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Engineering News BBE Group air-cooling consulting crucial to African mining prospects Consulting and engineering services business Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Group’s air-cooling consulting and services are crucial to its involvement in several mining projects, with construction and delivery...
Engineering News Unregistered HVAC practitioners still a threat to industry Saracca Despite improvement in the number of people who are obtaining training and qualifications to become registered refrigeration gas practitioners, the number of air conditioner installers without an authorised refrigeration gas...
Engineering News Promising growth in construction sector brings hope for 2019 Despite the contribution of the construction sector to local economic activity being inconsistent, and having decreased significantly over the years, Constructional Engineering Association (CEA) executive director Anthony Boy is hopeful...
Engineering News More trade-focused lighting solutions for the construction industry With lighting being a critical factor on any job site as workers need to be able to see properly to carry out their work safely and correctly, heavy-duty, portable...
Engineering News Labour broking not a dying breed Although the temporary employment sector has been under pressure over some years, it has now reached a level they are regarded as legitimate for sectors in an open economy. The...
Engineering News R100bn to be injected into infrastructure fund over ten years National Treasury will be reprioritising resources towards President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure fund and away from the wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, with government committing...
Engineering News AfDB optimistic about Eskoms turnaround prospects The African Development Bank (AfDB), which has extended billions of rands in loans to Eskom, says it is optimistic the actions being taken to turn around the embattled South African...
Engineering News SA company receives multibillion-dollar contract Construction and engineering company Clough, a wholly owned subsidiary of South African engineering company Murray & Roberts – and part of the Clough Salini Impregilo Joint Venture (JV) – has been...
Engineering News Transport projects in Africa provide fillip for infrastructure development Transport infrastructure projects comprise 40% of the 482 infrastructure development projects surveyed in Africa, and represent a critical element for supporting further infrastructure development, says Deloitte Infrastructure & Capital Projects East...
Engineering News Hostile construction environment to persist until infrastructure spend recovers Construction is a depressing place to be at the moment, says Hogan Lovells partner and construction head Clive Rumsey, citing the lack of large infrastructure projects, resulting from lacklustre economic...
Engineering News Concrete paver launched at Las Vegas Expo At the World of Concrete 2019 Expo held in Las Vegas last month, construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group introduced the new AutoPilot 2.0 – a pour in place concrete...
Engineering News M2 motorway to be closed until Oct to allow for bridge rehabilitation The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will be closing the M2 motorway between the Crown interchange and Martizburg street to allow for bridge rehabilitation to resume. The road closure will be...
Engineering News Green solution used for retaining walls Geotextiles manufacturer Fibertex SA is working on a project that entails the supply of more than 12 000 geosynthetic sand container (GSC) bags that are being used as a green...
Engineering News Operations to be ramped up at edible-oil plant Civil and structural engineering firm ADA Consulting is set to complete the upgrade of edible-oil supplier CEOCO’s Boksburg plant, in Gauteng, by September. ADA Consulting MD Paul...
Engineering News Open day highlights new offerings from Upat Last month, construction material and fastener distributor Upat hosted an open day at its head office in New Doornfontein, Gauteng, where customers were given a foretaste of the latest innovations...
Engineering News Rubber company to focus on automotive sector Premium rubber products manufacturer Hudson Rubber plans to focus on the localisation of rubber products for the automotive sector this year. Following its merger with rubber retail and wholesale specialists...
Engineering News Sanral, Nafbi sign MoU to develop small contractors, accelerate BEE implementation State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and nongovernmental organisation, the National African Federated Building Industry (Nafbi), on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at developing...
Engineering News OR Tambo Western Precinct construction to start before end-Feb Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Tuesday announced the first phase of its Western Precinct development at the OR Tambo International Airport, east of Johannesburg, would start this month and...
Engineering News EAAB to drive transformation of the South African estate agency sector Estate agents in the property sector have long been bound by “dinosaur” legislation and the profession has remained untransformed since the advent of democracy in 1994, Estate Agency...
Engineering News What needs to be done to make SAs buildings fire safe In the wake of a deadly fire at the Bank of Lisbon building, in Johannesburg, last year, along with a spate of fires at other buildings, questions have been raised...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV terminates Mtentu contract, citing protests; Sanral unconvinced The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) has decided to terminate the Mtentu bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The 1.1 km, R1.65-billion bridge forms part of the...
Engineering News KfW, IDC sign $80m loan facility for green economy development German development bank KfW and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) on Thursday signed a “milestone agreement” for an $80-million loan facility. KfW executive board...
Engineering News Cesa president calls for increased transparency Presenting his 2019 presidential address on Wednesday, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Neresh Pather called for increased transparency for the betterment of the sector and its future. With the...
Engineering News Stellenbosch University starts construction on R1bn research institute Stellenbosch University (SU) has started construction on a Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI), to be based at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). The university believes the R1-billion...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV halts work at Mtentu bridge site, declares force majeure The Aveng Strabag joint venture (JV), responsible for building the R1.65-billion Mtentu bridge, in the Eastern Cape, has not returned to site following a three-month break as...
