Engineering News | Infrastructure https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/infrastructure Tue, 26 May 2020 02:24:23 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 AfCFTA to be continent’s main post-pandemic ‘stimulus’ lever https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afcfta-to-be-continents-main-post-pandemic-stimulus-lever-2020-05-25 Terence Creamer REGIONAL INTEGRATION Mon, 25 May 2020 16:45:00 +0200 554554 1590419517 1590417900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875002_resized_transnetcontainerscitydeep410221115duane.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82343_2020-05-25_wamkele_mene.mp436791755AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene on the impact of Covid-19 on the trade agreement and its role in reigniting growth across the continent. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene on the impact of Covid-19 on the trade agreement and its role in reigniting growth across the continent. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Alert Level 3 might save teetering construction companies https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alert-level-3-might-save-teetering-construction-companies-2020-05-25 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Mon, 25 May 2020 16:17:00 +0200 554540 1590417547 1590416220 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Lesedi appoints new nonexecutive director https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lesedi-appoints-new-nonexecutive-director-2020-05-25 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Mon, 25 May 2020 15:13:00 +0200 554522 1590415107 1590412380 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Alert Level 3 to bring relief for construction industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alert-level-3-to-bring-relief-for-construction-industry-2020-05-25 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Mon, 25 May 2020 14:10:00 +0200 554496 1590409012 1590408600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 NHBRC submits Covid-19 guidelines for public comment https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nhbrc-submits-covid-19-guidelines-for-public-comment-2020-05-25 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Mon, 25 May 2020 13:58:00 +0200 554492 1590408836 1590407880 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82340_covid-19-draft-guidelines-for-management-of-housing-construction-sites-1.pdf962426National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) Covid-19 residential construction site management guidelines National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) Covid-19 residential construction site management guidelines AMCU calls for testing of all employees at affiliated workplaces https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/amcu-calls-for-testing-of-all-employees-at-affiliated-workplaces-2020-05-25 Donna Slater LABOUR Mon, 25 May 2020 11:44:00 +0200 554473 1590418570 1590399840 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Work resumes on N2 Msikaba bridge project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-resumes-on-n2-msikaba-bridge-project-2020-05-25 Irma Venter ROADS Mon, 25 May 2020 11:37:00 +0200 554470 1590419487 1590399420 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874808_resized_msikabapic011022.jpg Aerial view of the south side of the Msikaba project 511 287 Covid-19 workplace protocols must become ‘second nature’ for any further lockdown easing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-says-covid-19-workplace-protocols-must-become-second-nature-for-any-further-lockdown-easing-2020-05-25 Terence Creamer COVID-19 LOCKDOWN Mon, 25 May 2020 09:55:00 +0200 554442 1590418538 1590393300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874764_resized_siphopityana2busa09191022dylan.jpg Busa president Sipho Pityana 511 287 Covid-19 highlights challenges, opportunities in South Africa's water sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/covid-19-highlights-challenges-opportunities-in-south-africas-water-sector-2020-05-22 Simone Liedtke WATER Fri, 22 May 2020 16:37:00 +0200 554401 1590159556 1590158220 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874654_resized_watertap1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Why a giant hydropower dam in Africa worries the US, China https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/why-a-giant-hydropower-dam-in-africa-worries-the-us-china-2020-05-22 , Bloomberg HYDROPOWER Fri, 22 May 2020 14:39:00 +0200 554366 1590151941 1590151140 99999999999 , Bloomberg 0 0 MBA North calls for engagement around lockdown regulations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mba-north-calls-for-engagement-around-lockdown-regulations-2020-05-22 Irma Venter CONSTRUCTION Fri, 22 May 2020 11:34:00 +0200 554331 1590160300 1590140040 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874534_resized_theofficebuildingatkarlbremerhospital1022.jpg 511 287 UIF/TERS claims leading to 'enormous anger', says Master Builders’ WCape https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uifters-claims-leading-to-enormous-anger-says-master-builders-wcape-2020-05-22 Irma Venter CONSTRUCTION Fri, 22 May 2020 11:10:00 +0200 554326 1590160276 1590138600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874527_resized_construction110220314duane.jpg 511 287 Construction sector survival requires fresh approach https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/construction-sector-survival-requires-fresh-approach-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 