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The difficulties of accessing remote sites, combined with the challenge posed by flight and travel restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, will result in a fundamental shift in the South African construction industry towards adopting digital assets.

AECOM FOCUSES ON DIGITAL DELIVERY TO NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The difficulties of accessing remote sites, combined with the challenge posed by flight and travel restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, will result in a fundamental shift in the South African construction industry towards adopting digital assets. With many projects shuttered as a result of the lockdown, the industry is likely to adopt remote […]

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Submissions for the Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards can be made until 17 July.

2020 AWARDS PROGRAMME CELEBRATES WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

With the aim of celebrating and encouraging women in the construction industry, the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has developed an awards programme to showcase their projects and achievements. The Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards consist of ten awards categories, which are open for entry to any entity which is registered […]

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A submission by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team is calling for an immediate re-activation of live construction sites that were at various stages of completion when the lockdown came into effect.

CALL FOR THE DESIGNATION OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES

The construction industry has the potential to create employment opportunities to cushion the impact of an anticipated increase in unemployment in the immediate aftermath of the current nation-wide lockdown. This is according to a submission made by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CCRR19TT) to motivate for a phased reactivation of the Construction Sector. […]

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Programmes that empower female employees flip the narrative of gender equality in the construction industry this on its head.

BUILDING FEMALE STRENGTH IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Gender equality remains an issue in many industries, but in construction it is particularly rampant. A way for businesses to flip this on its head and to change the narrative, is through the implementation of programmes that empower female employees, assisting them to grow and flourish within the mostly male-dominated industry. (more…)

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A concerted effort by both government and the private sector could turn the industry around says executive director of the Master Builders’ Association Western Cape.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTRACTION PAINTS WORRYING PICTURE

South Africa suffered its worst decline in economic activity in a decade, in the first quarter of 2019. One of the sectors contributing to this decline is the construction industry, witnessed by some long-established industry-stalwarts and household names being liquidated or placed in business rescue. (more…)

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Settlement agreement for SA construction firms – legal findings

The need to strike a balance between tough action on cartelists on the one hand and an industry able to deliver on its infrastructure mandate   Justin Balkin from ENS: The Minister is undoubtedly correct.  As in all cases of collusion, it is essential that an effective penalty is levied (for purposes of both punishment […]

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Creating a culture of environmental excellence within South Africa’s building industry

EcoStandard, the first South African Eco label for products in the building and construction industry, aims to be the trusted certification body for the setting of environmental standards of excellence when rating a product, manufacturer and/ or service provider within our local building sector. Currently there are no locally originated assessment tools available; hence the […]

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Construction industry – no ray of light onsite for contractors

The immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains increasingly challenging. Even though some companies are reflecting a steady growth, the industry is still reeling from a three-year battle amongst companies to win work on low-priced projects.   The increased supply of construction workers and the lack of demand for new construction projects have […]

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Corbrik’s Meyer positive about 2012

Right now, the construction industry is in a tough spot and the property market is at its lowest ebb in decades. Yet, Corobrik, a company that would be expected to suffer most from this downturn, has grown and produced good results. Much of this has been attributed to the leadership of managing director Dirk Meyer […]

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Making sense of collusion in construction industry

The Competition Commission’s recent decision to prevent the centralised publication of cement usage statistics, on the grounds of alleged collusion by the cement manufacturers has robbed the construction industry of the most up-to-date information on building and construction activity. The lack of information and resulting impact on forward planning has come at a difficult time […]

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