November, 2013

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GROHE compliments ultra-luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The revered GROHE SPA collection has been installed throughout the brand new Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel, and its world-class Spa; Sense. Selected for their uncompromising quality and highly sophisticated design, products from the GROHE Atrio range make up the backbone of the luxury fittings, and will provide Sense Spa guests with a feeling of tranquility […]

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GUILD – AFRICA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FAIR LAUNCHES IN CAPE TOWN

Presenting at the beginning of World Design Capital 2014, GUILD will bring together limited edition design, from celebrated global galleries and institutions, for the first time in Africa. GUILD is partnered by Arcelor Mittal South Africa, recent recipients of Basa’s long -term partnership award, sponsored by ABSA Private Banking and is presented in association with […]

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OCON GOES GREEN WITH STANDARD BANK

The much talked about five star, Green Star rated Standard Bank building in Rosebank, Johannesburg continues the trend of companies establishing environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings and joins nine other developments currently rated five stars with the Green Building Council of South Africa. The 65 000 m2 Standard Bank building has some 4, 500 […]

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R140-MILLION VICTORIA WHARF CONSTRUCTION AT THE V&A WATERFRONT COMPLETED

New premium Pick n Pick store and new local and international brands await festive season shoppers Undertaking an extensive expansion programme while minimising the impact on an estimated 24 million visitors per annum is no small feat. In a R140 million upgrade to its Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, the V&A Waterfront has managed to not […]

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Concrete Achiever of the Year Award

At the annual Chairman’s Breakfast event of the inland branch of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) on 21 November, the Concrete Achiever of the Year Award was presented to Dr Reinhold Amtsbüchler, the recently retired manager of Lafarge South Africa’s Quality Department Southern Africa (QDSA). Presenting the award, Chairperson of the CSSA inland […]

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Remove Perspiration and Encourage Inspiration at Work

The modern architect is faced with a seemingly insurmountable number of multi-facetted challenges when designing buildings. In addition to the overall design, the mechanical or technical efficiency of a building needs to meet many important environmental and occupational requirements, the critical relationship between temperature and humidity being one of these.   Indoor plants play a […]

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Intaka Island Energy Classroom

dhk architects have been instrumental in the design of a new educational facility at the Intaka Island Visitors Centre in Century City that officially opened yesterday.  The brief was to design a 50 sqm2 “living” energy classroom for visiting school groups that will demonstrate sustainability within the built environment and how man and his structures […]

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Long-term focus on project management is key to Hatch Goba’s success

Hatch Goba is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) company that boasts in-depth experience and expertise in a broad spectrum of engineering projects. Hatch Goba project manager Johan Breytenbach points out that the ‘Project Lifecycle Process’ (PLP) is the company’s unique project delivery methodology used on both large and small scale projects. “The main […]

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COP19 – Wrap-up of the Two Weeks of Proceedings

The Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol met for the nineteenth time (COP19) in Warsaw in November this year. The aim of COP19 was to provide a structure for a new global agreement in 2015, to be signed or ratified in Paris. An agreement was reached in Durban in 2011 that a new […]

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NEW SHOPPING MALL AND OFFICE BLOCKS AWARDED TO LIVIERO

Multi-disciplinary construction group Liviero is continuing to build up its expansive track record in the commercial and retail sector, with the award of a new R162-million contract to build a shopping mall in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, as well as contracts totalling more than R264 million for the construction of two new office developments in Gauteng. The […]

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