Kenya builds its way to 2030 goals

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy over the last year, the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development. The planned expansion of roads, construction of affordable housing in urban centres and improvement of sanitation in the counties are among the key areas Kenya is working on despite…

Coega has a busy year in construction

The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a hive of activity with projects under construction. Despite the difficult and unfavourable business environment due to Covid-19 related challenges. Coega IDZ “Whilst we can all agree this year hasn’t been easy, we’ve had to challenge ourselves to be forward thinking, adapt to a fluid business environment and…

Engineering, construction industry needs to urgently embrace digitalisation

Speaking at the virtual #futurenow conference held by construction software company RIB CCS, John Sanei, futures strategist, human behaviour specialist and author, said, “When nothing is certain, anything is possible. The complex world we are moving into requires economies of learning and robustness.” The conference explored the urgent need for the engineering and construction industry…

Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transfer

Tlhabane Square in Rustenburg is a new mixed-use precinct being developed by the Public Investment Corporation… Tlhabane Square development in Rustenburg Situated along the Swartruggens Road (R104) and bordered by Monareng Street and Motsatsi Street, the precinct consists of the following: A retail mall offering 31,000m2 of GLA;Offices: ±12,000m2 of GLA (incorporating Home Affairs, SASSA,…

How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets

A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets. It responds to the construction industry’s role in the Paris Agreement and focuses on the decarbonisation of existing buildings, both residential and commercial. The report…

SAICE inaugurates Vishal Krishandutt as its 118th president

Vishal Krishandutt was recently inaugurated as the South African Institution of Civil Engineering’s (SAICE) 118th president. He is a registered professional civil engineering technologist with over 26 years of collective experience in construction, academia, local government and consulting engineering, and is currently employed at Nyeleti Consulting as a technical director. Newly inaugurated SAICE president Vishal…

Zutari championing MCDI tech as an alternative to reverse osmosis-based desalination

Membrane capacitive deionisation (MCDI) is a commercially-available electro-desalination water treatment technology that has become a successful alternative to reverse osmosis (RO) membrane treatment trains, according to Zutari process engineer Louis Koen. The engineering agency is thus championing MCDI technology in its designs as industries that rely heavily on water for their processes look for more…