January, 2011

Sustainability in the workplace

Incorporating sustainability or green initiatives in the workplace can be a challenge for some organisations. Challenges range from lack of support, unknowing what to do or simply, resistance to change. Organisational leadership needs to create a culture of sustainability within the organisation. They need to demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to sustainability, beginning with a long-term […]

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Western Cape construction industry to convene over current crisis

On the 2nd of February 2011, the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) will be hosting a seminar at the Belmont Square Conference Centre, the theme of which will be ‘Developing a More Stable Construction Industry in the Western Cape Province’. Recently elected MBAWC President for 2011, Allen Bodill, who has been dedicated […]

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Contracts – the vital building component

Building contracts hold many potential pitfalls so it is essential for future property owners to carefully read – and understand the terminology in – building contracts before work commences, cautions Colin de Kock, executive director of Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA). De Kock says many people are inclined to think the building sector differs from […]

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Living in harmony with the Universe – the principles of Vastu Shastra in architecture

Vastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture and building design.   It is based on the alignment of buildings to cosmic energies.  The application of Vastu Shastra was used primarily for temple design, however it covers all aspects of architecture from design and construction to habitation.  The underlying essence of Vastu Shastra is for […]

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