IMIESA - Volume 39, Issue 6, 2014
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Volume 39, Issue 6, 2014
Author Frank StevensSource: IMIESA 39 (2014)More Less
After a long build-up and much hype, the Civilution Congress 2014 was held at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg early in April. Towards the end of the last year, I indicated IMESA's full support for, and solidarity with, the aims and objectives of "Civilution" - an initiative of SAICE and driven passionately by their CEO, Manglin Pillay.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 6 –7 (2014)More Less
Kitwe-based multi-disciplinary contractor, Copperfields Mining Services, is forging ahead on a number of contracts forming part of Zambia's Link 2000 and Link 8000 road upgrade programmes, with Copperfields' Cat paving fleet forming a key component of the construction works.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 8 –9 (2014)More Less
Zimbabwe : Upgrading sewage networks
Kenya : Work underway at Kinangop Wind Park; Urban road improvement project
Angola : $1 billion for energy sector reform
Benin : Repairing flood damage
Morocco : Using nanotechnology to recycle wastewater
Senegal : Summit on financing Africa's infrastructure
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National roads make up 200 986 km of the network, 64 346 km of which are paved. Given that 89 per cent of South Africa's freight is road bound, extensive investment into our highways and byways is planned by the National Planning Commission. Nicholas McDiarmid, editor, examines the increasing demand for road-building materials and services.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 35 –36 (2014)More Less
An exceptional asphalt plant that Johannesburg-based Osborn has added to its product line-up is set to make its mark in the South African road building industry. Sales manager for asphalt equipment, Peet Eksteen, reveals that the new Voyager 120 plant offers a compact, highly portable design. But, what is really special about this unit, is its ability to run up to 30% reclaimed (or recycled) asphalt.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 37 –41 (2014)More Less
BRT systems are fast becoming part of the South African urban landscape. In the first part of this two-part article, the authors set about defining BRT systems, look at their history and examine configurations, factors and options. Part two will be published in the July 2014 edition of IMIESA.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 43 –45 (2014)More Less
Over 1 000 m2 of precast concrete panelling was used to clad a section of the external façade of No.1 Silo, South Africa's latest and largest green office building. Completed in September 2013 at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and spanning 18 000 m2, it is also one of Africa's most advanced sustainable buildings.
Source: IMIESA 39, pp 47 –51 (2014)More Less
Author Edward KurwakumireSource: IMIESA 39, pp 53 –59 (2014)More Less
There is a growing use of geographic information systems (GIS) within the public sector in different countries. They require a sizeable investment in terms of finances, information and communication technology (ICT) and human resources while they are largely financed by public funds. In part one of this two-part article, a method of evaluating GIS is considered.