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Strategy outlines constructive value of wood

5th August 2022 The University of Pretoria (UP) has played a significant part in the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) Promotion of Timber Construction Steering Committee, which aims to address the promotion of the forest sector’s role in the green economy, states UP senior lecturer Schalk... 

Council implements measures to verify qualifications

29th July 2022 The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), with the development of an upgraded registration system, has been implementing additional security measures pertaining to its registration certificates since 2020.  This is a result of fake, hard-copy... 

New trends boost need for project skills development

29th July 2022 Recent trends, such as the impact of digital disruption, climate change and shifting demographics, have increased the need for reskilling and upskilling local project management talent, says non-profit organisation Project Management Institute (PMI) Sub Saharan Africa MD George Asamani. “It is... 

SA market offers supply based opportunities

22nd July 2022 Drilling equipment supplier Rock Drill Technologies (RDT) is aiming to grow its market share in the Southern Africa mining industry, based on its ability to supply affordable pneumatics products because of its reliable supply chain. The move north is owed to there being limited opportunities in... 

Batteries and decentralised power seen as key way to boost security of supply

1st July 2022 Industry body the South African Energy Storage Association chairperson Mikhail Nikomarov emphasises the importance of a decentralised power system and the benefits it can provide, and how this can be supported using battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the local market. “Energy storage... 

Batteries and decentralised power seen as key way to boost security of supply

1st July 2022 Industry body the South African Energy Storage Association chairperson Mikhail Nikomarov emphasises the importance of a decentralised power system and the benefits it can provide, and how this can be supported using battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the local market. “Energy storage... 

Economic strain, building ratings drive green buildings demand

24th June 2022 The economic impact of Covid-19 and the introduction of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in South Africa are some of the factors driving the growth of the green buildings sector, states consulting engineers WSP Africa building services regional director Alison Groves. The local market has... 

Green ratings offer benefits during economic crunch

24th June 2022 Premium and Grade-A offices that are Green Star-certified provide an average one-year income return of 8.4, compared to an average of 8.3 for non-Green Star-certified Prime and Grade-A offices, according to the MSCI South Africa 2021 Green Annual Property Index. Further, vacancy rates – based on... 

Industry body stresses need for import protection

17th June 2022 Construction industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) is interacting with government to legislate anti-import dumping tariffs and protection for local cement materials and products. “We have capacity to produce around 22-million tons of cement a year, and we are producing only about... 

Industry body initiatives boost research, skills building

17th June 2022 Since the launch of the Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) last year, the organisation has hosted a range of educational and concrete research and development initiatives to promote research, and improve skills and education, in the cement and concrete industry. The first of these CCSA... 

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