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Durban brownfields refurbishment on track for October launch

The reinvention of Durban's old Dunlop tyre factory into state-of-the art warehousing is on track and will be ready for occupation by logistics companies...

By Colleen Dardagan 1 day ago

Bridge-builders of future figure it out

Budding engineers, from high schools all over the region, put their construction skills to the test at the weekend, when they took part in the South African Institution for Civil Engineering's (SAICE) Bridge Building competition.

By Riaan Marais 1 day ago

Vintage English home trends entering the SA market

The concepts of style and luxury are very subjective, and the quest to create the epitome of each has resulted in some fairly odd design ideas...

2 days ago

The South African industrial corrosive protection markets

One of the easiest ways to extend the life of an industrial installation is regular maintenance with a specific focus on corrosion detection, protection and care.

Issued by Analytix BI 1 day ago

Community Plumbing Challenge improves Diepsloot living conditions

The Community Plumbing Challenge, which was held in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, recently, was inspired by the concept that "focused design" can drastically improve even the poorest of living environments...

2 days ago

Recycling tyres into green paving solutions

Durban-based carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Carpets and PFE International are redefining how rubber tyres can be re-used, in an investment that recycles truck tyres into rubber crumb and developed into a paving commodity...

26 Jul 2016

Blue Rock Village shoots for 6-star green rating

Blue Rock Village, said to be one of Africa's first green villages, has announced that it will be targeting a 6-star Green Star SA - Communities Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), as part of the GBCSA's pilot project programme...

3 days ago

Property Point backs innovative entrepreneurs

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, is linking budding entrepreneurs with green building leaders at the 2016 Green Building Convention...

25 Jul 2016

Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers

Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and developers to embrace the reality of "green building" as government actively pursues legislation to enforce more sustainable construction...

25 Jul 2016

SA steel production rises 6.9% y/y in June to 545‚000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production rose 6.9% year on year (y/y) in June to an estimated 545,000 tons, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Helmo Preuss 22 Jul 2016

Alarming rate of material extraction over last 40 years

According to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP), the amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth has tripled in the last four decades...

21 Jul 2016

A tale of five cities: applying foresight to shape their futures

Mayors, CEOs, citizens and policy analysts are working to create uplifting images of their future cities. Their intended result is clear unifying visions for the city futures they desire...

By Colin Russo 21 Jul 2016

Durban conference addresses transformation of SA spaces

The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Institute of Architects recently hosted a conference at Durban's City Hall with the objective of putting the radical transformation of SA cities, towns and villages at the top of the national agenda...

20 Jul 2016

Profica expands presence in Francophone Africa

Profica's expansion into Francophone Africa has been overseen by French project management expert Thierry Giannone...

20 Jul 2016

PPC seeks R4bn to repay bank debt

Cement maker PPC is being kept alive by its banks. On Friday, 15 July, R1.6bn of very scarce cash went whooshing from its books to pay back bondholders...

By Stuart Theobald 19 Jul 2016

AUx 'The Future of Making Things' set for September

Autodesk's University Extension (AUx), themed 'The Future of Making Things' will take place at Cape Town's Century City Convention Centre on 1 September 2016...

19 Jul 2016

The need for integration in the construction industry

BIM or building information modelling is one of the relatively few buzzwords you'll hear in the construction industry that continues to dominate conversations - and there's a very good reason for that...

By Rob Stummer 18 Jul 2016

Is it possible to humanise cities?

Architects have had to reinvent themselves in terms of the kinds of projects they undertake, the sorts of businesses they run, in how they relate to each other, and in the research they do...

18 Jul 2016

Stainless steel shows high value potential in municipal water delivery

A 30-year case study has shown how stainless steel piping is non-corrosive, features sophisticated corrugated joints which prevent leakage and sophisticated leak detection monitoring systems...

15 Jul 2016

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