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A jury of nine experts headed by Mariam Kamara have been appointed to the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Middle East Africa in 2020.

MARIAM KAMARA TO HEAD LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS JURY FOR MIDDLE EAST AFRICA IN 2020

A jury of nine experts headed by Mariam Kamara, Principal and Owner of atelier masōmī (Niger), will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for the region of Middle East Africa. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total […]

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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.

ARUP INCUBATES A DIGITAL MATERIALS TRANSFER PLATFORM

DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, will be a digital platform that looks to facilitate the flow of usable construction waste and surplus building material from construction sites to informal settlement upgrading projects. The platform aims to reduce construction waste in landfills whilst addressing the need for affordable, quality building materials in the […]

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A team from Arup and Bechtel joined Bridges to Prosperity and members of the local community to build a 64-metre pedestrian footbridge in Nyaruguru, South Rwanda.

BRIDGE TO SAFETY IN RWANDA

A team from Arup and Bechtel joined Bridges to Prosperity and members of the local community to build a 64-metre pedestrian footbridge in Nyaruguru, South Rwanda. (more…)

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The iconic ‘twisty’ PwC Tower in Midrand

PWC TOWER COMMENDED AT 2017 FULTON AWARDS

The iconic ‘twisty’ PwC Tower in Midrand, together with its slipform, received a Commendation in the buildings greater than three-storeys category at the 2017 biennial Fulton Awards hosted by the Concrete Society of South Africa. The PwC Tower is the 24th tallest twisted building in the world and the only twisted building in Africa. (more…)

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shwane Autocity project in northern Gauteng

NEXT FOUR YEARS CRITICAL TO MEETING PARIS AGREEMENT TARGETS

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup recently outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris Agreement targets to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to Deadline2020: How Cities Will Get the Job Done, the world’s megacities must act to peak emissions by 2020 […]

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Arup recently completed a transit orientated development masterplan for the light rail transit system in Addis Ababa.

THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CITIES

“Cities by their traditional definition are places of opportunity and access, yet for many people living in African cities today this is not the case. Historical spatial and economic exclusions have created ‘large and poor’ cities. At Arup we believe that the future of African cities should offer equal opportunities and a greater participation in […]

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FROM COPENHAGEN TO JOBURG, CITIES AND MAYORS ARE LEADING THE WAY ON CLIMATE ACTION

The world’s leading mayors have exponentially increased climate action with the C40 (Cities Climate Leadership Group) cities taking 10,000 climate actions since Copenhagen. And Africa is leading the way in climate change adaptation. (more…)

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Ove_Lungs showing BIM in action

VISUALISING THE FUTURE BEFORE IT IS BUILT

Building Information Modelling is transforming the design process of buildings by offering savings on construction costs as well as operational savings in terms of waste, water and energy use. Combining BIM with other developments such as advances in data analysis and cloud-based collaboration also open up exciting potential to reshape the way engineers, architects and […]

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SA’s brightest green stars are honoured

South Africa’s top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week. For their stellar contributions to green building in South Africa, this year’s big winners of these […]

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PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS ADD LUSTRE TO GREEN WATERFRONT OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

Over 1 000m² of precast concrete panelling has been used to clad a section of the external façade of No.1 Silo, South Africa’s latest and largest green office building.  Completed in September at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and spanning 18 000m², it is also one of Africa’s most advanced sustainable buildings. Incorporating numerous green-design attributes, recycled waste […]

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