GIBB Expert’s Corner with Dave Clark

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Dave Clark, Technical Executive at GIBB, takes us through the challenges that exist within the water sector and what can be done to remedy them. Part 1: [embed]https://youtu.be/NRVLF1tkTyQ[/embed] Part 2: [embed]https:...

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EDF and GIBB become partners in GIBB Power

On 4 October 2018, EDF, one of the world’s leading electricity companies, and GIBB, a leading engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architect...

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GIBB Expert’s Corner with Fana Marutla

Fana Marutla, Head of Business Development and Transportation at GIBB, elaborates on the challenges and opportunities facing the Railway Sector within South Africa. Part 1 [embed]https://youtu.be/F0dTnM0uSHA[/embed] Part ...

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GIBB Expert’s Corner with Vuyo Msipa

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GIBB Expert’s Corber with Tehoho Mofokeng – Part Two

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GIBB Expert’s Corner with Teboho Mofokeng – Part One

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Female engineer takes the helm at SAICE East London

[caption id="attachment_2316" align="alignnone" width="479"] Onke NgacuSAICE Amathole Chairperson 2018Technologist: BTech Eng :Civil : Urban Eng[/caption] Onke Ngacu, a Technologist at Engineering and Architecture firm GIBB, is...

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Why construction firms need to leverage the potential of technology

[caption id="attachment_2311" align="alignnone" width="1251"] Paul Fitzsimons: General Manager for Power and Energy and Louwrens van der Merwe: Sustainability Consultant: Sustainability and Strategic Projects in the Environmental ...

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Why construction firms need to leverage the potential of technology

[caption id="attachment_2221" align="alignnone" width="425"] Paul Fitzsimons, Gibb Power and Energy Services sector General Manager[/caption] To rebuild itself for the 21st century, the construction industry needs to embrace in...

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Engineering companies now have to re-evaluate their appetite for risk

  [caption id="attachment_2267" align="alignnone" width="219"] Richard Vries: GIBB Group CEO[/caption] As Chinese construction conglomerates enter Africa’s business landscape, success will depend on adaptation Sout...

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Minigrids gradually becoming more connected in Africa

  [caption id="attachment_2298" align="alignnone" width="474"] Louwrens van der Merwe[/caption]   Minigrids gradually becoming more connected in Africa Emerging power generation networks, which are minigrids ...

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Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs

Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs [caption id="attachment_2295" align="alignnone" width="395"] By Riyaadh Hassim and Louiza van Vuuren[/caption] The evidence for climate change is clear world...

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Towards a broad energy mix and a focused policy

[caption id="attachment_2221" align="alignnone" width="611"] Paul Fitzsimons, Gibb Power and Energy Services sector General Manager[/caption] What is the ideal energy balance between various energy resources? Should we embrace ...

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Engineering sector – remaining competitive in tough times

  [caption id="attachment_2267" align="alignnone" width="242"] Richard Vries: GIBB Group CEO[/caption]   Engineering sector - remaining competitive in tough times   South African companies face an emb...

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It makes sense to have a clear policy and strategy in energy supply

[caption id="attachment_2221" align="alignnone" width="611"] Paul Fitzsimons, Gibb Power and Energy Services sector General Manager[/caption] JOHANNESBURG - In determining the ideal energy mix for South Africa, there is no obje...

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Insights into SA’s water security

  [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignnone" width="300"] Teboho Mofokeng, Technical Executive at GIBB[/caption]   In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane made greater water security for all...

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Exploring alternative water sources in South Africa

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Getting serious about desalination

Jacques Laubscher, GIBB Technical Executive: Integrated Infrastructure   In South Africa, it seems that whenever drought starts to bite, talk of desalination returns to the national debate. In principle, everyone su...

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Business Day interview with GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng on desalination

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GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng talks about being a woman in the engineering industry.

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WINTER WARMER OUTREACH HELPS THOSE BATTLING THE WINTER FREEZE

As temperatures drop, sometimes to below freezing point in South Africa, winter represents cruel and cold nights for many who don’t have the means to stay warm. With the cold winter grip set to continue GIBB staff set out...

