With its Women in Steel event, the South African Institute of Steel Construction seeks to show its commitment to encouraging women to be more proactive and contribute to the industry. 100% Design South Africa announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Evening earlier this month. Programmes that empower female employees flip the narrative of gender equality in the construction industry this on its head. 089A7274 The fact that women made up the majority of the team from Co-Arc International Architects’ working on The Leonardo tower in Sandton went unnoticed until a photo was taken on site, quite late in the project. Registrations are open for the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa expo, being held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 11-13 September. Canon’s imagePROGRAF TM Series delivers high quality, large format printing on demand. The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has appointment Ms. Christelle Bown as its President and Nthabiseng Motlatle as ASAQS Wits Student Chapter as Chairperson. Meet four women who put to rest the misconception that women cannot excel in the demanding field of engineering. The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-300 is 60% quieter and can unobtrusively fit into any working environment. Along with its extensive product line, KBAC Flooring will now also focus on the direct sales of access flooring after Bates Access Flooring (BAF) winds down operations. A concerted effort by both government and the private sector could turn the industry around says executive director of the Master Builders’ Association Western Cape. Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) survey reveals slow tender processes among factors crippling construction and development in Cape Town. Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay Known for its innovative water solutions, BIBO is leading the industry yet again with another one of its new stylish creations. The Trend Kitchen Feature by Slavin at Decorex Joburg will showcase visual inspiration and an enhanced level of kitchen design. an-all-women-paragon-team-took-the-lead-at-52-katherine-street-in-sandton; front-jess-estelle-leanie-middle-antoinette-kirti-back-katrin-ashna-cindy Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® RainScreen Slab has been certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for use in high-rise residential applications and for use behind masonry. The Bosjes Kapel in the Western Cape’s Breede River Valley is the winner of the 2019 Architizer A+ Popular Choice within the Religious Buildings & Memorials category, announced earlier in July. The 100% Design South Africa 2019 feature stands will prove a worthy showcase for the various creatives at their helm. Boogertman + Partners has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2019 Future Competition category for its New Cairo Capital City Stadium competition proposal. DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, will be a digital platform that facilitates the flow of usable construction waste and surplus building material from construction sites to informal settlement upgrading projects. Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers, Burgundy Cobbles and Graphite pavers were selected for the roads and walkways throughout the naturally styled Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate in KwaZulu-Natal. Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes? The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme is searching for fresh new talent across a multitude of sectors for its Class of 2020. Applications are open until the end of October 2019. Maputo-Katembe bridge Belgotex showcased two new residential carpets at its stand at this year’s Design Joburg. PowerPlastics Pool Covers says pool owners are having to rethink how they design, maintain and use their pools in times of water scarcity. The 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, out now, forms part of AECOM’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting unique research. Noise pollution and city planning – why local government and industry have a collective responsibility when building cities of tomorrow: a view from Marloes Meer, Head of Sector and Market Intelligence at Saint-Gobain Andrew Skudder, CEO of Construction Computer Software (CCS), considers the importance of technologies such as estimating and enterprise management software in the rebuilding of Notre Dame. Sika’s specialised products were specified for the rehabilitation of the Komati River Bridge on the N4 Toll Route. SAOTA took aesthetic inspiration from the local architecture’s unique hybrid of mass and lightweight elements. The use of Sintered Stone for the angular three-dimensional design for the façade panels of the Flare of Frankfurt building demonstrates Neolith’s suitability for the urban environment. The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. Storage King’s new head office in Boundary Park Industrial Park not only attracts attention, but is also designed to create a sense of security and to convey what a facility such as this can offer users. The 7th Annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 11 to 13 June 2019. The premium-grade 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, designed by Paragon Group. The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The major advantage of steel bridges is that they are considerably faster to complete, with fewer logistical challenges, says SAISC. The ZenBook Pro is a top contender for anyone wanting desktop performance on the move. The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, has received a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US. 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. 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. The landmark 70s high-rise previously known as the ABSA building is being redeveloped into a unique mixed-use building called Foreshore Place. Herman Miller introduces Cosm, the company’s first task chair with an automatic tilt and the industry’s first suspension armrest. 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. Belgotex Celebrates Grand Opening of New Showroom and an African-Inspired Range. Riaan Huiskens from the Nelson Mandela University is the 32nd winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student Award. Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, is on at the Sandton Convention Centre from 24-26 May. Two SA teams will compete on the global stage at the 15th Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort Student Contest. Hansgrohe introduces new products and technologies to fulfil their commitment to the world as a leading sanitary fittings manufacturer. Leading architecture firm GASS Architecture Studios has revealed their design for the R1.2bn redevelopment of the Jewel City precinct in Johannesburg’s CBD by Divercity Urban Property Fund Pty (Ltd). Woodbender is proud to present their latest offering, the Kariba. The new Hybrid VRF system from Mitsubishi Electric cuts energy costs in half by simultaneously heating and cooling. The iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct now has a new owner and a new lease on life. The Emerald, a state-of-the-art residential development in Hyde Park has already been awarded an EDGE green star rating by The Green Building Council South Africa. Emerging Eastern Cape artist Sonwabiso Ngcai was announced as overall winner of 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards. The Blinds Syndicate, through its brand Luminos, will launch a new window treatment solution at this year’s Decorex Durban - Lumi Voile Delux. Architecture firm Boogertman+Partners has launched FuturePart, an inter-disciplinary platform for rigorous research and experimental design thinking.