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Dulux Colour FuturesTM 2021has named Brave Ground, a warm, earthy and empowering neutral as its Colour of the Year.

DULUX UNEARTHS COURAGE AS THE 2021 COLOUR OF THE YEAR

  Dulux, manufactured by AkzoNobel, this week launched its Colour FuturesTM 2021 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. (more…)

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The Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa, which in turn might accelerate a much greater investment in warehouse space.

E-COMMERCE SPIKE LEADS TO MAJOR INVESTMENT IN WAREHOUSE SPACE

A massive spike in online sales during the Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa. The general rule of thumb is that e-commerce requires three times the logistics space of traditional storefronts. “Therefore it is reasonable to assume that we will see a much greater investment in warehouse […]

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Multi-Disciplinary collective of conservationists, architects, designers and engineers led by urbanist Scott Francisco selected for design centering on climate action, social equity, preservation and improved wellbeing.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE FOREST PROJECT WINS REIMAGINING BROOKLYN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Brooklyn Bridge Forest , a design that reimagines the historic Brooklyn Bridge as an icon of climate action and social equity, has been selected winner of the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge competition, an international design challenge presented by Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council. (more…)

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The latest MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index adds to the growing body of evidence that certified green buildings are a worthwhile investment.

CERTIFIED GREEN OFFICES HELD THEIR VALUE IN TOUGH RENTAL MARKET

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 293 prime and A grade offices (R54.5 billion capital value), and compares the returns of 105 green-certified buildings (R26.9 billion capital value) to the […]

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TAL fulfilled tiling and waterproofing requirements within various areas of The Leonardo with a total surface area of 40 000m2.

TAL SECURES 55 STOREYS OF TILED SURFACES AT THE LEONARDO

The Leonardo, Legacy Group’s impressive mixed-use development located just 100 metres from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has officially opened. Rumoured to have cost around R3 Billion, there are no compromises on the construction design and state-of-the-art finishes of this prestigious property, which towers 234 metres above the Sandton skyline. TAL successfully fulfilled specific tiling and […]

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The Cape York building in Johannesburg’s CBD has risen from the ashes to fulfil its potential.

REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF EMBATTLED CAPE YORK

Previously owned by the Bank of Mozambique and abandoned, Cape York had been hijacked and fraudulently sold, with several “owners” allowing it to become severely overcrowded and collecting rent illegally. It was infamous as a hub for drug trafficking and prostitution, lacked running water, power and sanitation and had seen two fires that claimed lives. […]

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The recent Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards showcased women-led projects and achievements in the construction industry.

MINISTER DE LILLE APPLAUDS WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AT 2020 ERWIC AWARDS

“Women in SA need to be given the opportunity to participate meaningfully, including in the construction industry,” said Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille. “They are capable and can achieve anything they set out to achieve”. De Lille congratulated all the winners and saluted all contestants for their bravery and perseverance […]

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The PowerOptimal Elon range allows direct solar PV DC to electric geyser power provision and optimised solar power use in a single compact unit. No inverter, no batteries.

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC WATER HEATING – SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN

Architects have taken the challenge of sustainability head on, determined to decrease carbon footprints through design. It is true that sustainability is an ongoing effort and we should always look for new methods, but a good place to start is with the way we manage our water and energy consumption. (more…)

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ASSA ABLOY launches powerful BIM-enabled tools for door hardware specification.

OPENINGS STUDIO AND BIM DOOR SOLUTIONS

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched powerful 3D, BIM-enabled tools that simplify door hardware specification while assisting projects to stay on time and within budget. (more…)

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Fourways Airconditioning, the sole distributors of Samsung air conditioners, matches a contemporary estate’s opulent design while reducing utility costs with air-conditioning innovation.

FOURWAYS AIRCONDITIONING SUPPLIES AIRCON AT THE AZURE

Fourways Airconditioning, the sole distributors of Samsung air conditioners helped to bring world-class temperature-controlled comfort to The Azure with world-class Samsung DVM S Eco air conditioning systems. The Azure, Camps Bay in Cape Town is an exclusive residential estate nestled between the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles mountains, and serene Camps Bay Beach. Each of […]

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