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LHDA appoints JV to oversee Polihali dam design, construction

Lesotho Dam

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the R445-million design and construction of the Polihali dam. The dam is one of the two main water transfer components of...

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Rabbits pulled out of hats in the name of transformation.

Muzi Siyaya

The Competition Commission has approved without conditions the buyout by Kutana Construction of a 51% beneficial interest in Aveng Grinaker LTA from Aveng Africa. The former is a black women-owned company. The deal ticks off...

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The inevitable advance of technology in engineering

Paul Fitzsimons

by Paul Fitzsimons, GIBB Power and Energy Sector South Africa will have to adopt global engineering and construction standards and technologies to compete on the world stage. While some industries such as the fast-moving consu...

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Greater support for water sector’s female entrepreneurs

Richard Vries

Providing support to upskill female entrepreneurs in the water sector is being is one of GIBB Engineering’s latest commitments. The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Water Research C...

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Why mega-projects fail

Channel Tunnel

While fingers have been pointed at examples of mega-projects with cost and schedule challenges such as Medupi and the multi-product pipeline, it not a new or uniquely South African phenomenon. Internationally many flagship project...

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South African women in rail and safety

Dr Urishanie Govender

GIBB, South Africa’s leading black-owned engineering consulting firm is commended for their gender equity in training and equal pay. Dr Urishanie Govender confirmed a ratio of 1:1 across 49 unique job categories for GIBB’s ...

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Updated IRP essential for local players to exploit opportunities in the gas sector

Gas

The South African engineering consulting industry has positioned itself to harness opportunities in the gas sector, but a clear gas master plan is required to convince investors and other stakeholders to put their weight behind th...

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GIBB opens doors for young civil engineer

Young Engineer

As one of South Africa’s leading consulting engineering firms, GIBB continues to pave the way for bright young minds across the country. As part of GIBB’s continuous development of its people and up and coming engineers, the f...

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Water restrictions here to stay

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Water conservation experts say restrictions implemented in parts of the country are likely to remain in place for a while. The experts were speaking at a panel discussion hosted by washing powder brand 'Sunlight' in Sandton, wh...

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Reaching your full potential, leads to endless opportunities

Kate Murphy

As a Junior Civil Engineer at GIBB, Kate Murphy owes her successful career at a young age to her own perseverance and determination. She strives harder each day to make a positive impact on the lives of the people around her, thro...

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The need for women town planners

Women Townplanners

Women are fast becoming valuable resources in the engineering industry, however, there is a need for more women to pursue town planning as a career. Statistics provided by the South African Council for Professional Planners indica...

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Development of a Railway Safety Strategy to be presented in Paris

Dr Willem Sprong

While the number of railway related fatalities remaining fairly consistent at 450 since 2011, the cost of incidents and related measures has increased by R220 million from the last financial period, according to the Rail Safety Re...

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Women also help shape the engineering industry

Women in Engineering

Women in the engineering industry shared their views on the equality of men and women in the engineering industry at the Women in Engineering roundtable at engineering company GIBB’s head office in Woodmead. The event was to ...

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Local expert recognised for geotechnical contribution

Ron

"Tunnelling is evident in every part of people's lives from water supply and sewerage, road and rail transportation, power, and even underground cabling for communication and internet coverage," says Ron Tluczek, senior associate ...

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SA hydro plant reaches commercial operation

SA Hydro Plant

In South Africa, the Stortemelk Hydro Power Plant reached its commercial operation in July 2016. Having won preferred bidder status in round 2 of government's renewable energy programme, Renewable Energy Holdings (REH) has now ac...

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Prestigious building goes green

Green Building

The increasing demand on South Africa’s national grid has driven many businesses to invest in alternative energy efficient sources of power. One of South Africa’s leading consulting engineering firms, GIBB, has over the years ...

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Responsible practice could eliminate water-shedding

Jacques Laubscher

Water-shedding is a concept borrowed from the electricity sector due to the country’s dwindling water supply. However, according to Jacques Laubscher, senior associate integrated infrastructure and business development manager ...

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