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31 Mar 2021
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycle

When a layperson considers ‘demolition’, it is automatically equated with ‘blowing up’ buildings. However, demolition is a highly structured and…

Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycle

When a layperson considers ‘demolition’, it is automatically equated with ‘blowing up’ buildings. However, demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective. As a critical part of the construction cycle, it is not only reserved for structures and facilities that…

29 Mar 2021
Redefining the future of shared accommodation in Bloemfontein

Converting multiple apartment blocks near the CBD to address growing need for safe, affordable furnished rooms What was once three…

Redefining the future of shared accommodation in Bloemfontein

Converting multiple apartment blocks near the CBD to address growing need for safe, affordable furnished rooms What was once three apartment blocks managed through a family-owned trust in downtown Bloemfontein, is planned to become innovative shared accommodation catering for up to 300 residents to help meet the increasing demand for…

25 Mar 2021
Paragon Group designs world-class campus for Torah Academy

Paragon Group, under Director Anthony Orelowitz, has designed a new, world-class facility for Torah Academy Girls High School in Johannesburg.…

Paragon Group designs world-class campus for Torah Academy

Paragon Group, under Director Anthony Orelowitz, has designed a new, world-class facility for Torah Academy Girls High School in Johannesburg. The new campus for the school is scheduled to open its doors in January 2022. It heralds a new era for the academy, which has been located on the corner…

24 Mar 2021
Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

A ‘smart city’ is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology. It is a…

Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

A ‘smart city’ is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology. It is a city that leverages innovation to achieve its desired outcomes – and here innovation does not necessarily mean only technology. This is the view of Carshif Talip, Expertise Leader, Urban Planning…

17 Mar 2021
Lanseria Smart City unlikely to make a big splash in SA’s urban landscape

In his State of the Nation Address on 13 February, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the proposed Lanseria Smart City…

Lanseria Smart City unlikely to make a big splash in SA’s urban landscape

In his State of the Nation Address on 13 February, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the proposed Lanseria Smart City “is now a reality in the making”, with the draft masterplan completed in November 2020 out for public comment. With South African cities and towns fast deteriorating at an infrastructure…

17 Mar 2021
GEBERIT Innovation Days

06 – 08 April 2021 Yes, you read correctly. We invite you to join us at the House of Geberit,…

GEBERIT Innovation Days

06 – 08 April 2021 Yes, you read correctly. We invite you to join us at the House of Geberit, where we will share some of the exciting new products, we will be launching in 2021. You can look forward to a special experience where we offer you a unique…

16 Mar 2021
Dynamic Fluid Control sees future in own valve designs

Dynamic Fluid Control, a 100% black-owned and managed manufacturer of valves for the water, effluent and mineral processing industries is urging water utilities…

Dynamic Fluid Control sees future in own valve designs

Dynamic Fluid Control, a 100% black-owned and managed manufacturer of valves for the water, effluent and mineral processing industries is urging water utilities to seek out public-private partnerships to modernise and expand their water and sanitation infrastructure and improve the efficiency of water systems. The Benoni based manufacturer employs over 300 staff and currently exports products to…

15 Mar 2021
Next step in remote working likely to be a new hybrid workspace model

By Anthony Orelowitz, Director, Paragon Group The current response to Covid-19 and working from home has many unanticipated pitfalls. The…

Next step in remote working likely to be a new hybrid workspace model

By Anthony Orelowitz, Director, Paragon Group The current response to Covid-19 and working from home has many unanticipated pitfalls. The dialogue around culture and new ways of working has been accelerated by Covid-19, which makes this an extremely exciting time to be an architect. We are going to have to…

15 Mar 2021
Five savvy tips for home renovations

Looking to do a small home renovation that adds value to your home? If you’re good at DIY, there are…

Five savvy tips for home renovations

Looking to do a small home renovation that adds value to your home? If you’re good at DIY, there are certain jobs you can do yourself – but with most renovation projects it pays to get the best expertise you can afford, especially when it comes to plumbing or electricity.…

12 Mar 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of Pretoria

Burial spaces within the City of Pretoria have become inert, fenced-off islands – restricting death rituals and their intrinsic value…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of Pretoria

Burial spaces within the City of Pretoria have become inert, fenced-off islands – restricting death rituals and their intrinsic value to society, according to Liam Ullrich from the University of Pretoria. A final-year thesis entitled ‘Life in Death: Addressing Heterotopic Burial Spaces by Reintroducing Burial Rituals into the Inner City…

09 Mar 2021
Concrete in kitchens – floors, coated walls and countertops

Cemcrete has a wide range of concrete products for the kitchen. Concrete floors and coated walls styled with cement countertops…

Concrete in kitchens – floors, coated walls and countertops

Cemcrete has a wide range of concrete products for the kitchen. Concrete floors and coated walls styled with cement countertops in kitchens is a unique alternative to regular materials. Casted concrete countertops and countertop coatings Countertop Mix is a 3 component pre-casting mix that contains a proprietary blend of cement,…

08 Mar 2021
AECOM fulfils key QS role at Exxaro building to assist with a green rating

Sustainable buildings not only benefit the occupants but also achieve a lower cost of occupancy for clients, while at the…

AECOM fulfils key QS role at Exxaro building to assist with a green rating

Sustainable buildings not only benefit the occupants but also achieve a lower cost of occupancy for clients, while at the same time having a positive impact on the environment. Tenants are now much more aware of the benefits of occupying green buildings, which in turn makes leases more attractive. A…


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