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Construction World December 2017

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Construction World December 2017ON THE COVER: 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 industry. Wilhelm du Plessis spoke to Richard Tomes, Executive, Sales & Marketing at AfriSam about the challenges and opportunities for cement companies in this challenging time.

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MBSA’s tools for building South Africa

Published: 25 September 2017

Issues impacting the South African construction industry - and the country as a whole - came under the spotlight at this year’s Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, held on...

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South African Architect wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

Published: 25 September 2017

On 7 September 2017, the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards were held in Nairobi, Kenya. The Awards celebrate projects and visions for sustainable construction and this year, South African Architect, Heidi van...

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Innovative online solution for project reporting

Published: 25 September 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV has taken another key step to deliver innovative solutions to accelerate decision-making and enable effective stakeholder management. The iReport is a new accessible online digital tool where project...

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SA relinquishes top spot

Published: 25 September 2017

   Rand Merchant Bank’s seventh edition of Where to Invest in Africa presents some interesting changes in its ratings of the continent’s most attractive investment destinations.

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Cape Town’s newest office tower

Published: 25 September 2017

Abland, one of South Africa’s leading property developers for over 30 years, together with their JV Partners The Ellerine Brothers, are pleased to announce the development of Cape Town’s newest...

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Lafarge South Africa appoints a new Country CEO

Published: 11 September 2017

Lafarge South Africa Holdings has announced that Rossen Papazov will be joining the company as Country Chief Executive Officer (CCEO) with effect from 1 October 2017. The appointment is the...

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AfriSam makes new proposal for merger with PPC

Published: 06 September 2017

AfriSam Group ( (AfriSam) is pleased to announce that it submitted a revised merger proposal to PPC Limited (PPC) and that Fairfax Africa Investments Proprietary Limited (Fairfax) has made a...

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A fresh perspective

Published: 05 September 2017

Eighteen-year old Morgan Bentley from South Africa matriculated from Zimisele Secondary School in 2016, with distinctions in Mathematics (99%) and Science (100%). He is part of a local industry skills...

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Name: Wilhelm du Plessis
Email: constr@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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