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Rolex arts Initiative mentors Sir David Adjaye, Zakir Hussain, Crystal Pite and Colm Tóibín to join protégés for public events at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 8 and 9 February 2020. Dr Chris Mulder, founder of CMAI Architects, has been nominated for the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. Adjaye Associates has been announced as the winner of the competition for The Abrahamic Family House on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Entries for the Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020 are open for submission until 30 November 2019. Steven Schneid from S.M. Schneid Quantity Surveyors says that estimating and controlling the cost of developing tall buildings such as the skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo is no easy feat. Catalyst Africa is an event dedicated to helping South African people and businesses achieve their goals through celebrating the convergence of technology, creativity and mindset. MATCO commercial entrance matting systems offer a stylish range of flooring products to create impressive entrances in a wide range of buildings. Brett Chrystal, Associate Director and Head of Sustainability at Bentel Associates International, makes the case for net zero. Dulux has launched the ColourFutures 2020 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. Reiner Visser – director of architectural and urban design company New Urban – describes the renovations on The National Council of Provinces building in Cape Town. Coprox Waterproof Cement Additive is an essential and economical primary waterproofing when laying bricks, concrete, screed or plastering. Eager to preserve the rural atmosphere of the original Kanonberg farm, the owner of one of the homes on the estate used Terraforce blocks when confronted with a steep and unusable embankment. LAD_AugSept19-1 A jury of nine experts headed by Mariam Kamara have been appointed to the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Middle East Africa in 2020. Glorinah Mabaso of LED Interiors, Rene Forbay of RF Designs, Siyanda Mbele of Pinda, and Khosi Leteba have been named as the winners of the first Clout Designers’ Industry Days Fired Up By Nando’s. Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss debates the concept of a smart city in an African context. GROHE-WINS-“RED-DOT--BRAND-OF-THE-YEAR” dhk Architects celebrates Women’s Month highlighting the formidable women at the helm of the studio. Belgotex’s commitment to people and planet ensures a new African-inspired range doesn’t follow the typical exploitative narrative. This article by architectural technologist Akheel Naicker, in his personal capacity, is from an online platform he launched called 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.