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The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects […]

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BEING LESS BAD IS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LAFARGEHOLCIM FORUM

The LafargeHolcim Forum is a tri-annual series of conferences on the topic of sustainable construction conducted by the Foundation. The multi-day Forum, including workshops and site visits, is an academic platform for architects, engineers, construction professionals and specialists of all generations to exchange information on creating a sustainable built environment and thus advancing sustainable development. […]

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Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo

This week, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will take place in Egypt. The symposium will focus on strategies to “re-materialize” construction by reducing consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, installation, maintenance, and removal.In the context of the lecture series “Affinity Architecture” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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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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FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building was awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa As Built rating by the Green Building Council

NAMIBIA’S FIRST 5-STAR RATED BUILDING

Earlier this year it was announced that FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building achieved the first 4-Star Green Star design rating in Namibia and was aiming towards an ‘As Built’ rating. With further innovations, this has been achieved and the building was awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa As Built rating by the Green Building Council […]

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People-focused designs at the heart of sustainable construction

The Holcim Awards Gold 2011 for North America and USD 100,000 was awarded to the Arctic Food Network (AFN) regional food-gathering nodes and logistics infrastructure for the scattered Inuit communities in Northern Canada. The project by Lateral Office / InfraNet Lab based in Toronto and Princeton, New Jersey, enables a better distribution of local foods, […]

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Green Building Conference 2011

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. • World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format and • Opportunity to attend […]

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2011 Green Building Conference

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format Opportunity to attend a real-time green […]

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