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ITC-SA urges consumers to steer clear of unregistered contractors
ITC-SA urges consumers to steer clear of unregistered contractors

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has urged consumers to do due diligence when embarking on construction or renovation projects...

5 Jul 2019

CoCT awarded for Strand sea wall rehabilitation
CoCT awarded for Strand sea wall rehabilitation

The City of Cape Town's rehabilitation of the Strand sea wall recently won a Technical Excellence Project Award in the Marine and Harbour category at the 2019 SAICE Western Cape awards ceremony...

5 Jul 2019

MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties
MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 317 prime and A-grade offices...

4 Jul 2019

If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?
If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?

This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry...

By Patrick McInerney 4 Jul 2019

Tabanlioglu Architects unveils design for new Kosovo National Stadium
Tabanlioglu Architects unveils design for new Kosovo National Stadium

Istanbul-based architecture practice Tabanlioglu Architects has unveiled the design for the new Kosovo National Stadium complex which will be located at a site close to the Prishtina International Airport...

4 Jul 2019

Elim Mall to undergo R120m extension
Elim Mall to undergo R120m extension

Pretoria-based shopping centre developer and investor Twin City will add approximately 40 new stores to the existing 73 at the Elim Mall in Limpopo as part of its R120m extension project...

3 Jul 2019

GVK-Siya Zama appoints new MD to oversee Gauteng operations
GVK-Siya Zama appoints new MD to oversee Gauteng operations

Pherdy le Roux has been appointed as the new managing director of GVK-Siya Zama's Gauteng operation...

3 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

By Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT Africa
PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT Africa

According to Alessandra Pardini, partner in the Projects Practice at Webber Wentzel, while public private partnerships (PPPs) are often viewed as the ideal approach to overcoming South African infrastructure challenges, they are not as simple to implement as many may think and could take years to bed down...

2 Jul 2019

Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Public space activist Luisa Bravo will tackle a critical question in shaping the cities of tomorrow: "Who owns the city?" at GBCSA's upcoming Green Building Convention...

2 Jul 2019

XTU Architects releases mangrove-like design for Singapore's memorial competition
XTU Architects releases mangrove-like design for Singapore's memorial competition

Paris-based firm XTU Architects has released its competition entry for the Founders' Memorial in Singapore's Bay East Garden...

1 Jul 2019

Paragon-designed Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn wins at SAPOA Awards
Paragon-designed Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn wins at SAPOA Awards

The Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn in Swaziland, which won at the recent SAPOA Awards for Best International Project, is one of Paragon Group's first projects for an international hotel chain...

1 Jul 2019

#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more
#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more

Durban's Thabiso Knowledge Joyisa is a young architecture graduate on a mission, tackling social and physical boundaries through collaborative, innovative thinking...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jun 2019

Somerset West residents will get long awaited pedestrian bridge
Somerset West residents will get long awaited pedestrian bridge

Residents in Somerset West have been agitating for a pedestrian bridge over the N2 at De Beers Avenue for nearly 30 years...

By Tariro Washinyira 28 Jun 2019

Delayed, non-payment of subcontractors contributing to construction industry crash
Delayed, non-payment of subcontractors contributing to construction industry crash

As delayed or non-payment of subcontractors by main contractors occurs more frequently within the South African construction industry, subcontractors are faced with the dilemma of either accepting work on onerous terms and risking late or non-payment or closing their doors...

28 Jun 2019

Perdekraal East foundations completed
Foundations completed at Perdekraal East Wind Farm

The foundations for all 48 of Perdekraal East Wind Farm's turbines have been completed, a full three weeks ahead of schedule.

27 Jun 2019

Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record
Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has confirmed that JSE-listed property developer Balwin Properties' Edge registration of over 16,000 units is a global first...

27 Jun 2019

Foster + Partners unveils design for boathouse for Row New York
Foster + Partners unveils design for boathouse for Row New York

Foster + Partners has unveiled its design for a new boathouse for Row New York, a non-profit organisation based in New York City focused on empowering youth through the sport of rowing...

27 Jun 2019

Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer
Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer

It's a sadly familiar image in several developing countries' media reports: people frantically searching the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 27 Jun 2019

SAOTA completes resort-inspired home in Bali
SAOTA completes resort-inspired home in Bali

Situated in Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia, SAOTA has completed a resort-inspired home that puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and vernacular architecture, creating a luxurious modern holiday home attuned to its surroundings...

26 Jun 2019

Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched
Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched

AECOM, in conjunction with its strategic partner the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch, has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20...

25 Jun 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?

More than half of the world's population currently lives in cities while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050...

By Daniel Johnson 25 Jun 2019

R600m redevelopment on the cards for PE's Boardwalk Precinct
R600m redevelopment on the cards for PE's Boardwalk Precinct

Flanagan & Gerard Group and Moolman Group have signed an agreement with Emfuleni Resorts, a subsidiary of Sun International, to extend and upgrade the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth, in a R600m redevelopment project...

24 Jun 2019

8 firms reveal designs for Uber Air skyports
8 firms reveal designs for Uber Air skyports

SHoP Architects, Gensler, Corgan, and Humphreys & Partners Architects are among the firms revealing new skyports designs for Uber Air...

24 Jun 2019

CoCT opens state-of-the-art alternative human waste management facility
CoCT opens state-of-the-art alternative human waste management facility

Earlier this week, the City of Cape Town opened its new fully automated Faecal Sludge Management Facility...

21 Jun 2019

New expansion plans revealed for Heathrow Airport
New expansion plans revealed for Heathrow Airport

The Heathrow Airport has unveiled "preferred expansion plans" designed by Grimshaw Architects. The new plans have been unveiled for the Airport Expansion Consultation process which will run until 13 September 2019...

21 Jun 2019

Rush to spend infrastructure millions in Uitenhage
Rush to spend infrastructure millions in Uitenhage

In March the Treasury gave Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality R200m for the eradication of the bucket system, electrification of shacks, and fixing of roads and infrastructure. The money has to be spent by the end of June...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 21 Jun 2019

Best practices for tender and RFP submissions in SA's construction industry
Best practices for tender and RFP submissions in SA's construction industry

South Africa's 2019 national and provincial elections are over, which will hopefully clear the way for government and the private sector to once again start investing in large-scale infrastructure projects...

By Andrew Skudder 20 Jun 2019

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