Entries by Creamer Media

Atterbury completes R340m mall development in Mauritius

Property developer and investor Atterbury has completed the development of the R340-million Bo’Valon Mall, in Mahebourg, Mauritius. The mall is a joint venture (JV) between Atterbury and EnAtt and takes its name from the village it is located in in, Beau Valon, which means “beautiful valley”. Powered by WPeMatico

Aveng provides update on disposals

Global infrastructure and resources group Aveng on Friday reported on the status of several previously reported disposals. In relation to the Aveng Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) disposal, announced in July, Aveng confirmed that all consents and conditions precedents have been fulfilled or waived, and the purchase price of R129-million has been received. Powered by WPeMatico

Cool coatings can help make living in low-cost buildings more bearable

Cool coating technologies, also known as cool surfaces, can play a key role in making human settlements more energy efficient and sustainable, and buildings more habitable, says research institution South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) energy efficiency cool surfaces project officer Denise Lundall. “Tests from the low-cost housing cool surfaces project in Groblershoop completed […]

Data management in construction adds resilience, efficiency benefits

Effectively managing data in construction sector businesses helps them to be more resilient in the event of a cybersecurity breach or loss of data, and helps them to use their data efficiently to support operations , says data management consulting company Gabsten Technologies MD Hemant Harie. While construction industry businesses generate data specific to the […]

Tribunal dismisses cement industry cartel case against NPC

A decade after the Competition Commission launched an investigation into a cement cartel, the matter has been finalised, with the Competition Tribunal this week  having dismissed a case of indirect price fixing and market division against Natal Portland Cement Cimpor (NPC).   The cement industry cartel case stemmed from a commission investigation launched in 2008, […]

Afrimat Construction Index gains some traction in third quarter

The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI), a composite index of the level of activity in South Africa’s building and construction sectors, increased by 5.1% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter. Economist Dr Roelof Botha, who compiles the ACI on behalf of construction materials, industrial minerals and bulk commodities provider Afrimat, on Thursday said it was encouraging that […]