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Brian Wilkinson

TOP MINDS ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEADLINE GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION 2016

Five internationally acclaimed leaders on sustainability will headline this year’s Green Building Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 26 -28th July. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) hosts the event and CEO Brian Wilkinson says the keynote speakers will share their unique expertise to guide Africa and the world towards a thriving future for all. […]

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BELGOTEX FLOORS EARN COVETED GREEN TAG CERTIFICATION

Belgotex Floors are the first South African flooring manufacturer to earn the coveted GreenTag eco-label certification, achieving another significant sustainability milestone. (more…)

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ENERGY CRISIS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING

South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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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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A new dimension in flooring

Traviata Flooring has launched a new product called Aspecta 5 – and reports are that it’s going to change the face of  luxury vinyl commercial flooring. Aspecta is a dry back (glue down) LVT range where the difference is in the detail:  The 3,2mm thick vinyl boasts a 0,7mm ceramic bead coated wear layer and […]

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Exports of U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer to South Africa reach USD 10.79 million in 2013

AHEC reveals new outreach strategy for the region ahead of its participation at ‘Dubai WoodShow 2014’ April 03, 2014 – Total exports of U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer South Africa reached USD 10.79 million for the year 2013, according to a statement issued by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association […]

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Long-term focus on project management is key to Hatch Goba’s success

Hatch Goba is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) company that boasts in-depth experience and expertise in a broad spectrum of engineering projects. Hatch Goba project manager Johan Breytenbach points out that the ‘Project Lifecycle Process’ (PLP) is the company’s unique project delivery methodology used on both large and small scale projects. “The main […]

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Geberit Shower Solution – perfect form meets perfect function

Enjoy an open-plan, spacious and elegant bathroom with the innovative products from Geberit, designed with the perfect shower in mind. Geberit element for showers with wall drain The innovative Geberit elements for floor-even showers move the water outlet from the floor into the wall. This provides you with an elegant floor-even shower solution. Simple and […]

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Achieving long-term sustainability with wood

Cobus Lourens from Swartland offers an overview on what makes the use of timber products from Swartland such an effective long-term contributor to sustainability and green building practices.   25 September 2013, Johannesburg: Wood is a great green construction material – it is both sustainable and renewable when it is sourced from sustainably managed forests […]

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ARCHITECTURE AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

“This is the first time the Congress is being held in sub-Saharan Africa and we, as the South African profession, have the attention of the world firmly focused on us,” says Hassan Asmal, President of the Organisation Committee of the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress, UIA 2014 Durban, being held at Durban’s International […]

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