The latest MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index adds to the growing body of evidence that certified green buildings are a worthwhile investment.

CERTIFIED GREEN OFFICES HELD THEIR VALUE IN TOUGH RENTAL MARKET

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 293 prime and A grade offices (R54.5 billion capital value), and compares the returns of 105 green-certified buildings (R26.9 billion capital value) to the […]

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TAL fulfilled tiling and waterproofing requirements within various areas of The Leonardo with a total surface area of 40 000m2.

TAL SECURES 55 STOREYS OF TILED SURFACES AT THE LEONARDO

The Leonardo, Legacy Group’s impressive mixed-use development located just 100 metres from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has officially opened. Rumoured to have cost around R3 Billion, there are no compromises on the construction design and state-of-the-art finishes of this prestigious property, which towers 234 metres above the Sandton skyline. TAL successfully fulfilled specific tiling and […]

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The Cape York building in Johannesburg’s CBD has risen from the ashes to fulfil its potential.

REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF EMBATTLED CAPE YORK

Previously owned by the Bank of Mozambique and abandoned, Cape York had been hijacked and fraudulently sold, with several “owners” allowing it to become severely overcrowded and collecting rent illegally. It was infamous as a hub for drug trafficking and prostitution, lacked running water, power and sanitation and had seen two fires that claimed lives. […]

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The recent Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards showcased women-led projects and achievements in the construction industry.

MINISTER DE LILLE APPLAUDS WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AT 2020 ERWIC AWARDS

“Women in SA need to be given the opportunity to participate meaningfully, including in the construction industry,” said Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille. “They are capable and can achieve anything they set out to achieve”. De Lille congratulated all the winners and saluted all contestants for their bravery and perseverance […]

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The PowerOptimal Elon range allows direct solar PV DC to electric geyser power provision and optimised solar power use in a single compact unit. No inverter, no batteries.

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC WATER HEATING – SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN

Architects have taken the challenge of sustainability head on, determined to decrease carbon footprints through design. It is true that sustainability is an ongoing effort and we should always look for new methods, but a good place to start is with the way we manage our water and energy consumption. (more…)

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ASSA ABLOY launches powerful BIM-enabled tools for door hardware specification.

OPENINGS STUDIO AND BIM DOOR SOLUTIONS

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched powerful 3D, BIM-enabled tools that simplify door hardware specification while assisting projects to stay on time and within budget. (more…)

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Fourways Airconditioning, the sole distributors of Samsung air conditioners, matches a contemporary estate’s opulent design while reducing utility costs with air-conditioning innovation.

FOURWAYS AIRCONDITIONING SUPPLIES AIRCON AT THE AZURE

Fourways Airconditioning, the sole distributors of Samsung air conditioners helped to bring world-class temperature-controlled comfort to The Azure with world-class Samsung DVM S Eco air conditioning systems. The Azure, Camps Bay in Cape Town is an exclusive residential estate nestled between the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles mountains, and serene Camps Bay Beach. Each of […]

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World-renowned German sanitary company GROHE has developed sleek, innovative solutions to make kitchens more elegant and convenient than ever.

HOW GROHE IS REDEFINING CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS

Kitchens have evolved enormously over the years: from small, tucked-away rooms where meals were prepared but rarely eaten, to large, central spaces in which families eat, entertain, and spend most of their time. In the process, kitchens have become a source of pride for individuals and families, a place in which they can express their […]

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How a South African roof tile innovation will recycle 29 million plastic bottles per year.

NEW ROOF TILE MADE FROM RECYCLED BOTTLES

A proudly South African company, Harvey Roofing Products (a division of Macsteel), famous for Harvey steel roof tiles, is developing a high-tech new roof tile innovation from 98% waste material. (more…)

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Duravit presents two new custom washing-area variants for the Happy D.2 Plus series by sieger design.

DURAVIT PRESENTS WORLD EXCLUSIVE “C-SHAPED”

Duravit presents the new patent-pending c-shaped technology in its expansion of the Happy D.2 Plus series by sieger design. This evolution of the patented c-bonded process guarantees that the ceramic washbasin and furniture run in perfectly parallel lines with no overhang or recess and a precise gap of 4mm. Made entirely of DuraCeram® and specially […]

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