Building & Construction News

Profitable Acsa on big infrastructure drive

  • 28-09-2018
  • Moneyweb

Absorbs 35% drop in tariffs. Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) will be spending about R20 billion on infrastructure in the next three years at three of its major airports. The biggest projects have been funded and are ready to go on tender, ...

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The rise of customer centri(cities) in South Africa

  • 28-09-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'. One of the major challenges that were raised was that the green ...

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High performance, smart hospitals in Africa

  • 27-09-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we are familiar with today. A revolution in building design is already underway, which has largely been prompted by...

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Motherwell Passenger Rail project to boost PE economy

  • 27-09-2018
  • Infrastructurene.ws

Port Elizabeth’s economy is set for a major boost with the construction and development of the Motherwell Passenger Rail project. This is according to Nico Pienaar, Project Manager at GIBB, the firm tasked with designing the Motherwell Passenger R...

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Cape Town's unfinished freeways: What it will take to complete the job

  • 26-09-2018
  • Fin24

Overlooking one of the busiest intersections in the central City of Cape Town, en route to one of its biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront, are two road stubs hanging high above the ground. They form part of the city’s unfinished Foreshore fre...

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South Africa to construct the second longest bridge in Africa

  • 26-09-2018
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa plans to construct a mega bridge dubbed Msikaba Bridge which will be the second longest bridge after Maputo-Catembe Bridge in Mozambique at a cost of a whooping US $5bn. The South African National Roads Agency(Sanral) confirmed the re...

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How a rate cut could build on sector's budding recovery

  • 25-09-2018
  • Business Live

Construction activity remains constrained ‘because of high interest rates and policy uncertainty’ SA needs an interest rate cut to kick-start the economy and stimulate the constrained construction industry, says economist Roelof Botha. Though ...

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Construction sector welcomes contribution to infrastructure fund

  • 25-09-2018
  • IOL Business Report

PRETORIA – Construction industry organisations have welcomed the R400 billion contribution over the next three years by the fiscus to a new Infrastructure Fund to be established to drive the revitalisation of South Africa's economy. However, they...

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Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike

  • 21-09-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

According to research conducted by Turner & Townsend, the cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3% during 2018 compared to 4.1% in 2017. This increase is a result of the challenges developers face when it comes to the relevant skills needed...

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Tallest skyscraper in Africa to be constructed in Malindi Kenya

  • 21-09-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Watamu beach, in Malindi Kenya is set to host the tallest skyscraper in Africa overshadowing the Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi’s Upperhill area that stands at 70 storeys and 300 metres in height and as at now is the tallest skyscraper in the continent. ...

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