Engineering News | Quantity Surveyors https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/quantity-surveyors Thu, 09 Dec 2021 13:51:32 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Building confidence index down one point to 34 in the fourth quarter https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/building-confidence-index-down-one-point-to-34-in-the-fourth-quarter-2021-11-30 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:18:00 +0200 601796 1638276803 1638274680 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 ECA, ICC launch centre of entrepreneurship in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eca-icc-launch-centre-of-entrepreneurship-in-africa-2021-09-17 Tasneem Bulbulia EDUCATION & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:46:00 +0200 595529 1631873352 1631871960 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Tilt meters to tilt favourably in project’s way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tilt-meters-to-tilt-favourably-in-projects-way-2021-07-09 Halima Frost Quantity Surveyors Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 587565 1625557620 1625781600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000946818_resized_noisevibrationndtgeogroup07211022.jpg INCLINED TO WORK The Mems tilt meters being used in the silo construction project will monitor if any inclination does occur 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 Quantity Surveyors 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 supports essential service providers amid lockdown https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-supports-essential-service-providers-amid-lockdown-2020-05-15 Mamaili Mamaila Quantity Surveyors Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 551702 1589281421 1589493600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000869299_resized_valvesbmginterappdesponiabutterflyvalves1505201022.jpg FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY The Desponia butterfly valves, manufactured in Spain, are available with different lining materials for reliability and extended service life in diverse sectors 511 287 HSBC invites expats to partake in South African experience survey https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hsbc-invites-expats-to-partake-in-south-african-experience-survey-2020-03-09 Marleny Arnoldi QUANTITY SURVEYORS Mon, 09 Mar 2020 14:59:00 +0200 546694 1583759368 1583758740 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Company stirs interest in pump-engine range https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/engine-specialist-stirs-interest-in-pump-engine-product-line-2020-01-31 Mamaili Mamaila Quantity Surveyors Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541897 1580194487 1580421600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000847063_resized_motorsdrivesmechanicalpowertransmissioncumminsworldclass3101201022.jpg SENSIBLY SPEAKING Cummin's strategy to break into the pump segment is to reassure its customers that it can supply fit-for-market solutions that make a lot more sense in terms of the harsh operating conditions in Africa 511 287 Policy implementation a key challenge https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transformation-policy-implementation-a-key-challenge-2019-08-30 Darren Parker Quantity Surveyors Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 528477 1567069354 1567116000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000818147_resized_womenconstructionpriscillamdlalosecbe07191022nicholasboyd.jpg PRISCILLA MDLALOSE Men and women are equally capable but different 511 287 Stats SA to conduct commercial agriculture census https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stats-sa-to-conduct-commercial-agriculture-census-2018-10-08 Marleny Arnoldi AGRICULTURE Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:47:00 +0200 501157 1539006714 1539006420 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000758914_resized_maizeagriculture1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Conservative hiring intentions by employers anticipated in the last quarter - survey https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conservative-hiring-intentions-anticipated-by-employers-for-the-last-quarter---survey-2018-09-11 Marleny Arnoldi LABOUR Tue, 11 Sep 2018 02:02:00 +0200 498301 1536591332 1536624120 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 South African M&A activity declines in H1 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-ma-activity-declines-in-h1-2018-07-12 Marleny Arnoldi MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:10:00 +0200 492545 1531404795 1531404600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Q2 building, civil engineering business confidence weakest in six years – CIDB https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/q2-building-civil-engineering-business-confidence-weakest-in-six-years-cidb-2018-07-03 Marleny Arnoldi CONSTRUCTION Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:20:00 +0200 491528 1530610910 1530609600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 100 Resilient Cities appoints Dana Omran as MD for Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/100-resilient-cities-appoints-dana-omran-as-md-for-africa-2018-06-25 Marleny Arnoldi CORPORATE ACTIVITY Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:13:00 +0200 490762 1529932500 1529932380 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Gender inequality in earnings hampers human capital wealth, economy – World Bank Group