Addressing SONA’s omission of individual infrastructure needs
Some of governments’ top responsibilities are to provide people with access to fresh, drinkable water, and to basic infrastructure such as sanitation, roads, and housing. With this in mind, the construction industry hopes to see government release more detailed plans regarding projects and programmes for meeting households’ needs in 2023, argues Roelof van den Berg, CEO of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC).
SONA promises need to translate into action for construction industry
In his State of the Nation (SONA) address, the president highlighted the top issues facing the country, among these loadshedding, crime and corruption and unemployment, issues that have impacted the construction industry negatively over the past two decades.
Local construction player remains resilient despite major industry challenges
The construction industry endured a difficult year in 2022, with an extended downtick following on from the Covid pandemic, which saw many businesses meet their demise. Those that survived have been struggling to keep their doors open, with some publicly listed firms reporting as much as a 36% decline in share prices over five years.
Maurits Naborn: Raised on bricks, mortar and measurement
By its very nature, the construction industry is cold and clinical. Despite this, there is nowhere else Quantity Surveying Director for The Construction Company, Maurits Naborn, would rather be. Construction is in his blood, and he cannot imagine another career choice that would be more aligned with both his goals and upbringing.
PMI’s new certification provides tools for the next generation of construction leaders
Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for project professionals has introduced a series of seven courses to improve project management skills in the construction industry.
Surface miners supplying building materials to the construction industry are standing ready to assist the provincial Government in KwaZulu Natal to repair roads and essential infrastructure that was damaged in the recent floods.