in Bellville, Western Cape has been constructed using a number of effective design techniques...

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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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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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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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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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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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