Construction World

By Joe de Klerk, MD at CCSMI – the mining and industrial division of Construction Computer Software (CCS)

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into – and control over – project costs and performance.

Dr Susan Lamont, Associate Director at Arup, spoke on ‘Safeguarding the fire strategy for the life of a building’ at the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 on Thursday 4 April in Sandton. Dr Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 19 years in the UK, USA, Middle East and most recently South Africa. She is currently based in Dubai and is Arup’s global fire engineering skills leader responsible for technical quality and investment in innovation and research and development.

The iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct now has a new owner and a new lease on life.

Disruptive technologies alter the landscape of established markets, forcing industries to adapt or face increasing inefficiency and redundancy. Advancements in industry solutions around Smart Real Estate and PropTech allow Deloitte to define the ‘art of the possible’ for the digital disruption of the built environment through integrated systems-design processes and digital twins.

Five companies and one university received the bauma Innovation Award 2019 for the best technical innovation in their category. The prize was awarded for developments that point the way to the future, are economical, environmentally friendly, practicable and take particular account of people in their working environment.

Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer – Developments, for Bosch Projects, was presented with the 2019 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) Engineering Young Professional of the Year Award, at a function held in Johannesburg recently.

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