NCDOT awards Balfour Beatty with $167 million road construction contract

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $167 million road construction project to Balfour Beatty to build the US 70 Havelock Bypass, according to The Construction Index. The bypass, a four-lane dual roadway, is designed to alleviate congestion and improve freight movement in Carteret and Craven counties. “This project is a strategic fit […]

Common mistakes that increase machine downtime

Keeping machines up and running – and earning – is of utmost importance and here are five of the most common unnecessary maintenance issues that affect machine downtime and how to avoid them. Not reading the operator’s manual Volvo machines include a whole host of features designed to enhance performance and ease of operability. Updated […]

ELE shortlisted for British Engineering Excellence Award

ELE International has been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019. ELE’s selection relates to the development of a new soils testing instrument, which will compete in the ‘New Mechanical Product of the Year’ category. The new AUTO Soils Consolidator (ASC) has been developed for the construction industry to automate one of the most […]

Sufficient rainfall forecast for SADC during 2019/20 season

SANF 19 no 42 The regional rainfall pattern for the 2019/20 agricultural season is encouraging as parts of southern Africa are expected to receive adequate rainfall in the first half of the season. This is an improvement from the previous season where less rainfall resulted in adverse impacts on agriculture, water resources and hydropower generation […]

COMESA Virtual University Programme Kicks-off

September 7, 2019 Posted by: Mwangi Gakunga Category: Latest News, News Nairobi, Saturday, September 7, 2019: The first steps to establish the COMESA University of Regional Integration has begun with the launch of a virtual Masters Degree programme at the Kenyatta University of Kenya. The Master of Regional Integration (MRI) programme is designed for government […]