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Cersaie 2010 report back

The team from local tile manufacturer and importer, Johnson Tiles, visited Cersaie 2010 and garnered valuable insight into current ceramic tile trends, including styles, sizes, finishes and textures. “If I had to give an overall report of the fair it can be summed up that ‘less is more’ as described by some of the ceramic […]

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Visit BAU – the easy way

A visit to BAU 2011 needs careful planning: there´s travel to be organised, a hotel to book, information to be gathered on the exhibitors you want to visit, etc. All this is made much easier thanks to the wide range of services BAU offers to support its trade visitors. The aim is to take the […]

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Crossways Farm Village hits the market

Stands in Crossways Farm Village, a unique residential development above the Van Stadens River gorge outside Port Elizabeth, went on the market in November. The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Gugile Nkwinti, officially launched the project. The launch follows the approval of the R3,4bn project by the Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and […]

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2011 Green Building Conference

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format Opportunity to attend a real-time green […]

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White River’s “Earth House”

Products supplied by Chryso SA played an important part in adding sustainability to a new “earth house” built in White River, Mpumalanga. The house, designed by mechanical engineer, Michael Matthews, was constructed with a technology known as “rammed earth”. This age-old concept involves compressing a damp mixture of earth containing sand, lime and clay into […]

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European success for winner of C&CI Architectural Student Film competition

One of the five winning entries in the Cement & Concrete Institute’s 2009 architectural student short film competition has achieved top honours at a major architectural film festival in Turkey. Litshe le Golide (“Stone from gold”) won Best Documentary Film (International Category) at the International Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Film Festival The award-winning film was […]

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C&CI International Design Master Class @ Aza2010

The 2010 workshop was the second annual C&CI international design master class and was incorporated into the architecture ZA 2010 Biennial Festival along with other master classes and workshops as a culminating event. What distinguished the C&CI master class was the caliber of expertise of the tutors- locally and that of some of Spain’s foremost […]

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Interior design case study – Barcelona nightclub

La Cova Dance Theatre, located in Mataró, near Barcelona, is a nightclub with a total area of 500m2. It is equipped with variable lighting, furniture designed exclusively by the studio, and forms and colours that replicate ice caverns. A landscape of this type in the middle of the city causes a great impact. Our journey […]

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Build Aid Technologies celebrates 2011

Graham Alexander from Build Aid Technologies has launched an all new, completely revised and updated Build Aid ‘Building and Pricing Guide’ for 2010/2011. Build Aid Building & Pricing Guide has been published since 1993 and every year contains comprehensive and relevant information on how to specify, quantify and cost. The publication is aimed at both […]

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AfriSam wins Nedbank environmental award for CO2 emission reduction initiative

Black-controlled construction materials group, AfriSam, has won the environmental category of the Nedbank Capital Green Mining Awards for taking a definitive lead in managing down carbon emissions in the cement production process and for its world leading cement CO2 measurement and rating system. At an awards ceremony held at Nedbank’s head office in Sandton on […]

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