Sindy Peters
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA[Sindy Peters] Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling[Sindy Peters] Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

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#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications[Sindy Peters] Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

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Biomimicry and the future of utilities

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[Sindy Peters] Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

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#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources
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[Sindy Peters] There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location...

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#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities[Sindy Peters] The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

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#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource

#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource[Sindy Peters] One cubic metre of concrete has a carbon footprint of 350kg of CO2, making this staple material in the construction industry one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases in the world...

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#GBCSA2017: De Lille calls on building sector to 'think differently' as city continues to tackle drought

Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
[Sindy Peters] Speaking at the GBCSA's 10th annual Green Building Convention, the executive mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille called on industry players to implement their projects while ensuring resilience and sustainability.

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#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
[Sindy Peters] Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year...

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#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts[Sindy Peters] A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates...

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GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space

GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space[Sindy Peters] The fifth Going Green Conference (GGC2017) is set for 13-15 September in Pietermaritzburg...

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#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency[Sindy Peters] One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

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[Sindy Peters] African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
[Sindy Peters] Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind[Sindy Peters] Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession...

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Partnerships key to sustainable growth in Africa[Sindy Peters] Delegates from across 17 African countries are attending FIDIC-GAMA 2017...

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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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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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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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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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