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#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency
#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture
#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture

In many professional fields, the explosion of multimedia options have given the public an array of resources and 'wisdom' on architecture, medicine, IT and graphics, to name a few...

By Kevin Bingham 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainable architectural practice in the space of engagement
#BizTrends2017: Sustainable architectural practice in the space of engagement

Architecture has more to offer the South African context than ever before, largely due to the opportunities offered by transformative development frameworks...

By Yashaen Luckan 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VR
#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VR

The use of virtual reality (VR) technology - and not only in the design phases, but throughout the construction phases and in facilities management too - is quickly becoming the biggest trend in the built space today...

By William Johnston 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability
#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability

Although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses...

By Theunis Coetzer 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry
#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

By Jan Venter 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold
#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold

Dissatisfied urbanites increasingly experience carbon emissions, resource indulgence, aching infrastructure and the resulting gridlock, disempowered local economies and degradation...

By Donia Kamstra 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space
#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space

There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

By Karen Petersen 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials
#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials

"Necessity is not the mother of invention. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use." - Willis R. Whitney

By Daniel van der Merwe 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever
#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again...

By Larry Feinberg 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

By John Schooling 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities
#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

Managing the attack surface of a smart city
Managing the attack surface of a smart city

Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline...

By Paul Williams 29 Dec 2016

10 tools every DIY professional needs to own
10 tools every DIY professional needs to own

If you have started a business completing all kinds of DIY projects, and feel you have the necessary skills to sell your services, here are ten tools that your business certainly can't do without...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

Do's and don'ts when decorating the office for the festive season
Do's and don'ts when decorating the office for the festive season

Every year across South Africa offices have a go at making the workplace look festive, often with cringeworthy results...

By Linda Trim 12 Dec 2016

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The opportunity for the real estate industry starts with the people on the ground

Design Mission Africa is currently under way at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together stakeholders of the real estate industry to solve trade challenges, discuss sustainability issues and encourage investment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2016

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State of Capture and the Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has resigned just days after the State of Capture report was released...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2016

Marco Kriek, founder, Ground Up
#EntrepreneurMonth: Residential construction from the Ground Up

Founded by Marco Kriek in 2015, Ground Up is an independent construction consultancy that aims to ensure home build quality in SA...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

Time to tell the real African development story
Time to tell the real African development story

43% of Africa's urban population lives below the poverty line..

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

How to develop successful African cities that leave no-one behind
How to develop successful African cities that leave no-one behind

Africa has some of the fastest growing cities in the world...

By Sindy Peters 3 Nov 2016

Construction suggests property resilience
Construction suggests property resilience

Newly released data, outlining the dynamics of South Africa's construction industry, provides an informative perspective of the real estate chain through tough economic times - and also indications of optimism and resilience...

By Richard Gray 28 Oct 2016

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#InnovationMonth: SureGO! produces flexible walkway bridge

At the recently held Electra Mining Africa 2016 exhibition, local engineering solutions organisation SureGo! displayed a model of its flexible walkway bridge...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

Futurist, innovator and Autodesk's explorer in residence Jonathan Knowles recently addressed attendees at this year's Autodesk University Extension South Africa (AUx) event...

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

Kostas Samaras, Autodesk territory director for Africa, expanded on some of the projects undertaken by the Autodesk Foundation at the recently held AUx event in Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 5 Sep 2016

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Welding types - Understanding what is used in the industry

Industry-specific knowledge is what will differentiate successful promotion campaigns from unsuccessful attempts. Here is how you would want to present the main welding types in an official B2B presentation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2016

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#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2016

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Residential unit completions growth is weak
Residential unit completions growth is weak

For the month of June, square metres' worth of residential buildings completed rose by 12.4% year-on-year. This represents a strengthening from the prior months' slower growth of +2.7%...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is
#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is

With over 13 years of property industry experience, Genevieve Naidoo began her career as a junior quantity surveyor...

By Sindy Peters 16 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation

With more than 10 years of experience in the built environment, associate director at Turner & Townsend Noluthando Molao has been involved in some of South Africa's more iconic projects...

By Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2016

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