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Construction World August 2018

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Construction World August 2018ON THE COVER: On 26 July 2018 Barloworld Equipment officially launched the Next Generation of Cat 20-ton excavators that do exactly what customers want. They perform better at lower cost, assisted by tried and tested technologies that used to be 'on the wish list' but are now standard equipment. The three new excavators in the Next Generation line-up, the Cat 320 GC, 320 and 323, are designed to give machine owners more and better options to suit different sites, conditions and operating requirements.

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Electra Mining Africa: five days, five themes

Published: 10 August 2018

Taking place from 10-14 September at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries are looking forward to engaging with visitors and...

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China investment in SA stainless plant puts focus on export

Published: 10 August 2018

Responding to the recent news of investment into a USD10-billion metallurgical complex development in Limpopo’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by Chinese investors, the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda)...

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PPC positions for growth with new SURE product range

Published: 03 August 2018

PPC has launched an improved and extended product range. The new SURE RANGE expands the cement giant’s product portfolio to six products, each carefully designed for a specific application.

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Paragon Group celebrates its women associates and directors

Published: 03 August 2018

A culture of diversity, inclusivity, innovation, and attention to detail is the main driver of the Paragon Group, an architecture and interior architecture practice that has about 45% female representation...

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Western Cape’s safest building sites announced

Published: 27 July 2018

The results of the 2018 Master Builders Association Western Cape’s (MBAWC) annual Regional Occupational Health and Safety Competition are in. This year’s Competition attracted 40 entrants from all over the...

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Building a sustainable construction company

Published: 27 July 2018

Just over a year ago, Sherwyn Esbend’s office in North Coast Road was an empty space. Today, it has been subdivided into separate offices and a smart reception area and...

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PPC honours Mandela’s centenary

Published: 27 July 2018

PPC is honouring the centenary of Former President Nelson Mandela’s birth by supporting an innovative art project that aims to take his ideas literally out onto the streets. Conceived by...

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Shortlisted projects announced for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation for 2017/18

Published: 20 July 2018

Following a record number of entries, the shortlisted projects for the fifth AfriSam–South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been revealed.

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Construction industry’s role in African Continental Free Trade Area

Published: 13 July 2018

By Mokate Ramafoko, PPC Managing Director: International Operations The world recently witnessed the signing of the biggest free trade area by Heads of African Governments in Kigali. Signed in March this...

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Construction and mining equipment sales rise

Published: 13 July 2018

Sales of construction and mining equipment continued to improve during the first quarter of 2018, with sales of new equipment reaching levels last seen in the first quarter of 2015.

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AECOM Educational Trust awards three bursaries for 2018

Published: 11 July 2018

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has announced the latest recipients of bursaries awarded by its Educational Trust, which provides financial assistance to young women in previously-disadvantaged communities.

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Warrior Paints’ Aggie Argyrou takes over SAPMA leadership

Published: 06 July 2018

Aggie Argyrou, Financial Director of Warrior Paints, has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) at the association’s recent 80th annual general meeting.

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ITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry

Published: 06 July 2018

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for South Africa’s timber construction trade, will be hosting its much-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in...

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Schneider Electric at Ramaphosa’s WEF Roundtable

Published: 06 July 2018

Schneider Electric, the global specialists in energy management and automation, participated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the South African government...

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Hatch civil engineer features on Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans to Watch 2018 list

Published: 06 July 2018

Innocentia Mahlangu, a civil engineer and project manager with Hatch, has been named by the Mail & Guardian as one of 2018’s ‘200 Young South Africans’ to watch. The prestigious...

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Debating impact of EIAs in project development at IAIA18

Published: 04 July 2018

Integrated infrastructure development company AECOM had a major presence at the 38th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, IAIA18, held from 16 to 19 May at the...

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New Namibian wind farm

Published: 04 July 2018

The Ombepo Wind Farm, the first wind farm to be constructed in Namibia, is situated just outside Luderitz, Southern Namibia and is designed to inject 5 MW into the national...

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V&A Waterfront’s Silo District crowned 2018’s overall property winner

Published: 29 June 2018

The V&A Waterfront’s innovative Silo District development was a clear winner, receiving six of the 2018 South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) awards, including three coveted ‘Best Overall’ awards.

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Female Civil Engineer Onke Ngacu heads industry body

Published: 22 June 2018

Onke Ngacu, a Technologist at Engineering & Architecture company GIBB, has been appointed Chairperson of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering for the Amathole (East London) region – the...

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Electra Mining Africa: more than just a show

Published: 22 June 2018

From 10-14 September at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries will be engaging with visitors and displaying their latest products...

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Civil engineering sector concludes three year wages and conditions of employment agreement

Published: 22 June 2018

Today, the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) announced the signing between all parties in the civil engineering sector of a three-year settlement agreement with respect to wages...

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MBA North calls for urgent action to save construction industry

Published: 22 June 2018

The announcement on the 15 June 2018 that Basil Read Construction is applying for business rescue is a clear indication of the critical state of the construction industry, says Mohau...

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CESA unearthing future leaders

Published: 15 June 2018

“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders. Education is...

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Final countdown to WoodEX for Africa 2018

Published: 15 June 2018

With just under a month to go before WoodEX for Africa 2018 opens its doors from 11 to 13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, everyone who is...

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Driving Agenda 2063 to connect communities and seize opportunities

Published: 15 June 2018

 Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 2063. In response to meeting the expected demand...

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Business confidence retreats in the second quarter

Published: 15 June 2018

After surging from 34 to 45 in the first quarter, the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) deteriorated to 39 in the second quarter of 2018. This means that close to...

