Building & Construction News

V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete

  • 15-01-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Commissioned to refurbish the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront, building refurbishment company Indawo completed its work on the historic building in time to see in 2019. Completed in 1883, the original harbour signal station and port captain’s of...

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Phase two of the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply on the design table

  • 14-01-2019
  • North Coast Courier

Phase one of the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply was designed to produce 55 megalitres of potable water per day, however stage two of the project looks to double its capacity. According to water and sanitation deputy minster Pamela Tshwete, who vis...

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DWS finalising funding for Giyani Water Project

  • 14-01-2019
  • Eyewitnessnews

JOHANNESBURG – The Water and Sanitation Department says that it is finalising the funding of the Giyani Bulk Water Project. The R3 billion project was abandoned a few months ago due to non-payment from the cash-strapped department. The project ...

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Know your rights when neighbours start renovating

  • 11-01-2019
  • The South African

Chances are you might end up living next to a construction site at least once in your life. But what can you do about the noise and the mess? You have been living in peace in your neighbourhood for some time now, but it seems as if some new develo...

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Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric dam cleared for construction

  • 11-01-2019
  • Construction Review Online

Tanzania’s 2,100MW hydroelectric dam at Stiegler’s Gorge has been cleared for construction by the National Environmental Management Council (NEMC). Dr. Samuel Gwamaka, the director general of the Council confirmed the reports and said that constructi...

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Property: Buying vs building – things to consider

  • 10-01-2019
  • The South African

Many potential buyers find it hard to decide between having to buy an established home or having one custom-built. Here are some tips to help you out. You are currently on the market to invest in a new home and contemplating whether you should buy...

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Construction industry under pressure as demand slows

  • 10-01-2019
  • IOL

Durban - The construction industry outlook for KwaZulu-Natal looks bleak for the start of 2019, if it remains the same as it was in the fourth quarter of last year. The Construction Industry Development Board SME Business Conditions survey for the l...

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

  • 09-01-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing. There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever terms are offered, for fear that the...

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Tanzania allocates 806 acres of land for construction of new industries

  • 09-01-2019
  • Construction Review Online

The government of Tanzania has allocated at least 806 acres of land for construction of new industries in the country’s northern city Arusha. Construction is set to take place on the southern fringes of the 272 square-kilometer metropolitan area. ...

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How virtual 3D modelling and simulation can help us create better cities

  • 31-01-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

New technologies offer new possibilities for planning and designing cities. 3D urban modelling and simulation can give a real sense of the outcomes of planning decisions. However, incorporating these technologies into planning practice has its challe...

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