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Steady progress made on construction of Western Aqueduct

Posted on Thursday, 30th Jun 2016

According to Ednick Msweli, head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), the Western Aqueduct (WA) bulk water pipeline will have a significant impact on the future development of the eThekwini region.

 

Western Aqueduct pipeline crossing the Umgeni River through the Umgeni Valley. Rehabilitation of environment is still due.

 

 

“With unemployment at record highs and a need to fast-track the establishment of industry that will beneficiate commodities and manufacture for export in order to both grow the regional economy and create jobs, the provision of good water infrastructure has never been more important. With the completion of the WA, Durban will have some of the best water infrastructure in the country,” he said.

The WA - which was divided into two phases – will bring water into Durban from the Midmar Dam and recently constructed Springrove Dam. It will significantly strengthen the capacity of bulk water supply and meet the needs of the greater eThekwini region for the next 30 years.

The first phase of the Western Aqueduct, which measures 20km and stretches from the Umlaas Road Reservoir to Inchanga, was commissioned at the end of 2012.

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Fourways Mall development spurs Accelerate Property's growth

Posted on Thursday, 30th Jun 2016

Accelerate Property Fund, the real estate group with a focus on Fourways, grew its portfolio 24% year-on-year to March to R8.4bn, owing to strong investment activity. This was while its net asset value climbed 25.5% for the reporting period.

 

Fourways Mall development spurs Accelerate Property's growth

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$3,3bn joint venture heats up African energy sector

Posted on Thursday, 30th Jun 2016

One of the continent's largest joint ventures, capable of generating 1,575MW of electricity in a number of African countries, has been established between Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund, an infrastructure fund managed by Harith General Partners.

 

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Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeeping

Posted on Monday, 20th Jun 2016

As one of the primary pollinators in the world, bees are not only important to human survival, they also play a central role in the evolution of the earth's ecology.
Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeepingYet bees are facing a global threat. The use of pesticides has contributed to the death of some 250-million bees in recent years. Beekeepers lose up to 30% of their stock and equipment each year due to vandalism and theft, resulting in a loss of pollination and honey. Diseases such as American Foul Brood play a large role in the decreasing number of bees worldwide. Migratory beekeeping is also contributing to the spread of this disease, as it removes permanency for bee colonies and allows outside factors to threaten the structure of hives. 

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Eskom gets new hydro plant fully linked to grid

Posted on Monday, 20th Jun 2016

Eskom hailed a milestone in its efforts to overcome South Africa's chronic electricity shortages on Sunday, saying it had linked up the last of four units at its new Ingula hydro-electric power plant to the grid.



"We look forward to Ingula rapidly nearing commercial completion and meeting the 2017 deadline, thereby enhancing the security of Eskom's electricity supply to power South Africa into the future," Eskom's Chief Executive Brian Molefe said.

 

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Posted in Engineering News

Eskom refutes allegations of blindsiding Exxaro in the Arnot coal contract

Posted on Monday, 20th Jun 2016

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom on Sunday dismissed reports that it had “blindsided” Exxaro Resources in respect of the Arnot power station coal supply contract and threatened to take the matter to the Press Ombudsman.

 




 

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Posted in Engineering News

Exports seen as key to improving prospects for SA capital equipment manufacturers

Posted on Friday, 17th Jun 2016


South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec) says domestic manufacturers of capital equipment stand a better chance of being sustainable in the country’s struggling economy by opening up export channels and liaising with foreign customers to build stronger ties in international markets.
 

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Posted in Equpment Export News

PPC outlines plan for immediate liquidity squeeze as it works on rights issue

Posted on Friday, 17th Jun 2016

Embattled cement producer PPC is finalising a R3-billion to R4-billion capital raising plan in parallel with urgent efforts to bed down a R2-billion bridging guarantee facility to settle outstanding obligations to bondholders that come due on June 23.

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GBCSA Convention Now in July 2016 // Meet John Elkington

Posted on Wednesday, 15th Jun 2016

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New guide promotes interpretation, application of ISO 9001:2015

Posted on Tuesday, 14th Jun 2016

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers' (FIDIC) Quality Management Task Force recently held its first working meeting.
Sonja de Klerk
Sonja de Klerk
Hosted by Aurecon, the goal of the task force meeting is to create a new guide that will give practical and useful information on how ISO 9001 clauses can be applied within engineering and construction companies.

Sonja de Klerk, head of quality, Environment & Sustainability at Aurecon, says that engineering consultancies and contractors are often required to have formalised quality management systems and be ISO 9001 certified to compete in today’s marketplace. The new guide, which will be entitled Guide to the Interpretation and Application of ISO 9001:2015 in the Consulting Engineering Industry when it is released, will demystify many complex aspects of the standard.

“This guide will be helpful to any quality management practitioner in the consulting engineering industry. The clauses in ISO 9001 can seem abstract, but the new guide will help clarify them in the context of our industry through the use of explanations and examples,” says de Klerk.

