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Construction World November 2018

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Construction World November 2018

ON THE COVER: Babcock has extended its range of cost-effective and reliable SDLG construction machinery in Southern Africa with the introduction of the new G9220 motor grader and B877F backhoe loader. Efficient and versatile, these machines are designed to provide reliability in action, backed by Babcock’s high quality service and aftermarket support.

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Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2018 award

Published: 08 November 2018

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon is proud to announce that Sonja de Klerk, Head of Quality, Environment & Sustainability at Aurecon, was chosen as the Country Winner –...

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins SAICE National Transportation Award during Transport Month

Published: 02 November 2018

It was yet another successful night for Royal HaskoningDHV as they walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards...

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Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

Published: 02 November 2018

The winners of the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards have been announced at a glittering banquet in Fourways, Johannesburg with 189 entries from 53 companies resulting in a stellar list...

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Recognising the best

Published: 01 November 2018

The winners in the 17th annual Best Projects Awards competition were announced at a function in Johannesburg on 31 October. This award is the only in the country that recognises...

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Awarded projects for AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation

Published: 29 October 2018

From a landmark development both environmentally sensitive and architecturally bold, to a house re-inventing traditional building materials and constructed with less than 300 litres of waste, the awarded projects for...

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African Property Awards

Published: 26 October 2018

The Indigenious African Property Awards (APA) is a bi-annual awards series for the African Property & Construction Sectors of the continent.  This edition of the African Property Awards (APA) will host the best of the...

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SANRAL-Wirtgen MoU levels the playing field

Published: 26 October 2018

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Wirtgen Group South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will give small enterprises better access to the road construction machinery...

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Warm asphalt for roads is becoming the industry standard

Published: 26 October 2018

The benefits of using warm asphalt as opposed to hot asphalt on South Africa’s national highways have been boasted at an international roads conference in Durban.

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Cat Financial opens office in Johannesburg

Published: 22 October 2018

Cat Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., recently established its newest legal entity to support customers in South Africa. The company today celebrated the opening of its finance...

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A leadership reset in construction for the fourth industrial revolution

Published: 19 October 2018

By Théo Gaultier, Senior Consultant at Odgers Berndtson Sub Saharan Africa A recent Balfour Beatty survey envisions a construction industry with dramatic digital capability by 2050. The construction industry both in South...

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SMEC celebrates Global Project of the Year Award win

Published: 19 October 2018

A panel of industry judges and editors of the prestigious Michigan-based Engineering News-Record (ENR) selected the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia as the 2018 Global Project of the Year and...

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Park Square: a landmark designed with people in mind

Published: 10 October 2018

Park Square, uMhlanga’s newest business and lifestyle development is due to open its doors in November 2018. Interfacing beautifully with its surrounds, the development offers a future-forward, people-centred destination where...

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East Africa infrastructure construction to grow sharply

Published: 10 October 2018

Investment in infrastructure construction is set to expand at a rapid pace in East Africa. In the three largest markets in the region, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, total infrastructure construction...

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Best Projects 2018 judging completed

Published: 04 October 2018

The judging for the 17th Best Projects Awards was done on 3 October.  Best Projects is the only award that recognises excellence across the entire construction industry. They are independently...

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President highlights importance of infrastructure development

Published: 28 September 2018

On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his plan to establish a public-private infrastructure fund as part of the nation’s recovery plan in an effort to revive the nation’s sluggish economy...

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Top BBBEE rating for Zest Weg Group

Published: 28 September 2018

Steadily integrating its continuous improvement efforts alongside the transformation of its business, the Zest WEG Group recently achieved Level 1 status in terms of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) ratings.

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Trust-based negotiations show results for BCCEI

Published: 28 September 2018

The successful signing of a substantive collective agreement to extend the civil engineering industry Wage and Task Grade and Conditions of Employment collective agreements for three years until the end...

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Southern African Vinyls Association announces new CEO

Published: 21 September 2018

Adri is no stranger to heading up non-profit associations and fighting the cause for the recycling of challenging plastics, as she is also the CEO of the Polystyrene Association of...

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Royal HaskoningDHV continues uplifting communities through award winning projects

Published: 21 September 2018

It has been yet another successful year for Royal HaskoningDHV on the awards front. The Level 1 B-BBEE engineering consultancy has scooped accolades in some of the country’s most prestigious...

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How long are we going to need that city?

Published: 14 September 2018

By Luke Beirne At an altitude of 4 830 metres on the Everest Base Camp Trek, guess what you can find? WiFi access. Which means you can work, Facetime your loved ones...

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Ntshongweni urban development’s phase one gets the go ahead

Published: 14 September 2018

With all development rights in place, civil construction on the much awaited Ntshongweni Urban Development will commence in early 2019. This 2 000-hectare project located 30 kilometres west of the...

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Capitec Bank unveils the design of its new head office

Published: 14 September 2018

Capitec Bank has unveiled the design of its new head office in Technopark in Stellenbosch. The business currently operates from multiple buildings in scattered locations in the same business park...

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Eco Expo Asia returns with a new show scheme

Published: 10 September 2018

Eco Expo Asia, a leading trade fair for the environmental protection industry, returns for another year with a fresh new theme ‒ ‘Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future’.

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Capturing Sandton Central’s energy with competition winning photographs

Published: 07 September 2018

Two talented photographers have captured Sandton Central through their eyes to become the lucky winners of a R2 500 Sandton City gift voucher each. Julia Sham and Ashvir Maharaj are...

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Agreement a major boost for emerging contractors

Published: 07 September 2018

Emerging contractors in the construction industry will now be better able to participate in major projects following a landmark agreement between SANRAL and Barloworld Equipment, the dealer for Cat earthmoving...

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Advisian, WorleyParsons’ consulting business optimises project delivery

Published: 07 September 2018

Advisian, the independent advisory and consulting arm of WorleyParsons, is leading the way in optimising project delivery across Africa. Adam Boughton, Sectors Director for EMEA, elaborates on how Advisian is...

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Sydney Metro Cable-stayed Bridge wins again in South Africa

Published: 31 August 2018

The iconic Sydney Metro Cable-Stayed bridge project was once again a winner, this time at the 2018 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, held on August 15...

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Growth of over 6% annually over next five years in ASEAN region

Published: 31 August 2018

In a recent White Paper prepared by leading data and analytics company GlobalData for INTERMAT ASEAN 2018 and Concrete Asia 2018, the region’s trade shows for construction, infrastructure and concrete...

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Hatch wins award for project making a positive impact

Published: 23 August 2018

Hatch has won an award in the Consulting Engineers South Africa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, winning in the Projects with a Value Less than R50-million category for the Tugela River...

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Major milestone as  new Lesotho dam achieves full capacity

Published: 23 August 2018

The new USD100-million Metolong Dam in Lesotho has achieved a significant project success this year, with the dam spilling for the first time since its completion in 2016.

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WSP #womeninSTEM share career advice on entering these fields

Published: 23 August 2018

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are in short supply globally. However, in South Africa the skills shortage is compounded by difficult barriers to entry, where there are insufficient...

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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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