Construction Trends for 2022

What is the definition of a trend? A general direction in which something is developing or changing or something that is popular. While a trend usually refers to a certain style in fashion or entertainment, trends can be found in any industry and seeing as we are in the building and construction industry, we thought it would be fitting to have a look at some Construction Trends in 2022…so let’s go:

1. Updated safety measuresThe wearing of face masks is not a new thing at construction sites, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now the standard to wear face masks on-site as well as having your temperature scanned, workplace cleanliness on a stricter level, coronavirus testing, social distancing and a few other safety regulations. Safety-related technology is also on the increase, which includes a few of the following:

  • Drones – which can access hard to reach areas.
  • Robots – which can handle tasks that bring about injuries such as scaffolding construction and bricklaying.
  • Environmental Sensors – which can detect wind, heat and noise and provide warning signs/signals to evacuate workers and in case of an emergency or natural disaster, move high-cost construction equipment.
  • Wireless Sensors – Construction workers’ personal protective equipment such as vests, hard hats, gloves will have sensors and trackers instilled in them, and keep track of workers vital signs, movements, slips or falls. This ensures the safety of workers and immediately notifies safety managers when workers are at risk of injury.

2. Green Building What is Green Roofing? A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium that is planted over a waterproofing membrane.

Green roofs are becoming more and more common. They offer huge environmental benefits, such as Reducing temperatures of the roof surface and surrounding air, providing shade, improving stormwater management, insulating the building reducing the need for air conditioning in summer and providing insulation in winter, improving air quality, and lasts two to three times longer than a normal standard roof.

3. 3D PrintingDefinition: Using an automated machine (3D printer), the structure of a construction project is automatically printed on a layer-by-layer basis.

3D printing of homes hasn’t been done on a big scale as yet but there is definitely growth in it. 3D printing is mostly used for building low-cost and emergency housing is usually more affordable and faster than the conventional methods. A few more advantages are reduced material costs, cheaper construction overall, reduced injury, and many more. This is definitely a construction trend to look out for as it also reduces waste, has exceptional turnaround times and has the capacity to mass print designs without changing machinery.

4. Finding and Retaining Workers/LabourersA shortage of workers is nothing new according to many in the construction industry. Not having enough workers can slow down the construction process hugely, which then affects customer satisfaction and poses consequential risks to companies when taking on new construction projects. So the way of solving the problem and tackling this challenge will include paying competitive wages and benefits, offering bonuses and incentives, worker development, training programs, better tools, etc. These are just to name a few.

5. Smart CitiesIn general, a smart city is a city that uses technology to provide services and solve city problems. A smart city does things like improve transportation and accessibility, improve social services, promote sustainability, and give its citizens a voice. A few advantages of smart cities are more job opportunities, better transport services, efficient public services, the decline in crime, improvement of infrastructure, and a few more. However, there are also a few disadvantages of smart cities such as Social control and limited privacy. Smart cities have been defined as “high-tech intensive” urban developments that can link people and data to improve a city’s economy and quality of life.

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Featured Company: Specialist Mechanical Engineers (Pty) Ltd

 

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This week we are featuring Specialist Mechanical Engineers (Pty) Ltd, based in Pretoria, Richards Bay, Mozambique & Hungary. SME was founded in 1991 and specialises in engineering unique products and providing turnkey solutions to meet complex requirements, with a focus on HVAC & Complex Mechanical Systems. The head office and main production facilities are based in Pretoria, South Africa, with strategic service and maintenance centres countrywide.

 

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Eco Friendly Building Methods

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With growing concerns over climate change, it is important for construction firms to reduce their environmental impact, while this can be a challenge these methods can be of great benefit.

  • Proper insulation – This is important as it will reduce your energy consumption and therefore your pocket as well, if you use green insulation this will reduce the need for high-end finishes that are made from non-renewable materials.
  • Sustainable building materials – Recycled plastic, linoleum, recycled glass, cork and bamboo are excellent ways to build with renewable materials and reduce harm to the environment as they break down easily and don’t release harmful toxins.
  • Solar panels – This will initially cost you but will save you money in the long run and bring down your consumption as you draw energy from the sun, it is vital to place the panels in the best location for the most absorption from the sun.
  • Eco-friendly lighting – The lighting you choose needs to be long lasting and use less energy, the solution is either LED or CFL as incandescent bulbs will not give you these benefits. LED or CFL will cost more upfront but the energy you will be saving will make it worthwhile.
  • Cool roof – Using materials that reflect the sun’s energy away from the roof will assist in keeping the building cooler and that will, in turn, reduce cooling costs. Most energy-efficient products might be more costly at the onset put reduce cost long term and often require less maintenance.
  • Rammed earth brick – These bricks are made traditionally from clay-rich soil, water and a natural stabiliser, the mixture is then compressed at high pressure to form bricks. These bricks have been reintroduced as they are environmentally sustainable.
  • Ashcrete – This is an environmentally friendly concrete that has smaller pores and has the strength needed to be sustainable, it composes of 97% recycled materials.

