Construction World June 2018






04 Principal agents make or break projects The key role of the principal agent in successfully completing projects.

17 Opening up energy visions for Africa Africa holds vast potential for renewable energy.

20 Paving concrete in southwest Nigeria A 24-km concrete road is being built in the Nigerian state, Ogun. 22 Creating more inclusive, cost effective Olympic Games Improving the long-term positive effect of hosting a massive event. 23 Rising to the challenge of 92 Rivonia Road project An interactive 3D model allowed the contractor to build ‘feature brows’.

06 Flat confidence The cidb’s SME Business Conditions Survey does not paint a pretty picture. 12 Integrated spatial visualisation platforms improve housing More than bricks and mortar are required to build sustainable human settlements. 13 Setsing transforms into Maluti Crescent Phuthaditjaba’s existing shopping centre is becoming a regional mall. 16 Clean work environments save billions Dust and debris on construction sites can have dire consequences.

24 Repairing critical Cape Town breakwater Johnson Crane Hire lent a hand in vital maintenance. 28 Park Square to benefit Umhlanga Ridge The 40 000 m 3 will offer commercial and retail offerings.

30 Evaluating precast concrete stability It is essential to evaluate benefits in terms of clear cost calculations of precast product selection. 34 Bridge sets world records The world’s biggest cable-stayed bridge is being built in China. 38 Groot Marico River Bridge successfully repaired JG Afrika’s solution stopped motorists from having to take a 36 km detour.


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Environment & Sustainability

AfriSam designed and supplied specialised readymix for the redevelopment of the Grain Silo which now houses the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. AfriSam has been supplying materials for the construction of various prominent buildings at the V&A Waterfront for 25 years, and its sponsorship of the concrete for the Zeitz Museum further anchors it in the Western Cape where it is the biggest supplier of readymix and aggregate and the second biggest supplier of cement. Read the article on pages 18 and 19.

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