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Posted in Construction and Engineering News

Broadway Boulevard to become dual carriageway

Posted on Tuesday, 14th Jun 2016

The City of Cape Town will spend approximately R103m on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway. The Transport for Cape Town project will commence within the next three weeks and will take about two-and-a-half years to complete.

 

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Posted in Cape Town Development News

Dutch architect unveils 3D printer to make 'endless' house

Posted on Tuesday, 14th Jun 2016

A Dutch architect on Wednesday, 8 June, unveiled a unique 3D printer with which he aims to construct a large building "without beginning or end" shaped like an infinite loop. 

 

 

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Home ownership in SA: Facts tell different story

Posted on Wednesday, 24th Feb 2016

 Home ownership in SA: Facts tell different story

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Posted in Economy

Construction of the R3,5bn Clairwood Logistics Park will begin within the first quarter of 2016

Posted on Monday, 08th Feb 2016

Construction of the R3,5 billion Clairwood Logistics Park will begin within the first quarter of 2016, creating much needed employment and business opportunities within the South Durban Basin.

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Motor industry player receives GSSA rating

Posted on Tuesday, 02nd Feb 2016

The BMW Supertech Durban dealership, situated off Edwin Swales in Durban, has been awarded a 4-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance Pilot rating by the Green Building Council South Africa.

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Hotel Verde wins GBCSA Green Star Award

Posted on Tuesday, 10th Nov 2015

Hotel Verde in Cape Town has been named winner in the Highest Rated Building category for its Existing Building Performance (EBP) Pilot tool rating during the Green Star SA Leadership Awards 2015 at the annual Green Building Convention in Cape Town.

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Posted in GBCSA - November

Menlyn Maine Pegasus 4 Star Green Star Rating

Posted on Thursday, 29th Oct 2015

Solid Green Consulting has successfully facilitated 20 Green Star SA certifications with the Menlyn Maine Pegasus building marking this milestone. Menlyn Maine Pegasus received a 4 Star Green Star SA – Office v1 Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) on 22 September 2015.

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Posted in Gauteng Projects

"Cape Town CBD residential market boom"

Posted on Tuesday, 27th Oct 2015

The steadily growing demand for residential accommodation in Cape Town’s central city shows no signs of abating after a record year in 2014 when around 530 apartments were sold to the value of R856 million.

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Posted in Cape Town - Property News

V & A Waterfront's Silo District hounered with safety awards.

Posted on Monday, 19th Oct 2015

The V&A Waterfront's Grain Silo project, comprising the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and The Silo (hotel), came first regionally and second nationally in the Master Builders Association Safety Competition.

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Posted in Cape Town Construction News

"The Pavilion to get a R1.1 billion makeover"

Posted on Wednesday, 14th Oct 2015

The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban is set to get a massive R1.1 billion makeover and expansion designed to reposition the centre, significantly increasing its leisure and retail offering.

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Posted in Durban - Developments / Property News

Century City Square is filling up fast

Posted on Wednesday, 14th Oct 2015

The R1 billion mixed use Century City Square development is on track for completion by February 2016. Rabie Property Group’s R1 billion mixed use Century City Square development, which is set to become the new commercial hub of Century City, is on track for completion by February 2016.

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Posted in Cape Town - Property News

Business Case To Invest In Green Buildings

Posted on Tuesday, 15th Sep 2015

“The business case to invest in green buildings is becoming more compelling every year,” says Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), citing the results of the latest IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Indicators.

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Green Building Council Aug News

Posted on Thursday, 20th Aug 2015

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Green Building Council

Posted on Thursday, 20th Aug 2015

Green Star SA’s first 6 Star Rated Hotel – Hotel Verde in Cape Town, SA

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Posted in GBCSA Green Star Building

The CTICC Green Building Convention

Posted on Thursday, 20th Aug 2015

The CTICC Green Building Convention, 2-4 November 2015

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Posted in Convention

ArchitectureZA 2015 (AZA2015) event

Posted on Monday, 17th Aug 2015

ArchitectureZA 2015 announces speaker lineup

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Posted in Architecture Event - Johannesburg

Developments of the future

Posted on Wednesday, 05th Aug 2015

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Posted in Gauteng Development

Green Project Certification

Posted on Tuesday, 04th Aug 2015

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Posted in Construction Sustainability

Cape Town Energy Forum Awards 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 28th Jul 2015

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Posted in Cape Town Forums

GBCSA Annual Convention

Posted on Wednesday, 22nd Jul 2015

Save the dates 2-6 November for the Green Building Council Convention

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Construction a R84 billion city in Modderfontein,

Posted on Wednesday, 08th Jul 2015

Modderfontein new city makes its mark

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Posted in New Developments in Gauteng

Greenford Office Park, Western Cape

Posted on Wednesday, 08th Jul 2015

Greenford Office Park nears completion

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Posted in L2C Projects

The Touchstone House Project, Bree Street, Cape Town

Posted on Monday, 15th Jun 2015

Touchstone House has topped out at 15 floors above Bree Street according to Craig Armstrong, regional director of developer FWJK. Completion by the contractors Stabilid will follow in October 2015.

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Posted in L2C Projects

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