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Morphosis completes Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco
Morphosis completes Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco

Morphosis has completed the Casablanca Finance City Tower in the Anfa District in Casablanca, Morocco. The 25-storey project is the studio's first project realised in Africa...

3 days ago

Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your business
Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your business

It is no secret that South Africa's energy crisis poses a threat to almost every industry in the country. However, we are past the point of highlighting government...

By Deepak John 24 Feb 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

Bridging the gap between consultants and contractors
Bridging the gap between consultants and contractors

As with all industries, construction has different facets and specialties, all interesting and unique in their own right. It is not uncommon for young engineers and...

By Kate Bester 23 Feb 2021

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute
New forensic pathology facility due to open mid-2021

The R287m Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) is expected to come online in mid-2021, if everything goes according to plan...

23 Feb 2021

GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positive
GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positive

Eben Meyburgh, CEO at GVK-Siya Zama Building Contractors, believes that the construction industry has the potential to help kickstart the economy. This after the industry declined in 2020...

22 Feb 2021

SA architect Sumayya Vally on 2021 Time100 Next list
SA architect Sumayya Vally on 2021 Time100 Next list

Local architect Sumayya Vally has been named among Time magazine's top 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future...

19 Feb 2021

R66m bridge left up in the air
R66m bridge left up in the air

The foundations for the Umdloti Bridge, a R65.7m project, have been left untouched since October 2018...

By Nokulunga Majola 19 Feb 2021

#BehindtheMask: John Jacob Zwiegelaar, SA interior and architectural designer
#BehindtheMask: John Jacob Zwiegelaar, SA interior and architectural designer

South African interior and architectural designer John Jacob Zwiegelaar was recently named among the world's 100 greatest interior designers...

By Sindy Peters 19 Feb 2021

MIT Architecture announces upcoming online public programme
MIT Architecture announces upcoming online public programme

The MIT Department of Architecture has released the schedule for its 2021 online public programme. The lecture series is a collaboration between...

18 Feb 2021

How to make the Construction Charter work for your company
How to make the Construction Charter work for your company

Everybody knows that the construction industry has been reeling for a number of years, a casualty of an economy that seems to be going backwards...

By Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

Workers missing after ArcelorMittal site accident
Workers missing after ArcelorMittal site accident

Rescue efforts are under way at ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark Works to find three employees missing after an accident, the steelmaker said...

17 Feb 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out
AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions
Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

Deriving value for safe, smart cities
Deriving value for safe, smart cities

The mobile revolution in Africa has had a powerful impact on job creation and community development. Now, off the back of this technological leap forward...

By Leona Mentz 16 Feb 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm
Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm

Nigeria's president has approved the creation of a new company that will focus on infrastructure development, with a seed capital of $2.63bn...

By Felix Onuah 16 Feb 2021

5 pillars for successful digital transformation in construction
5 pillars for successful digital transformation in construction

Whenever significant change occurs in a business, the process can seem overwhelming, and if not conducted correctly, can result in unsuccessful transformation. The need for change management is therefore essential. This is especially true in the construction industry where tried-and-tested traditional ways of working are not easily abandoned.

By Andrew Skudder 15 Feb 2021

Lanseria smart city
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa's dream of a smart city

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the progress of the country's infrastructure plan to stimulate the economy and promote growth during his State of the Nation Address (Sona), which includes smart cities...

12 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December
Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December

Manufacturing production increased by 1,8% in December 2020 compared with December 2019, according to data from Stats SA...

12 Feb 2021

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Winged glass facade adds a new dimension to Cape Town's skyline

The new 86-metre glass-clad office tower at 35 Lower Long Street is characterised by a singular sculpted massing which is transformed via dynamic glazed planes that extend over the office and parking levels...

11 Feb 2021

MDA Attorneys notes lack of clauses dealing with pandemic in construction tenders, contracts
MDA Attorneys notes lack of clauses dealing with pandemic in construction tenders, contracts

In view of the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, parties who commission work (employers) may be faced with time and additional money...

11 Feb 2021

Greater infrastructure spend needed to help construction sector gain stability
Greater infrastructure spend needed to help construction sector gain stability

According to the results from a Construction Industry Development Board survey among more than 825 contractors in all nine provinces...

10 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November
Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

'SA's dams built to withstand floods' - Dam Safety Regulation Unit
'SA's dams built to withstand floods' - Dam Safety Regulation Unit

The Department of Water and Sanitation has assured the public that the country's large dams are not likely to collapse...

9 Feb 2021

Phase 2 of Sol Plaatje University precinct set for completion in mid-2022
Phase 2 of Sol Plaatje University precinct set for completion in mid-2022

Phase 2 development of the R800m Sol Plaatje University (SPU) precinct in Kimberley in the Northern Cape is currently under way...

8 Feb 2021

Regional winners of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards announced
Regional winners of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards announced

Five regional winners in this year's Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards have been announced...

5 Feb 2021

Sanral to invest R500m in Buffalo City road infrastructure project
Sanral to invest R500m in Buffalo City road infrastructure project

Sanral recently announced its investment in a road infrastructure project in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality with a contract value of R500m...

4 Feb 2021

The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design rating
The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design rating

Situated in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, The Ridge has been awarded a 6-star Green Star Office Design rating...

3 Feb 2021



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