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Construction World February 2018ON THE COVER: We all know that Lithium-Ion cordless technology has taken our local market by storm over the last number of years. Makita has produced one of the world’s largest ranges of 18V power tools, and through its continuous research and development is constantly producing innovative new and exciting tools to enhance its range.

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Exclusive partnership agreement for Wacker Neuson SA

Published: 16 February 2018

On Tuesday 28th November 2017 Wacker Neuson South Africa signed an exclusive partnership agreement with long-standing Namibian dealer, Industrial Building Supplies & Plant Hire (IBS). The agreement positions IBS as...

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Advancing the future of mobility

Published: 14 February 2018

The Mobility Centre for Africa NPC (MCA) hosted it’s 3rd Future Mobility Roundtable in Cape Town on 13 February 2018. The discussion, held at the Westin Hotel was the 3rd...

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Turner & Townsend Kenya merges with MML

Published: 09 February 2018

Turner & Townsend today announced that its Kenya business is to merge with Nairobi-based project management firm Mentor Management Limited (MML). Turner & Townsend has acquired a majority stake in...

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Critical issues from final Construction Sector Code

Published: 09 February 2018

By Deon Oberholzer, CEO of Gestalt Growth Strategies The final Construction Sector Code was finally gazetted on December 2017 – notably just two weeks before the builder industry’s holiday... but at...

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TUT student maps the way into the architectural future

Published: 02 February 2018

For the winners of the Tshwane University of Technology leg of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award and their peers, this would be the era of 3D-printed...

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Drones’ inspection and maintenance benefits

Published: 02 February 2018

By Jane Thomson, Managing Director at Softworx, Infor’s Master Partner in Africa In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous...

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Our future is now, says CESA

Published: 02 February 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, Neresh Pather, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg earlier this week. Pather’s focus...

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Monash South Africa to launch Engineering offering

Published: 02 February 2018

Monash South Africa (MSA) is proud to announce that they are extending their academic offering in 2018 by offering Engineering within their expanded Faculty of Business, Engineering and Technology.

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Young Civil Engineer selected for Davos

Published: 26 January 2018

Young Civil Engineer, Shamiso Kumbirai, at global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, was chosen to represent Southern African youth at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in...

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M&D Construction Group reinforces its leading standing

Published: 22 January 2018

M&D Construction Group recently recorded a number of important milestones that will ensure that it retains its standing as a leading participant in state-driven infrastructure projects in 2018 and beyond.

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Equipment sales volumes inch upwards in 2017

Published: 22 January 2018

Earthmoving and mining equipment sales edged upwards this year, giving suppliers reason to be cautiously optimistic going in to 2018.

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Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business

Published: 19 January 2018

Atlas Copco has taken a decision to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The planned divestment will enable Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area to...

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Sika earnings grows 8,9%

Published: 19 January 2018

Sika proved its ability to generate strong growth once again in 2017, increasing sales in local currencies by 8,9% to the equivalent of CHF6,25-billion. Development in the fourth quarter was...

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AfriSam-SAIA Award: Last call for entries

Published: 19 January 2018

Practitioners passionate about contributing to a better future for all are invited to enter the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation.

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Agile. Holistic. Transformed.

Published: 12 January 2018

Riaz Saloojee is the Executive Deputy Chairman and Group CEO of Concor Holdings and has overall responsibility and oversight of the Concor Group. He is a soldier by training and...

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Waterfall wins International Property Award

Published: 03 January 2018

In a ceremony held at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London on 4 December, Waterfall Management Company was awarded the International Best Mixed-use Development 2017/2018 for Waterfall Estate.

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Paragon celebrates 20 years of design excellence

Published: 27 December 2017

Leading architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon of Sandton, Johannesburg celebrates 20 years of design excellence this year. The company was established in October 1997 by Founding Directors Anthony...

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FWJK to bring co-development to Menlyn

Published: 22 December 2017

National property developer FWJK has secured land in Menlyn to develop a new 85 000m² sectional title mixed use building consisting of ground and first floor retail, a 450 learner...

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Average shopping centre size on the rise

Published: 18 December 2017

According to a recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), malls are getting...

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Formidable ‘red tape’ to comply with on building projects

Published: 06 December 2017

A formidable amount of ‘red tape’ in the form of official certificates and approvals as well as formal records and documentation apply from start to finish of a building project...

