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#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

1 day ago

Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse - history shows they can change with the city
Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse - history shows they can change with the city

Stadiums are among the oldest forms of urban architecture: from Olympia to Rome, stadiums were at the centre of the Western city...

By Alessandro Melis 1 day ago

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report
Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

2 days ago

V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete
V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete

Commissioned to refurbish the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront, building refurbishment company Indawo completed its work on the historic building in time to see in 2019...

2 days ago

ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques
ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques

Italian architecture firm ElasticoSPA has renovated two traditional houses by using new masonry techniques, combining traditional concrete and stone in a different way...

3 days ago

Paint the Future AkzoNobel Startup Challenge now open
Paint the Future AkzoNobel Startup Challenge now open

The first edition of the Paint the Future - AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open. Spearheaded by the company's chief technology officer...

11 Jan 2019

Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump
Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump

The excavator market is estimated to improve its volume by 3.2% year-on-year in 2019 over 2018...

9 Jan 2019

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

By Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower
KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower

Global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled the design for its spiraling tower, which will be the tallest building of Tel Aviv upon its completion...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA

The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

By Claire D'Adorante 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective

South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

By Théo Gaultier 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa
#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa

Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques...

By Jolene Blundell 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD
#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

By Karen Petersen 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits
#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits

2019 will usher in a quarter of a century since South Africa has been addressing post-apartheid challenges...

By Ziyad Adroos 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019

With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for much of the same challenges in 2019...

By Geoffrey Jäck 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019
10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019

While leaving behind all the celebrations after 2018, The editors at World Architecture Community took a quick glance at some buildings expected to be completed in the new year...

4 Jan 2019

Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent
Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent

Undertaken by architecture and interior architecture company Paragon, the 37 Commerce Crescent renovation project in Kramerville, Johannesburg, saw the existing industrial building rehabilitated...

3 Jan 2019

Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium
Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled the design for Palazzo Verde in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid district...

2 Jan 2019

Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm
Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm

While wind energy does not require water for its generation, a moderate amount is required during the construction phase...

31 Dec 2018

Apple to build a new $1bn campus in Austin, Texas
Apple to build a new $1bn campus in Austin, Texas

Apple has announced new plans to build a $1bn campus in Austin, Texas, alongside its new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City...

27 Dec 2018

AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme
AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €115m in additional funding to support Rwanda's Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme...

24 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

Renzo Piano releases new design for Genoa bridge following disaster
Renzo Piano releases new design for Genoa bridge following disaster

Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano has released a new design for the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, following the tragic disaster that occurred on 14 August...

21 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development
Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup
Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup

New images have been released for a 80,000-seat golden stadium designed by Foster + Partners...

19 Dec 2018

Earn, learn for free with Master Builders Association of the Western Cape
Earn, learn for free with Master Builders Association of the Western Cape

The MBAWC will once again be offering potential candidates in the region to attain a nationally recognised qualification for free...

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

18 Dec 2018

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