December, 2012

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LED street lighting, the most economical solution for Ndwedwe

When new street lighting was required by the community in Ndwedwe, which is close to Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal, the predominant requirement was long-term cost efficiency.   Mr A J Chand Pr. Eng., a director at PD Naidoo & Associates, Johannesburg, compared the efficiencies of various technologies and suppliers before the renowned BEKA solution was chosen, […]

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Case Study: SEM assists Tukkies to conserve water

The Objective The University of Pretoria (Tukkies) needed to embark on a water conservation drive.   The Challenge Current consumption breakdown per area was not quantified, infrastructure was ageing, and internal capacity was not available.   The Solution The University of Pretoria, also fondly known as ‘Tukkies’ realised they could save significantly on water consumption […]

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Challenges faced by Project Managers in the construction industry

In today’s economy, tighter budgets mean that the demands around projects are more intense than ever before. To this end, the specialised skills of a project manager are extremely valuable when it comes to managing and controlling the variables that will influence the timeous and cost effective delivery of the project. Indeed, according to Werner […]

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Architects of the future combine sustainability with design at 26th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year awards

Today’s fine architects are required to combine design talent with engineering ability, social awareness and an aptitude for business. In recent years this skills set has, of necessity, expanded to include understanding of the impact of different technologies on the environment with a particular focus on bio-diversity conservation, wise water consumption and low energy usage. […]

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V&A Waterfront unveils its R35 million refurbished food court and amphitheatre

[Cape Town, 11 December 2012] South Africa’s V&A Waterfront has unveiled its R35 million refurbished food court and Amphitheatre.   The new fast food offering, together with pubs, restaurants and other eateries at the V&A Waterfront now amounts to more than 80 eateries. Food and beverage accounts for about 24% of the total retail sales. […]

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Murray & Roberts buildings team move onto another Zenprop office development

In the wake of the company’s successful completion of Tenova Mining & Minerals’ new office premises in Greenstone for Zenprop Property Holdings, Murray & Roberts Buildings was awarded Phase 1 and 2 of the new Bryanston Office Park on behalf of Zenprop Property Holdings.   Owing to the time constraints on this project, the programme […]

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Mapei helps mosaic artists with flexible adhesives

Originally developed for wall and floor tiles, Mapei’s Isolastic 50 and Kerabond T have gained a reputation by sculptors and mosaic artists who rely on adhesive flexibility and a superior bonding ability to hold their works of art together.   Recently, ten artists at Spier Architectural Arts, an arm of the Spier Arts Trust, completed […]

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New shopping centre banks Tugela Ferry in modern shopping

When you can’t buy goods and services in your own town to meet your daily needs, shopping can become a costly and complicated concern.   But this will soon end for residents of KwaZulu-Natal rural town Tugela Ferry, with investment from Copper Zone Pty Ltd and the know-how of Retail Network Services.   “Today, over […]

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Dulux Envirowash System revolutionises clean-up process

With environment responsibility and sustainability at the core of their business philosophy, it is not surprising that Dulux South Africa is continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its wide range of coating products.   Through its own Dulux EnviroWash System, Dulux enables the trade to ensure that paint clean-up is done […]

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GROHE F-digital Deluxe draws an enthusiastic response from professionals at the World Architecture Festival 2012

In October GROHE was honoured to serve as the World Architecture Festival’s main partner for the fifth time. The premier WAF event in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for GROHE’s presentation of a very special product. GROHE SPA™ F-digital Deluxe is a new modular shower system with customisable light, sound and […]

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