Construction

17 Feb 2021

Surge in online activity to buy heavy equipment.

17 February 2021 – There has been a marked surge in online activity to buy heavy equipment in Africa and the Middle East over past year or two as construction […]
1 Feb 2021

Bell beefs up excavator range with heavy-duty 20-tonner.

02 February 2021 – South African based Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment has beefed up its excavator range with a new Kobelco heavy-duty 20 tonnner.   Bell Equipment, the […]
22 Jan 2021

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater.

21 January 2021 – Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, were unsafe for occupation mostly because of the devastating consequences […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
2 Jan 2021

Funds approved for Uganda roads upgrade

02 January 2020 – The African Development Fund has approved funds worth USD71.5-million to upgrade roads in Uganda. These projects are expected to benefit close to one million people in […]
16 Dec 2020

Tips for sustainable water management in construction

16 December 2020 – Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. Here are some tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water can cause […]
11 Dec 2020

South Africa’s infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action, innovation

11 December 2020 – According to Steve Bartels, SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist, South Africa’s much awaited infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action and innovation.    Hopes of […]
12 Nov 2020

A new approach to housing and urban development

12 November 2020 – Small entrepreneurs are developing new rental opportunities in functional and connected neighbourhoods introducing a new approach to housing and urban development.   Drawing on the findings of […]
5 Nov 2020

Lime operation a boost for DRC’s cement production

05 November 2020 – The government of the DRC expects a recently commissioned lime kiln at a cement plant to boost the country’s annual cement production substantially.  The kiln at […]