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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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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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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Sindy Peters
#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

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

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Boris Dzhingarov
Welding types - Understanding what is used in the industry - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

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Athi Myoli
[Sindy Peters] Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards...

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John Loos
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
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[John Loos] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation[Sindy Peters] 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...

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

Is architecture still a manifestation of place, time and people?
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[Yashaen Luckan] Architecture was once intrinsically connected to place and time...

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Frans Pienaar
Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt

Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt
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[Frans Pienaar] 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...

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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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