Cement the new oil as Africa’s richest man takes on Lafarge

2015-08-25 09:16

Africa’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom.

Group Five falls most in 8 months, profit halves

2015-07-27 15:39

Group Five has plunged the most since November 17 after saying fiscal full-year profit fell as much as 50%.

Growth in UK construction picks up

2015-06-02 11:45

Optimism among British construction firms has hit a nine-year high after Prime Minister David Cameron scored an unexpectedly decisive election victory.

‘Boom in construction won’t last’

2015-05-06 09:59

The proposed R800bn investment in infrastructure over the next three years will be a shot in the arm for construction, but should not be seen a panacea.

Orascom Construction offers shares in $185m IPO

2015-03-04 12:09

Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.

Aveng posts drop in earnings

2015-02-17 11:12

Aveng has reported a drop in half-year profit, hit by a slowdown in public building projects and spending in the mining sector as well as labour disruptions.

PPC achieves positive cement sales

2015-01-27 15:00

The operating environment in SA remains tough due to weak economic growth, power shortages and increased competitor activity, says PPC.

Construction starts on Gauteng's 'Manhattan'

2015-01-08 08:28

Construction has started on a new Chinese-financed R84bn city in Modderfontein touted to become a "New York of Africa", according to a report.

Construction to begin on controversial canal

2014-12-22 17:15

The construction of Nicaragua's controversial canal linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean is due to begin.

Overcoming construction challenges in Africa

2014-12-01 14:15

There are ways to overcome the difficulties and challenges of infrastructure development in Africa, says an expert.


From R290m to R1.8bn to build mental hospital

2015-08-03 11:00

The construction of the Kimberley Mental Hospital, which is expected to be concluded in a year’s time, will bring to a close an 11-year nightmare that has seen building costs escalate from R290 million to R1.8 billion.

Tender price competition worst in years - index

2015-06-24 17:27

Tendering price competition is at its worst level since the end of 2011, according to respondents taking part in the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index.

US housing construction surges to 7-year high

2015-05-21 08:33

US new home construction has jumped to its strongest pace in more than seven years in April, leaving behind the winter slowdown.

Attempt to create SA’s greenest student res

2015-04-17 13:35

Stellenbosch University’s new student residence, which is currently under construction, has set its sights on being the greenest residence in Africa.

Building costs continue to soar

2015-02-20 12:12

Growth in the planning phase of residential building in the SA market for new housing was at its highest level in over 10 years in 2014, says an expert.

UK construction growth unexpectedly rebounds

2015-02-03 15:15

Growth across British construction companies has rebounded unexpectedly in January after a slow end to 2014.

Higher demand for new construction work

2015-01-14 15:36

Civil contractor confidence was higher in the fourth quarter of 2014 despite pressure on actual construction work and profitability, according an index.

UK construction PMI falls

2015-01-05 13:00

Britain's construction sector has grown at its slowest rate since July 2013 last month, industry data has shown.

UK construction sector expands at slowest pace

2014-12-02 12:15

British construction activity has expanded at the slowest pace in more than a year last month, with order books filling at the slowest pace since June 2013.

Group Five shares nosedive on profit warning

2014-11-17 17:44

Shares in Group Five tumbled 15%, its biggest one-day drop in 14 years, after flagging first-half profit would fall by more than 20%.

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