Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers, Burgundy Cobbles and Graphite pavers were selected for the roads and walkways throughout the naturally styled Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate in KwaZulu-Natal.

ELALENI COASTAL FOREST ESTATE USES COROBRIK’S BURGUNDY PAVERS

KwaZulu-Natal’s latest estate development – Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate – is premised on an ethos of sustainability which includes the incorporation of natural elements in construction. To minimise the impact on natural surrounds and achieve a design that integrates with the coastal forest, of Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers (10 440m2), Burgundy Cobbles (185m2) and Graphite pavers (840m2) […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes?

IF IT’S ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, WHY SO MANY CRANES ON THE SKYLINE?

This year’s SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I’ve attended in my many years in the building industry. The majority of speakers gave us bad news – ranging from water scarcity problems through to concerns about the oversupply of property, the industry’s talent drain and government’s lack of policy certainty. (more…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme is searching for fresh new talent across a multitude of sectors for its Class of 2020. Applications are open until the end of October 2019.

THE HUNT FOR SA’S HOTTEST YOUNG EMERGING CREATIVES HAS BEGUN

Are you the future of South Africa’s design industry? The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme aims to unearth fresh new talent across a multitude of sectors. A chosen group of fifty young architects, fashion designers, illustrators, furniture designers, jewellers, graphic designers, filmmakers and multi-disciplinary mavericks from across South Africa will showcase their work at the […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

2019 FULTON AWARDS WINNERS AND COMMENDATIONS

The Fulton Awards have grown into southern Africa’s most prestigious concrete accolades. They honour excellence and outstanding achievements in concrete engineering and architecture, creating awareness and discussion around this unique and versatile building material. In the early days a framed certificate was presented to winning entries and a specially designed plaque was awarded to deserving […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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, […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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…)

Read full story · Comments are closed