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The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

RECYCLING USED OIL – FUELLING THE ECONOMY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

350 million litres of new lubricant oil is sold in South Africa every year. This new oil is a combination of locally manufactured, as well as imported lubes. Of all the oil that is sold, approximately150 million litres becomes used oil, of which 120 million litres is collectable for recycling. Retrieving and recycling this product […]

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The major advantage of steel bridges is that they are considerably faster to complete, with fewer logistical challenges, says SAISC.

BRIDGING THE GAP: STEEL SHOWS ITS ‘METTLE’ IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

When deciding whether to build a bridge from steel or concrete, there are a number of factors which need to be considered. Steel offers numerous advantages, including quick construction in the field, the ability to prefabricate sections, predictable material properties, the lower weight of steel compared to that of concrete – and the fact that […]

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The ZenBook Pro is a top contender for anyone wanting desktop performance on the move.

PORTABLE POWERHOUSE

The Asus ZenBook Pro 14 continues the tradition of classic ZenBook industrial design, with a spun-metal finish that takes over 40 individual steps to create. Featuring an all-aluminium unibody, ZenBook Pro 14 weighs just 1.6kg and has an ultra slim 17.9mm profile. Its Deep Dive Blue finish is inspired by the magical moment at dawn […]

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The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, has received a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US.

DOUBLE GREEN FOR GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE

A unique collaboration between architecture and interior architecture specialist Paragon Group, and integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM, has resulted in the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg receiving a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US. (more…)

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Boxwood Property Fund challenged young designers to come up with fresh and innovative design concepts for buildings in their portfolio to bring new life to the Cape Town CBD.

YOUNG DESIGNERS TRANSFORM CAPE TOWN CBD

Cape Town’s CBD is continually transforming itself. Once drab office buildings are being transformed into clever and inspiring workspaces which combine green technology, quirky décor and local materials to create relaxed, haven-like urban spaces that seamlessly integrate into the vibrant city culture.  (more…)

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Polyflor offers reduced downtime and less subfloor preparation with The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection, a new adhesive-free, loose lay safety flooring for heavy traffic areas.

POLYFLOR LAUNCHES QUICKLAY PUR

The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection is the latest offering to be launched in South Africa by Polyflor SA, specialists in vinyl flooring and wall protection solutions. (more…)

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The landmark 70s high-rise previously known as the ABSA building is being redeveloped into a unique mixed-use building called Foreshore Place.

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED

An iconic 70s high-rise in Cape Town’s downtown financial district is being redeveloped into a unique mixed-use building called Foreshore Place, which will feature 34 storeys of ultra-modern, luxury residential and commercial premises. (more…)

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Herman Miller introduces Cosm, the company’s first task chair with an automatic tilt and the industry’s first suspension armrest.

HERMAN MILLER INTRODUCES COSM

Designed by Berlin-based Studio 7.5, Cosm is Herman Miller’s first task chair with an automatic tilt. It also has the industry’s first suspension armrest. Initially revealed in Milan during Salone Del Mobile 2018, the chair will be available for order worldwide later this year. (more…)

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Designers, architects, light and sound artists – as well as students and institutions – are invited to submit expressions of interest for projects at the Spier Light Art Festival before 3 June 2019.

SPIER LIGHT ART FESTIVAL 2019: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Following the success of the inaugural Spier Light Art Festival, the historic Stellenbosch wine farm will present a second edition from 6 December 2019 to 19 January 2020. (more…)

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Belgotex Celebrates Grand Opening of New Showroom and an African-Inspired Range.

BELGOTEX LAUNCHES NEW SHOWROOM

Belgotex, a leading flooring specialist and modern African manufacturer, has unveiled its brand-new Belgotex Durban Showroom in Umhlanga, along with introducing a new design-led, commercial flooring range, Grafica. (more…)

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