https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 18.00 Change: 0.23
R/$ = 15.88 Change: 0.28
Au 1773.99 $/oz Change: -24.05
Pt 940.76 $/oz Change: -29.24
 

Civil Engineering and Construction

Electronic rotary hammer

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Industrial power-tool company Metabo Power Tools, of Johannesburg, a subsidiary of Metabo Germany – which has just purchased four stationary woodworking companies, making Metabo the largest woodworking-tool company in the world – has launched a new product in its cordless range in... 

Like Topsy, Jhb airport just grows and grows

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 A R1,6-billion five-year master-plan for the further redevelopment and expansion in capacity of Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) has been announced by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa). The plan came into effect on April 1, and will be completed in 2004. Officially called the western... 

R1bn mini-town for the Cape

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 CONSTRUCTION of a 100 ha mini-town, which will boost the reconstruction and development programme in the Cape South Peninsula by R1-billion, has been given the green light. Westlake Estate will transform former State-owned land in the Constantia Valley – bounded on the west by the Steenberg... 

South Africa winning a bucket of exports

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 As much as 75% of dragline bucket pro- duction at the new Caterpillar Boksburg, Gauteng, manufacturing facility is expected to be exported to Australia and the US this year. This was announced at the official opening of the new facility this month. The new factory follows Caterpillar’s... 

R600-million African hall of fame

By: System Author     16th April 1999 CONSTRUCTION of a R600-million African music and film hall of fame, that is set to star in the remake of Johannesburg’s inner city, will begin in the second quarter of this year. This monument to African culture will be a multimedia experience designed to expose visitors to the evolution of... 

Jana best bet for R6bn water-transfer option

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The dam sites and conveyance alternatives have been decided for the proposed R6-billion Thukela water project (TWP), one of the options for inter-basin transfer to supplement the Vaal River system, Engineering News can today report. The project was identified as an inter-basin transfer option... 

Undersea cable deal predicted for June

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The construction and maintenance agreement for the building of an undersea fibre optic cable from Portugal, around Africa, to Malaysia could be signed in June, Engineering News can today report. Six leading global operators have added their weight to the project, which is set to be operational by... 

Local network-management centre on track

By: System Author     16th April 1999 Construction of the national network management centre or operations centre (NNOC) and the information technology services complex (ITS) of Telkom are on track in Centurion, Gauteng, with the first staged hand-over taking place this month. The ITS project includes the relocation of existing... 

R110-million lignosulphonate plant for Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     16th April 1999 A R110-million plant which will produce 55 000 t/y of lignosulphonate for export, has been opened at Umkomaas, on the Kwazulu-Natal south coast, by chemical cellulose pulp producer Sappi and international chemicals company Borregaard. Known as LignoTech South Africa, the plant is an... 

SA tackles skeletons in its fume cupboards

By: System Author     16th April 1999 A lack of regulation in the South African laboratory equipment industry has created serious problems in several State and private facilities. An estimated 30% of fume cupboards operational in South Africa are substandard at present. Ranging from instances in which employees have been exposed to... 

Passive fire-protection

By: System Author     16th April 1999 Following a damning report in on the state of the fire brigade in the greater Johannesburg area, the importance given to passive fire-protection is also in question, claims BICS Fireproofing director James Kerr. He is of the opinion that passive fire-protection goes hand in hand with the... 

Construction sector in ‘survival mode’

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Confidence in South Africa’s construction industry has dropped to levels last seen at the start of the decade when the sector was in the throes of its worst recession in recorded history. The index is now on average 40% lower than during any quarter in 1997. South African Federation of... 

Academy maintains 100% success rate

By: System Author     9th April 1999 South Africa ranked a lowly seventh on the list of most competitive African countries, stated Anglo American Industrial Corporation chairperson Leslie Boyd at the graduation ceremony of the African Academy for Cadd Training last month. He pointed out that only with the invaluable input of... 

R350m convention centre on track

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The construction programme for the development of what is believed to be South Africa’s largest conference facility, the R350-million Sandton convention centre, is running on schedule. A R200-million building contract for the construction of the new facility for Tsogo Sun was awarded by... 

Health and hygiene awareness a priority

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Providing health and hygiene awareness is the first priority of the National Sanitation Co-ordination Office (Nasco), with the actual construction of infrastructure a secondary consideration, technical co-ordinator Piers Vickers tells Engineering News. Nasco was established as an interministerial... 

Batch-treatment is revived in South Africa

By: System Author     9th April 1999 By offering the turnkey design, manufacture, construction, commissioning and operation of sewage and effluent-treatment plants, Prentec, of Gauteng, can offer its clients at least a 30% reduction in price, MD John Buchanan tells Engineering News. He adds that the company is the only one of its... 

R25m motor dealership for Roodepoort

By: System Author     9th April 1999 CONSTRUCTION of a R25-million Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Colt franchise dealership in Roodepoort is at an advanced stage. The dealership, which is set to become the hub of the vehicle sales and spares industry in the city, will occupy more than 3 000 m2 of space and will incorporate new and used... 

Jhb airport terminal cladding on track

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Upgrading and cladding of the north fa 

African concrete supply contracts secured

By: System Author     9th April 1999 CONCRETE products supplier Grinaker Duraset has secured two contracts north of South Africa’s border. In Tanzania the company has completed a contract for the supply of 7 500 m2 of its industrial paving product Stelcon Raft to Protecon for the construction of Trans Africa’s new... 

