Sindy Peters
#DesignMonth: SA interior designers on par with international counterparts

#DesignMonth: SA interior designers on par with international counterparts[Sindy Peters] We interviewed ARRCC director Mark Rielly to find out more about the local interior design industry and some of the projects on which the internationally recognised studio has worked...

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Sindy Peters
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?[Sindy Peters] With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

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Ravi Kumar
Bridging the gap in Africa

Ravi Kumar[Ravi Kumar] Africa has seen great economic growth over recent years and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 6% annually, between 2013 and 2023...

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

#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture[Kevin Bingham] 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...

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John Schooling
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction[John Schooling] The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

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Nadir Jeeva
#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities[Nadir Jeeva] Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

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Neil Cameron
#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency[Neil Cameron] In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

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

#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever[Larry Feinberg] 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...

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Daniel van der Merwe
#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials

#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials[Daniel van der Merwe] "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

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

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space[Karen Petersen] There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

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

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry[Jan Venter] Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

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William Johnston
#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VR

#BizTrends2017: Shaping the future with immersed VR[William Johnston] 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...

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Donia Kamstra
#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold

#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold[Donia Kamstra] Dissatisfied urbanites increasingly experience carbon emissions, resource indulgence, aching infrastructure and the resulting gridlock, disempowered local economies and degradation...

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Boris Dzhingarov
10 tools every DIY professional needs to own - Monetary Library

10 tools every DIY professional needs to own[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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

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

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[Jessica Tennant] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#EntrepreneurMonth: Residential construction from the Ground Up

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

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Sindy Peters
Time to tell the real African development story

Time to tell the real African development story[Sindy Peters] 43% of Africa's urban population lives below the poverty line..

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

How to develop successful African cities that leave no-one behind[Sindy Peters] Africa has some of the fastest growing cities in the world...

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Sindy Peters
#InnovationMonth: SureGO! produces flexible walkway bridge

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

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