1. Articles in category: Construction & Building

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    1. The Pressures Facing Procurement on EPC Projects

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 25 2015)

      The Pressures Facing Procurement on EPC Projects

      The execution and operation of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects requires close collaboration between procurement and construction.

      For those who manage EPC projects, the ’E’ component generally is the most important, with procurement depending upon decisions made by engineering.The traditional setup dictates that engineering defines the project specifications and quality requirements essential to the successful execution of procurement. If engineering is not properly executed, then procurement fails.


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      Mentions:   Procurement Leaders Network

    2. Gauteng govt reveals bidders for Cedar road upgrade

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 22 2015)

      Gauteng govt reveals bidders for Cedar road upgrade

      The Gauteng Provincial Treasury and the Department of Roads and Transport on Wednesday revealed the names of the 12 bidders for the Cedar road upgrade tender, which formed part of the province’s open tender pilot project.

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    3. Tenders being prepared for new terminals across SA ports system

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (Dec 8 2014)

      Tenders being prepared for new terminals across SA ports system

      Besides tenders for cruise terminals at the Cape Town and Durban harbours, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) plans to release a series of request for proposals (RFPs) in the coming months for terminal prospects at a number of the country’s commercial ports.

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      Mentions:   Cape Town   East London

    4. Govt committed to supporting local procurement

      Explore SA News (Aug 19 2014)

      Govt committed to supporting local procurement

      South Africa Government is committed to supporting local manufacturers through a range of local procurement instruments, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   National Treasury

    5. SA building industry verging on ‘major’ recovery, says Aspasa

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 4 2014)

      SA building industry verging on ‘major’ recovery, says Aspasa

      Despite crippling industry-wide strikes, uneasy foreign exchange rates and an uncertain post-election period, the building industry in South Africa is on the mend and is showing signs of recovering beyond several analysts’ expectations, Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar has asserted.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    6. Numsa agrees to wage deal to end four-week strike

      Explore BDlive (Jul 28 2014)

      Numsa agrees to wage deal to end four-week strike

      THE National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Monday that its members had unanimously accepted a wage settlement offer in the metals and engineering sectors, ending a four-week strike that has crippled some manufacturers.

      Some 220,000 Numsa members who have been on strike since July 1 will begin to return to work on Tuesday, after agreeing to a three-year wage deal giving its lowest-paid members increases of up to 10%.

      Speaking at a briefing at the union’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg on Monday, Numsa general-secretary Irvin Jim said the union had also agreed with employers on ...

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      Mentions:   Reuters   South Africa

    7. Call for earlier involvement by engineers, contractors in tender process

      Explore Engineering News (Apr 8 2014)

      Call for earlier involvement by engineers, contractors in tender process

      Civil engineering construction contractor Stefanutti Stocks Civils MD Werner Jerling has iterated the call for government to include input from consulting engineers and contractors “early on” in the tender conception process of large infrastructure projects to expedite the award process and provide “invaluable” project timeline and budget-related input.

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      Mentions:   IMF   Transnet

    8. Holcim, Lafarge agree merger to create cement giant

      Explore BDlive (Apr 7 2014)

      Holcim, Lafarge agree merger to create cement giant

      Switzerland’s Holcim unveiled an all-share deal to buy France’s Lafarge on Monday to create the world’s biggest cement maker with combined sales of €32bn.

      The partners billed the deal as a merger of equals under which Lafarge shareholders will receive one Holcim share for every Lafarge share held, with the combined group to be based in Switzerland and listed in Zurich and Paris.

      Shares in Lafarge rose 4% at the open, the top gainer on France’s blue-chip CAC 40 index, while shares in Holcim were up 5.4%. The new entity, worth just less than $60bn ...

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      Mentions:   Reuters   India   Brazil

    9. Aveng promotes FD to CEO role

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 11 2014)

      Aveng promotes FD to CEO role

      The Aveng Group has announced the appointment of acting CEO and FD Kobus Verster as CEO, with with immediate effect.  .  Verster, who had “extensive” experience in the steel and mining sectors, holds a BCom degree from the University of Potchefstroom and a BCom Honours in Economics degree from the University of Pretoria.