20-year sludge-processing contract for Pta

By: System Author     9th April 1999 In line with government’s intention to finance capital projects through the private sector using build, operate, transfer/build and operate, own, transfer (Bot/Boot) techniques, the Greater Pretoria Metropolitan Council (GPMC) is in the process of finalising enquiries for a 20-year Boot... 

R180-million Lubombo road 30% complete

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 The new R180-million road that forms the core of the Lubombo spatial development initiative (SDI) is 30% complete in terms of the work done and 16% in terms of the road opened to traffic. The 156-km-long road, which will give easy access to the formerly remote Maputoland beaches and hinterland... 

UK auto component plant for local firm

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 THE construction of a new production facility in the UK for South African automotive component manufacturer Bosal is due to be completed before the end of April. This follows other group expansions completed during 1998 in South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada and Mexico, with new plants opened... 

Athletes’ village reaches halfway mark

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Sport infrastructure development in preparation for the seventh All Africa Games (AAG) to be held in Johannesburg in September is on track, with 300 units of the athletes’ village, to be known as the Village of the Stars, completed last month, reports games services GM Imtiaz Abdullah. The... 

Engineering company is in pole position

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 International engineering firm Arup is building its reputation as a world-renowned engineer of sport and tourism facilities in South Africa with its involvement in a number of infrastructure-improvement projects around the country. One of the company’s greatest feats has been the completion... 

Casino resort on track

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Construction of Carnival City, Sun International’s new casino resort in Brakpan, Gauteng, is on schedule for completion in August this year, Engineering News can today report. The construction contract for the main elements of this development is being undertaken by Rainbow Construction in... 

Campaign to minimise building waste

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 TEN waste-disposal and recycling sites are being established by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) in the UK to demonstrate how 50-million tons of waste produced by builders each year can be minimised. In a determined campaign to show how environmental and... 

Miniature ball-rail system

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 The expansion of Rexroth Star’s miniature ball-rail system, the latest offering in a proved product range, enables Tectra Automation to provide a solution for virtually every linear motion application. As part of an already extensive range of Star profiled rail linear motion systems, the... 

Future home for stock exchange on the rise

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Work is under way on the new home of the Johannes-burg Stock Exchange (JSE) located on the corner of Maude street and Gwen lane in the heart of Sandton, north of Johannesburg. The building will house a new merged entity, comprising the JSE, the South African Futures Exchange and the Bond Exchange... 

R17-million housing project for the Eastern Cape province

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 A TOTAL of 1 000 families will have their own homes by the end of this year, when the R17-million affordable-housing project in Komga, in the Eastern Cape, is completed. To date, a total of 36 people have been employed to undertake civil engineering work and 149 to undertake building work.... 

Tender pricing ebb evidence of downturn

By: System Author     26th March 1999 EVIDENCE that the local building industry is in crisis can be found in the fact that tender pricing is at 15% to 20% below expectations. This is the word from specialist construction management company ASA Construction Services MD Simon Harwood, who reports that building contractors and... 

R100m sports club hotel reaches halfway mark

By: System Author     26th March 1999 The R100-million project to build a luxury hotel on the grounds of the Wanderers sports club in Johannesburg, has scored smooth runs in construction, bringing it to 50% completion. The hotel is being developed, and will be owned, by Atholl Developments, which comprises the UK company Morrison... 

Dewatering filter-press installation for steel giant

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Design engineering company Delkor Technik, of Gauteng, has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract for the construction of a filter-press installation to dewater scrubber dusts generated by the wet-scrubbing of the off-gases from the blast furnace at Iscor Vanderbijlpark Works. The filter press... 

UK product enables filtration upgrade for higher performance and efficiency

By: Archivist     26th March 1999 Filtration specialist Filpro has introduced Repak replaceable pleat-pack elements manufactured by UK company PTI Techno-logies, which enable upgrading of existing applications to a higher filtration performance and efficiency, hydraulic, lube and air product manager Frans van der Merwe tells... 

R13-million construction contracts awarded

By: System Author     26th March 1999 CONSTRUCTION company Concor Building has secured two contracts worth R13-million from City Lodge Hotels for the construction of new road lodges. The project will involve the construction of lodges in Randburg and Rivonia within a record time of six months. Each road lodge has 92 rooms and... 

West coast resorts

By: System Author     26th March 1999 GAUTENG company Loots International has been appointed by the West Coast Investment Initiative to prepare all documentation for two proposed public–private partnership developments on the West coast. The first, Langebaan Lodge, will be a resort-type development including a hotel,... 

R18-million office park

By: System Author     26th March 1999 CAPE TOWN company Murray & Roberts Properites has formed a joint venture with Rabie Property Developers and Cavcor to construct an R18-million office park at Prosperity Park in Milnerton, Cape Town. The development follows the sale of a 31 136 m2 portion of the original 62 847 m2 Prosperity Park... 

Pta project finishes phase one

By: System Author     26th March 1999 THE first phase of a major piling contract at the Menlyn Park shopping and office development in Pretoria has been completed by Frankipile. To date, about 360 piles have been installed for a parking garage currently under construction at the expanded shopping centre. Straight-shafted auger piles... 

For sale: Johannesburg’s HQ

By: System Author     26th March 1999 By the middle of this year, the Johannesburg Council hopes to have sold its Civic Centre building in Braamfontein to a private company to help it raise money for its ambitious Igoli 2002 revival plan. Igoli 2002, announced last month, is a three-year programme designed to tackle the financial and... 

40 41 42 43 44 45
46
47 48
RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now