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Tallest buildings in every province of South Africa

Tallest buildings in every province of South Africa

The tallest building in each SA province isn’t always even a skyscraper. Outside of those hosting big metros, SA’s provinces are still a long way from gleaming skyscrapers. The tallest buildings in each SA province range from a 16 floor Post Office to Africa’s tallest skyscraper. 45 years later, Gauteng’s Carlton Centre is still not only the tallest building in SA but Afric... »

11 Civil Engineering Projects That Might Define the Future

11 Civil Engineering Projects That Might Define the Future

Civil engineering has, since time immemorial, pushed the envelope of current thinking and technological know-how of the time. This hasn’t changed today, but the rate of change and demand for the development of ever more sophisticated, new and emerging technology has.[rml_read_more] The following 11 projects are great examples of this and some of them might even become the de facto standard o... »

9 Fun Skyscraper Facts

9 Fun Skyscraper Facts

Two major inventions led to the development of the skyscraper: Elisha Otis’ safety elevator and William LeBaron Jenney’s structural steel frame. The skyscraper race was on and it’s still going strong as taller buildings continue to be designed and built. »

Construction Disasters of All Time

Construction Disasters of All Time

Construction disasters that teach how a small mistake can lead to catastrophic events. The innovations and inventions made by man in this area in the last few decades have been nothing short of incredible. However, there have been some unforgettable disasters as well.  »

10 Incredible feats in Construction history

10 Incredible feats in Construction history

10 INCREDIBLE FEATS IN CONSTRUCTION HISTORY The following wonders were built in different time periods of history, meaning that resources, manpower, equipment, environment, and many other factors were all different from one another. »

Dubai named world’s top Mega City for construction

Dubai named world’s top Mega City for construction

Dubai number 1 in GlobalData’s  list of the 50 Construction Mega Cities Dubai has been named as the world’s top city for construction projects, beating out London to land the top spot. With $374.2 billion worth of construction projects in the pipeline, the UAE city obtained its position with a wide margin, with London at a project pipeline to the value of $328.7 billion. »

The Longest Suspension Bridge in Africa

The Longest Suspension Bridge in Africa

The longest suspension bridge in Africa is located in Mozambique, and it links the capital city of Maputo with the Catembe district. The $725M bridge is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project funded by the Export-Import Bank of China and the Mozambique government. The project is being implemented by the Empresa de Desenvolvimento de Maputo Sul (EDMS), a government body set up to develop ... »

5 Interesting Facts about the MeerKAT Telescope

5 Interesting Facts about the MeerKAT Telescope

The MeerKAT telescope, which was launched on Friday 13 July 2018, is the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere until the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is completed. This project is a big deal because it will allow astronomers to gain new insight into our universe. Here are some interesting facts about the Meerkat Telescope: 1. Why the name MeerKAT? The telescope was originally known as the K... »

The Tallest Building in Africa

The Tallest Building in Africa

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Hardhat Fact: Buildings create 30% of global  gas emissions

Hardhat Fact: Buildings create 30% of global gas emissions

The Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry strongly affects the economy, the environment and society as a whole. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as quality of life is heavily influenced by the built environment surrounding people. The construction industry serves almost all other industries, as all economic value creation occurs within or by means of buildings or other “construc... »

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