This Women’s Month, the SAIA Eastern Cape discussed the unacceptably low number of women in the architectural profession

UNACCEPTABLY LOW NUMBER OF WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE IN SA

  The “unacceptably low number” of women in South Africa’s demanding profession of architecture needs urgent attention if the current imbalance is to be addressed, according to architectural industry professionals. (more…)

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Belgotex Floors’ new Forces collection of carpet tiles

BELGOTEX FLOORS’ NEW FORCES COLLECTION

Belgotex Floors’ new Forces collection – Natural Bark, Earth Rock and Torrential Rain are inspired by the forces of nature. (more…)

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Terraforce’s round face finish retaining wall system was chosen for the Silverstar Casino amphitheatre up against the Roodekrans ridge.

GREEN AND FUNCTIONAL HARD LANDSCAPING FOR SILVERSTAR CASINO

In 2013, the Silverstar Casino entertainment complex was expanded to include an amphitheatre, The Dome, on the western side. The attractive structure, designed and built by Otto Wijnberger of In2Structures, has been equipped with a basic lighting rig, stage and PA system, making it a suitable self-sustained venue for smaller shows hosted by Silverstar. (more…)

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The Concrete Institute says that when full life-cycle analysis is assessed, concrete’s low embodied energy contributes to sustainable building.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, SAYS THE CONCRETE INSTITUTE

Concrete has a low embodied energy which is an important factor for ‘green building’, says Bryan Perrie, managing director of The Concrete Institute. (more…)

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Tile Africa Commercial has expanded its product offering to include cork, vinyl, laminates and carpets

TILE AFRICA COMMERCIAL EXPANDS ITS PRODUCT OFFERING

Tile Africa Commercial supplies flooring solutions for various projects, such as residential estates and developments, franchises and chain stores, hospitality, swimming pools and commercial flooring. (more…)

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Daikin’s new mini-VRV IV S-Series Compact air conditioning system

DAIKIN LAUNCHES LOW PROFILE MINI VRV SOLUTION

Standing at just under one-metre-high, including the installation feet, Daikin’s VRV IV S-series compact has the lowest profile on the market. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, its small footprint offers maximum flexibility for installers and designers, providing a discreet, go-anywhere solution that can be hidden behind low walls, hedges or concealed on balconies, […]

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DOKTER AND MISSES WINS ‘ICON’ AWARD

Dokter and Misses, a leading multi-disciplinary product design company based in Johannesburg, has won the highly revered ‘Icon’ award at the recent Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards 2015/2016. (more…)

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AfriSam has sponsored concrete to the value of R100 000 for the construction of a skate park in central Johannesburg.

AFRISAM HELPS BUILD SKATEISTAN

Leading concrete materials company, AfriSam has sponsored concrete to the value of R100 000 for the construction of a skate park in central Johannesburg. The skate park forms part of a unique Skate School built by the award winning non-profit organisation, Skateistan, which provides programmes combining skateboarding and education to empower youth. (more…)

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The architecture events are part of the 12-day Open Design Cape Town festival

OPEN DESIGN CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL

The latest design-led innovations in the roll out of the Better Living Challenge will be among numerous architecture events taking place during the Open Design Cape Town festival, which runs from 10 to 21 August. (more…)

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FOUR WOMEN COMPETE IN NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS

Four talented women are among architects from across the country to enter their designs in the 2015/16 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Excellence and Merit which will be presented at a gala dinner at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on 2nd September. (more…)

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