Category Archives: Updates

Benefits of Green Building – Eco-Friendly Construction

Green buildings which have achieved the Green Star certification in South Africa have been shown to save on average between 30 - 40% energy and carbon emissions each year, and between 20 - 30% potable water each year, when compared to the industry norm. Green buildings boost our quality of life. Did you know that…
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Longest cable-stayed bridge construction progressing well

Since the building works were briefly halted due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic that led to a national lockout, the building of South Africa’s longest cable-stayed bridge ‘Msikaba Bridge’ is well underway. Workers on the project are strictly observing social distancing and all the regulations put in place to ensure the safety of workers; Concor Infrastructure…
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The Necessity Of Industrial Construction

Worldwide, the construction industry accounts for around 7% of employment. Did you know that the construction industry in South Africa does account for about 8% of total formal employment, and about 17% of total informal employment? The construction sector in South Africa constituted 3% of the total nominal value added to the second quarter of…
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Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

How cities are planned is critical for managing infectious diseases. Historically, many urban planning innovations emerged in response to health crises. The global cholera epidemic in the 1800s led to improved urban sanitation systems. Respiratory infections in overcrowded slums in Europe inspired modern housing regulations during the industrial era. Urban planning in Africa during colonisation…
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