August, 2013

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Geberit DuoFresh brings Pure Fresh Air into the Bathroom

Your bathroom is an oasis of well-being that you want to enjoy with all your senses, at all times. The Geberit DuoFresh is an innovative system that keeps a bathroom smelling fresh. The secret is behind the wall. Odours are extracted from inside the toilet bowl, purified through an active carbon filter and gently released […]

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Alert Steel and Build launches megastores

Alert Steel and Build announces the launch of its megastores in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, where timber, plumbing, hardware and building materials have been introduced. [29 August 2013 – Johannesburg] – Steel and building-material giant Alert Steel Holdings Ltd today announced the opening of its new megastores in Pretoria, Polokwane, Lephalale and Brits. These […]

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Design Partnership reinvents the banking space with cutting-edge, contemporary store design for Standard Bank

Digital technology has revolutionised the way consumers conduct their financial affairs, specifically banking. In this connected age of the Internet and smartphones, is there a place for a traditional bank with walk-in branches at all? The answer, according to specialist retail design agency, Design Partnership, is yes, provided the bank looks, feels and behaves more […]

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Fernwood Launches Phase Two

ACUTTS Property Group launches the second and final phase of Fernwood Eco-residential estate in Kloof this weekend/on August 31 as the market leaps at opportunities for competitively priced middle-income housing. The 30-unit initial phase has been virtually sold out. The development, being undertaken by Classic Crown and situated in Fernleigh Drive in Kloof amid abundant […]

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Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA) puts extrusion plant into operation in South Africa

In August Evonik Acrylics Africa (EEA) is to begin producing extruded PLEXIGLAS® sheets in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg. With an initial number of 20 employees and a new extrusion facility, some several thousand metric tons of semi-finished material will be produced per year for the African market. The products, which are manufactured in accordance with international quality […]

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Innovative Solution Saves the Day

The Moses Mabhida Stadium, with its iconic arch, is an engineering feat that provides Durban with a defining landmark. Weighing in at 2,600 tonnes, the 350m by 105m arch symbolises a once divided nation coming together. Its construction, ahead of the 2010 World Cup, necessitated large sections of concrete to be precast on the ground […]

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Incorporating security into the design of a facility – optimising integration and ease of maintenance

Security within facilities – CCTV, access controls, alarms, fire detection and suppression, etc. – is today increasingly integrated and digital, yet it is often an afterthought when a new building is designed. The result is usually less than optimal, with repercussions in terms of the effectiveness and functionality of the final security solution, as well […]

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc Plasterboards awarded Premium Ecospecifier SA Product Listing

Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s range of Plasterboards for walls and ceilings have achieved the prestigious Premium Ecospecifier SA Product Listing. This accreditation verifies that Saint-Gobain Gyproc Plasterboards are innovative products that represent high-value over their lifetime. According to Ecospecifier SA, all products submitted for evaluation by Saint-Gobain Gyproc achieved accreditation verifying them as commercially available, environmentally preferable […]

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Businesswoman of the Year winner_We Can Create a Generation of Young Professional Employable Women for Previously Male Dominated Sectors

According to the South African Construction Industry Status Report and the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC), only 9% of individuals employed by the construction industry in South Africa are women and of these 76% hold clerical positions. Transformation in the construction and built environment, although improving over the last decade, still has some way […]

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Corobrik Helps Build Landmark Western Cape School

Corobrik and the architectural team from Revel Fox & Partners Architects and Planners who designed the Bongolethu Primary School in Philippi in Cape Town agree on one thing – using the simplest means to best advantage, combined with a rigorous concern for order, harmony and proportion can bring a significant measure of stature and grace […]

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