ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has reversed its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from the engineered timber construction industry on the critical role that the institute plays. An extra-ordinary board meeting was held on 16 October 2019 in order to collate this feedback and investigate a possible turnaround strategy. Image source:…

Top 3 risks facing the construction industry

With Fitch Solutions predicting sluggish growth of only 2.4% for 2019, the South African construction industry currently finds itself in an unpredictable macro-environment. Talks of a looming global recession is causing capital expenditure on large-scale construction projects to dwindle, sending the industry into a rally to achieve higher levels of risk readiness to address increasing…

Wits student Hashim Tarmahomed bags AfriSam Student Design Challenge

Wits University’s Hashim Tarmahomed has been named the winner of the inaugural AfriSam Student Design Challenge, which aims to incentivise the next generation of designers to foreground sustainable solutions in design thinking. Hashim Tarmahomed, winner of the AfriSam Student Design Challenge The brief went out to architecture schools across Gauteng who were required to take…