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Financing infrastructure and energy projects

Without a solid infrastructure or a stable energy supply, sustainable development and economic growth in any context is virtually an impossible dream...

By Nicci Botha 27 Nov 2015 11:22

What architects must learn from South African student protests

2015 has been a year of protest and struggle at South Africa's universities. The environment remains highly charged...

By Amira Osman 27 Nov 2015 06:00

Aveng Grinaker-LTA awarded contract for student boarding house

Aveng Grinaker-LTA has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 602 unit, seven storey student boarding house and three levels of basement parking...

26 Nov 2015 07:19

Ascension Properties goes green with first PV installation

Ascension Properties' first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Cape Town is currently under way, underpinning a move in the property sector to show eco-awareness and reap the financial rewards of green energy over the long-term...

26 Nov 2015 06:00

Nedbank and Green Fund partner to supply affordable green housing

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) and the Green Fund - which is managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) - concluded an agreement to jointly fund the development of approximately 400 affordable green housing units in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces...

25 Nov 2015 07:11

VDC technology has transformed major building projects

From the advances in stone masonry that led to the building of the Parthenon in Athens, right through to the latest green building trends, the building industry has been at the forefront of innovation throughout human history...

By Douglas Ackerman 25 Nov 2015 11:48

Growthpoint's Ridgeview building achieves five-star Green Star rating

Growthpoint Properties' new R157m green office development in Ridgeside, Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal has become Durban's first five-star Green Star SA rated building...

23 Nov 2015 11:59

Riverfields underpass officially opened

The executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, officially opened the Riverfields underpass on Friday, 20 November at the Riverfields Boulevard, Plumbago Logistics Park in Riverfields...

23 Nov 2015 07:48

Wage increases for Western Cape building industry

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC Cape of Good Hope) has announced wage increases ranging between 7.5% and 12% for the building industry, applicable from 1 November 2015...

23 Nov 2015 08:17

GBCSA awards five-star rating to Chevron's headquarters

Chevron Century Boulevard in Cape Town has been awarded a Five-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for excellence in green building design, construction and management...

20 Nov 2015 06:00

Construction at Avon Peaking power plant resumes

KwaDukuza Municipality and Group Five have reached a power deal that will see construction activities resume at Avon Peaking power plant...

19 Nov 2015 08:12

Interactive spaces is gaining traction in corporate environment

The workplace environment is changing as companies adopt a more holistic approach to doing business, with a focus on team integration and participation...

19 Nov 2015 12:00

Sharp rise in demand for eco-friendly buildings

There has been a sharp rise in eco-friendly buildings which have been green star certified by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA)...

18 Nov 2015 07:26

Invitation to apply for Schneider Electric's graduate programme

Schneider Electric South Africa has launched a graduate programme for students who want to become world-class engineers in the field of energy management...

18 Nov 2015 06:51

Impact of NHBRC system downtime on property industry

The announcement by the National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) that its IT systems will be down while being upgraded, will have a material effect on and seriously impede the South African residential property development industry, according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop...

16 Nov 2015 08:02

Construction of Gauteng Industrial Development Zone commences

Civil engineering contractor Liviero has turned the first sod for the construction of the new Gauteng Industrial Development Zone near OR Tambo International Airport...

16 Nov 2015 09:12

Smart metering a starting point for smart cities

Smart cities are best defined as urban ecosystems that leverage technology and connectivity to deliver services to citizens...

By Martin Vergunst 16 Nov 2015 08:09

Engineers don't just build things, they can help save the world

Engineers like to claim their primacy as problem solvers. But while this ability will always be critical for engineers, there is more to engineering than just solving problems...

By Petr Matous and Abbas El-Zein 13 Nov 2015 06:00

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