In support of the South African government’s planned rollout of the National Health Insurance (NHI) initiative, infrastructure delivery company AECOM’s Middle East and Africa healthcare team is hard at work engaging new opportunities in the market. AECOM is one of the largest healthcare consultancies in the world, with design teams spread across the Americas, Europe, the Far and Middle East, and Africa.

Demolition specialist Jet Demolition has successfully completed a three-building implosion project in the Maradu region of Kochi in Kerala, India. This is not only the demolition specialist’s first project in India, but also marks the first time that a high-rise building in that country has been demolished by means of implosion.

Constructed over the Karakaya Dam Lake, the Kömürhan Bridge will soon forge part of the Malatya-Elazig State highway in Eastern Turkey. Measuring 600 metres in length, the bridge features a cable-stayed design with a single pylon, which stands at 165 m in height. This special type of bridge, which is the fourth single pylon cable-stayed bridge in the world, will also serve an important regional role as a logistics corridor, not only connecting Malatya and Elazığ, but also serving as a strategic crossing for the 16 provinces of Eastern Anatolia.

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Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.

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