 

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The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

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All public and private bodies will have to be POPIA compliant by 01 July 2021.

The purpose of The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) is to –

(a) give effect to the constitutional right to privacy, by safeguarding personal information when processed by a responsible party, subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at –

(i) balancing the right to privacy against other rights, particularly the right of access to information (The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act 2 of 2000) The Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 54 of 2002)); and

(ii) protecting important interests, including the free flow of information within the Republic and across international borders;

(b) regulate the manner in which personal information may be processed, by establishing conditions, in harmony with international standards, that prescribe the minimum threshold requirements for the lawful processing of personal information;

(c) provide persons with rights and remedies to protect their personal information from processing that is not in accordance with this Act; and

(d) establish voluntary and compulsory measures, including the establishment of an Information Regulator, to ensure respect for and to promote, enforce and fulfill the rights protected by this Act.

Information Regulator

The Information Regulator (South Africa) is an independent body established in terms of Section 39 of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. it is subject only to the law and the constitution and it is accountable to the National Assembly.

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA Act) aims to promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies by, among others, introducing certain conditions for the lawful processing of personal information so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of such information.

The Information Regulator (South Africa) is, among others, empowered to monitor and enforce compliance by public and private bodies with the provisions of the POPIA Act.

10 Definitions as per the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013:

Consent – means any voluntary, specific, and informed expression of will in terms of which permission is given for the processing of personal information;

Data subject – means the person to whom the personal information relates;

Information matching program – means the comparison, whether manually or by means of any electronic or other devices, of any document that contains personal information about ten or more data subjects with one or more documents that contain personal information of ten or more data subjects, for the purpose of producing or verifying information that may be used for the purpose of taking any action in regard to an identifiable data subject;

Information officer – of, or in relation to, a –

(a) public body means an information officer or deputy information officer as contemplated in terms of section 1 or 17; or

(b) private body means the head of a private body as contemplated in section 1, of the Promotion of Access to Information Act;

Application forms, and Guidance Notes, for Information Officers, are available at JusticeGov Registration opens 01 May 2021.

Personal information – means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable and identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to –

(a) information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, color, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language, and the birth of the person;

(b) information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal, or employment history of the person;

(c) any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier, or other particular assignments to the person;

(d) the biometric information of the person;

(e) the personal opinions, views, or preferences of the person;

(f) correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence;

(g) the views or opinions of another individual about the person; and

(h) the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person;

Processing – means any operation or activity or any set of operations, whether or not by automatic means, concerning personal information, including –

(a) the collection, receipt, recording, organization, collation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation or use;

(b) dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form; or

(c) merging, linking, as well as restriction, degradation, erasure, or destruction of information;

Promotion of Access to Information Act – means the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)

Public Record – means a record that is accessible in the public domain and which is in the possession of or under the control of a public body, whether or not it was created by that public body;

Record – means any recorded information –

(a) regardless of form or medium, including any of the following:

(i) Writing on any material;

(ii) information produced, recorded or stored by means of any tape-recorder, computer equipment, whether hardware or software or both, or other devices, and any material subsequently derived from information so produced, recorded or stored;

(iii) label, marking or other writing that identifies or describes anything of which it forms part, or to which it is attached by any means;

(iv) book, map, plan, graph, or drawing;

(v) photograph, film, negative, tape, or other devices in which one or more visual images are embodied so as to be capable, with or without the aid of some other equipment, of being reproduced;

(b) in the possession or under the control of a responsible party;

(c) whether or not it was created by a responsible party;

(d) regardless of when it came into existence;

Regulator – means the Information Regulator established in terms of section 39;

8 Conditions of lawful processing of personal information:

  1. Accountability: where the responsible party must ensure compliance with the conditions for lawful processing
  2. Processing limitation: Personal information must be processed lawfully and in a reasonable manner that does not infringe the privacy of a data subject. Consent, justification, and objection; collection directly from a data subject
  3. Purpose specification: Personal information must be collected for a specific explicitly defined and lawful purpose related to a function or activity of the responsible party
  4. Further processing limitation: Further processing must be compatible with the purpose of collection, failing which consent must be obtained.
  5. Information Quality: Personal information must be complete, accurate, not misleading, and updated.
  6. Openness: The responsible party must maintain records and notify data subjects when collecting personal information
  7. Security Safeguards: A responsible party must secure the integrity and confidentiality of personal information
  8. Subject Participation: Data subjects must have access to personal information. Correction or deletion of personal information may take place if incorrect, irrelevant, outdated, excessive, incomplete, misleading or unlawfully obtained.

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Featured Project: Brookside Mall Renovations

Pietermaritzburg, KZN – PPA 27205

Description
Construction works for the renovations of the Brookside Mall in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The GPS co-ordinates are -29.5913579, 30.3936379

 

Status Region
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Category Value
Building Unknown At This Stage
Industry Timing
Renovations, Retail September 2021 – July 2022
Sector Class
Private Invited

 


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How the Unrest benefited the Construction Industry

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Buildings damaged in the unrest in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng

The unrest began on July 8 2021, Jacob Zuma Protests, A series of protests regarding the arrest of ex-president Jacob Zuma resulted in mass looting of retail shops, burning buildings, shutting down the transport industry in two of the bigger provinces Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng.

