Belgotex showcased two new residential carpets at its stand at this year’s Design Joburg.

BELGOTEX FLEXES AT TRADESHOW

Belgotex was invited by design duo Philippe van der Merwe and Greg Gamble from Tonic Design, the creative directors of the recent décor and design exhibition, Design Joburg, to supply flooring that was used throughout the showroom. Design Joburg is a local and international décor and design event that attracts an audience of high-end consumers, architects, […]

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PowerPlastics Pool Covers says pool owners are having to rethink how they design, maintain and use their pools in times of water scarcity.

CTRL ALT DEL – RESETTING THE THINKING ON POOL COVERS

Public awareness over the last three years has made South Africans acknowledge that we are a water scarce country, a situation created by both environmental factors and ageing infrastructural issues. It is having a profound effect on many areas of industry and, in turn, the economy and our domestic life. With swimming pools being one […]

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The 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, out now, forms part of AECOM’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting unique research.

AECOM LAUNCHES 30TH EDITION OF AFRICA PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION COST GUIDE

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. (more…)

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Noise pollution and city planning – why local government and industry have a collective responsibility when building cities of tomorrow: a view from Marloes Meer, Head of Sector and Market Intelligence at Saint-Gobain

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CITIES OF TOMORROW?

Densification, urbanisation, construction, redevelopment. In an environment with a strong demand for urban housing, we’re hearing those words more and more often, and frequently in context of official city planning, where various metropolitans have committed to rapidly increasing the availability of housing to meet demand. (more…)

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Andrew Skudder, CEO of Construction Computer Software (CCS), considers the importance of technologies such as estimating and enterprise management software in the rebuilding of Notre Dame.

THE REBUILT CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME WILL BE A MONUMENT TO ADVANCES IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

The world watched in horror in April as flames consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, gutting an 850-year old building considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant examples of the gothic architectural style. Thanks to the brave actions of the firefighters, most of the building was saved. Now, it’s […]

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Sika’s specialised products were specified for the rehabilitation of the Komati River Bridge on the N4 Toll Route.

RELIABLE REFURBISHMENT SYSTEMS FOR KOMATI RIVER BRIDGE

SMEC South Africa was appointed by Trans African Concessions (TRAC) to undertake the detailed inspection, rehabilitation design and construction supervision of the Komati River Bridge refurbishment project. The bridge is situated on the N4 Toll Route, Section 8 and is an important river crossing for freight traveling between South Africa and Mozambique.  (more…)

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SAOTA’S FIRST COMPLETED PROJECT IN BALI

This getaway home designed by SAOTA in Uluwatu, on the south‐western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia, is dramatically perched high on a limestone cliff edge. Ulu means “land’s end” and watu means “rock”, which aptly describes the rugged beauty of wild, arid peninsula. Uluwatu is also known for having some of the […]

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The use of Sintered Stone for the angular three-dimensional design for the façade panels of the Flare of Frankfurt building demonstrates Neolith’s suitability for the urban environment.

NEOLITH’S FLARE FOR FAÇADES

Hadi Teherani is one of the most familiar and respected names in contemporary German architecture and design. His characteristic approach to the medium communicates atmospheric charisma, emotional urgency and an acute awareness of social responsibility and sustainability. All these attributes reflect Teherani’s desire to establish a positive dialogue between his buildings and their surrounding environment. […]

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The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects […]

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The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends.

GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA: GUIDE TO COSTS & TRENDS

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition that was issued […]

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