On 20 February, Swiss equipment and asphalt mixing plant manufacturer Ammann held an open day for its partners to showcase the company's mini paver and other machinery. IMIESA brings you the highlights.
Sipho Madonsela was appointed CEO of the Engineering Council of South Africa in October 2014 and is a man eminently suited to the job. Madonsela has been a registered professional with the council since 1996 and speaks to Nicholas McDiarmid about the dynamics and structure of the profession, and his vision for its role in transformation in South Africa.
Lafarge South Africa is in a unique position to provide the construction industry with building materials and solutions through having a strong presence in all of its construction-related business lines - cement, aggregates, readymix concrete, fly ash and gypsum plasterboard.
A widening chasm seems to be developing between quarries that produce materials and government departments that legislate the industry, but are not directly involved with construction or the supply of construction materials. This is giving rise to a situation that is making it extremely difficult for legitimate quarries to survive in an over-regulated but price-sensitive market.
The Soccer City Precinct, a high-population-density area, needs to have its surrounding tailings dams managed on a consistent basis. Communities in the vicinity of tailings dams surrounding the FNB Stadium were fortunate enough to have the impact of dust minimised with the help of the TDS 2005 tailings dam seal solution.
As the largest pipeline project ever commissioned by eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality's Water and Sanitation Unit, the Western Aqueduct has been designed to significantly increase the capacity of bulk water flowing from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to the greater Durban area.