A survey conducted by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) shows that architectural firms have been severely affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

SURVEY SHOWS ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS HARD HIT BY LOCKDOWN

In spite of fact that the construction industry has been allowed to reopen, a survey conducted by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) shows severe hardship has already hit architectural firms across South Africa as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. (more…)

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Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the Built Environment Category at the 2019/2020 South African Professional Services Awards.

PARAGON INTERFACE DIRECTOR CLAIRE D’ADORANTE WINS SAPSA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the Built Environment Category at the 2019/2020 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting. (more…)

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Submissions for the Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards can be made until 17 July.

2020 AWARDS PROGRAMME CELEBRATES WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

With the aim of celebrating and encouraging women in the construction industry, the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has developed an awards programme to showcase their projects and achievements. The Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards consist of ten awards categories, which are open for entry to any entity which is registered […]

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Architects and installers have to meet new public perceptions on hygiene with intelligent solutions, says Werner Beukes, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at LIXIL Africa.

NEW HYGIENE DEMANDS SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON BATHROOM AND KITCHEN INNOVATIONS

In virtually no time at all, public perception on hygiene has changed around the world. Now more than ever before, consumers are aware of the surfaces they touch and whether these surfaces are putting their health at risk. This is particularly the case in high-contact areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, both in public spaces […]

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The South African Professional Services Awards has named Kim Timm (Pr Eng), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at AECOM as Woman Professional of the Year for 2019/2020.

KIM TIMM FROM AECOM WINS SAPSA WOMAN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting, has bestowed the title of Woman Professional of the Year for 2019/2020 on Kim Timm (Pr Eng), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at infrastructure delivery company AECOM. (more…)

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Somers Govender, Principal Architect at Artek 4 Architects and AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards adjudicator, discusses the future of architecture and technology.

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES THE DRIVERS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE SOUTH AFRICA?

The global pandemic has forced society to adopt a new culture of remote working. To be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used and proven their worth, equipping countless industries with the necessary technological infrastructure to continue operating effectively and efficiently. (more…)

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From foundations to countertops and everything in between, Métier Mixed Concrete can tailor-make to your specifications using a variety of aggregates and pigments.

MÉTIER MIXED CONCRETE: NOT JUST GREY STUFF

With a trend towards customisation and sophistication, Métier Mixed Concrete is pushing the boundaries of architecture and design. Our customers want to tell a story through their space, allowing us to customise technical beauty through their personal selection. Seafoam, cobalt and plum, colours not usually associated with concrete, form part of our range and demonstrate […]

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Architect Wynand Tromp of TROMP Studio says now is the time to work, to earn, to acquire, to invest, to shop.

DINNER IS SERVED

By: Wynand Tromp Imagine yourself locked up in a cage without so much as a crumb to eat for multiple days. You are starving. You can barely think straight and the only thing going through your mind is to get out of the cage and find something to eat. Your stomach is aching. You feel […]

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Bouwer Serfontein, Director: Europe at NEW URBAN, highlights how the current pandemic has exposed how socially, spatially, and economically unequal we are and says the country needs to look back to traditional design practices.

SMART CITIES IN THE TIME OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING

By: Bouwer Serfontein In the past weeks, we have been experiencing a new way of living, working, and thinking. When the State of Disaster was announced as the Covid-19 crisis hit South Africa, a new set of rules began to form, and with it a new set of questions and challenges. (more…)

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AECOM’s annual global report demonstrates how investment in infrastructure has the power to alleviate today’s economic and social distress for generations to come.

AECOM LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL GLOBAL REPORT

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating Opportunity for Everyone. The report illustrates the essential role infrastructure plays in addressing society’s most complex challenges through critical themes, including economic stimulus, funding, social value, innovation, resilience, climate change, sustainability and adapting for a post-pandemic […]

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