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When it comes to specifying flooring, deciding on the best product for your project can be daunting. Polyflor’s new Online Advisor makes it a little easier.

EXPERT SPECIFICATION ADVICE DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX

The specifier’s job has just been made a little easier, thanks to an ingenious new online tool developed by Polyflor, simply called the Online Advisor. (more…)

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Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior this summer.

SUMMER HOTS UP WITH PLASCON’S PALETTE OF SUPER-FUELED COLOURS

Now that those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer are on the way, things are getting hot and so is the latest Plascon colour palette. Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior… City to Surf is Plascon’s latest colour palette that celebrates sun-kissed red, vivid yellow, calming lilac […]

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SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

HIGHEST NUMBER OF ENTRIES YET FOR AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD

This year’s biennial AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has received a record number of entries despite challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, which compelled organisers to extend the submission deadline by 3 months. (more…)

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Terraforce is happy to announce that Maxiwall Pro now includes important upgrades to ensure users continue to optimize their workflow and remain in compliance with the most recent design standards.

TERRAFORCE ANNOUNCES MAXIWALL PRO UPGRADES

New AASHTO 2020 Simplified Design Methodology. The new AASHTO 2020 Simplified Design methodology was recently released in the United States and represents the most up to date LRFD Methodology for MSE Walls.  Changes compared to previous versions include the use of the Coulomb Earth Pressure Theory which allows the inclusion of interface friction to reduce […]

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Sir David Adjaye will receive the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

DAVID ADJAYE TO RECEIVE RIBA GOLD MEDAL

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce that Sir David Adjaye will receive the 2021 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s highest honours for architecture. (more…)

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Dr Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions says an urgent paradigm shift is required towards sustainable water management to promote urban water self-sufficiency in South Africa.

GUIDE TO BUILDING OWNERS FOR WATER SELF-SUFFICIENCY

South Africa is facing increased pressure on conventional water sources in urban areas. Existing mitigation measures such as increased water abstraction rates, water transfer scheme supplementation and demand side management are no longer effective in satisfying the growing water demand. (more…)

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Bentel Associates International has won awards in two categories at The African & Arabian Property Awards 2020 for Harbour Arch in Cape Town and Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments in Johannesburg.

BENTEL SCOOPS TWO AWARDS AT THE AFRICAN & ARABIAN PROPERTY AWARDS

The African Property Awards is a novelty awards scheme instituted to recognize and appreciate the efforts of the real estate and construction sector. Bentel Associates International entered into two categories, being Mixed Use Architecture and Hotel Architecture, for which they both were awarded. (more…)

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Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that South Africa has sufficient log resource options for a sustainable wood residential building market.

SUSTAINABLE WOOD-BASED HOUSING MARKET POSSIBLE IN SA

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that South Africa has sufficient log resource options for a sustainable wood residential building market. (more…)

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Hennessy celebrates the 150th anniversary of X.O with the release of a limited edition masterpiece: architect Frank Gehry’s sculptural reinterpretation of Hennessy X.O’s iconic bottle.

FRANK GEHRY REINTERPRETS HENNESSY X.O’S ICONIC BOTTLE

Emblematic French cognac Hennessy X.O is celebrating 150 years of unmatched sensory elegance this year. The blend – originally created by Maurice Hennessy and Emile Fillioux in 1870 as a special curation for their inner circle of friends and family, sets a standard for excellence that lives on to this day. (more…)

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Economic pinch puts spotlight on green building this World Green Building Week says STAG African accommodation group.

ECONOMIC PINCH PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON GREEN BUILDING

South Africa’s construction industry continues to suffer the effects of the national lockdown. Unexpected delays and disruptions have resulted in increasing construction costs, which have had a knock-on effect for both developers and end-users. World Green Building Week, which runs from 21 to 25 September, encourages construction industry professionals to consider adopting a green approach, […]

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