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Building and Construction in South Africa

This is the website for the Building and Construction Community in South Africa. The aim is to present any relevant issue concerning the industry and its stakeholders. Important stakeholders would include contractors, suppliers, developers, workers and customers. Hence there will be information by and for these groups on this website. It is the intention to cover and combine issues relevant to commerce, technology and civil society within the framework of the building and construction industry. Commerce includes business, companies and service provision. Technology would deal with techniques, equipment and materials. While civil society would cover associations and events dealing with the industry.

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At present I'm adding some new features to the site. Due to this not all pages can be accessed or their are not showing the complete content. If you are looking for something of importance to you relating to building and construction in South Africa. Please Contact me after looking at the following notice

Building Industry and Technology

 Any information on the industry and the trades within building and construction. Introducing technology and methods to the sector.

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Construction Industry

Any specialized industry or trade within the building and construction sector. This would include:

  • construction in general
  • plumbing, bath rooms and air conditioning
  • electrical works, provision of power and wiring
  • painting, coating and treatment of surfaces
  • landscaping and gardening
  • roofing and waterproofing
  • road works and paving
  • architecture and civil engineering
  • manufacturing of building materials
Jobs in Construction

What work is done within the sector? Any occupation is discussed and described here. Of special interest are the following professions:

  • Bricklayers
  • Clay, Cement and Stone Workers
  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters

 

Building Construction Community

Community for the Building and Construction Sector. This is for anyone who works in the industry or who is learning and studying to become active in the sector. There is a forum where issues relating to building and construction in South Africa can be discussed.
The building and construction community involver all stakeholders that contribute or benefit to the industry. This includes :

  • Contractors, providing technical services
  • Workers providing labor
  • Suppliers providing materials
  • Consumers purchasing the products and services
  • Associations of the stakeholders themselves

In order to function properly within the context of the South African economy and society, the sector needs to have civil society structures in the form of associations, networks and educational institutions. These structures provide guidance and support for the stakeholders within the context of the sector. More on the building and construction community.

Building Construction Association

Associations representing interests within the building and construction sector will be represented here. This may include industry federations, trade unions, consumer bodies, educational institutions and the like. All associations are part of the building and construction community.

News in Building and Construction

News concerning the building and construction sector in South Africa. This is basically a blog, where you can get access to summaries of articles from other publications. Fair use applies and for the future I may allow other users to post their newsletters here as well.

Building Construction Forum

Visit our forum to discuss issues in the South African Building and Construction Sector: Forum.

Building Construction Events
Events in Building Construction.
  • Trade shows,
  • Exhibitions
  • Conferences
dealing with building and construction related issues in Southern Africa.
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Building Construction Business

Work needs to be done and money needs to be earned. Anything required to organize and realize this is under scrutinity here. Building and Construction is important business for developing the infrastructure of a country. Any business-like features are to be found and presented here. Members of this site are welcome to advertise their companies and products here.

Sales and Marketing

Builders do work for customers and their benefit. Customers need to know what is offered and any contractor needs to know what customers need and want. Sales and Marketing are the functions to deal with customers directly. Sales and Marketing of Products, Services and Properties

  • Building Materials like bricks, tiles, paints and coatings 
  • Services like interior decorating, building, home improvement
  • Properties like stands, flats and houses
Building and Construction Work

Finally one needs have the work itself being done. There are designs from the architects and civil engineers. Then there are building materials and those materials must be processed to become structures and buildings. Find on this site companies for the execution of any building and construction work:

  • Preparation of site
  • Installation of basic infrastructure
  • Rough construction work
  • Plumbing, electrical and accessoires
  • Painting and Finishing
Project Management

Management of building projects and anything that belongs to this field.This includes:

  • Getting the customer requirements.
  • Designing a building solution
  • Developing a project plan
  • Managing suppliers and subcontractors
  • Supervising the execution of the projects.

 

Business plans

Find business plans here:

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Top News
Construction boosts SA economy

1 June 2007

Record expansion in construction activity helped South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) grow by 4.7% in the first quarter of 2007, making it 34 consecutive quarters of economic growth since 1998, the longest upswing in the country's history.

The real annualised economic growth rates for the four quarters of 2006 were 5%, 5.5%, 4.5% and 5.6% respectively, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported this week.

According to Stats SA, the main contributors to first quarter growth were finance, real estate and business services (1.1%); manufacturing (0.8%); wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, and construction (each contributing 0.7%); transport and communication (0.6%); and the general government sector (0.5%).

According to Business Day, growth was pulled back mainly by the country's mining sector, which contracted by 7.8% as both gold and platinum output fell.

South Africa's unadjusted real GDP at market prices for the first quarter of 2007 increased by 5.4% compared with the first quarter of 2006, Stats SA reported. The corresponding increase for the respective quarters of 2006 were 4.6%, 4.4%, 4.7% and 6.2%, yielding an annual growth rate of 5% in real GDP at market prices. ...

http://www.southafrica.info/doing_business/economy/gdpconstruction-310507.htm

 

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