https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gender-inequality-in-earnings-hampers-human-capital-wealth-economy-world-bank-group-2018-05-30 Marleny Arnoldi ECONOMY Wed, 30 May 2018 15:00:00 +0200 488169 1527692224 1527685200 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729734_resized_worldbankceokristalinageorgieva0520181022.jpg World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva 511 287 Electric vehicles could increase to 220m in 2030 – IEA https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electric-vehicles-could-increase-to-220m-in-2030-iea-2018-05-30 Marleny Arnoldi AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 30 May 2018 12:39:00 +0200 488164 1527764095 1527676740 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729723_resized_nissanctownevcharging41022.jpg 511 287 Deloitte reports global shift from business to social enterprises https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/deloitte-reports-global-shift-from-business-to-social-enterprises-2018-05-17 Marleny Arnoldi BUSINESS TRENDS Thu, 17 May 2018 14:30:00 +0200 486920 1526560425 1526560200 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Trade activity weakens in April, businesses under pressure – Sacci https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/trade-activity-weakens-in-april-businesses-under-pressure-sacci-2018-05-16 Marleny Arnoldi TRADE Wed, 16 May 2018 12:09:00 +0200 486738 1526465456 1526465340 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 CEOs’ priorities shifting to embrace digital business – survey https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ceos-priorities-shifting-to-embrace-digital-business-survey-2018-05-02 Marleny Arnoldi BUSINESS PRIORITY Wed, 02 May 2018 12:56:00 +0200 485351 1525258756 1525258560 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Cartrack achieves robust subscriber, revenue growth for FY17 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cartrack-achieves-robust-subscriber-revenue-growth-for-fy17-2018-04-24 Marleny Arnoldi TELEMATICS Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:10:00 +0200 484861 1524579171 1524579000 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000721965_resized_zakcalisto641022.jpg Cartrack CEO Zak Calisto 511 287 African businesses grow despite difficult macro environment – PwC https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-businesses-grow-despite-difficult-macro-environment-pwc-2018-04-17 Marleny Arnoldi ECONOMIC CLIMATE Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:49:00 +0200 484179 1523969454 1523969340 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 CEO confidence improves on better economic conditions, industry growth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ceo-confidence-improves-on-better-economic-conditions-industry-growth-2018-04-13 Marleny Arnoldi BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:46:00 +0200 483902 1523631345 1523630760 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Absa PMI falls below 50-point mark, Seifsa concerned about unresponsiveness to improving confidence https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/absa-pmi-falls-below-50-point-mark-seifsa-concerned-about-unresponsiveness-to-improving-confidence-2018-04-03 Marleny Arnoldi ECONOMY Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:55:00 +0200 482814 1522767609 1522767300 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Sacci reports sustained levels of business confidence for February https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sacci-reports-sustained-levels-of-business-confidence-for-february-2018-03-07 Marleny Arnoldi ECONOMY Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:21:00 +0200 480419 1520419303 1520418060 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Built environment summit in May https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/yearly-summit-on-built-environment-moves-to-may-greater-attendance-expected-2018-02-23 Donna Slater CONSTRUCTION Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478232 1519809498 1519941600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Drones offer inspection and maintenance benefits for built environment https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drones-offer-inspection-and-maintenance-benefits-for-built-environment-2018-02-16 Donna Slater DRONES Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 477472 1518691736 1518732000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000705710_resized_janethomsonppfotor.png JANE THOMSON Remotely piloted aircraft systems can lower costs, enhance general visibility and improve personnel safety 511 287 Mitigating plastic’s negative public image https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mitigating-plastics-negative-public-image-2018-01-19 Marleny Arnoldi Quantity Surveyors Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473308 1516085026 1516312800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000696791_resized_bernhardmahlplasticssaplasticssynfibres201711022.jpg BERNHARD MAHL The characteristics of plastics, including being lightweight, versatile and durable, allow for a strong contribution to a more environmentally sustainable South Africa 511 287 Recycling rate increases, boding well for environment https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/recycling-rate-increases-boding-well-for-environment-2018-01-19 Marleny Arnoldi Quantity Surveyors Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473311 1516085026 1516312800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000696794_resized_amixtureofrawandrecycledplasticresinplasticssynfibres2017bloomberg11022.jpg