Opinion Piece: The value of project management in sustainable workplace optimisation

Workplace optimisation and the intelligent design of working environments have multiple benefits for organisations, from improved productivity to reduced costs and many other factors in between. However, when it comes to ensuring the sustainability of these initiatives, it pays to involve an experienced Project Manager (PM) or a PM-Team that specialises in workplace design and […]

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And then there were none.

Coal is a natural resource — this means that eventually there will be nothing left. According to the 2006 issue of the Digest of South Africa Energy Statistics, released by the Department of Energy, between 65 and 77% of the country’s energy usage is derived from coal. It is this natural resource by which electricity […]

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A NEW ARCHITECUTRAL VISION EMERGES AT THE 27TH COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR REGIONAL AWARDS

Yvonne Brecher and Tarryn Michael of the University of Witwatersrand have shared the regional award of Corobrik’s 27th Architectural Student of the Year Award.   Their projects confirm that the architects of tomorrow are not only pushing the boundaries of design, but are doing so cognizant of their transformative impact, creating beautiful places and spaces that […]

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SAICE ACCREDITS UNIQUE AFRISAM COURSE WITH CPD POINTS

A course on good concrete practices and cement manufacturing devised by AfriSam has been qualified by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) to be presented as part of its CPD (Continuous Personal Development) initiative. The new course was reviewed by an external academic and accredited with 0.4 CPD points. Mike McDonald, AfriSam product […]

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Zodiac, Tevo Opt For New Distribution Hubs At N1 Business Park

Swimming pool accessory and maintenance specialist, Zodiac, and product innovator and distributor, Tevo, have opted to relocate their Gauteng hubs to N1 Business Park, one of the premium industrial sites developed by leading property investment company, Improvon. Renowned worldwide for the quality and reliability of its products in the swimming pool industry, Zodiac is arguably […]

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DNJ Projects chooses five star plasterboard

In the upmarket suburb of Hatfield, Pretoria/Tshwane, the Protea Hotel Manor provides a three star stay for guests and business people making use of its 102 rooms in 3500m2 space. During work on the building, drywall partitioning and ceiling specialists DNJ Projects used 12mm and 9mm Lafarge Gypsum plasterboards and complementary grid and finishing material […]

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GROHE Grandera™ collection for indulgent bathroom spaces

There is a space in every home where people can retreat, forget the world around them, unwind and devote their attention entirely to their personal needs and wellbeing. This special space is the bathroom. It deserves to be designed around the very personal preferences of its users, creating a perfect retreat for rebalancing the body […]

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Point Blank Gallery unveils UJ architecture students’ vision for Drill Hall precinct

The interactive work of UJ’s Department of Architecture students is on display at the Point Blank Gallery with an open invitation for the public to interact with it and in so doing become part of transforming the inner city for the sake of its most precious and vulnerable assets – its children. The Point Blank […]

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Tile Africa Contracts reports on the latest tile and bathroom ware trends from Cersaie 2013

Tile Africa Contracts attended Cersaie 2013, the tile and bathroom ware industry event held annually in September in Bologna, Italy and observed that wood was the overarching theme with wood-look tiles taking centre stage. This year saw more than 100,000 visitors take in the best of what’s to come in terms of technology, innovation and […]

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Cavendish Square Shopping Centre wins Energy Efficient Forum award for 2013

Cape Town, 17 December 2013: Building on Old Mutual Property’s drive for a greener property portfolio, Cavendish Square has won the Energy Efficiency Forum award for 2013 in the single building category. The Forum aims to give commercial building owners the opportunity to share knowledge on energy efficiency, as well as to encourage supporting initiatives […]

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