Getting real about virtual events

2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before! Learn something new every day Virtual events have removed the constraints of travel, parking and security check-in times, but their back-to-back volumes can make for overwhelming…

Construction body calls for self-certification to overcome public sector bottlenecks

The Construction Covid-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CC19RRTT), formed during the height of the lockdown, collectively presented the minister of national public works and infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, with a medium-term plan for the activation of the industry post the lockdown. Highlighting the crucial bottlenecks that had to be tackled to enable the South African…

Nairobi’s Runda-based SABIS International School sets green building precedent

The new SABIS International School in Runda, Nairobi was awarded a four-star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating earlier this year. Construction on the SABIS International School – Runda campus started in June 2016 and was completed in June 2018. Facilities include an independent kindergarten area, upper and lower school buildings, cafeteria, gymnasium, pool,…

Investing in local construction skills training contributes to growth, quality

Construction developers and contractors have an opportunity to leave a lasting positive legacy in the communities in which their projects are based by investing in training and development that creates sustainable livelihoods among local populations. “An investment in the training and development of unemployed people in these communities goes a long way towards improving their…