      He also holds an MBL from the University of South Africa and attended the Executive Management Programme, at the University of Virginia, in the US.  Prior to joining Aveng, Verster was CFO at ArcelorMittal South Africa, where he previously held various senior management positions.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    10. CESA calls for investigation of ‘blatant’ municipal tender irregularity

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 31 2014)

      CESA calls for investigation of ‘blatant’ municipal tender irregularity

      Following complaints from its member firms, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has noted “with concern the blatant abuse of Section 32 of the Municipal Finance Management Act” and has called on the Auditor General, National Treasury and the Public Protector to investigate the deviations. According to the organisation, Section 32 dealt with the procurement of goods and services under contracts secured by other organs of State.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury

    11. Glover takes up reins at WorleyParsons South Africa

      Explore Engineering News (Nov 6 2013)

      Glover takes up reins at WorleyParsons South Africa

      Following the acquisition of project house TWP by Australia-based WorleyParsons earlier this year, the global project delivery company has announced that former TWP Holdings CEO Digby Glover has been appointed CEO of WorleyParsons South Africa. Glover, who had been employed by the TWP group since 2001, had occupied the role of WorleyParsons South Africa COO for the last eight months, which sub-Saharan Africa MD Francis McNiff said made him the most suitable candidate to lead the combined South African business after integration.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Japan   South Africa

    12. Dispute resolution in construction contracts

      Explore Polity.org.za (Nov 1 2013)

      Dispute resolution in construction contracts

      The ever-increasing number of cross-border contracts, as well as the scope and scale of work being undertaken by construction companies, has necessitated the need for unity and consistency in the agreements governing construction contracts.

      This will assist in resolving disputes arising from such contracts in the most expedient and cost-effective manner, says law firm Routledge Modise. director Gary Pritchard.

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      Mentions:   NEC

    13. President Zuma turns sod to launch construction of R20bn diamond mine

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (Oct 22 2013)

      President Zuma turns sod to launch construction of R20bn diamond mine

      President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday turned the first sod at the launch of the construction phase of the R20-billion Venetia underground project in Limpopo province. He did so together with Anglo American plc chairperson Sir John Parker and Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Also officiating at the launch was Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

      Zuma told the large launch gathering and international media contingent that the project was significant because it demonstrated confidence in South Africa as an investment destination of choice by both foreign and South African companies.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pravin Gordhan   Jacob Zuma

    14. The eight principles of sustainable construction procurement

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 2 2013)

      The UK Government has announced eight procurement principles for construction projects derived from lessons learned from the Olympic Games. London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Legacy: Sustainable Procurement for Construction Projects places sustainability at the top of the list of priorities for public sector buyers.    The eight principles are:

       1.    Seek a clear and public commitment to sustainability at the highest level of the organisation.

       2.    Prepare thoroughly: early consideration of sustainability.

       3.    Set specific, clear, and challenging sustainability targets from the outset.


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      Mentions:   London

    15. Procurement probe dampens convention centre’s birthday celebrations

      Explore BDlive (Jun 17 2013)

      Procurement probe dampens convention centre’s birthday celebrations

      While the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) prepares to celebrate its tenth birthday next week, its much talked about multi-million rand expansion project looks set to be delayed as the city of Cape Town probes the centre’s procurement processes relating to the contract for the design of the expansion.  Over the past decade, the CTICC has contributed more than R19bn to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and over R6bn to the Western Cape's GDP. The expansion is expected to see the centre doubling its capacity and its contribution to GDP.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Cape Town

    16. WBHO grows order book to R23.5bn

      Explore Engineering News (Jun 7 2013)

      Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes – Ovcon (WBHO) has grown its order book from R22.8-billion in December to R23.5-billion in April, having secured new projects in all segments of its business, other than in West Africa. The group said in a business update on Friday that, while the volatility of iron-ore and gold commodity prices had slowed development of mines in West Africa, it remained a preferred contractor for certain civil packages on the Mayoko iron-ore project, in the Republic of Congo.

