Boogertman + Partners to be the architects of the R1.6 billion Long Street Social Housing project in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, to address the lack of affordable housing in the city.

BOOGERTMAN + PARTNERS TO DESIGN R1.6 BILLION HOUSING PROJECT IN JOBURG CBD

Boogertman + Partners are proud to be the architects in the AfriBiz Invest turnkey project team of the R1.6 billion Long Street Social Housing project located along Main Street in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. The project was unveiled with a sod turning ceremony by The City of Johannesburg’s Housing MMC Mlungisi Mabaso in December 2020. The initiative […]

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SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is now in full operation. He said that infrastructure projects that have been planned will lead to the revival of the construction industry and the creation of much-needed jobs. With this in mind, Eben Meyburgh, CEO […]

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AECOM launches 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition of the guide, published in conjunction with strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The guide shares invaluable knowledge of Africa’s economy that can be […]

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Duravit 0.2 Category 1 CPD credit course: Innovative Bathroom Design

Neither Duravit nor its designers – renowned for their work, every one of them – are interested in “design for design’s sake”. This is because good design is not just about looks, but equally about practicality and sustainability. On average, we spend more that 800 days of our lives in a bathroom. To support our […]

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COLOURFUL a.b.e. DECORATIVE CONCRETE SOLUTIONS

With home renovations a priority for many in this lockdown year, Chryso decorative concrete solutions supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are increasingly in demand, says Peter Jones, a.b.e.’s National Sales Manager: Flooring. a.b.e., part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, is experiencing particularly strong demand for four innovative and relatively new decorative concrete products: The […]

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Cobra launches revolutionary virtual showroom

Iconic brand, Cobra has become one of the first companies in the South African sanitaryware industry to set up a virtual showroom, which means that you will soon be able to experience all of Cobra’s products from the comfort of your home. The showroom uses 3D renderings and videos to create a virtual space that […]

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Façade Cladding – More than meets the eye

The aesthetic appeal and individuality of a building is determined by a unique façade which has the ability to translate design intent into striking reality. Few construction methods achieve this better than façade cladding. Apart from the obvious aesthetic advantages, cladding offers excellent functional benefits such as reduced maintenance and protection against the elements. Extruded […]

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Offices are still important for collaboration and building company culture

While the most significant long-term impact of Covid-19 will be issues stemming from flexible working, in the long term “we are going to have to find the balance between working from home and the office,” points out Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz. “We are going to find that our current response has many unanticipated pitfalls […]

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6 Stars for a sustainability icon

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office […]

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Den Braven Hybriflex-540

Hybriflex-540 is a superior sealant and adhesive to seal expansion joints in concrete, natural stone, wood, enamelled surfaces, steel and aluminium. Den Braven Hybriflex-540 is ideal for use in dilation joints and joints in both interior and exterior pedestrian walkways and a as a perimeter or weather seal around windows and door frames (metal, aluminium […]

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