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When disputes arise on a building project, despite proper contractual procedures, what are the options to resolve the matter? Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC), here looks at the situation – and finds that in the end time, productivity and harmony are not part of most of the avenues towards agreement.

On 4 October 2018, EDF, one of the world’s leading electricity companies, and GIBB, a leading engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the energy sector.

The Chryso Group, with head office in France and represented locally by the Chryso Southern Africa Group, has announced another acquisition. The leading player in chemistry for construction materials, has expanded its admixture business in Ireland with the acquisition of Chemtec Admixtures Limited to provide an expanded offering to the growing Irish construction market.

Paul Ssali from global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, was recently appointed to the Engineers Without Borders SA’s Board of Directors. Ssali has been involved with the organisation for over four years. He is honoured to be able to give back to an organisation that is committed to the long-term vision of building an engineering sector in which people can live their passion, unfold their potential and work with compassion.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Government's eagerly awaited economic stimulus package at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday aimed at driving economic growth. While Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) applauds this bold move by our President aimed at kick-starting our economy and creating jobs, with the limited public funds that are available the organisation believes that it is critical that these funds are used responsibly to gain true ‘value for money’.

Good news for the commercial and industrial property sector. While residential and retail property take a huge knock, Stats SA revealed earlier this month that the star performer during the 2nd quarter of this year has been construction. Despite South Africa slipping into a technical recession, activity in this sector has increased by 2,3% mainly due to the rise of non-residential buildings.  

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