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A new village built from recycled polystyrene will bring hope to orphans from the North West Province.

ORPHANAGE BUILT USING RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (METT), a Non-Profit Organisation, has unveiled the new Village of Hope, a R285-million project that is nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province. Based on the concept of the successful LIV Village that was founded by Tich and Joan […]

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This year’s sassda awards are looking for the best use of stainless steel in the design, construction and architecture industries. Entrants are offered free assistance in compiling their entries. Entries close on 31 July 2016.

NEW-LOOK STAINLESS STEEL AWARDS ‘IN PURSUIT OF BRILLIANCE’

The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise leading examples of stainless steel in the construction and design sectors, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process. (more…)

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the essential technological leap the building industry needs.

BIM MEANS CHANGE IN MANY DIMENSIONS

It’s here and it’s changing everything: Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry. BIM makes us see assets differently. It drives change in how we design, price, construct and maintain assets throughout their whole life. For those still not aboard, time is running out. Here are […]

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The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has called for entries for Steel Awards 2016, which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 15 September 2016.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR STEEL AWARDS 2016

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has called for entries for Steel Awards 2016, which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 15 September 2016. (more…)

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MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS FOR SANDTON CBD

Road construction underway in the Sandton CBD is set to continue for most of 2016 with the City of Johannesburg investing R180 million in massive improvements to roads and pavements in Sandton Central – SA’s cosmopolitan financial and commercial hub. (more…)

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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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SUPERTALL BUILDINGS GOING UP FASTER THAN EVER

Buildings are getting taller and these buildings are being constructed at an increasingly rapid pace. In this interview, world-renowned supertall buildings expert and Aurecon’s Buildings Director, Middle East and North Africa Buildings, Dr Andy Davids, discusses the possibilities and opportunities involved in cutting down the construction time of tall buildings, the sustainability issues related to tall […]

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Green Building Conference in June

As Green Building becomes the norm, the demand for innovative and sustainable construction solutions grows. The latest perspectives, new design strategies and cutting edge examples from international and regional speakers will be presented at the ninth annual Green Building Conference, which takes place on 24 and 25 June 2015 during the annual Sustainability Week at […]

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GLOBAL DESIGN EVENT RETURNS TO JOHANNESBURG THIS SEPTEMBER

Autodesk University has provided customers worldwide with the best learning and networking experiences for over 20 years.  Beginning as a conference in the United States, the program has grown to include events around the globe. On Thursday 4 September 2014, this design event – one of the largest in South Africa, second only to the […]

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POOR PAVING SPECIFICATION COSTS R-MILLIONS

The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) warns that R-millions are being wasted on concrete block paving (CBP) roads which fail due to poor specification. In many instances paving is simply specified as being 25MPa without any reference to the SABS mark. One of the CMA’s technical consultants, civil engineer and independent paving consultant, John Cairns, says […]

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