As a result of the lockdown in South Africa, 14% of construction companies permanently shut their doors, according to a survey by Statistics South Africa released in May 2020.
Concor has put its stamp of experience and quality on another renewable energy project – this time the Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo, 40 km north of Matjiesfontein.
Meticulous coordination by Concor on the Oxford Parks Phase 2 project facilitated the smooth and simultaneous construction of the different buildings and was one of the reasons Concor won the Building Contractor category at Construction World’s Best Projects 2020.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted preparation - through the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) project preparation roundtable - as the key to unlock South Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery.
According to the International Monetary Fund, the construction sector was one of the industries that was most affected by COVID-19.
Companies in the civil engineering sector continue to recognise the value of their bargaining council, with another 373 firms registering in 2019, according to Kevin Moodley, acting general secretary of the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI).
In the wake of the devastating economic carnage wreaked by the Covid-19 pandemic, construction developers and contractors have a golden opportunity to leave a positive, lasting legacy in the communities in which their projects are based by facilitating the creation of sustainable livelihoods among the local populations.
A lack of ethical treatment, payment delays and unfavourable contract terms are putting building contractors under unreasonable pressure.