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CSSA recognition of achievements

Published: 06 December 2017

Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute, has received the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) Inland Branch’s 2017 Chairman’s Award for his “tireless work in the concrete industry for...

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Concor Infrastructure boosts order book with new contracts

Published: 06 December 2017

Concor Infrastructure recently secured two significant contracts in the mining sector, and managing director, Eric Wisse, says the company, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, is well positioned to...

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Construction sector growth moves south

Published: 01 December 2017

The latest statistics released on the value of recorded building plans passed for the private sector in South Africa may indicate an economic shift to the south of the country...

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New Deloitte Africa HQ commences development at Waterfall City

Published: 01 December 2017

Deloitte Africa, Atterbury Property and Attacq Limited jointly celebrated the start of construction on Deloitte’s iconic new Africa headquarters, with a sod-turning ceremony onsite at Waterfall City. The 42 500...

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Business confidence stuck at low levels

Published: 01 December 2017

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) essentially flatlined at 34 in the fourth quarter. While this is an improvement on the seven and a half-year low of 29 in the...

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Cementing future growth

Published: 30 November 2017

The current economic and political climate in South Africa, the African continent and also in the rest of the world, make it tough for especially smaller players in the cement...

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CESA appoints new president

Published: 24 November 2017

At Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on 7 November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President...

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Entries open for the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation

Published: 24 November 2017

Practitioners passionate about contributing to a better future for all are invited to enter the 2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation.

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Asia’s region-wide, decade-long construction boom

Published: 24 November 2017

Philippine President Duterte’s phrase ‘Build Build Build’ can be aptly used to describe the vast growth potential and opportunities of the Asian construction sector over the next 10 years. And...

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins SAICE Award – Uplifting Communities

Published: 17 November 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV, a Level 1 B-BBEE company, continued its winning streak at the 2017 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Project Awards held at a gala dinner in...

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New Zealand calls for South African construction help over record build

Published: 17 November 2017

New Zealand is calling out for expert help from South Africa to fill a massive construction skills and talent shortage as it struggles to cope with the largest infrastructure and...

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Double-header for Concor in Best Projects Awards

Published: 10 November 2017

Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors.

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Best Projects goes from strength to strength

Published: 09 November 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 contractors), to suppliers to professional...

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‘Grab what you can’ attitude could be final straw for smaller builders

Published: 03 November 2017

The alarming increase in South Africans at all walks of life opting for a policy of “getting as much as they can for as little payment as possible” is contributing...

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Southern Palace Group acquires Genrec Engineering

Published: 03 November 2017

Southern Palace Group today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Genrec Engineering, a steel fabrication and manufacturing business, from Murray & Roberts.

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Government opts for Cuban engineers – once again

Published: 30 October 2017

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is perturbed that South African civil engineering practitioners are once again being ignored in favour of engineers from abroad — Cuban technicians...

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Here and now

Published: 26 October 2017

Construction World spoke to Henning Rasmuss, one of the two founding partners of the Paragon Group, about the company’s successes, its design philosophy, and why talking about a South African...

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Formwork for tallest residential building

Published: 26 October 2017

The world's tallest residential building, the Central Park Tower will top out at 472 metres. It is currently under construction in New York City. The method of construction is special...

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Opening doors for concrete innovation in design and construction

Published: 26 October 2017

The growing range of concrete admixtures from Chryso Southern Africa is changing the face of construction by broadening the options available for both designers and contractors, according to general manager:...

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Innovation and quality

Published: 26 October 2017

Construction World spoke to Brett Larsen, COO of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals (a.b.e.) about how this company is building on the tradition of optimally providing innovative and quality products to both...

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Appointment of new CEO

Published: 23 October 2017

Further to the announcement on 15 June 2017, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Morné Wilken will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer of MAS with...

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The challenges of employing foreign nationals

Published: 23 October 2017

Master Builders Association North (MBA North) is aware of the challenges facing the Construction Industry when it comes to employing foreign nationals. The Association saw it necessary to engage with...

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Loeriesfontein wind farms commence with grid code test

Published: 23 October 2017

Loeriesfontein’s two sister wind farms, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm, have commenced with Grid Code testing as they head into the last phase of construction, before they reach...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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