South Africa has been dubbed “the protest capital of the world” with one of the highest rates of public protests. Roads damaged by the burning of trucks while some toll plazas were also damaged, South Africa’s construction industry may receive a short term boost from the rebuilding of damaged and destroyed infrastructure, buildings and structures in unrest and looting but the longer-term outlook for the sector is more uncertain. Protecting, burning, destroying schools, roads, retails, government buildings, transports, costing the country billions of rands.

The newly built Brookside Mall was not spared after it was burnt down during the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal. Plans are underway to rebuild.

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Recovery and Reconstruction

“However, all eyes will now be on the government’s Recovery and Reconstruction Plan, which has been rather slow right out of the starting blocks.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled plans to assist businesses caught up in the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, and those SMMEs that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s economy.

The president said that South Africa is one of the few countries in the world to have a state-owned insurance company, SASRIA, which provides cover against incidents of public violence, strikes, riots and unrest.

SASRIA has committed to expediting the payment of all valid claims, and is working together with private insurers, Ramaphosa said, adding that some businesses that were victims of this violence may not have been insured.

Nearly R4bn recovery fund was set up to help businesses after looting

Trade, industry and competition minister said the trade department, working with the small business department, had identified eight urgent focus areas for business and economic recovery: restoring supply lines; making immediate repairs to shops (such as replacing broken windows)

So they could reopen in weeks; accelerating construction and structural repairs where larger builds were needed, some of which would take months to complete.

Below is a list of businesses and buildings damaged by the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

  1. Chris Hani Crossing
  2. Daveyton Shopping Centre
  3. Diepkloof Square
  4. Dobsonville Mall
  5. Evagold Shopping Centre
  6. Evaton Mall
  7. Jabulani Mall
  8. Irene Village
  9. Khan Corner
  10. Letsoho Mall
  11. Mams Mall
  12. Maverick Corner
  13. Ndofaya Mall
  14. Normandie Court
  15. Palm Springs Shopping Centre
  16. Pan African Mall
  17. Protea Garden Mall
  18. Queens Court
  19. Sam Ntuli Mall
  20. Sizwe Shopping Centre
  21. Sontonga Mall
  22. South Gate Mall
  23. Tembi Mall
  24. Yarona Shopping Centre
  25. 30 Afroprop Buildings
  26. 30 Makro & Game buildings
  27. 32 Schools in KZN
  28. 320 West Street
  29. 33 Standard Bank branches 220 of its ATMS
  30. 88 Field Street
  31. Afrox
  32. BIDFOOD
  33. Biyela Shopping Centre
  34. Bridge City Shopping Centre
  35. Brookside Mall
  36. Cato Ridge Distribution Centre
  37. China Mall
  38. China City
  39. City Life Building
  40. Cornubia Ridge Logistic Park – Warehouse 1
  41. Davenport Square
  42. Defy Warehouse
  43. Delta Towers
  44. Dunlop Centre
  45. Edendale Crossing Centre
  46. Edendale Mall
  47. Eshowe Mall – The Atrium
  48. Galleria Mall
  49. Game PMB
  50. Glenwood Village
  51. Hammarsdale Junction
  52. Hyundai Dealership
  53. Isipingo Market
  54. Isipingo Junction
  55. Isithebe Industrial park
  56. Kingspark Manufacturers factory
  57. Kwamashu Shopping Centre
  58. Kyalami Industrial Park
  59. Laager Centre Spar
  60. Ladysmith crematorium
  61. LG Warehouse
  62. Liberty Towers
  63. Machibisa Spar
  64. Makro
  65. Mandeni Mall
  66. Massmart
  67. Mega City Mall
  68. Mkuze Shopping Centre
  69. Montclair Mall
  70. North Coast Industrial Park
  71. Pine Parkade
  72. Pinetown Central
  73. Pinecrest Mall
  74. Pine Walk Centre
  75. Queensmead Mall
  76. Redlyn Business Park
  77. Ridge Mall
  78. RTT Warehouse
  79. SANBS
  80. Sanlam Centre
  81. Scottsville Mall
  82. Seaquence Logistics
  83. Southway Mall
  84. Springfield Value Mart
  85. Superspar
  86. Theku Plaza
  87. The Ridge Shopping Centre Shallcross
  88. The Workshop
  89. The Boulevard Business Park
  90. Treasury House
  91. Umgeni Business Park
  92. Umkomaas Central
  93. Umlazi Mega City
  94. Umzinto Priso
  95. Ushekela Industrial Park
  96. Value Logistics
  97. Vector Logistics Cold room
  98. Warehouse – Reservoir Hills
  99. Warehouse in Brickfield
  100. Wartburg Central
  101. Watercrest Mall
  102. Waterfall Storage Facility – Stor-Age
  103. Westmead Cash & Carry
  104. Westwood Mall
  105. West Street

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