Martin Smith, Technical Director - Buildings, Aurecon (rebranding as Zutari), on how property owners can respond to health and wellness challenges of Covid-19 and best prepare their workplaces under such circumstances.

PREPARE YOUR WORKPLACE FOR COVID-19

The Covid-19 global pandemic has triggered unprecedented disruption, impacting organisations across the world. We are acutely aware of the gravity of the situation we find ourselves in as a result. Our workplaces enable us to be productive and economically active, but now pose profound risks to the health and safety of our employees and our […]

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Polyflor SA has been supplying vinyl flooring to emergency COVID-19 sites which are being erected around the country.

POLYFLOR SA SUPPLIES VINYL FLOORING FOR COVID-19 EMERGENCY UNITS

  Polyflor SA, one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of vinyl sheeting and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) to the healthcare, hospitality, retail and commercial environments, is currently in the throes of supplying vinyl flooring to emergency COVID-19 sites which are being erected around the country. (more…)

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Evalution Flooring has embarked on a sustainability that will enable zero waste to landfill in the LVT flooring arena.

FIRST ENVIRO BRICK UNIT LAUNCHED AT GRANDWEST HOTEL COMPLEX

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, causing many people’s daily lives to come to a standstill, the internet is also abuzz with news about the surprising benefits of the outbreak on the environment. For example, the temporary restrictions of air and car travel has led to cleaner air, and the once murky canals of Venice have recently become clearer. The strict lockdowns […]

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Boogertman + Partners has launched an end-to-end consulting service offering spatial solutions to get business back to work.

B+P OFFERS IMAGINATIVE END-TO-END SERVICE TO GET BUSINESS BACK TO WORK

Boogertman + Partners has launched an end-to-end consulting offering into the market. The comprehensive offering provides insights and spatial solutions with the teams and expertise needed to implement solutions in order to get business back to work in times of business unusual. (more…)

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AfriSam has extended its deadline for entries to its AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award until 3 July 2020 to accommodate South Africa’s lockdown measures.

AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD EXTENDS ENTRY DEADLINE

Tight lockdown measures in most countries around the world have resulted in unintended, but positive, consequences for the environment. Nature has been given the opportunity to reclaim some of her natural position and many regions have experienced a significant reduction in various forms of pollution. (more…)

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Union House in the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District has been restored with a vibrant deep blue from Plascon and preferred applicator, Indawo, replacing the previous muted beige.

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE BLUE…

A heritage building of some renown, Union House has stood tall in the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District for generations. Today the 900 square meter premises serve as the headquarters of the dynamic Spier Arts Trust, an NPO that supports emerging artists. (more…)

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How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the built environment? Experts from the network of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction from around the globe share their views.

PANDEMIC OFFERS GLOBAL IMPETUS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the built environment? Will we have to rethink concepts such as urban densification – or will we simply return to “business as usual” once the crisis abates? Experts from the network of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction from around the globe share their views. (more…)

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ARCHITECTURE BEYOND COVID-19 invites all architects, urban designers and interior designers (student also welcome) to submit projects that provide possible solutions to how the built environment should be re-designed to prevent future pandemics.

WHAT SHOULD ARCHITECTURE BE BEYOND COVID-19?

The world as we knew it will never be the same again – not our behaviour, economies, transport systems and the list goes on…  The built environment should also be re-looked at. It is suggested that the spread of pandemics could be enhanced by our built environments. Urban and architectural design is mostly human centered and draw people together as social […]

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Swartland has launched Summit XPS Insulation Board as part of its Summit range of insulation and decorative ceiling products.

SUMMIT XPS BOARD – ABOVE EXPECTATIONS

If you are considering using green insulation in building or renovating a residential or commercial property – that’s great, not only because it will make the finished building a much more comfortable space to be in, but it will also reduce the energy required to keep the interiors at a comfortable temperature, and it is […]

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Boogertman + Partners in association with Geyser Hahn have designed a proposal to turn FNB Soccer City into a 1500 bed Temporary Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Treatment Centre.

FNB SOCCER CITY PUT TO WORK IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Boogertman + Partners  in association with Geyser Hahn have responded to the definitive ‘Thuma Mina’ moment in South Africa by rallying design and support services to deliver a proposal in partnership with Blue IQ Infrastructure Consultants to turn the iconic Johannesburg FNB Soccer City Stadium into a 1500 bed Temporary Severe Acute Respiratory Infections Treatment […]

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