553019 1589531987 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000872016_resized_constructionuniversityofpretoria2205201022.jpg DECISIVE ACTION For the construction industry to thrive, opportunism will need to be dealt with immediately and decisively 511 287 Council accelerates online services amid lockdown https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/council-accelerates-online-services-amid-lockdown-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552904 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871624_resized_constructionnhbrcactingceootsilemaseng2205201022.jpg OTSILE MASENG Covid-19 and subsequent economic downgrades by rating agencies will result in a sharp decline in domestic demand for residential properties 511 287 Pandemic, economic challenges to shape industry direction https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pandemic-economic-challenges-to-shape-industry-direction-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552911 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871633_resized_constructionmacsteelceomikebenfield2205201022.jpg MIKE BENFIELD The construction and steel sectors – including the larger manufacturing industry – are “hand-in-glove” 511 287 Built-environment growth a focus for regulator https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regulator-focused-on-accelerating-built-environment-growth-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552057 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871630_resized_constructionnrcsregulationsandrules2205201022.jpg TOWING THE LINE The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications’ National Building Regulations division assists with the upkeep of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 511 287 Integration vital for construction-project life cycle https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/integration-vital-for-construction-project-life-cycle-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 553018 1589869076 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871711_resized_constructionenvasswater2205201022.jpg SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS Identifying the environmentally sensitive areas on-site early during the design phase can increase the probability of a sustainable and integrated development 511 287 Expert enhances skills https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/demolition-expert-enhances-skills-base-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 549702 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000864635_resized_constructionbankoflisbondemolitionsequencepic22205201022.jpg KIND OF A BIG DEAL The Bank of Lisbon building implosion on November 24 2019 is the tallest reinforced concrete-frame building ever imploded by Jet Demolition 511 287 Pandemic heightens existing construction sector woes https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pandemic-heightens-existing-construction-sector-woes-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552573 1589869446 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871618_resized_constructionasaqschristellebown2205201022.jpg CHRISTELLE BOWN It is important to address the difficulties caused by the onerous conditions prescribed when tendering for professional services 511 287 Company supplies products for new Gauteng reservoirs https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-supplies-products-for-new-gauteng-reservoirs-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 551650 1590069126 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871813_resized_constructionabenorthmeadreservoir1022.jpg WATER WORKS Benoni’s Northmead elevated water reservoir is the largest elevated type in Gauteng and one of the biggest in South Africa 511 287 System gaining traction in building conversion projects https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/system-gaining-traction-in-building-conversion-projects-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Infrastructure Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552684 1590069141 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871642_resized_construction1sanjoconstruction2205201022.jpg BACK TO THE WALL SanteQ's walling systems use between 80% and 90% recycled and waste materials 511 287 As Eskom rolls out boiler fixes to more Medupi units, it confirms FGD talks with World Bank https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/as-eskom-rolls-out-boiler-fixes-to-other-medupi-units-it-confirms-fgd-talks-with-world-bank-2020-05-21 Terence Creamer ESKOM Thu, 21 May 2020 13:40:00 +0200 554208 1590138021 1590061200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874252_resized_medupisunset11022.jpg The Medupi power station project 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82316_2020-05-21_eskom_madupi.mp436772225COO Jan Oberholzer on the rolling-out of design modifications at Medupi. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd COO Jan Oberholzer on the rolling-out of design modifications at Medupi. