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Local bridge construction of concern

By: Tracy Hancock     24th June 2022 The quality of new bridges being built generally complies with South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) standards, which are aligned with international best practice, but the quality of the construction of these bridges is concerning, says South African Institute of Steel Construction... 

Versatile bolted column connections in demand

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2022 Construction products and solutions specialist Peikko South Africa’s bolted column connections are helping to fast-track the development of a large residential project in Ferndale, Gauteng. The development involves the construction of a seven-storey building consisting of 204 apartments, says... 

HED: Recent R2bn project wins position GVK-Siya Zama as top tier contractor

13th April 2022 GVK-Siya Zama, a leading specialist contractor in the field of building, renovation, restoration and recycling of buildings, has been awarded two notable projects in recent months. Amounting to over R2 billion combined, the two projects will cement the company’s status as a top tier contractor in... 

NMU adding 1 800 beds at three student residences

By: Schalk Burger     24th March 2022 The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in February opened a new 500-bed residence for students, which will be followed by the launch of 300-bed and 1 000-bed residences later this year on the Summerstrand campuses. There is a country-wide shortage of on-campus beds at tertiary institutions, and the... 

Smart monitoring of concrete with Maturix

12th August 2021 Contractors need to know when their concrete has reached a certain strength, to move ahead with the next stage of construction, but this has never been very easy to find out – until now. Having insight into the strength of concrete helps contractors determine when the concrete can be walked on or... 

Construction under way at Concor’s Paarl Rock

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th July 2021 Construction is under way at Paarl Rock, the fifth building in diversified infrastructure and services construction company Concor’s 22 ha Conradie Park development, in Cape Town. Piling for the eight-storey block began in May, marking the start of a one-year building programme, says Concor... 

Kühtai storage power plant project, Austria

By: Sheila Barradas     18th June 2021 Austrian power utility Tiwag is building the Kühtai storage power plant project as an expansion to the Sellrain-Silz series of power plants. 

AfriSam works with SanteQ to bring Thembisa solid homes

2nd June 2021 In a housing market that is desperate for quality, robust and affordable homes, advanced building technology frontrunner, Sanjo Fabtech Sterling has been collaborating with construction materials leader, AfriSam, to deliver just that in Thembisa. At the heart of the 500 unit, fast tracked housing... 

M&D Construction Group nurtures a spirit of Khula Nathi in Duduza

20th May 2021 M&D Construction Group, a leading multi-disciplinary contractor, is again demonstrating its leadership in service delivery infrastructure projects that are also intended to uplift communities throughout the construction phases. Many small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), including... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     16th April 2021 The tender for the construction of the biggest of three bridges that will span the Polihali reservoir and that will be built as part of the LHWP Phase II has been released. 

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