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R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion
R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion

Growthpoint Properties' R240m Sterling Industrial Park development in its Centralpoint innovation district spans 27,000m2 of gross lettable area...

4 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Aston Martin creates bespoke garage space for car enthusiasts
Aston Martin creates bespoke garage space for car enthusiasts

Iconic luxury British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has revealed the design for a new bespoke car garage for car enthusiasts and collectors that takes car ownership to a new level...

2 Sep 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town
Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary...

By Steve Kretzmann 2 Sep 2019

Global construction sector shows positive momentum
Global construction sector shows positive momentum

According to Turner & Townsend's latest annual International Construction Market Survey, the global construction sector entered 2019 with significant momentum...

30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

David Krynauw and Jasmyn Pretorius. Image credit: Julian Carelsen/2019 Loerie Awards.
#Loeries2019: 'The world accepts this architectural ability' - Design Grand Prix-winner, David Krynauw

Loeries Design Grand Prix-winner David Krynauw lets us in on what the win means to him, the meaning behind the design and future projects...

By Maroefah Smith 29 Aug 2019

SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift
SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift

AECOM has been awarded the 2018/19 Joop Van Wamelen Award for Technical Excellence by the Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology (SASTT) for its innovative approach to the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Sanddrift Bulk Sewer in Cape Town...

29 Aug 2019

WSP, B2P co-build third footbridge in Rwanda
WSP, B2P co-build third footbridge in Rwanda

Volunteers from WSP recently worked with the team from Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) on the ground in Rwanda to build the Kazo Suspended Footbridge situated over the Sebeya River within the Rutsiro municipality....

28 Aug 2019

'The future is not female, it's intersectional' - Women in Architecture
'The future is not female, it's intersectional' - Women in Architecture

Women in Architecture, in partnership with the South African Institute Architects (SAIA KZN), earlier this month hosted its 'The future is not female... It is intersectional' workshop...

27 Aug 2019

RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu
RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu

Activist, medical practitioner, and owner of Motheo Construction Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu has passed away following a car crash over the weekend while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg.

27 Aug 2019

Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector
Community consultation is key to frustration in building sector

The construction sector is in dire straits. Due to slow economic growth many constructions companies are under immense pressure which includes retrenchments and possible business closure...

By Janine Espin 26 Aug 2019

Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business
Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business

If all goes according to plan, French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin, which opened its first South African store in September last year, will have invested R1bn into its SA operations by the start of 2020...

23 Aug 2019

How women in construction are vital to the sector's growth
How women in construction are vital to the sector's growth

As reported by Stats SA, many sectors in South Africa, including construction, are facing a downturn. In fact, the report states that construction, mining and trade are in recession with a 3.2% decline being the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since 2009.

23 Aug 2019

Nicholas Plewman Architects builds lodge in Ruaha National Park
Nicholas Plewman Architects builds lodge in Ruaha National Park

Johannesburg-based architecture firm Nicholas Plewman Architects has built a small holiday lodge in Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Tanzania called Jabali Ridge Lodge...

23 Aug 2019

Teaching technological stewardship makes future engineers more agile and responsible
Teaching technological stewardship makes future engineers more agile and responsible

The scale, pace and breadth of technological development in artificial intelligence, robotics, computing, biotechnology, materials science and beyond have ushered in the fourth industrial revolution.

By Janna Rosales 22 Aug 2019

Women in construction: More progress needed
Women in construction: More progress needed

Construction remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this sector - to its great potential benefit...

By Boitumelo Thipe 22 Aug 2019

Katlehong Engineering School set to address skills shortage
Katlehong Engineering School set to address skills shortage

The newly launched Engineering School of Specialisation in Katlehong is set to address the skills shortage and unemployment through public-private partnership...

21 Aug 2019

Ho Khue Architects brings jungle life into apartment building in Vietnam
Ho Khue Architects brings jungle life into apartment building in Vietnam

Vietnamese architecture studio Ho Khue Architects has brought jungle life into an apartment building in a dense neighbourhood of Da Nang City in Vietnam...

21 Aug 2019

Trend Group completes fit-out of first SA WeWork office
Trend Group completes fit-out of first SA WeWork office

For its first foray into Africa, WeWork selected 173 Oxford Road in Rosebank, also known as The Link...

20 Aug 2019

4 new affordable housing developments in Philippi approved
4 new affordable housing developments in Philippi approved

The City of Cape Town's Planning Appeals Advisory Panel has approved the construction of four private sector affordable housing developments located between Strandfontein, Ottery and Boundary Roads in Philippi...

19 Aug 2019

ARCVS to design multifunctional bridge over River Danube in Serbia
ARCVS to design multifunctional bridge over River Danube in Serbia

Belgrade-based architecture firm ARCVS has won a competition to design a multifunctional bridge which will span over the River Danube in Novi Sad, Serbia...

19 Aug 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete
R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete

Enza Construction is nearing completion of the R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu...

19 Aug 2019

Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade system
Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade system

Stockholm-based architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) has used thousands of recycled plastic bottles to create a façade system for an art school in Tulum, Mexico...

16 Aug 2019

Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habits
Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habits

With Mpumalanga dam levels continuing to drop, the Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its call on consumers in the province to intensify their water -saving habits until the next summer rains...

16 Aug 2019

Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industry
Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industry

Gender equality remains a particularly persistent issue in the male-dominated construction industry. In order to change the narrative, programmes that empower female employees are vital...

15 Aug 2019

SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry
SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry

The Concrete Institute (TCI) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge in imports of cement at low prices...

15 Aug 2019

Busting myths about timber construction
Busting myths about timber construction

According to Dr Brand Wessels, chairperson of the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch, the most common myths that circulate among the general public and even the professional trade about timber as a building material include...

14 Aug 2019

Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro home
Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro home

Brazil-based architecture practice Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura has used old shipping containers to create a modern and minimalist micro home in São Paulo...

14 Aug 2019

Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques
Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques

As economic pressures increase, and affordability continues to limit access to property, millions of South African families are without a reliable place to call home...

By Tony Clarke 13 Aug 2019

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