Construction body calls for urgent meeting after CETA placed under administration

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for an urgent meeting with the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande following the announcement that the Construction Education and Training Authority was placed under administration. Image source: Gallo/Getty “We have thousands of learners placed with building contractors on learnerships, apprenticeships and candidacy programmes and…

AECOM appoints new MD for Africa

Darrin Green has been promoted to managing director, Africa at AECOM, a responsibility he will undertake in addition to his previous role as MD for Civil Infrastructure, Africa. In his new capacity, Green will be responsible for the firm’s Africa-wide strategy, business development, health and safety, and operations. Darrin Green promoted to MD, Africa at…

Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is now open for entries. All practitioners, including architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions, are invited to enter. Image source: Gallo/Getty SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa says adjudicators are looking forward to entries for the annual awards that reflect forward-thinking designs that have a better future…

Bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

As the trend towards digitisation becomes pervasive across many industries and operations, the benefits offered to power distribution systems should not be overlooked. However, due to the aging infrastructure of facilities such as hospitals, airports, wastewater treatment plants, etc., electrical distribution has not been keeping up with the latest digitisation trends. As such, most facility…

Time for SA to join the smart cities revolution

Smart cities use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance liveability, workability and sustainability, thereby improving the life of its residents. Image source: Gallo/Getty “The Smart Cities Framework captures the relationship between a city’s responsibilities (what it needs to accomplish for citizens) and its enablers (the smart technologies that can make those tasks easier),” explains…