Building & Construction News

Forget robots, the future's biggest transformation will be on the roads

  • 30/04/2019
  • Fin24

Over the next 20 years, what will be the most unexpectedly transformative technology? It’s a question that’s been asked of me more than once recently, and my counterintuitive answer is the automobile — and I am not referring to self-driving vehicl...

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Countdown to kick-off of Joburg’s R20bn facelift

  • 30/04/2019
  • Moneyweb

Developers who have won the right to rejuvenate old buildings and build affordable housing in the city will need to hit the ground running. There was an air of hope and excitement at the State Theatre in Johannesburg when developers who dared to i...

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Fourth fuel price increase this year will hurt consumers

  • 30/04/2019
  • IOL

Durban - THE price of fuel will increase for the fourth time this year with an increase of 54c a litre for 93 and 95 octane unleaded petrol on Wednesday, putting a further strain on consumers. Diesel will go up by 1c a litre and illuminating paraffin...

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Flood destruction: KZN wants disaster declared as damage scales R1bn

  • 29/04/2019
  • News24

The cost of damage to various parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) following last week's heavy rains and localised flooding has run into billions of rand, Premier Willies Mchunu said on Monday. "The estimated damage currently stands at R1.1bn with the eTh...

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Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation

  • 29/04/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face and the looming reality of further loadshedding across the country, as we head into the winter mo...

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This start-up construction company wants to tune-up excavators with self-driving tech

  • 29/04/2019
  • Business Insider

A start-up construction company is taking self-driving technology and adapting them for construction. They call themselves Built Robotics and their idea is to tune up excavators with technology that will allow them to drive themselves and do the...

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Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

  • 26/04/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little vegetation, and most of the world's largest desert is covered with rocks, sand and sand dunes. The Saharan sun is ...

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Parliament edges closer to Pretoria

  • 26/04/2019
  • IOL

Cape Town - The Public Works Department has identified possible construction sites for the relocation of Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria. This emerged in a written response from Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi to a parliamentary question ...

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Kenya to construct a US $140m port in Kisumu County

  • 26/04/2019
  • Construction Review Online

Kenya has announced plans to construct a new port in the lakeside city of Kisumu county at a cost of US $140m as part of the joint standard gauge railway project. The development comes in the face of underutilization of the Kisumu port for years d...

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Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

  • 25/04/2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

With South Africa's construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow...

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