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Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt
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

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

YIC exposes learners to possibilities in construction space
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

Your architect, your investment
Your architect, your investment

Property development is a major investment, more so as the property market becomes increasingly vulnerable...

By Yashaen Luckan 24 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

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Don't get caught in the BMS trap with the lure of modular functionality

There's no disputing the value that a building management system (BMS) can add. It can be a big ticket item, however...

By Neil Cameron 31 May 2016

Rethinking the central plant for greater efficiency
Rethinking the central plant for greater efficiency

Almost 40% of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant...

By Neil Cameron 27 May 2016

New generation of BMS delivers knowledge, control
New generation of BMS delivers knowledge, control

Today, building owners and facility managers are using building management systems (BMS) in ways that could only be dreamed of in the past, and the demand for the technology is poised for growth...

By Neil Cameron 24 May 2016

Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village
Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village

The R14bn Blue Rock Village development will comprise 1000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Nick Alexander, director of Business Development for Africa, Kwikspace
#AfricaMonth: No 'easy opportunities' in Africa

Kwikspace has a fairly extensive footprint in Africa supporting its clients in countries including Mozambique, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe
Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe

Thobile Bhembe is the first and currently the only female site agent at Inyatsi Construction Group's subsidiaries across the sub-Saharan market...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2016

J&G rebrands to JG Afrika
J&G rebrands to JG Afrika

Engineering and environmental consulting company Jeffares & Green (J&G) has rebranded and, since February this year, is now known as JG Afrika...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R
#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R

Meet Ed Jardim, group investor and media executive at Murray & Roberts.

By Sindy Peters 3 Mar 2016

Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city
Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city

Much has been written over the past couple of years around the topic of smart cities. The utopian vision of the smart city often involves carefully orchestrated...

By Lionel Moyal 26 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: International design award for Google SA HQ
#DesignMonth: International design award for Google SA HQ

"Google's culture is manifested in the design of its offices worldwide..."

By Nicci Botha 22 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Value of architecture in sustainable development
#DesignMonth: Value of architecture in sustainable development

As part of our special focus on design this February, we interviewed vice president of the South African Institute of Architects Kevin Bingham on the importance of sustainable design in SA...

By Sindy Peters 22 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Design industry in a critical place of opportunity
#DesignMonth: Design industry in a critical place of opportunity

Design, whether built form, industrial, visual or utilitarian, is a construct of place and time, hence society. Context, herein referred to as place, defines and informs design, while design in turn changes the dynamics, structures and perceptions of society. Design therefore has an implicit ethical duty to society...

By Yashaen Luckan 16 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Reimagining energy storage with LiGE
#DesignMonth: Reimagining energy storage with LiGE

The technology used to produce renewable energy has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years, providing a greater output at lower costs. Energy storage, on the other hand, has been a persistent bugbear. LiGE believes it has the answer...

By Sindy Peters 16 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City
#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City

Sun City's been around since 1979, and in order to stay relevant, it's had to innovate and reimagine its offering over the years...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2016

[BizTrend 2016] Sustainability, technology key for construction
[BizTrend 2016] Sustainability, technology key for construction

Sustainability and technology will continue to be trend growth points in SA's building and construction industry...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] A tougher construction industry for smaller players
[BizTrends 2016] A tougher construction industry for smaller players

According to a recent report by PwC, infrastructure spending in Africa is estimated to grow from $70bn in 2014 to $180bn per annum by 2025...

By Frans Pienaar 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability technology will change our lives and buildings
[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability technology will change our lives and buildings

Buildings are moving from bricks and mortar into what previous generations considered science fiction...

By Werner van Antwerpen 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment
[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

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[BizTrends 2016] New approaches to urban planning in property sector

The construction and engineering sectors are currently facing slower growth that is expected to continue into the first quarter of 2016. There is however room for optimism...

By William Johnston 18 Jan 2016

Government should partner with private sector to secure water supply
Government should partner with private sector to secure water supply

South Africa is a water scarce country. With average annual rainfall of 450mm - compared to a global average of 870mm - the country is ranked the 30th driest in the world...

By Kroshlen Moodley 17 Dec 2015

Financing infrastructure, energy projects
Financing infrastructure, 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

VDC technology has transformed major building projects
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

Smart metering a starting point for smart cities
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

[#gbcsa2015] On the move to green
[#gbcsa2015] On the move to green

Gridlock. Traffic jam. Congestion. Every person who commutes has experienced the agony and frustration of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for what feels like forever...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2015

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