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SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

HIGHEST NUMBER OF ENTRIES YET FOR AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD

This year’s biennial AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has received a record number of entries despite challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, which compelled organisers to extend the submission deadline by 3 months. (more…)

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As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam has over many years pioneered and sustained numerous initiatives towards a greener planet across all its business units, for the benefit of all stakeholders and at all touchpoints.

AFRISAM AND THE ENVIRONMENT – AN ONGOING PARTNERSHIP

AfriSam is synonymous with environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, honouring their values of ‘People, Planet and Performance’. As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam has over many years pioneered and sustained numerous initiatives towards a greener planet across all its business units, for the benefit of all stakeholders and at all touchpoints. (more…)

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Somers Govender, Principal Architect at Artek 4 Architects and AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards adjudicator, discusses the future of architecture and technology.

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES THE DRIVERS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE SOUTH AFRICA?

The global pandemic has forced society to adopt a new culture of remote working. To be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used and proven their worth, equipping countless industries with the necessary technological infrastructure to continue operating effectively and efficiently. (more…)

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AfriSam has extended its deadline for entries to its AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award until 3 July 2020 to accommodate South Africa’s lockdown measures.

AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD EXTENDS ENTRY DEADLINE

Tight lockdown measures in most countries around the world have resulted in unintended, but positive, consequences for the environment. Nature has been given the opportunity to reclaim some of her natural position and many regions have experienced a significant reduction in various forms of pollution. (more…)

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23-year old Hashim Tarmahomed, who is currently doing his Honours degree in Architecture Studies at Wits University, won the recent AfriSam Student Design Challenge.

WITS STUDENT BAGS AFRISAM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

Since its inception in 2009, the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has grown into South Africa’s most prestigious sustainability award programme, attracting an exciting range of entries. By honouring outstanding achievements in sustainable architecture, the awards programme has taken the lead in creating public awareness and debate about sustainability in the built environment. (more…)

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Calling on all architectural practitioners to enter the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD CALLS FOR FORWARD THINKERS

Sustainability should be the baseline in all design, and social inclusion should be a defining feature of South African architecture. In support of the all-important sustainability agenda, AfriSam and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is announcing a call for entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award. All architects, engineers, project managers and design […]

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2019 FULTON AWARDS WINNERS AND COMMENDATIONS

The Fulton Awards have grown into southern Africa’s most prestigious concrete accolades. They honour excellence and outstanding achievements in concrete engineering and architecture, creating awareness and discussion around this unique and versatile building material. In the early days a framed certificate was presented to winning entries and a specially designed plaque was awarded to deserving […]

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AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA.

INAUGURAL AFRISAM CONCREATIVITY AWARD

AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. (more…)

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AFRISAM-SAIA AWARD SHORTLISTED PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

Following a record number of entries, the shortlisted projects for the fifth AfriSam–South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been revealed. (more…)

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AfriSam continues to develop and conduct a range of initiatives to maintain the momentum toward a greener planet.

CLEANER, GREENER THE AFRISAM WAY

AfriSam has long led the charge in the cement sector for a cleaner environment, and continues to develop and conduct a range of initiatives to maintain the momentum toward a greener planet. (more…)

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