Construction Trends 2018

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How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migration

Worldwide population growth and mass migrations are putting the infrastructure of many cities under strain...

By Laura B Alvarez 12 Feb 2018

2018 Architecture ZA festival to focus on new opportunities in shaping our cities

This year's Architecture ZA (#AZA18) festival is calling for participatory action from those involved in the built environment on issues around how we shape our cities collectively...

31 Jan 2018

New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production

Textile company Mungo, founded 35 years ago by master weaver Stuart Holding, opened a new mill in November at the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay...

31 Jan 2018

How virtual 3D modelling and simulation can help us create better cities

New technologies offer new possibilities for planning and designing cities...

By Yan Liu, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano and Sebastien Darc 30 Jan 2018

The elephant in the planning scheme: how cities still work around the dominance of parking space

Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space...

By Elizabeth Taylor 29 Jan 2018

R900m Ambassador Hotel redevelopment set for completion mid-2018

Situated in Victoria Road on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, the old Ambassador Hotel is currently being redeveloped into ultra-luxurious apartments...

24 Jan 2018

'Timber roof truss designer' now registered as professional designation

A working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), 'timber roof truss designer' has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)...

22 Jan 2018

Matthew Morris wins PE regional leg of 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

Matthew Morris from the Nelson Mandela University was recently announced the winner at the Port Elizabeth regional awards ceremony for the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award...

12 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year take up her prize by attending an international design fair of their choice with her Design Time lecturer...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Accessible and emerging developments for small architectural firms

Photogrammetry, cloud sharing, remote cloud collaboration, laser scanners, 3D printers, capacitive styluses, augmented and virtual reality design tools with immersive presentations, visual programming, building information modelling, parametric design...

By Louis Cottle 10 Jan 2018

Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

A decade after the global economic collapse, urban development is booming...

By Sean Weiss 5 Jan 2018

Refurbishment, extension for Kwagga Mall

Located in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, Kwagga Plaza is being refurbished by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development...

19 Dec 2017

Artem galleria parking area to be transformed into urban gallery

With the Artem shopping centre in Sea Point currently undergoing extensive renovations, the entire parking area is set to become a giant canvas...

19 Dec 2017

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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