Construction World March 2017






22 Three construction game changers for 2017 To stay competitive, companies will have to leverage three major changers. 24 Our cities are full – we need new ones Can imperfect cities merely be replaced with improved ones? 29 Restoring ailing Durban apartment block Bencorrum Towers is being restored during a 15-month project. 32 Adding value to Middelburg Water Reclamation Project Aveng Water has so far had a stellar safety record on this five year contract. 34 Johannesburg’s new icon The intricacies of building the world’s 26 th highest twisted building. 38 Reliable, networked partners to depend on Afrimat is supplying 500 000 m 3 of concrete and finds FAW the ideal partner. 44 An alternative cost of the build Quantity surveyors can provide contractors with all the facts before they plan. 48 Midax House project An illustration of how structural steel can be used for complex builds.

04 Driving constructive and sustainable transformation CESA will this year take the lead to transform its membership. 08 Go for Gold strikes gold in Gauteng Improving maths and science achievements – now in Gauteng. 10 Acquisition grows groundwater capabilities JG Afrika acquired Geowater IQ and so improved its water offering. 14 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ mentor Anil Singh Rana, from Mauritius, was awarded this honour for 2016. 18 Sandton residential property market remains resilient Sandton seems untouched by the national economic slowdown.


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The modern fleet maintained by Goscor Access Rental, combined with its high availability and uptime, has resulted in Tubular Plant Hire enjoying an important rental relationship with the company since April 2013. Tubular Plant Hire is a division of Tubular Technical Construction, wholly-owned by Tubular Holdings, the driving force behind a diversified group, representing one of the largest and most respected privately- owned construction companies in South Africa at present. See page 20 - 21.

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