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R524 million set aside for KZN highway repairs

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) will spend more than half a billion rand to repair two of South Africa’s most important national...

N2 Northbound Carriageway between Umzinto and Umgababa open by weekend

THE N2 northbound carriageway between Umzinto and Umgababa will  be open by the weekend. The far-left lane of the N2 on the northbound carriageway collapsed...

Bulk water project to double Kokstad’s water supply

THE bulk water project in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, which started in September 2020, is nearing completion. This will bring relief to the town which has been...

Engineering body calls for joint effort to rebuild, ease humanitarian crisis in KZN

THE South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) calls on industry bodies, the engineering fraternity, and the private sector to support efforts to relieve...

Quality of concrete for housing depends on mix constituents

THE role that the various mix constituents play to produce quality concrete for housing is often not fully understood, cautions Bryan Perrie, CEO of...

Making existing buildings more sustainable

By Mark Freeman THE building industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption due to a variety of trends, including the pandemic, ongoing technological transformation, market pressures, and...

Pyloning on the progress at Msikaba Bridge project

The Msikaba Bridge project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata achieved an engineering milestone this month, as the legs...

Simple safety checks to avoid construction auction pitfalls

SOME research before entering into a transaction with an auctioneering company can avert disappointment and problems that may occur through dealings with unprofessional or...

Concrete technology training courses for Durban

WITH Covid-19 lockdown restrictions now eased, Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT) will visit Durban in June to present live tuition...

Joint action urgently needed to counter construction mafia

YEARS of disruption by construction mafias in the civil engineering sector are holding back South Africa’s recovery, and all parties now need to throw...

Quantity surveyor body welcomes ‘construction mafia’ crackdown

THE Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, that the government is setting up a special...

Eye watering: R1 trillion needed to fix SA’s water infrastructure

IT will cost R1 trillion to repair, replace and restore South Africa’s broken water infrastructure. That’s the eye-watering estimate from Akosua Boadu Anie, Senior Civil...

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The rollercoaster and exhilaration of being a demolition specialist

TODAY is International Women in Engineering Day. To celebrate, Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester highlights what it's like being in close...

Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...