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd Zambia's Zesco, Chinese firm sign $548m solar power contracts https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zambias-zesco-chinese-firm-sign-548m-solar-power-contracts-2020-05-21 Reuters ELECTRICITY Thu, 21 May 2020 12:32:00 +0200 554195 1590057411 1590057120 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 CBE says it needs to recapacitate to overcome industry challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cbe-says-it-needs-to-recapacitate-to-overcome-industry-challenges-2020-05-20 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION/TRANSFORMATION Wed, 20 May 2020 16:39:00 +0200 554108 1589986699 1589985540 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 CIDB plans realignment with original mandate https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cidb-plans-realignment-with-original-mandate-2020-05-20 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Wed, 20 May 2020 16:22:00 +0200 554104 1589986449 1589984520 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Port construction work to remain shuttered during Alert Level 4 restrictions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/port-construction-work-to-remain-shuttered-during-alert-level-4-restrictions-2020-05-20 Donna Slater Infrastructure Wed, 20 May 2020 16:11:00 +0200 554095 1589985007 1589983860 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Economists propose R100bn social bond to fund South Africa’s Covid fight https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/economists-propose-r100bn-social-bond-to-fund-south-africas-covid-fight-2020-05-20 Terence Creamer COVID-19 Wed, 20 May 2020 15:40:00 +0200 554091 1589986278 1589982000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874008_resized_titomboweni5241020181022.jpg Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver a special adjustment Budget on June 24 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82303_social-bond-theobald-covid19-economists-group_final-190520.pdf486364 Concor Infrastructure secures contract at Eskom’s Kendal power station https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/concor-infrastructure-secures-contract-at-eskoms-kendal-power-station-2020-05-20 Simone Liedtke INFRASTRUCTURE Wed, 20 May 2020 10:33:00 +0200 554037 1589965802 1589963580 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873894_resized_infrastructureericwissemanagingdirectorofconcorinfrastructure0520201022.jpg Concor Infrastructure MD Eric Wisse 511 287 Place clean energy at the centre of post-Covid-19 recovery efforts – IEA https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/place-clean-energy-at-the-centre-of-post-covid-19-recovery-efforts-iea-2020-05-20 Terence Creamer RENEWABLES OUTLOOK Wed, 20 May 2020 08:40:00 +0200 554004 1589986302 1589956800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873839_resized_piasolarsolarcapitalpvplantdeaar3110221215duane.jpeg 511 287 Containerised ICU can be deployed quickly where needed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/containerised-icu-can-be-deployed-quickly-where-needed-2020-05-19 Schalk Burger COVID-19 Tue, 19 May 2020 15:53:00 +0200 553948 1589964276 1589896380 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Construction industry operating at 10%, 15% of capacity, says Metelerkamp https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/construction-industry-operating-at-10-15-of-capacity-says-metelerkamp-2020-05-19 Irma Venter CONSTRUCTION Tue, 19 May 2020 14:40:00 +0200 553922 1590095065 1589892000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873712_resized_thisphotoshowstheconstructionofaboxculvertbaseslab1022.jpg 511 287 Wind body calls for privately funded renewables to be key component of recovery plan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-body-calls-for-privately-funded-renewables-to-be-key-component-of-recovery-plan-2020-05-19 Terence Creamer RENEWABLE ENERGY Tue, 19 May 2020 14:30:00 +0200 553920 1589900346 1589891400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873706_resized_ntombifuthintuli2020lr1022.jpg Ntombifuthi Ntuli 511 287 REIPPPP projects to resume development https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reipppp-projects-to-resume-development-2020-05-18 Donna Slater Infrastructure Mon, 18 May 2020 16:26:00 +0200 553820 1589813031 1589811960 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 IDC CFO Dlamini resigns https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/idc-cfo-dlamini-resigns-2020-05-18 Donna Slater Infrastructure Mon, 18 May 2020 14:36:00 +0200 553786 1589806930 1589805360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Local blockchain solution shortlisted for global award https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-blockchain-solution-shortlisted-for-global-award-2020-05-15 Schalk Burger CONSTRUCTION Fri, 15 May 2020 00:21:00 +0200 553558 1589525509 1589494860 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Moolmans remobilises after lockdown, but Aveng warns of liquidity risks https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/moolmans-remobilises-after-lockdown-but-aveng-warns-of-liquidity-risks-2020-05-14 Terence Creamer CONSTRUCTION Thu, 14 May 2020 16:30:00 +0200 553552 1589467853 1589466600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Business wants swift action on inappropriate level 4 regulations, as e-commerce opens https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-wants-swift-action-on-inappropriate-level-4-regulations-2020-05-14 Terence Creamer COVID-19 LOCKDOWN Thu, 14 May 2020 16:20:00 +0200 553549 1589523667 1589466000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000872877_resized_martinkingston209171022duane.jpg Martin Kingston 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82272_43321_14-5_tradeindustrycompetition.pdf435092The new e-Commerce Regulations The new e-Commerce Regulations