Construction World

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.

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 success it has had in the Turkish construction industry, locally. For an airport project in Istanbul, for example, Aksa Power Generation is delivering 42 gensets, able to generate 2 500 kVA each. This airport will be one of the biggest airports in the world.

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 5,3% inflation, and an 8,8% increase in 2018, including 5,1% inflation.

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 becoming the largest shopping centre in its town.

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 approximately 16,1 million.

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 in depth, says John Roxburgh, lecturer at SCT.

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