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Big updates for civils design software packages

AUTODESK, the multinational developer of software products and services for architecture, engineering, construction and other sectors, has announced the 2022 release of its Civil...

Concrete roads offer concrete benefits

TODAY’S concrete roads are a far cry from the concrete pavements of old which are still in existence but were designed to very different...

First mixed-use development in Shongweni gets underway

CURRENT paradigms of planning, engineering and architecture can exacerbate environmental and social degradation, leading towards increasingly unsustainable cities. That’s the view of local asset management,...

Major road upgrades will ease traffic congestion, roads agency says

THE major road upgrades between Cato Ridge and Ashburton interchange will ease traffic congestion and increase safety on that stretch of the N3 national...

Electric forklifts a SA first for big brickmaker

IN what is believed to be an industry first in South Africa, Conframat Bricks – a brick manufacturer that runs brick plants in Vanderbijl...

Industry body advises rethink of property development investment

THE looting and destruction that racked parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July requires a rethink of the role property development can play in...

Robust screens custom-designed to suit specific needs

KWATANI’S success in developing custom vibrating screens for a range of scalping, sizing, dewatering, drain and rinse and desliming applications is built on decades...

Readymix quality key to construction success

IT is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from...

Mud blocker the wheel deal for farm, construction equipment

SKF’s new generation of Mudblock radial shaft cassette seals for the front and rear wheel-ends on agricultural and construction machines have been specially designed,...

New tech takes the guesswork out of concrete curing

HAVING insight into the strength of concrete helps contractors determine when the concrete can be walked on or when formwork can be removed, so...

Mining uptick boosts demand for bigger crushers

CRUSHING equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec is seeing growing demand from the mining sector as rising commodity prices breathe new life into this industry. This contrasts...

LED light towers make light work of gloomy job site

AT their best, light towers combine efficiency, performance and robust reliability with low operational costs, reduced noise levels and safety to provide optimum lighting...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...