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Fulton Awards: deadline 31 August

Published: 15 June 2018

The time to show off those projects and initiatives portraying excellence in concrete is fast approaching and the Concrete Society of Southern Africa is now calling for nominations for the...

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Realism key component of building projects, says JBCC

Published: 08 June 2018

A lack of realism about important components of a building project is often the cause of major disputes and problems in the completion of a contract, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO...

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CESA concerned with increase in irregular expenditure

Published: 08 June 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is concerned about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16 212-billion in the previous year to R28 376-billion in the year under review, as reported...

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New dawn for delivering complex infrastructure development projects

Published: 08 June 2018

Quantity Surveyors are aiming to play a crucial role in getting “frozen” infrastructure development projects back on track. “Municipal managers and classically trained accountants are currently expected to deliver complex...

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Johannesburg experiences highest construction cost inflation in Africa

Published: 01 June 2018

The cost of global construction is set to rise by 4,3 percent during 2018 compared to 4,1 percent in 2017, as developers face the challenge of continued shortages of relevant...

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Abland and Tiber break ground on Sandton Gate precinct development

Published: 01 June 2018

Abland and Tiber, joint developers on the Sandton Gate precinct, have announced that they have broken ground on Phase 1 of the development with the bulk earthworks. Phase 1 will...

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African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo announce grand return in 2019

Published: 01 June 2018

South Africa’s only multidisciplinary built environment show seals outstanding edition in 2018, and announces further growth as part of The Big 5, one of the world’s largest construction events.

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Renewed impetus in SA’s renewable energy journey leverages transformation

Published: 25 May 2018

The signing in April of 27 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth R56-billion has finally resolved the lengthy renewable energy (RE) impasse in South Africa and demonstrates renewed impetus in the...

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WoodEX for Africa set for a full house  

Published: 25 May 2018

WoodEX for Africa, the only trade show in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber and allied trades, is preparing to host a bumper edition show from 11-13 July 2018 at...

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Confidence levels positive for 2018 despite slowdown in government investment

Published: 18 May 2018

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels...

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Chryso sees new hope despite excess cement capacity and competitive conditions

Published: 18 May 2018

South Africa’s new political leadership has brought new optimism to the South African construction industry - but the wounds of excess capacity still fester, says Norman Seymore, CEO of the...

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New engineering trends make engagement vital

Published: 11 May 2018

By Richard Vries, GIBB Group CEO South African Consulting Engineering companies are confronted with some fascinating trends that will shape our industry, now and in more so in the future.

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All systems go for concrete industry’s TCC 2018

Published: 11 May 2018

Afrisam has shown its commitment to the concrete industry associations through its headline sponsorship for this years’ The Concrete Conference 2018 (TCC).

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Aurecon strengthens Gauteng Built Environment team with new Unit leader

Published: 11 May 2018

Recognising the increasing pressure on the built environment from growing populations and development in African countries, global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Kolosa Madikizela as its Unit...

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Dates for 2018 second semester training on JBCC building contracts

Published: 04 May 2018

The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) has announced the dates of its training workshops for the second half of 2018.

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Safely, we start and finish together

Published: 04 May 2018

Mines and construction sites can achieve ‘zero harm’ if correct control measures are implemented to control the risks identified in properly executed risk assessments, says Basil Read’s Witness Kwaza, general...

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What can free education do for the South African construction sector?

Published: 04 May 2018

Doing business in Africa’s construction industry becomes easier in 2018. The 6th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is launching a comprehensive education and training programme to support the local building community...

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Call for entries: Best Projects 2018

Published: 02 May 2018

Click here for the entry form Click here for the overview Construction World’s Best Projects showcases excellence in the South African building, civil engineering, supply and project management sectors.

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Consumers urged to empower themselves before tackling construction projects

Published: 26 April 2018

A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and...

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Principal agents make or break building projects

Published: 26 April 2018

Successful completion of building projects largely depends on the competence of the principal agent – and it is essential that this key role player is properly equipped to handle this...

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31st Corobrik Architectural Awards winner

Published: 20 April 2018

Millennials are not only the most tech savvy generation but have new perspectives on complex issues, new approaches to solving age old dilemmas and innovative solutions to problems that have...

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New Durban Cruise Terminal

Published: 20 April 2018

National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban...

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AfriSam’s Fulton Awards sponsorship pushes the boundaries of concrete possibilities

Published: 13 April 2018

Cement and construction materials leader AfriSam is the new anchor sponsor for the Concrete Society of Southern Africa’s prestigious Fulton Awards. This latest development is in line with the company’s...

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Property maintenance essential – and could be covered contractually

Published: 13 April 2018

Property owners should consider the use of a Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) “Minor Works Contract” to formalise often neglected maintenance of their property, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of JBCC.

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Have your say in Sandton’s skyline

Published: 13 April 2018

If you have a vision for the future of Sandton Central and the city of Joburg, now is the time to have your say and share your passion, insights and...

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Confidence largely flat for both general builders and civil contractors in 2018q1

Published: 06 April 2018

General building confidence, as measured by the cidb SME Business Conditions Survey, was flat at 36 index points in 2018Q1. It is encouraging that key underlying indicators ticked up. Nevertheless...

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Builders Enterprise Development Tradesmen and Women Graduate

Published: 29 March 2018

On 23 March 2018, 24 tradesmen and women graduated from the 12-month Builders Enterprise Development (ED) Programme at The Forum, Newtown, Johannesburg. The graduation was hosted by the charismatic entrepreneur...

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World Economic Forum 2018 says global infrastructure roll-out is key

Published: 23 March 2018

Motheo Construction Group is ‘heartened’ by the finding in ‘The Future of Infrastructure’ report launched by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos in...

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