Yashaen Luckan
Your architect, your investment

Your architect, your investment
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[Yashaen Luckan] Property development is a major investment, more so as the property market becomes increasingly vulnerable...

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

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

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Sindy Peters
Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village

Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village[Sindy Peters] The R14bn Blue Rock Village development will comprise 1000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land...

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Sindy Peters
#AfricaMonth: No 'easy opportunities' in Africa

Nick Alexander, director of Business Development for Africa, Kwikspace
Nick Alexander, director of Business Development for Africa, Kwikspace
[Sindy Peters] Kwikspace has a fairly extensive footprint in Africa supporting its clients in countries including Mozambique, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania...

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Sindy Peters
Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe

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

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Sindy Peters
J&G rebrands to JG Afrika

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

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Sindy Peters
#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R

#BrandManagerMonth: Ed Jardim from M&R[Sindy Peters] Meet Ed Jardim, group investor and media executive at Murray & Roberts.

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Lionel Moyal
Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city

Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city[Lionel Moyal] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#DesignMonth: Value of architecture in sustainable development

#DesignMonth: Value of architecture in sustainable development[Sindy Peters] 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...

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

#DesignMonth: Design industry in a critical place of opportunity[Yashaen Luckan] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City

#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City[Sindy Peters] 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...

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

Alta Schoultz[Alta Schoultz] Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

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

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

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

William Johnston[William Johnston] 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...

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

Frans Pienaar[Frans Pienaar] 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...

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Neil Cameron
Now is the time to deploy smart building technologies

Now is the time to deploy smart building technologies
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[Neil Cameron] The grid - the infrastructure that delivers electricity from our local utility and municipalities to buildings - is over-taxed...

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Nicci Botha
Greening Cape Town's skyline

Greening Cape Town's skyline[Nicci Botha] When you have a backdrop as dramatic as Table Mountain, it must be very hard to resist the temptation of making a contrasting statement when it comes to adding to the city's skyline...

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Simon Black
Energy savings counterbalance expensive green development

Energy savings counterbalance expensive green development
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[Simon Black] The commercial property space in South Africa has seen rapid growth in the past few years, and is showing no signs of slowing down...

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Sindy Peters
[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel[Sindy Peters] We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

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Neil Cameron
Trends driving the transformation of building systems

Trends driving the transformation of building systems
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[Neil Cameron] Building efficiency is being reinvented by connected-building technologies. Building equipment and systems are becoming more integrated and intelligent...

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