Engineering News Motor Scan beneficial for various sectors With leveraging digital technology said to be key to participation in the next wave of economic growth, the launch of the WEG Motor Scan has become a reality for South...
Engineering News Modules finalisation nearing completion The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) has taken on the custodian role as the national renewable-energy-sector educator and hopes to have finalised all five occupational certificates...
Engineering News Operation Phakisa for water expected by March The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to launch its own series of mini-Phakisa's to attempt to resolve the most pressing matters facing South Africa&#...
Engineering News Expanded products portfolio leads to new opportunities New markets and opportunities have arisen after technical solutions provider BMG expanded its products portfolio with the addition of Fenner conveyor belting products last year. “BMG decided to sign...
Engineering News Company focused on agriculture The agriculture sector is set to become a significant focal point for leading bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) in 2019, as it expands its portfolio of...
Engineering News Acquisition of German company confirmed The acquisition of Germany-based planetary drives producer O&K Antriebstechnik by Italian gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes producer Bonfiglioli and Italian transmission systems producer Carraro has made...
Engineering News Major upgrades to start at six airports South African airport management company Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) announced that upgrades and improvements over the next three to eight years at six of the country’s...
Engineering News AMSA extends water treatment contract with Veolia Water Technologies Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has been re-awarded the operational and chemical water treatment contract for ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) Vanderbijlpark Works operation. Veolia has...
Engineering News DTPW provides update on Great Brak River roadworks The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) on Wednesday said its R182-million project to upgrade the R102 between Hartenbos and the Great Brak River, as well...
Engineering News South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant South Africa is mulling committing to doubling the amount of electricity it will buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Increasing the...
Engineering News New construction process proposed for Gautrain expansion project More than halfway through the 15-year Gautrain concession period, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe says he is pleased with the operation of the 80-km...
Engineering News Aveng sells noncore Aveng Water business JSE-listed Aveng will sell Aveng Water and the Aveng Namibia Water business to Cambrose 735, a special purpose vehicle incorporated as a private company, Infinity Partners, for the purpose...
Engineering News Inside one of Joburgs flagship urban renewal projects Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to some degree of its former...
Engineering News First Oxford Parks building completed Construction of the Oxford Parks development, in Rosebank, has progressed, with the first building, built by Concor Buildings to serve as the new head office of oil company BP South...
Engineering News EPP dominates listed property market with 21% return for 2018 JSE-listed retail property fund EPP has delivered a total return of 21% in 2018. The JSE’s benchmark property index SAPY recorded a total return of minus 25%...
Engineering News Transnet to pursue just and equitable settlements with rail OEMs awarded unlawful contracts Having determined the procurement of 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives to be “irregular and unlawful”, Transnet has communicated its intention to review contacts awarded to four original...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks Treasury's intervention in R180m housing funding dispute with province  Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday said that the City manager will be writing to the director-general of National Treasury, Dondo Mogajane, to seek their urgent...
Engineering News No more 'grand plans', fix what you have, Ramaphosa tells municipal delegates   President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told representatives of local government to stop producing “grand plans for new projects” when existing infrastructure was lying in disrepair. Addressing the South...
Engineering News Fourways office park goes solar To convert Willow Wood Office Park, in Fourways, Gauteng, to using solar energy, Heartwood Properties has partnered with SolarSaver, which offers a rent-to-own model that does not require...
Engineering News Bigen awarded Level 1 BBBEE rating Solutions-focused infrastructure development group Bigen has been rated a Level 1-compliant company in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act Codes of Good Practice. Rated...
Engineering News Growthpoint prepares for Cape Towns planned ban on wet waste at landfills   JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has partnered with Waste Transformers – an organisation based in Netherlands – to leverage end-of-pipeline food waste from the...
Engineering News Textons shareholders vote against share repurchase Shareholders of Texton Property Fund have voted against the repurchase of shares in terms of the put option related to Texton’s 2014 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)...
Engineering News Nelson Mandela replica statue unveiled for the visually impaired  From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sashnee Moodley: Exarro Resources and the Rotary District 9400 in November unveiled a 1m-tall replica of the famous...
Engineering News An improved focus on governance will drive confidence in South Africas Reits this year The South African real estate investment trust (Reit) sector’s focus on improved corporate governance is expected to support positive sentiment for investment in listed property this year, says...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks to reignite entrepreneurship, address infrastructure challenges  Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday said the mayoral committee has approved another 100 buildings to be released for private sector development, as part of the metro’s inner...
Engineering News MAS acquires Atrium mall in Arad, Romania MAS has, through a subsidiary of PKM Investments, acquired the Atrium shopping centre in Arad, Romania, from Cosmovia Holdings. The acquisition forms part of the company’s acquisition pipeline...
Engineering News Cornubia bridge opened to traffic The new Cornubia bridge that crosses over the N2 to uMhlanga, in KwaZulu-Natal, has been partially opened to traffic, says construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV project...
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