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Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancy
Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancyArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of empty buildings as offices, malls and other commercial spaces have shut down...

Devan Pillay 18 Mar 2021

November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up here
November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up hereArticle

The November index of the free, online LexisNexis Case Law repository is now available bringing you up to speed on some interesting precedent setting cases considered by South Africa's courts recently...

Issued by LexisNexis 18 Jan 2021

October's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is available - sign up here
October's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is available - sign up hereArticle

The October index of the free, online LexisNexis Case Law repository is now available and, once again, highlights some of the interesting precedent setting cases considered by South Africa's courts recently...

Issued by LexisNexis 13 Nov 2020

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The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomesArticle

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

Jako Nice 12 Jun 2020

23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-born
23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-bornArticle

According to a recent study of smart building threats conducted by Kaspersky, almost two in ten (26.5%) computers used to control smart building automation systems were subject to some kind of malicious attack in the first half of 2019...

1 Oct 2019

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

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

Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation CentreArticle

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

22 May 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising AfricaArticle

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE
Rwanda university sets out to teach doctors medicine and managementArticle

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent"...

Agnes Binagwaho 6 Feb 2019

How VR, AR tech in architecture allows for a better understanding of design proposals
How VR, AR tech in architecture allows for a better understanding of design proposalsArticle

As virtual reality technology in architecture evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, clients are allowed a better understanding of design proposals...

31 Jan 2019

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

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...

3 Jan 2019

Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London
Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in LondonArticle

Dubbed The Tulip, the tower is designed to function as a public cultural and tourist attraction for the city of London...

21 Nov 2018

GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competition
GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competitionArticle

GBCSA's Sian Cohen will mentor the African winner and global finalist in the RICS Cities for our Future competition in their effort to take home the top prize of £50,000...

11 Oct 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for AfricaArticle

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing module
Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing moduleArticle

Yale University has teamed up with UN Environment and UN Habitat to design a new super-sustainable eco-housing module...

2 Aug 2018

Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - study
Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - studyArticle

A new global study has revealed that employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive, but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being...

6 Jun 2018

Ask Afrika's Orange Index Awards: Taking away our emotions
Ask Afrika's Orange Index Awards: Taking away our emotionsArticle

Technology might be assisting us to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction ever, but this is at the cost of our humanity...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Oct 2017

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities
Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century citiesArticle

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights...

Antony Wood and Dario Trabucco 7 Aug 2017

Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'
Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'Article

Facility managers and building owners are looking to obtain greater control and create greater efficiency in their buildings...

Neil Cameron 31 May 2017

Another green achievement for the National English Literary Museum
Another green achievement for the National English Literary MuseumArticle

The National English Literary Museum has added another first-in-SA to its list of achievements with a five-star Green Star SA PEB v1 As-Built rating...

30 May 2017

Hotels increasingly vulnerable to ransomware attacks
Hotels increasingly vulnerable to ransomware attacksArticle

Hotels are doubly vulnerable because ransomware attacks may not only impede their systems but...

16 Mar 2017

2016 GCIP-SA runner-up Martin Ackermann of Thevia
SA entrepreneurs honoured at Cleantech WeekArticle

Yolandi Schoeman of Baoberry and Martin Ackermann of Thevia were recently honoured at the Global Forum during the 2017 Cleantech Week in San Francisco...

21 Feb 2017

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa
Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for AfricaArticle

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

CIOs immersed in customer experience will drive growth
CIOs immersed in customer experience will drive growthArticle

CEOs will expect CIOs to grow out of being mere custodians of technology and to actively wield tech to drive revenue instead. This will include immersing themselves into the field of customer experience (CX)...

9 Jun 2016

Speedy and convenient building solutions for remote and challenging terrains
Speedy and convenient building solutions for remote and challenging terrainsArticle

Fast track installations of education and health care facilities using innovative building techniques (IBTs), will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Infrastructure Manufacturing sponsored by Kwikspace Modular Buildings, at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit on 8-9 June...

Issued by Topco Media 3 Jun 2016

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Don't get caught in the BMS trap with the lure of modular functionalityArticle

There's no disputing the value that a building management system (BMS) can add. It can be a big ticket item, however...

