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06 May 2021
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within…

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards of dolomite, not all are aware of the variability of the material…

04 May 2021
The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of…

The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of Mpumalanga. The Ekhaya Mall is a development by S-Identity Holdings and co-owned by S-Identity Holdings, Cashbuild South Africa and Nomatiki Trading Enterprise. A significant investment distinguished by excellent retail property…

03 May 2021
The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers…

The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility. For us in the corrosion world, where we seek to extend the life of atmospherically-exposed steel, zinc is best-known in terms of…

30 Apr 2021
New training facility aims to bolster skills development in the Western Cape

The construction industry is expected to grow by 5.2% this year according to GlobalData. This is reflected in South Africa…

New training facility aims to bolster skills development in the Western Cape

The construction industry is expected to grow by 5.2% this year according to GlobalData. This is reflected in South Africa with various experts predicting that the construction industry will bounce back this year. As such, the promising future of the industry requires expertise and skills to carry the workload and…

28 Apr 2021
Vukile invests R90m-plus in a value-adding upgrade for the landmark Daveyton Mall

Vukile Property Fund (JSE: VKE), the leading retail REIT (real estate investment trust), has commenced the strategic upgrade of Daveyton…

Vukile invests R90m-plus in a value-adding upgrade for the landmark Daveyton Mall

Vukile Property Fund (JSE: VKE), the leading retail REIT (real estate investment trust), has commenced the strategic upgrade of Daveyton Mall in the Ekurhuleni Metro, Gauteng. A pioneering property, Daveyton Mall is one of the first township malls developed in South Africa. It opened in 1993 with more than 60…

22 Apr 2021
Raw materials shortage puts the S.A. Coatings industry under heavy pressure

A serious shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial increases in prices for raw materials, has put the South African…

Raw materials shortage puts the S.A. Coatings industry under heavy pressure

A serious shortage of raw materials, coupled with substantial increases in prices for raw materials, has put the South African coatings industry under intense pressure, says Tara Benn, executive director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). Benn says a complex mix of demand; production issues at global chemical plants;…

16 Apr 2021
Leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell Performance Foams

Sondor Performance Foams related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and…

Leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell Performance Foams

Sondor Performance Foams related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and buoyancy applications in local and selected export markets. Polyclosure the roof Sondor Polyclosures are eave and ridge fillers, manufactured from a durable expanded closed cell polyethylene. They are dustproof, bird-proof, waterproof,…

15 Apr 2021
Best people practices in a post-COVID-19 world

Despite global doom and gloom, Stats SA in their latest gross domestic product (GDP) report, state that the construction industry…

Best people practices in a post-COVID-19 world

Despite global doom and gloom, Stats SA in their latest gross domestic product (GDP) report, state that the construction industry in South Africa reportedly grew at a rate of 11.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020. In line with commonly held belief, these results indicate that the sector holds the…

13 Apr 2021
ALUCOBOND® roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature

The design concept for the new public transport interchange involved creating a light, floating sculpture. The 1,800-square-metre ALUCOBOND®roof constitutes the…

ALUCOBOND® roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature

The design concept for the new public transport interchange involved creating a light, floating sculpture. The 1,800-square-metre ALUCOBOND®roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature at the modernised bus station. A central pedestrian bridge connects the new bus station in Hamburg Poppenbüttel with the rapid transit rail link and the park+ride…

09 Apr 2021
AECOM ready to help get R100bn Infrastructure Fund off the ground

AECOM, the global leader in integrated infrastructure, is poised to play a role in potential projects that have significant support…

AECOM ready to help get R100bn Infrastructure Fund off the ground

AECOM, the global leader in integrated infrastructure, is poised to play a role in potential projects that have significant support from the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address on 11 February. This is according to Africa MD Darrin Green, who…

07 Apr 2021
The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Award through a photographer’s lens

The standard of entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation is always impressive, and 2019/2020 was no…

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Award through a photographer’s lens

The standard of entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation is always impressive, and 2019/2020 was no different. The only challenge was COVID-19 and lockdown, which resulted in the adjudication process being delayed by four months, and presented other obstacles. To do justice to the project entries,…

01 Apr 2021
Why lightweight Harvey EcoTile® is the future of roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick, heavy roof tiles are simply stacked upon one another and…

Why lightweight Harvey EcoTile® is the future of roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick, heavy roof tiles are simply stacked upon one another and held down by their considerable weight. This in turn dictates strong, heavy and expensive roofing structures to cope with the load. Harvey EcoTile® changes all this with a lightweight mineral…


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