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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Heavy rains dampen piling

23rd May 2014 Despite being hampered by water ingress after heavy summer rainfall, piling company and Master Builders Association (MBA) North member Gauteng Piling has completed its piling contract for a new large-scale warehouse for Value Logistics in Pomona, Kempton Park, in March. 

Multibillion-rand electricity infrastructure investment

23rd May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom has invested R35-billion in improved electricity transmission infrastructure – boosting the utility’s capacity to provide electricity – as part of its new build programme. 

Sustainable building driven by environmental concerns

23rd May 2014 Construction companies are aiming to use more sustainable methods of building, as the sector is increasingly being driven by companies’ need to have a lower environmental footprint to meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation, states audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG. 

Building green impeded by skills shortages

23rd May 2014 A lack of skills and resources nationwide is hampering environment-friendly and sustainable methods of construction, says engineering and design company WSP Group Africa. 

Tilt-up construction gaining popularity

16th May 2014 The tilt-up method of using concrete in the construction of buildings can be one of the most cost-effective building techniques when using concrete, reports Midrand-based cement and concrete advisory organisation The Concrete Institute. 

SA concrete industry successful

16th May 2014 The South African concrete industry continues to be successful and is on par with international best practice in terms of large-scale projects, reports nonprofit educational organisation The Concrete Institute, based in Midrand. 

Cement deliveries managed with software

16th May 2014 Logistics solutions company CargoWare’s FleetLogiX fleet management software has been used to manage 1 000 Volvo trucks, tasked with moving millions of tons of imported cement from the Port of Djibouti, in Ethiopia, to cement producer Derba Midroc Cement’s (DMC’s) new plant and, from there, to... 

New cane slew loader on show

25th April 2014 Heavy equipment manufacturers Bell Equipment and Richards Bay-based Matriarch Equipment will exhibit their new cane slew loader (CSL) at this year’s agricultural and livestock expo Nampo Harvest Day next month in Bothaville, Free State. 

Forklift rental suitable for agriculture sector

25th April 2014 Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of Eqstra Holdings will display a range of forklifts suitable for agricultural applications at Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 13 to 16. 

Junior ploughers also compete at Nampo

25th April 2014 A young generation of ploughers will take to the fields in a ploughing competition at this year’s Grain SA Nampo Harvest Day, which runs from May 13 to 16, in the Free State. 

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