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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

Boris Dzhingarov
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

Athi Myoli
#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

Green buildings catching on in South Africa
Green buildings catching on in South Africa

South Africans are increasingly opting for green property solutions in both their residential and commercial investments...

By Richard Gray 11 Aug 2016

How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating
How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating

We spoke to Caroline Coates, marketing manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town about how they achieved their 5-star green rating...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 Aug 2016

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

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