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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.

The permitted trigger time of the tool is therefore more than three hours per working day. These advantages combine to provide the professional tradesman with fast work progress and more comfortable working with reduced vibration, even in the toughest applications.


Battery Park is a new 12 000 m2 urban park situated at a key entranceway to one of Africa’s most visited tourist destinations, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Developed as the nucleus of a larger urban vision for the district, the site includes a park and piazza that effectively conceal a 1 206-bay parking facility as well as new pedestrian routes to invigorate the precinct with activity.

Safety of both pedestrians and motorists has been boosted by Concor Infrastructure’s rehabilitation of the R75 double-carriageway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, while the project has had considerable positive spinoff for local small targeted enterprises. The project, which began in May 2017, includes the implementation of various road safety measures on Section 1 – which stretches for 13 kilometres – of this well-used national route. According to South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL), between 6 100 and 7 100 vehicles travel northbound on this route each day, including about 500 trucks. At the same time, over 4 500 pedestrians use the road, almost half those being children. Previously, the road used to have some of the highest pedestrian accident numbers in the Eastern Cape.

Rehabilitation of the R75 double carriageway

Building a sustainable business in the Western Cape

When a strategic decision was taken by Scania South Africa to grow its construction offering, it set out to achieve two things. The first was to increase its market share and the second was to do this in a sustainable way. A case in point is the inroads the OEM has made in the Western Province. Construction World spoke to two Western Cape clients who are both impressed with not only the vehicles but the services attached to owning and operating a Scania.

Scania South Africa to grows its construction offering

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