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For the light action "Kunstareal verbindet" in the city of Munich recently, LEDVANCE provided the lighting solution for the installation in the Propylaeum.

A unique staging of art

This winter, the city of Munich illuminated the Propylaeum, the city gate at the west side of Konigsplat square, with a powerful LED lighting system from LEDVANCE. The Propylaeum was illuminated as part of a series of large-scale light installations throughout the Kunstareal verbindet, or museum district, during the city’s annual arts and cultural festivities. […]

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The Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22, out now, forms part of AECOM’s commitment to improve project delivery through unique and comprehensive research about the industry.

AECOM launches 32nd edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22. “Celebrating its 32nd edition, this guide forms part of our commitment to improve project delivery through unique and comprehensive research about the industry,” comments Dean Narainsamy, Director, Programme Cost Consultancy (PCC), Africa. The guide shares insights about commercial and retail […]

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Entries for RE:SOLVE – a purpose-led innovation challenge that gives entrepreneurs funding for prototypes – are still open until 24 October 2021!

RE:SOLVE Challenge Call for Entries

With South Africa facing numerous social and economic issues, many exacerbated by COVID-19, there is a real need for new ideas and innovative solutions to be fast-tracked. Enter the RE:SOLVE Challenge, an initiative that is designed to help South Africa’s innovative entrepreneurs to take their next steps. Now in its second iteration, RE:SOLVE has issued […]

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New Plascon TradePro BarrierTEX is a textured paint for exterior walls that protects your home for longer.

PROTECT YOUR HOME FOR LONGER

  Keeping the exterior walls of a home or building looking newly painted for longer can be a challenge, especially with the harsh South African weather conditions. Walls naturally expand and contract, which can result in cracked and peeling paint. The solution? The newly released Plascon TradePro BarrierTEX is a textured paint for exterior walls […]

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Harvey EcoTile’s technological design advantage ensures an interlocking, lightweight tile that is low on maintenance, weatherproof and virtually unbreakable in normal use.

THE GREEN, LIGHT ROOF TILE

The way we build in South Africa is in large part due to how a building copes with the burden of an extremely heavy roof. Traditional weighty roofing materials such as concrete, slate and clay tiles dictate considerable capacity in foundations, pillars, beams and roof structure simply to cope with the load of the roof. […]

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TAL as introduced a new fibre-enriched acrylic waterproofing compound to their range of waterproofing products.

TAL EXPANDS WATERPROOFING RANGE FOR CONTRACTORS

TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has expanded their range of waterproofing products with a new fibre-enriched acrylic waterproofing compound specifically designed to be fully compatible with cement-based tile adhesives. “We are pleased to introduce TAL Superflex Fibre 1K to the market. The fibre-enriched formulation provides a flexible waterproofing system ideal for use in shower […]

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Revised SANS 10139 brings local fire-safety standards in line with the US and Europe, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk.

REVISED SANS 10139 FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS

The revised version of South African National Standards (SANS) 10139 published recently by the standards division of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has brought South Africa in line with fire safety standards similar to those in the UK and Europe, highlights ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. SANS 10139 provides recommendations for the […]

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Each shift run at FloorworX, which is based in East London where unemployment is the highest in the country at over 50%, employs 50 operators, which equals food for 400 people.

Specify South Africa

Employment means giving South Africans hope and a future, or in simpler terms – it is people’s dreams and livelihoods. South Africa’s employment rate has been hugely affected by recent events such as the Covid pandemic and looting. According to Prinesha Naidoo of Bloomberg¹, “Unemployment in South Africa has surged, and we now find South […]

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Precinct architecture is a phrase much bandied about these days by developers and their architects, but how do we stay true to the concept to ensure inclusivity, as well as connectivity with the world beyond, asks architect Landseer Collen of BPAS Architects.

THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUSION AND CONNECTIVITY IN PRECINCT ARCHITECTURE

The word “precinct” has become extremely popular in property marketing and sales brochures, particularly as new estates with “in house” facilities in abundance compete for buyers in a world where safety and security has become a key selling point. In many ways, what we are seeing today – in a new form of gated community […]

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Italtile’s Ode to Neutrals

Sanctuary, and the search for calm, was once an every-now-and-then spoil. A special treat. But now that we’re more than 500 stress-filled days into the Pandemic, the hunt for soul-soothing solutions has become an everyday activity. The Sanctuary Trend with its cocooning aesthetic of tangible comfort has arrived and we don’t see it hopping on […]

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