April, 2012

22 on Bree – Redefining Cape Town city’s skyline

22 on Bree situated in Cape Town’s CBD, is set to be one of the latest developments to grace Cape Town’s rapidly growing skyline within the city centre. WSP was commissioned by the buildings developers, Abland to create a new building design. The project commenced in January 2012 where the demolition of the then existing […]

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HP introduces micro-publishing market opportunities at a seminar organised by the Creative Printers Network at drupa

Seminar designed to support professional photographers, designers, architects, publishers and other creatives and the printers that serve them DÜSSELDORF, Germany, 25 April 2012 – HP announced today that together with the Creative Printers Network (independent forum of professional labs using HP Indigo presses) it will be presenting a seminar on the growing opportunities available in […]

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South African products illuminate Kiev Stadium

The Ukraine and Poland are co-hosting the prestigious 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Kiev Stadium, known as Estadio Olímpico de Kiev, situated in Ukraine’s capital, will host the Final on the 1st of July 2012. Lighting products, designed and manufactured in South Africa by BEKA (Pty) Ltd, will be illuminating most of the public […]

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Changing the face of flooring

With innovative technology a Husqvarna hallmark, the Husqvarna Hiperfloor system is already proving itself a leader in its field. Successful applications in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors make this low-maintenance, dust-free flooring the smart choice. Using machinery, chemicals and resin bond polishing diamonds, this cost-effective Hiperfloor system results in hard-wearing and hygienic yet chic […]

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Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award winner announced

The winner of the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (DBUAA) Cape Town 2012 is Mothers Unite from Lavender Hill. Chosen by an independent jury from a pool of 254 entries and a shortlist of eight finalists, the project will receive a prize of R750 000. The winning project – one that most benefitted local residents […]

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SAEE celebrates 10th birthday at Eastern Cape Conference

Prof LJ Grobler, SAEE Board President opened the SAEE Eastern Cape Energy Efficiency Conference in Port Elizabeth on Thursday 19 April 2012. This event, made possible by the generous sponsorship from Eskom, marked the launch of the SAEE Eastern Cape Branch and the 10th Anniversary of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Association (SAEE).   The […]

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Hard-hitting conference

Construction company owners and managers in South Africa need to pay more attention to global economics and environmental practices to ensure their businesses remain competitive in future.   According to Nico Pienaar, director of the Southern Africa Readymix Association, events of recent years have shown that local construction businesses are directly affected by global economic […]

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TAL introduces new natural stone tile adhesive

TAL is launching TAL Stonefix, a new thick-bed natural stone tile adhesive ideal for fixing natural stone tiles to walls and floors. TAL Stonefix is ideal for dark coloured natural stone tiles such as slate, sandstone, quartzite, marble and granite tiles, and can also be used for fixing ceramic, porcelain and quarry tiles. The product […]

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From housing to homes: An emerging development trend

Large-scale housing developers are increasingly recognising the necessity of constructing projects alongside broader community infrastructure such as schools, shopping centers, hospitals and public transport.   This holistic focus is a welcome shift from the emphasis on constructing as many homes as possible, regardless of whether they may be located far from job opportunities or the […]

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Concrete roofs now the material of choice

Concrete tiles are increasingly becoming the roof covering material of choice for a variety of practical reasons, says Adéle de Lange, the Cement & Concrete Institute’s Human Settlements Technical Marketing Consultant. De Lange says the development of sophisticated computer modelling systems has elevated roof design and construction far beyond the most basic functional purpose of […]

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