Central plant optimisation software offers energy savings

More than 35% of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant. While there is value in connecting the building management system (BMS) to schedule plant run time, very little beats central plant optimisation (CPO)...

Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Innovation and technology are playing increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable efficiency in mines throughout Africa. Schneider Electric, which has been partnering with mining companies for more than four decades, has a dedicated Mining,...

Netstar invests in making mine operations safer

Ensuring safe working conditions for the mining sector is a challenge, particularly when it comes to complying with regulatory standards such as the Department of Mineral Resources’ collision avoidance system requirements for mine vehicles. Pierre Bruwer, Group MD of...

BIM is here to stay, says dormakaba

Adopting building information modelling (BIM) solutions should be a priority if the construction sector is to keep pace with technological innovation. This is according to dormakaba South Africa, which has a range of customised BIM solutions that comply with...

Steady focus needed for turbulent times

Last month, Trading Economics reported that South African manufacturing production had declined 0.8 percent year-on-year, following an upwardly revised 4,2% drop in April, which was the highest since July of 2014. According to the report, “production of...