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Minister calls for tangible suggestions from construction stakeholders

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on Monday requested that the Construction and Industry Development Board (CIDB) resubmit a report containing industry views on issues faced by the industry and recommendations on how to solve those issues by the first week of March. The Minister said she would reconvene with the 35 members […]

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

FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index finds ‘some life’ within construction sector

First National Bank (FNB) and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) says construction activity has continued to improve in the fourth quarter of the year. The higher activity lifted the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index to 22, from 15 in the third quarter. 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

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 […]

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 […]