RESIN FOR REUSE The largest market (comprising 20%) for recyclate is flexible packaging with low-density polyethylene sold to refuse and carrier bag manufacturers 511 287 Container supplier sees opportunities despite market slump https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/container-supplier-sees-opportunities-despite-market-slump-2017-12-01 Nica Schreuder Quantity Surveyors Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470570 1511853904 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692278_resized_containerworldtanktainer1022.jpg TANKTAINER Container World’s tanktainers can store nonhazardous, semi-hazardous and hazardous materials and products 511 287 SA lacking global competitiveness https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-lacking-global-competitiveness-2017-11-17 Marleny Arnoldi CONSTRUCTION Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469840 1510914191 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689515_resized_rdphousetembisan1022.jpg SOCIOECONOMIC BENEFITS Authorities would do well to accelerate the pace of affordable housing delivery, such as Reconstruction and Development Programme housing 511 287 Competition proves long term value of stainless steel https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/competition-proves-long-term-value-of-stainless-steel-2017-10-27 Robyn Wilkinson Quantity Surveyors Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467637 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684493_resized_sassdaamrishpunwasimichelbasson1020171022.jpg A WINNING FORMULA Sassda Western Cape manager Michel Bassson hands Amrish Punwasi his prize for having proven the success of Sassda’s new app 511 287 Nonconformance of standards exacerbates drought conditions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/non-conformance-of-pipes-standards-exacerbates-s-african-drought-conditions-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Quantity Surveyors Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466137 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681044_resized_rareplastics20171022.jpg CONFORMING TO STANDARDS SATAS or SABS accreditation is essential to ensuring reliable water infrastructure that adheres to strict standards 511 287 Geospatial products distributor launches world’s smallest image laser scanner locally https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/geospatial-products-distributor-launches-worlds-smallest-image-laser-scanner-locally-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464918 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678624_resized_geomaticsacielgeomaticsleicablk360scannertablet0920171022.jpg EASE OF USE The integration of the Leica BLK360 laser image scanner and Autodesk software streamlines the reality capture process 511 287 Multidisciplinary platform pursued for project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/multidisciplinary-platform-pursued-for-project-2017-07-21 Tasneem Bulbulia Quantity Surveyors Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457881 1500361728 1500588000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000662551_resized_wsp11022.jpeg WHOLE OTHER DIMENSION Three-dimensional modelling allows for a project’s building design to be viewed in virtual reality using headsets 511 287 South African R&D spending on the rise but government aims yet higher https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-rd-spending-on-the-rise-but-government-aims-yet-higher-2017-04-12 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:12:00 +0200 449520 1492009114 1492006320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642212_resized_naledipandorgovernmentzanew.jpeg Science & Technology Minister Naledi Pandor 511 287 Local company partners with global software solutions major https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ares-infracon-partner-to-offer-project-controls-software-solutions-in-sa-africa-2017-04-07 Mia Breytenbach PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447662 1491224900 1491516000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000636884_resized_aresinfraconprismestimatinglarge032017png1022.jpg SOFTWARE PROVISION Infracon Consulting will be able to sell and distribute Ares Prism, an enterprise project life-cycle management solution to manage the complete project life-cycle of capital projects 511 287 KPMG at forefront of PRASA rail infrastructure upgrades https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kpmg-at-forefront-of-prasa-rail-infrastructure-upgrades-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Quantity Surveyors Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443396 1488204607 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627040_resized_railinfrastructureprasa390714022017duane1022.jpg PRASA PROJECT The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is replacing the entire metro rail fleet of South Africa through the provision of 3 600 new train car units 511 287 Quantity surveyors can minimise inflated construction costs https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/quantity-surveyors-can-limit-inflated-construction-costs-2016-05-20 Nadine James Quantity Surveyors Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410463 1463465697 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000542917_resized_asaqslarryfeinberg1022.jpg LARRY FEINBERG The ASAQS executive director believes the South African government should forge stronger relationships with the quantity surveyor profession 511 287