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Civil Engineering and Construction

Road construction, Malawi

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Tenders are invited for the backlog maintenance of 135 km of roads. 

N$95m dam project on track

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Construction on the N$95-million new reclamation plant at Goreangab dam in Namibia is progressing well and due to come on stream in October 2000. 

Upturn predicted for SA building industry

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Based on contract documents sold by the Joint Building Contracts Committee this year, CEO Peter Bold is predicting a significant upturn in the building industry. 

Heat-exchange wind-tunnel radiates success

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Original ways of wiring-up buildings

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Amazing 20-metre statue from the year 981

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Tech Track 

Cape offered R3-million factory

By: System Author     24th September 1999 The headquarters of the R4-billion Capricorn Business and Technology Park in Muizenberg, Western Cape, has been completed. 

Bridge collapse hearing resumes

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The second stage of the Department of Labour’s hearing into the collapse of the Injaka bridge near Bush Buck Ridge, Mpumalanga, was resumed at the end of August following a two-month recess. 

R250-million John Ross highway upgrade

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Tenders for the first contract of the R250-million upgrade of the John Ross highway could go out as early as November this year. 

Advances in automatic drilling machines

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Developments to Watch 

Cape Metropolitan Council

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction of two additional clarifiers, structures & pipework 

‘Arabisation’ continues for SA contractor

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The ‘Arabisation’ of South Africa’s leading contractor, Murray & Roberts, is continuing apace. 

Bloemfontein City

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Bainsvlei 33kV distribution centres and switching station 

Give us the go-ahead, say airport developers

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The financial backing for the proposed R3,2-billion Springs-Nigel International Airport (SNI) could become a reality within the next month but will definitely be in place by the end of the year. 

Building sector in recovery

By: System Author     10th September 1999 South African construction industry’s seems to be heading for the high road following its dismal recent past. 

New terminal a source of pride for citizens – Mbeki

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The latest stage in Airports Company South Africa’s developments at Johannesburg International Airport came to a high-profile climax when President Thabo Mbeki opened the airport’s new Terminal 1. 

Feb scheduling for new transmission line

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction on the second phase of the 400 kV transmission line stretching from Aries in South Africa to Auas outside Windhoek in Namibia is progressing ahead of schedule. 

Let us build fuel plant: Stumpf on pebble-bed

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The State-owned Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa is in an ideal position to build the fuel plant for the country’s first inherently safer nuclear power reactor, the much-celebrated pebble-bed modular reactor which could contribute an estimated R20-billion to South Africa’s... 

Africa’s women have been in construction for ages

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 While women in construction are generally praised for succeeding in a man’s world, Africa’s women were, in fact, making mud bricks and building and painting houses long before men were welcomed into the world of construction. 

New construction firm boss up-beat

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Despite the recessionary conditions in the South African construction sector, one of the 

Construction board laws before year end

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Legislation to establish the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) will be gazetted later this year for enactment in parliament by early next year. 

Swazi road building begins in September

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Construction of the R89-million highway between Mbabane and Oshoek, which was awarded to WBHO Swaziland in July, is due to start at the beginning of September. 

Big projects lift company’s prospects

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

Days of the ‘supershaft’ are over

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

Local benefit from R1,4bn development

By: System Author     6th August 1999 The development of the R1,4-billion Gateway retail and entertainment centre in Umhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal, is benefiting local subcontractors through contracts worth about R320-million. 

Another private prison deal secured

By: System Author     6th August 1999 The second asset procurement and operating partnership system (Apops) project development agreement has been signed between the Departments of Correctional Services (DCS) and Public Works and privately-owned consortium South African Custodial Services (Sacs) for the construction of the new Louis... 

R75m dam nears completion

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Construction of the R75-million Paris dam in Kwazulu-Natal is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year. At this stage the wall is 65% complete and the intake tower civils work is complete. Situated on the Bivane river in the Vryheid district, the dam is to supplement the flow of the... 

R22m reticulation works on course

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Good progress is being made on the R21,5-million Driftsands water-reticulation works for the Port Elizabeth municipality, Engineering News can today report. Gauteng consulting engineer Jeffares & Green has been appointed by the main consultant and overall project manager, JE Glibbery &... 

Search for groundwater tees off

By: System Author     30th July 1999 n investigation to secure a ground- water source for the residential golf course at Melkbosstrand, 40 km from Cape Town, has been undertaken by SRK Consulting. The consulting firm was appointed during the proposal phase of the development by Johnnic Properties to secure a groundwater source which... 

New private prisons era to begin in Bloemfontein

By: System Author     30th July 1999 CONSTRUCTION of the new R250-million Bloemfontein maximum security prison is expected to begin in the first weeks of August. This follows the signing of a project development agreement between the South African government and the Ikhwezi consortium last month under which Ikhwezi will design,... 

R2,5 bn toll-road project moves up a gear

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Preliminary work has started on the N3 De Beers Pass corridor following the signing of the R2,5-billion build, own and transfer contract by government with N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) in May. The contract concerns the upgrading of the bulk of the 415,3 km stretch from Heidelberg in Gauteng to... 

Contract secured for 12 gravity sand filters

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Gauteng water-treatment systems and components supplier ASW Engineering has secured a significant contract for the refurbishment of 12 rapid gravity sand filters at Umgeni Water’s Wiggins road water-purification works. The water authority has been experiencing severe filter media loss... 

R5-million grease plant for Durban

By: System Author     30th July 1999 LOCAL company Total South Africa is building a R5-million grease plant in Durban as part of a R10-million expansion to its blend plant. Almost every sector of industry has diverse requirements for grease in some form and the new plant will position Total as the fifth-largest producer in the... 

Leaking dams, reservoirs cost Africa millions

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Despite Africa being the main beneficiary of international aid to develop water-related infrastructure, millions of dollars are being lost drop by drop every year as a result of leaking dams and reservoirs. Water provision in Africa is a crucial issue and, although international aid organisations... 

Novel dam financing

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Adopting a unique approach to infrastructure funding, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited (Inca) provided R65-million for the construction of the newly-opened Ceres Koekedouw dam. A joint development between the Koekedouw irrigation board, the Department of... 

Record-breaking drilling in England

By: System Author     30th July 1999 WORLD records are being established with every turn of the drill-bit at Wytch Farm oilfield in southern England, reports oil giant BP Amoco. Although Wytch Farm is listed as an onshore field, much of its oil extends out under the waters of Poole Bay on the south coast of England, in what is known... 

R1bn for coal terminal No 2

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 State-owned transport provider Transnet has set aside about R1-billion to facilitate the creation of a second coal outlet at Richards Bay – the new terminal is known as the South Dunes Coal Terminal (SDCT). Those close to the project believe construction will begin during the last quarter... 

Scientists to make diamonds from light

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 THE cultivation of extremely pure diamonds, not for use in jewellery but to be employed in the ever-growing computer industry, might become a reality in a few years with the help of locally-developed laser technology. South Africans could witness the local construction in the next five years of a... 

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