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Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector
The impact of 4IR technology advancement on the engineering sector

We are living in a connected society with technology changing the world around us, making it smarter, more autonomous and increasingly data-rich...

By Aadil Patel 29 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in

No fool in the slightest, Wendy Damon is the owner of Damp Control Cape. Not quite a rags-to-riches story, hers is still quite impressive...

By Sindy Peters 1 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector
Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector

Situated in Germiston, Sun Silicates is currently the only company in South Africa that supplies both vermiculite and perlite-based insulating media used in the construction industry...

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: The Africa market deserves respect - Wood-Mizer
#AfricaMonth: The Africa market deserves respect - Wood-Mizer

A bit of patience and manners is some of what's required to be successful in the African context, says Jean-Jacques Pierre Oelofse, Wood-Mizer corporate director for emerging markets...

By Sindy Peters 4 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Building regulations workshop helps standardise construction in South Africa
Building regulations workshop helps standardise construction in South Africa

There is a deep concern in South Africa that national building regulations developed by the South African government are not being implemented by builders, architects, and engineers...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Are you thinking of building?
Are you thinking of building?

Unless you have the cash saved up, constructing a home is going to require getting a loan from a financial institution...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides
#BrandManagerMonth: It's about matching insides to outsides

Based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff brand employs approximately 36,000 people...

By Sindy Peters 22 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bridging the gap in Africa
Bridging the gap in Africa

Africa has seen great economic growth over recent years and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 6% annually, between 2013 and 2023...

By Ravi Kumar 24 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Polarisation leads to serious problems in SA construction industry
Polarisation leads to serious problems in SA construction industry

Why are so many construction contracts in SA over budget, late and being carried out at the expense of good relationships between the parties? I believe that polarisation in the construction industry is at the root of the problem...

By Ian Massey 24 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Marco Kriek, founder, Ground Up
#EntrepreneurMonth: Residential construction from the Ground Up

Founded by Marco Kriek in 2015, Ground Up is an independent construction consultancy that aims to ensure home build quality in SA...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Welding types - Understanding what is used in the industry

Industry-specific knowledge is what will differentiate successful promotion campaigns from unsuccessful attempts. Here is how you would want to present the main welding types in an official B2B presentation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Residential unit completions growth is weak
Residential unit completions growth is weak

For the month of June, square metres' worth of residential buildings completed rose by 12.4% year-on-year. This represents a strengthening from the prior months' slower growth of +2.7%...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation

With more than 10 years of experience in the built environment, associate director at Turner & Townsend Noluthando Molao has been involved in some of South Africa's more iconic projects...

By Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space
YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space

Launched in 2008, the Youth in Construction (YIC) initiative exposes learners to the opportunities that exist in the construction and engineering space...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nick Alexander, director of Business Development for Africa, Kwikspace
#AfricaMonth: No 'easy opportunities' in Africa

Kwikspace has a fairly extensive footprint in Africa supporting its clients in countries including Mozambique, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe
Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe

Thobile Bhembe is the first and currently the only female site agent at Inyatsi Construction Group's subsidiaries across the sub-Saharan market...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

J&G rebrands to JG Afrika
J&G rebrands to JG Afrika

Engineering and environmental consulting company Jeffares & Green (J&G) has rebranded and, since February this year, is now known as JG Afrika...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R
#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R

Meet Ed Jardim, group investor and media executive at Murray & Roberts.

By Sindy Peters 3 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel
[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

By Sindy Peters 5 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Implications of an SA nuclear build
Implications of an SA nuclear build

Nuclear energy has always been the proverbial bogeyman when it comes to power supply. Mention the subject and Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are immediately thrown into the mix as worst case scenarios...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

An introduction to glass standards
An introduction to glass standards

Just as your balustrades, staircases and pool enclosures need to comply with a variety of regulations and building codes, the glass that you use in your building projects or property developments need to comply with a variety of codes and regulations to ensure that the facility is safe for all that utilise it.

By Robert Blackbeard 15 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Does EPC equal evil, painful contract?
Does EPC equal evil, painful contract?

Even though EPC contracting is quickly becoming the norm in the South African construction industry, a large portion of the construction fraternity approaches EPC contracts with great circumspection, to put it mildly.

By Jurg van Dyk 11 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Allon Raiz
Building a construction company takes more skill than constructing a building

If there is one entrepreneurial venture where an inability to cost your projects will almost certainly kill your business, it is construction. I was reminded of this by a discussion I had with Sakhile Mdluli*, an entrepreneur with a construction business who recently joined one of Raizcorp's business support programmes.

By Allon Raiz 27 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Paddy Hartdegen
Was the construction industry wrong?

Many people in the commercial world, the media and the security sectors have been baying for the blood of the chief executive and directors of several major construction companies over their collusion.

By Paddy Hartdegen 25 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Paddy Hartdegen
The Durban bridge and other stories

If people wonder why so many ordinary South Africans get so cross about crime - and here I'm not talking about violent crime, just straight theft - then what happened in Durban and Alexandra are excellent cases to consider.

By Paddy Hartdegen 27 Jun 2012

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