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Keith Stewart, Micrographics Managing Director

TWO TITANS OF ENGINEERING JOIN FORCES TO TAKE ON AFRICAN MARKET

Prokon and Micrographics have entered a unique partnership that would see both companies leverage each other’s expertise, while creating a one-stop-shop for existing and new clients. Prokon and Micrographics are two engineering stalwarts in the South African engineering and architectural space. Both companies are Autodesk Certified Partners and over the last three decades each has […]

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With Women’s Month about to begin, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction.

CLIMBING THE SCAFFOLDING: SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN IN ROOFING

While the South African construction sector is a provider of a significant number of jobs and fertile ground for entrepreneurial activities, female representation across all strata in the sector is fundamentally lacking. According to the National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC) Women Empowerment Programme website, “Participation by women in the construction industry remains low. Support […]

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SUPERTALL BUILDINGS GOING UP FASTER THAN EVER

Buildings are getting taller and these buildings are being constructed at an increasingly rapid pace. In this interview, world-renowned supertall buildings expert and Aurecon’s Buildings Director, Middle East and North Africa Buildings, Dr Andy Davids, discusses the possibilities and opportunities involved in cutting down the construction time of tall buildings, the sustainability issues related to tall […]

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GLOBAL DESIGN EVENT RETURNS TO JOHANNESBURG THIS SEPTEMBER

Autodesk University has provided customers worldwide with the best learning and networking experiences for over 20 years.  Beginning as a conference in the United States, the program has grown to include events around the globe. On Thursday 4 September 2014, this design event – one of the largest in South Africa, second only to the […]

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SAICE ACCREDITS UNIQUE AFRISAM COURSE WITH CPD POINTS

A course on good concrete practices and cement manufacturing devised by AfriSam has been qualified by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) to be presented as part of its CPD (Continuous Personal Development) initiative. The new course was reviewed by an external academic and accredited with 0.4 CPD points. Mike McDonald, AfriSam product […]

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Global design and technology event returns to Johannesburg

Global leader in 3D Design Software, Autodesk, is offering South Africans the opportunity to attend an internationally accredited day of further education and networking on 22 October. For the second year running, the highly anticipated Autodesk University Extension (AUx) will offer design professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and infrastructure industries the opportunity to […]

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HP introduces entry-level, web-connected solutions for large-format printing from virtually anywhere

HP today unveiled the industry’s first web-connected, entry-level printing solutions for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) students and professionals, making in-house, large-format printing accessible to more users.   Delivering large-format printing through the cloud from virtually anywhere, (1) the new HP Designjet T120 and T520 ePrinter series provide on-the-go professionals with simple and affordable printing […]

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Engineering Sciences amongst list of critical skills shortage

According to a statement by the basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made on the 10th of January 2011, Engineering Sciences is amongst the list of critical skills shortages and areas for further study.  The African Academy is amongst the numerous FET Colleges nationwide offering courses in the critically scarce-skilled area of Engineering and Draughting.  The […]

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