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Rural roads upgrade gathers pace

Upgrading of hundreds of kilometres of rural roads is pushing ahead. Following on extensive upgrading projects in rural and urban areas of Limpopo Province, the focus has currently moved southward, with North West, Northern Cape and Free State...

Power roller screed

Spin Screed, a lightweight power roller screed, has been introduced to the local market by Compaction Methods. The company has officially been appointed distributor for the African region by United States-based Spin Screed Incorporated. Compaction...

The hidden danger

A bridge over Yitong River in Changchun city, the capital of Jilin province in Northeast China, lays in ruins after collapsing on 29 May 2011. Two people were injured. In Africa, the integrity of some bridges are questionable, particularly those...

Recycling strategy needed for construction industry

IMS Engineering believes that it is time there was a coherent strategy for construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling in South Africa. South Africa needs to follow many European countries which have established well-organised, highly...

Making sense of collusion in construction industry

The Competition Commission’s recent decision to prevent the centralised publication of cement usage statistics on the grounds of alleged collusion by the cement manufacturers, has robbed the construction industry of the most up-to-date...

Road rehabilitation

Road rehabilitation and Sanral specifications Background Without accurate geographical (survey) information no construction project, whether it be roads, civil works, buildings, plant, electricity or any other project, can proceed. All...

Always on the move

National Asphalt has captured the attention in the Kwazulu-Natal asphalt market with further improvements to their Durban (Cliffdale) based plant yet again. According to Deon Pagel, business development manager at National Asphalt, the company were...

Upgrading the arterial network along R71

For the villages of Magowa, Paledi and Masekoleng , a surfaced road along the R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen will benefit the local communities and also serve as a connector road for the entire Limpopo province. Commissioned by Polokwane...

WTW upgrade to provide water for 17 villages

The upgrade of the Molepo Regional Water Scheme includes the refurbishment of the existing 160kℓ storage facility and the construction of a 1.5Mℓ reinforced concrete reservoir. IMIESA takes a look at the technical details of this project. The...