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      Mentions:   Australia   Zambia   Botswana

    17. Tender activity on Eskom’s big solar project expected later this year

      Explore Engineering News (May 27 2013)

      Tender activity on Eskom’s big solar project expected later this year

      The basic design work for Eskom’s 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) demonstration project, earmarked for development in the Northern Cape town of Upington, is nearing completion and the prequalification of potential contractors should begin within months. Proposed is the development of a central-receiver CSP plant, where molten salt is used as a storage and heat-transfer medium. The so-called power tower will be surrounded by an array for heliostats, or mirrors, which continuously reflect sunlight on to the tower’s central receiver.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   World Bank   Eskom

    18. Barloworld follows Caterpillar to month high

      Explore iol.co.za (May 6 2013)

      Barloworld follows Caterpillar to month high

      Johannesburg - Barloworld, a South African seller of equipment to mining and construction companies, rose to the highest in more than a month after biggest supplier Caterpillar rallied on an improved growth outlook. Barloworld advanced as much as 3.9 percent and traded 3.3 percent higher at 98.63 rand a share by 4:21 p.m. in Johannesburg, the highest since April 3. More than 650,000 shares traded, about 78 percent of the three month daily average. Caterpillar, the world’s biggest construction and mining equipment maker, has gained more than 8 percent since it cut its 2013 ...

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      Mentions:   Bloomberg   Johannesburg

    19. Basil Read secures Sanral road tender

      Explore BDlive (Jan 21 2013)

      Basil Read secures Sanral road tender

      Construction and engineering group says South African National Roads Agency has awarded it a R279m road rehabilitation contract. Basil Read would rehabilitate the national route 5, section 4, between Vaalpensspruit and Winburg in North West.

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      Mentions:   North West

    20. Professionals call for open tenders

      Explore iol.co.za (Jan 18 2013)

      Tender irregularities were hampering infrastructure development, the Built Environment Professions Grouping (BEP) said.  In a statement released by Consulting Engineers SA (Cesa), the BEP said it welcomed the government’s revised infrastructure budget in terms of the 18 strategic integrated projects as a positive move, but argued that the barrier to infrastructure delivery lay in the lack of transparency during procurement processes related to the allocation of professional services and tenders. 

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    21. PPC busy with four new Africa ventures

      Explore iol.co.za (Nov 14 2012)

      PPC busy with four new Africa ventures

      Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) is pursuing four new opportunities in African countries in line with its strategy to increase its revenue generation beyond South Africa.  This follows the listed cement and lime producer investing $12 million (R105m) cash in July to obtain a 27 percent stake in the Habesha Cement Share Company in Ethiopia. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) simultaneously invested $9m for a 20 percent equity stake.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Zimbabwe   Mozambique

    22. Basil Read sells TWP to WorleyParsons for R900m

      Explore Engineering News (Oct 23 2012)

      South African construction and engineering company Basil Read on Tuesday announced it would sell TWP Holdings to WorleyParsons for R900-million in cash – a move which CEO Marius Heyns said would allow the group to concentrate on its core business and sharpen its focus on special projects.

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    23. Atterbury breaks ground on R1.3bn Newtown development

      Explore iol.co.za (Oct 1 2012)

      The Atterbury Property Group, the prominent property investment and development company, has broken ground for a new R1.3 billion mixed-use retail and business development in the Johannesburg central business district. Called Newtown Junction, it is to be developed in Newtown’s historic Potato Shed buildings between Museum Africa, Mary Fitzgerald Square and Carr Street, which have been derelict for a long time.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Pick n Pay

    24. Government should build construction procurement expertise

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 14 2012)

      Public sector buyers need to learn how to secure and manage construction contracts more effectively, according to a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment in the UK. The public sector is the construction industry’s largest single client accounting for nearly 40 per cent of spending (£46 billion a year) in infrastructure and projects according to the Office of National Statistics.

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      Mentions:   London

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