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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...

John LoosBy 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%...

John LoosBy John Loos 19 Aug 2016

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...

Robert BlackbeardBy 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.

Jurg van DykBy 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...

Allon RaizBy 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.

Paddy HartdegenBy 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.

Paddy HartdegenBy Paddy Hartdegen 27 Jun 2012

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