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ConstructionWorld October 2017 issueON THE COVER: The passage of motorists and pedestrians over the bridges north of Hopetown is about to get safer. This is due to a SANRAL bridge widening project currently underway by contractors Botes & Kennedy Manyano with performance-based concrete mixes designed by AfriSam.

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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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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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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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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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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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Topping list for second year running

Published: 05 September 2017

WSP, a global leading professional services firms, has retained first position in the annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 225 International Design Firms ranking report for the second consecutive year.

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PPC’s Rob Rein elected chairperson of the concrete institute

Published: 04 September 2017

Rob Rein, Group Executive: Sales and Marketing of major cement producer, PPC, has been elected as the new Chairperson of The Concrete Institute (TCI).

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How PPP’s are rapidly fuelling African Infrastructure

Published: 04 September 2017

Movement is happening within African infrastructure, especially in the transportation sectors. Most recently, the Government of the Republic of Kenya has launched a tender process to develop a PPP bridge...

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AECOM clinches top honour at 2017 Universum Awards

Published: 04 September 2017

AECOM Africa took home the ‘Most Attractive Key Occupation for Engineering Professionals: Building Architects’ at the Universum Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 May 2017.

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Zest’s fit-for-purpose power solutions for commercial buildings

Published: 30 August 2017

Generator sets have long been accepted in the built environment as a reliable and constant means of power generation, either as the prime source of power for continuous operation or...

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Group Five announces year-end results to June 2017

Published: 28 August 2017

Group Five’s results for the year to 30 June 2017 were materially below expectations, with an operating loss compared to a profit in the prior year. The main reasons for the...

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Why structural engineers should move to the cloud

Published: 21 August 2017

When the first laptops were created in the 1980s as a portable alternative to home computers, original models such as the Osborne 1 were bulky, heavy and largely impractical —...

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Western Cape Government’s office building on track for 5-Star Green Star SA As-built rating

Published: 21 August 2017

Designed to achieve the illustrious 5-Star Green Star SA rating for its sustainability, the Green Building in Bellville, Western Cape has been constructed using a number of effective design techniques...

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2017 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards winners announced

Published: 18 August 2017

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supported by Aon South Africa hosted the who’s who in the engineering industry at a gala dinner held at Vodaworld in Midrand on 16 August...

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Eaton Mobile Tech Day: Taking Eaton directly to the customer

Published: 18 August 2017

Leading Power Management Company Eaton launched its 2017 Mobile Technology Day Tour, a month-long mobile exhibition showcasing Eaton’s latest innovative technologies and solutions for the commercial buildings and utilities industries...

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The third annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability

Published: 17 August 2017

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.

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Aksa Power Generation SA: building on 35 years of success

Published: 14 August 2017

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...

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South African construction prices forecast to rise by 7,4% in 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

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...

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey – Q2: 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

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...

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Vukile’s Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre gets R340-million major redevelopment

Published: 14 August 2017

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...

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More engineers should specialise in concrete technology, TCI urges

Published: 07 August 2017

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...

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Infrastructure Africa provides platform for women

Published: 07 August 2017

With Women's Month taking place in South Africa this month, the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum in Sandton is providing a platform for women's development in traditionally male-dominated infrastructure sectors.

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Unprecedented African interest in competition

Published: 31 July 2017

Inaugural Africa Architecture Awards announces 20 shortlisted projects out of an unprecedented 307 entered projects situated in 32 African countries.

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Solar plants – managing the lightning risk

Published: 31 July 2017

Solar plants, particularly (but certainly not only) large facilities such as utility-scale PV plants, present particular challenges in respect of lightning protection. Engenamic, with their team’s leading specialist professional engineering...

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The IoT can make a major impact on Africa

Published: 31 July 2017

“The Internet of Things (IoT), which bridges the digital and physical world, is already making its mark in Africa as smart connected devices are being deployed and the use of...

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New approach to engineering in Africa

Published: 27 July 2017

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon is proud to launch its pioneering approach to engineering in Africa, Afrikan Design Innovation (ADI), which focuses on fusing traditional technical skills with...

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High standard of fire and security technology & services at Securex 2017

Published: 24 July 2017

Securex 2017, held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 30 May to 1 June, again proved that it is Africa’s premier exhibition for sourcing security and fire-related solutions all under one...

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Drafting standards for aggregates

Published: 24 July 2017

Surface mining representative association, Aspasa, has begun a formal process to review quality requirements pertaining to sand and aggregates for all sectors of the construction industry.

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Completion of the acquisition of CHRYSO by Cinven

Published: 24 July 2017

On 24 March 2017, international private equity firm Cinven entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire CHRYSO from LBO France. The acquisition was completed on 28 June 2017, making it the...

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Visions of African super grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

Published: 24 July 2017

Urging faster, more innovative power generation and distribution, pan-African power experts who attended POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa last week predict that Africa could share infrastructure, knowledge and skills to take...

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Birds of a feather partner together

Published: 19 July 2017

By Paul Crankshaw Alrode-based specialist transport firm Jacobs Transport has made Scania its supplier of choice for its core truck fleet, with both companies sharing a deep-seated commitment to quality and...

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Building a brand

Published: 17 July 2017

Construction World recently spoke to SDLG marketing communications manager for sales region EMEA, Magnus Rieger, and regional manager – export region, for Babcock International, Grant Sheppard – about the SDLG...

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New Cape Town hotel selected for New London Architecture exhibition

Published: 17 July 2017

In September 2017, Cape Town will open the doors to its new 504-room Tsogo Sun hotel in the city centre. Designed by London based architectural firm, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA)...

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