Neil Cameron 30 May 2016

The Best of Biz 2015: Building & Constuction
The Best of Biz 2015: Building & ConstuctionArticle

We've compiled a #BestofBiz 2015 list for all our industries, from articles with the most views, the most-read contributors to the press offices with the most hits.

15 Dec 2015

Mega Water Corporation acquires entire WET businesses
Mega Water Corporation acquires entire WET businessesArticle

Mega Water Corporation has bought the entire businesses of Water Engineering and Pumping Technology (WET), WET Solar and JV Building Wet Services as going concerns...

2 Dec 2015

Going green adds real bottom line benefits
Going green adds real bottom line benefitsArticle

Sustainability remains a hot topic as it's the right thing to do. It's the hard returns that will get companies taking action...

Neil Cameron 9 Nov 2015

Thatched roofing ideally suited for eco-friendly buildings
Thatched roofing ideally suited for eco-friendly buildingsArticle

Jason Lucas, CEO of Jason Lucas Master Thatchers, says South Africa is lagging well behind many more forward-looking countries when it comes to adopting and adapting the latest thatching systems for use in today's built environments...

27 Oct 2015

Future trends of intelligent buildings
Future trends of intelligent buildingsArticle

Steve Coster and Ben Crosby recently shared their views on changes in the way intelligent buildings operate and trends in the way they function...

23 Jun 2015

Trends driving the transformation of building systems
Trends driving the transformation of building systemsArticle

Building efficiency is being reinvented by connected-building technologies. Building equipment and systems are becoming more integrated and intelligent...

Neil Cameron 18 Jun 2015

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildingsArticle

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014

Neil Cameron
Facing HVAC challenges? Smart equipment for building efficiency is hereArticle

With greater energy efficiency topping the wish list of facility and energy management executives globally, four cross-industry tech trends are having a transformative impact on building systems: visualisation, Machine2Machine (M2M) communication, mobility tools, and analytics.

Neil Cameron 20 Aug 2014

Automatically better results - How automation improves market research
Automatically better results - How automation improves market researchArticle

"We're building systems that make it possible for computers to do what people would normally have done. And that stretches across our entire value creation process," says Jan Hofmeyr, Chief Research Officer: Behaviour Change at TNS...

Issued by Kantar 19 Aug 2014

Pam Golding on Main attracts top tenants
Pam Golding on Main attracts top tenantsArticle

The redevelopment of the new P-Grade (or AAA Grade) office and retail building, Pam Golding on Main in Kenilworth, Cape Town is progressing well, with the completion date set for May 2015.

14 Aug 2014

MMI now focusing on client needs
MMI now focusing on client needsArticle

Insurance company MMI Holdings had overhauled its business structure to help change it from a product-driven organisation to one more responsive to client needs, Chief Executive Nicolaas Kruger said.

Gillian Jones 3 Jul 2014

RBS admits to decades of under-investment
RBS admits to decades of under-investmentArticle

LONDON, UK: The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Tuesday (3 December) that it had failed to invest in its information technology systems for decades, after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued bank unable to access cash for three hours.

4 Dec 2013

Travis Bussiahn
The radio natives are restlessArticle

Marissa Mayer is a businessperson I admire greatly. I feel she has a mixed media mindset that sees her understanding that traditional media is as important as new media and I like what she had to say about advertising in the mobile space. (Yes! This article is about radio).

Travis Bussiahn 21 May 2013

AMASA's February forum tackles Government's bulk media buying roadmapArticle

Donald Liphoko, chief director of advertising and media buying for the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) is the first guest of AMASA's monthly forums for 2013. He will address the industry on 6 February.

Issued by Amasa 28 Jan 2013

Availability of skilled workers remains biggest constrainArticle

Human resource practitioners are responsible for building systems, policies and frameworks that reduce disputes and encourage ethical behaviour in the workplace. Sadly this is not the case. Both public and private sector institutions incur high costs over dispute resolutions. Evidence of unethical behaviour continues to surface at the workplace from senior to junior staff members.

28 Oct 2011

Retailers would benefit from converged networks in mallsArticle

The architectural and engineering world are increasingly specifying converged networks for new developments, sometimes referred to under the umbrella of Connected (Commercial) Real Estate (C(C)RE). As knowledge and experience in utilising facilities in these intelligent buildings grows, so too does confidence, leading to adoption of technological advances in previously untapped market sectors.

24 Feb 2011

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