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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...

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt

Africa must stop believing that it cannot think for itself in the construction industry and grab the opportunities on the continent. The future is unbuilt without the right transformation...

By Frans Pienaar 15 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

New stores add to Cashbuild's revenue and customer base

Cashbuild's revenue jumped 9% in the fourth quarter to June from the previous financial year, with 20 new stores opening since the beginning of July 2014, contributing a 3% increase...

14 Jul 2016

Kathu Solar Park creates construction opportunities

Kathu Solar Park, the thermos-solar generating plant project near Upington in the Northern Cape, is currently underway...

14 Jul 2016

Dencity winners tackle high density in informal settlements

Social, architectural and technological solutions to improve the living conditions in the world's urban slums...

14 Jul 2016

Is architecture still a manifestation of place, time and people?

Architecture was once intrinsically connected to place and time...

By Yashaen Luckan 13 Jul 2016

Engineers to have a say on the profession's regulatory frameworks

The ECSA has embarked on a countrywide roadshow to discuss revisions to its governing instruments with stakeholders in the engineering profession.

13 Jul 2016

Bizters are doing it for bread

Brothers and Bizters, this year sees Bizcommunity launch the inaugural Bizters for Bread Corporate Challenge, whereby we are inviting our fellow Cape Town-based biz communities to rise to our challenge to walk against hunger...

Issued by 12 Jul 2016

YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space

Launched in 2008, the Youth in Construction (YIC) initiative exposes learners to the opportunities that exist in the construction and engineering space...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2016

Dune covered carpark doubles as flood defence

Named the Best Dutch Building of the Year in 2016, the Katwijk underground parking garage protects against future floods...

By James de Villiers 12 Jul 2016

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