WHY DO JOINT VENTURE PARTICIPANTS ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT?

WHY DO JOINT VENTURE PARTICIPANTS ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT?

Why do joint venture participants (contractors, consultants or employers) enter into joint ventures in the first place? According to Rob Morson, a partner at Pinsent Masons, there are two broad categories or Infrastructure participants. They are either joint ventures to procure or deliver infrastructure. In other words, they either play

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COVID-19 – IMPACT ON JOINT VENTURE TRANSACTIONS

COVID-19 – IMPACT ON JOINT VENTURE TRANSACTIONS

Rob Morson, Partner, Pinsent Masons, South Africa speaks on the likely impact on JV transactions due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. According to him, joint ventures parties are sometimes motivated more by the desire to secure a contract than the object of delivering it. Far too often joint ventures are

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HOW DO YOU DEFEND YOUR BALANCE SHEET, SECURE YOUR BUSINESS

HOW DO YOU DEFEND YOUR BALANCE SHEET, SECURE YOUR BUSINESS

Engr. Bayo Adeola, speaks on business sustainability issue relating to consulting firm.

The immediate issues are cash flow, how much money do you have available to meeting staff salary and other consumables like rents, and other overheads. Some smaller firms who work from month to month will likely have reserves

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FIBERTEX SA ADAPTS CPD COURSE FOR ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

FIBERTEX SA ADAPTS CPD COURSE FOR ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Fibertex SA is now offering a four-hour online course on the “Introduction to Geosynthetics and Soil Reinforcement” which has attained Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation from the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE).

 

“This course, which is offered free of charge, has been modified by Fibertex engineering specialists,

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HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION SITE

HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION SITE

As construction activities begins to resume around Africa and the world, it is important that the construction industry understand the need to social distance when performing their job.

The need to work safely during this novel virus period is vital as it prevent lose of life as well as increase

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INTERVIEW: HOW HAS THE COVID 19 IMPACTED ON YOUR ENGINEERING MEMBERS?

INTERVIEW: HOW HAS THE COVID 19 IMPACTED ON YOUR ENGINEERING MEMBERS?

GEORGE CHUKWULEWA OKOROMA is the President, Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN). The engineer, who is at the helm of affairs at GAMBETA GROUPE LIMITED in this interview with Bertram Nwannekanma, spoke on the challenges of engineering profession in Nigeria among other issues.

The novel coronavirus has not left

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TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS USED IN SOUTH AFRICA

TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS USED IN SOUTH AFRICA

Contracts are written or spoken agreements between clients and service providers/contractors that provide the framework for the execution of infrastructure projects. The importance and critical role of the contractual framework within construction projects has made it imperative for successful project execution, delivery and dispute resolution, that these construction contracts are

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HOW TO AVOID BUILDING COLLAPSE

HOW TO AVOID BUILDING COLLAPSE

THE WAY FORWARD

Government needs to increase its supervision on building project. This might come at a cost, but it will save life and economic materials. 

We should not ignore the importance of a technical consulting engineering when carrying out project of such magnitude and importance. The Engineering body has

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SITE INVESTIGATION: HOW TO PLAN IT

SITE INVESTIGATION: HOW TO PLAN IT

Planning a site investigation is an essential component when preparing for an upcoming project.

It helps you identify the ground conditions which might affect the proposed development. As well as enables better understanding of the site and immediate surroundings, which will enable safe and economic developments.

A site Investigation is

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ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION: WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS BEEN USED

ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION: WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS BEEN USED

Transmission is one of three important aspect of electricity generation. That is why we need to understand the materials that are needed before electricity is transmitted.

Transmission line is an important part of power system. The cost and life of transmission line primarily depend on the material used for making

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HOW ELECTRIC POWER ARE GENERATED USING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS

HOW ELECTRIC POWER ARE GENERATED USING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS

Electrical Engineers knows that power system is divided into three part; power generation, transmission and distribution. But in this article, we would be discussing how power can be generated using different systems.

Power generation systems are simply the combination of a potential or stored energy converter providing kinetic energy, which,

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EXCAVATION WORK: QUALITY CONTROL CHECKLIST

EXCAVATION WORK: QUALITY CONTROL CHECKLIST

As we all know, excavation work is an important aspect that should never be ignored as it is a preliminary activity of the construction project.

Excavation by definition is the process of moving earth, rock or other materials with tools, equipment or explosives. These includes trenching, wall shafts, tunnelling and

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COVID-19: WEBINARS TO ATTEND DURING THIS LOCK DOWN

COVID-19: WEBINARS TO ATTEND DURING THIS LOCK DOWN

As COVID-19 opens us all to a new reality, Lagos Business School’s Faculty will examine some of the challenges that organizations and individuals face during the crisis and provide insight for navigating its aftereffects. In a series of webinars, our faculty alongside other experts will address business risks and mitigation,

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NINE PROCEDURE FOR BUILDING A FOUNDATION

NINE PROCEDURE FOR BUILDING A FOUNDATION

A good foundation must be design not only to be safe but must aim to save construction cost, time and material. That is why a procedure is needed to help educate clients when it comes to building it.

Foundation is the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground

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WHAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND: CONTRACTOR URGED TO PAY SUPPLIERS

WHAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND: CONTRACTOR URGED TO PAY SUPPLIERS

Corona virus pandemic has seriously affect the construction industry with no possible return to normal activities, companies are urged to pay their suppliers.

Industry leaders has suggest that companies looking to play hardball in the current circumstances will find their reputation totally trashed by the time this is all over. 

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EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE: WHY IT MATTERS

EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE: WHY IT MATTERS

Education as we know is the focal point for development during every individual life. It is one fundamental aspect that should never be ignored by government of EVERY nation.

SO WHAT IS EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE?

Education infrastructure are crucial elements of learning environments in schools and university. High-quality infrastructure enable a

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HOW TREE ROOT AFFECT BUILDING

HOW TREE ROOT AFFECT BUILDING

It is important to understand that tree root close to a building can affect it especially when the settlement is unequal. This occur when active tree roots dry out the soil causing differential soil shrinkage.

This shrinkage affect the bearing capacity and lead to movement in the building, especially in

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UNDERSTANDING SAFETY MEASURES WHILE WORKING WITH ELECTRICAL MACHINES

UNDERSTANDING SAFETY MEASURES WHILE WORKING WITH ELECTRICAL MACHINES

When individuals hear the word safety measure the first thing that go to their mind is protecting themselves, but for Engineers it simply means activities and precaution taken to improve it.

In the article, we would be sharing light on how people can applied safety standards and measures when dealing

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MANAGING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

MANAGING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The current Covid-19 experience has been likened to a state of war by many people. We are all facing threats on multiple fronts at once: our own health and well-being, that of our family, employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, as well as the stability and sustainability of governance and of

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HOW YOUNG ENGINEERS CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCK-DOWN

HOW YOUNG ENGINEERS CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCK-DOWN

What young engineers should do during this lock-down period

Engineering is one of the most important disciples to a nation. So, the novel virus which has brought a halt to all activities will surly have hinder progress on all engineering work. But what can young engineering do during this lock-down

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