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Ecosystems vs. Economics: Reconciling Ecological and Financial Value in the Green Building Sphere

The conflict persists: the need to preserve ecological systems versus the need to use land for development and building. The reason for this conflict more often than not can be attributed to economic restraints. How do you reconcile ecological value with financial value?   This has proved a difficult task, particularly when it comes to […]

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Huge hollow-core slab project

Thousands of hollow-core concrete floor slabs are being manufactured by Echo Prestress for one of the largest projects in its 30-year history – the new Parktown Village student residence complex for Johannesburg’s Wits University.   Located next to the Park Lane Hospital, the student complex is made up of a group of 14 separate three-storey […]

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