Planned with foresight, today’s timelessly modern generation bathroom becomes a flexible companion in all phases of life.

ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS: FUTURE PLANNING FOR ALL GENERATIONS

Today’s comfort bathrooms are planned with foresight and without compromising on design and technical innovation. Whether through flush-fitting shower trays or generous and barrier-free room planning: What increases convenience and comfort in younger years, later also enables independence and quality of life in the bathroom for elderly users. In this way, the timelessly modern generation […]

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The City is calling for applications for the See Studio, a programme that will bring together people interested in history, memory and making inclusive spaces in Cape Town. The closing date for applications is 11 April 2021.

RESEARCH AND REDRESS: REVISIONING CAPE TOWN AND ALL ITS RESIDENTS

Moving Cape Town from a colonial city into an equitable and celebrated multi-cultural future, so that all people may see their histories and memories represented, was the theme of a milestone knowledge-sharing workshop held this weekend. Artists, architects, archaeologists, academics, urbanists, museum curators, linguists, musicians, diplomats and others interested in history, memory and inclusive placemaking […]

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The newly completed Terraforce earth retaining wall at the Salamanca Hospital, Salamanca, Spain, is a display of technical excellence.

Retaining wall excellence in Spain with Terraforce

When in mid-2020 Terraforce received the final images of a newly completed Terraforce earth retaining wall at the Salamanca Hospital, Salamanca, Spain, we were immediately struck by the technical excellence on display. Having followed the installation process step by step, this outstanding outcome is not surprising. Skilled contractors are key to great Terraforce wall Installed […]

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Why it makes sense to look to healthcare environments as the benchmark for new standards in working and learning environments.

Three ways vinyl flooring creates cleaner, safer working and learning environments

With the onset of COVID-19 and talk of future pandemics, we are all having to adopt new ways of thinking, working and living. Factors such as hygiene and infection control are no longer an optional extra and is now a mandatory consideration. Denver Coleman, chairman of Polyflor SA, shares why it makes sense to look […]

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Harvey EcoTile is a sustainably produced mineral composite roof tile with superior functional benefits and enviable green credentials.

How Harvey EcoTile is transforming roofing

A building’s green credentials are determined by a variety of factors such as water efficiency, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly materials, waste reduction, lowering carbon emissions and sustainable development and growth. In pursuit of sustainable, revolutionary roofing, Harvey Roofing Products has developed the Harvey EcoTile, a sustainably produced mineral composite roof tile with superior functional benefits […]

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This year, the adjudication process for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation took place through the eyes of photographer and tour guide Kirsten Keun from Kirfara Tours.

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Award through a photographer’s lens

The standard of entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation is always impressive, and 2019/2020 was no different. The only challenge was COVID-19 and lockdown, which resulted in the adjudication process being delayed by four months, and presented other obstacles. To do justice to the project entries, the Afrisam-SAIA judging panel had […]

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The planned Lanseria Smart City is just ‘papering over the cracks’, according to Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss.

Lanseria Smart City unlikely to make a big splash in SA’s urban landscape

In his State of the Nation Address on 13 February, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the proposed Lanseria Smart City “is now a reality in the making”, with the draft masterplan completed in November 2020 out for public comment. With South African cities and towns fast deteriorating at an infrastructure and service delivery level, the […]

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Carshif Talip, Expertise Leader, Urban Planning and Land Infrastructure at Zutari says the that innovation makes for a natural fit between smart cities and sustainability

Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

A ‘smart city’ is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology. It is a city that leverages innovation to achieve its desired outcomes – and here innovation does not necessarily mean only technology. This is the view of Carshif Talip, Expertise Leader, Urban Planning and Land Infrastructure at Zutari. […]

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The thermal insulation of a two-leaf brick wall can be doubled simply plastering by the inside and outside with Pratley’s Pratliperl.

Pratliperl® revolutionises eco construction industry

Energy efficiency in the construction industry is more important than ever due to load-shedding and the rising cost of electricity. The thermal insulation of a two-leaf (220 mm) brick wall can be doubled, for example, by simply plastering the inside and outside with Pratley’s Pratliperl®. Pratliperl® is derived from a volcanic glass called Perlite. The […]

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Sunridge Importers and Wholesalers has secured the agency and exclusive distribution rights for the Borras brand of taps and mixers in South Africa.

Sunridge brings the Borras brand to South Africa

Sunridge Importers and Wholesalers, the distributing agent for a range of plumbing and hardware wholesale industry products, has secured the agency and exclusive distribution rights for the Borras brand of taps and mixers in South Africa and neighbouring territories. Sunridge’s existing products include Rifeng, a patented multi-layered piping system produced in China. Borras is a […]

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