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The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends.

GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA: GUIDE TO COSTS & TRENDS

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition that was issued […]

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The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, has received a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US.

DOUBLE GREEN FOR GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE

A unique collaboration between architecture and interior architecture specialist Paragon Group, and integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM, has resulted in the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg receiving a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US. (more…)

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French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) this month.

SAINT-GOBAIN YOUTHBUILD ACADEMY BRIDGES ARTISAN SKILLS GAPS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). The focus of the visit was to showcase how Saint-Gobain has positioned itself as a leader in the sustainable construction sector while developing skills through its Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy. (more…)

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PROPERTY-DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS PRODUCE EARTH-FRIENDLY BUILDINGS

Who would have believed that modern architectural splendour could be environmentally friendly and sustainable? Well, it can, and it is! (more…)

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Abland and Tiber break ground on Phase 1 of the Sandton Gate precinct development.

SANDTON GATE BREAKS GROUND

Abland and Tiber, joint developers on the Sandton Gate precinct, have announced that they have broken ground on Phase 1 of the development with the bulk earthworks. Phase 1 will include 15 500 m² commercial space; 13 000m² P-grade office space and a 2 500m² gym positioned on the piazza level of the building. (more…)

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE FOR GBCSA’S NEW ROSEBANK HOME

After tying up the final ends of its interior installation project in December last year, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) now holds the keys to its new custom-fitted sustainable offices in Rosebank. (more…)

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GREEN BLOCK MAKING TECHNOLOGY FOR GIBA BUSINESS PARK

Giba Business Park, a unique development set in the Giba Valley just outside Westmead in KwaZulu-Natal, has developed its facilities for a variety of its successful businesses using innovative Hydraform block making technology. The Hydraform technology has since proved to be the ideal solution for Giba, not only from a cost perspective, but more importantly […]

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The Paragon Group clinches four major awards at the South SAPOA awards.

PARAGON GROUP WINS BIG AT SAPOA AWARDS 2017

The Paragon Group has confirmed its place as one of the premier architecture and design firms in South Africa, with Paragon Architects and Paragon Interface clinching four major awards at the South African Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA) awards held during its recent annual convention in Cape Town. (more…)

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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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Six stars for V&A Waterfront’s No. 1 Silo

The new No.1 Silo office building at the V&A Waterfront has been awarded a 6 star Green Star SA rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The No. 1 Silo office development is South Africa’s latest – and largest – green office building. It is only the second building to be awarded a […]

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