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06 May 2021
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within…

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards of dolomite, not all are aware of the variability of the material…

06 May 2021
Turftech unveils South Africa’s first world-certified synthetic rugby field at Curro Durbanville

Despite Turftech having installed numerous FIH– (International Hockey Federation) and FIFA- (Federation Internationale de Football Association) accredited synthetic hockey and soccer pitches…

Turftech unveils South Africa’s first world-certified synthetic rugby field at Curro Durbanville

Despite Turftech having installed numerous FIH– (International Hockey Federation) and FIFA- (Federation Internationale de Football Association) accredited synthetic hockey and soccer pitches around South Africa, it was only in the past year that the country welcomed its first full-size synthetic rugby field constructed to world rugby standards. Durbanville Curro, the flagship Curro…

04 May 2021
The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of…

The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of Mpumalanga. The Ekhaya Mall is a development by S-Identity Holdings and co-owned by S-Identity Holdings, Cashbuild South Africa and Nomatiki Trading Enterprise. A significant investment distinguished by excellent retail property…

28 Apr 2021
Vukile invests R90m-plus in a value-adding upgrade for the landmark Daveyton Mall

Vukile Property Fund (JSE: VKE), the leading retail REIT (real estate investment trust), has commenced the strategic upgrade of Daveyton…

Vukile invests R90m-plus in a value-adding upgrade for the landmark Daveyton Mall

Vukile Property Fund (JSE: VKE), the leading retail REIT (real estate investment trust), has commenced the strategic upgrade of Daveyton Mall in the Ekurhuleni Metro, Gauteng. A pioneering property, Daveyton Mall is one of the first township malls developed in South Africa. It opened in 1993 with more than 60…

28 Apr 2021
How to choose to right joint sealant for your project

Joint sealant is one of the most important elements in construction because a building is always weakest to leakage at…

How to choose to right joint sealant for your project

Joint sealant is one of the most important elements in construction because a building is always weakest to leakage at its joints. As one of the largest producers of polyurethane sealants and adhesives for global construction and industrial applications, Sika is in control of the whole manufacturing process, from pre-polymers…

26 Apr 2021
Welding institute collaborates with CSIR to entrench welding in the fourth Industrial Revolution

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CSIR to collaborate…

Welding institute collaborates with CSIR to entrench welding in the fourth Industrial Revolution

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CSIR to collaborate on new technology and data sharing. This will develop the role of welding in the 4th Industrial Revolution and boost the contribution of this scarce skill to rebuilding the South…

23 Apr 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Looking at how architecture can contribute to existing learning environments by integrating community influence within rural primary schools resulted in…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Looking at how architecture can contribute to existing learning environments by integrating community influence within rural primary schools resulted in Neeshailin Naicker being declared the regional winner from the University of KwaZulu-Natal as part of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards. In exploring how to promote quality…

21 Apr 2021
Paragon Interface creates a new way of work for Deloitte at The Ridge

Following on from its successful completion of Deloitte’s new Africa headquarters at Waterfall City in Midrand, Paragon Interface has just…

Paragon Interface creates a new way of work for Deloitte at The Ridge

Following on from its successful completion of Deloitte’s new Africa headquarters at Waterfall City in Midrand, Paragon Interface has just completed a new workplace for the professional services firm at The Ridge at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. This was a high-profile project for the interior architecture company Paragon…

14 Apr 2021
Growthpoint completes Cintocare Hospital development

– the first of its kind for Africa An 11 000 sqm specialised surgical hospital development by Growthpoint Properties (JSE:…

Growthpoint completes Cintocare Hospital development

– the first of its kind for Africa An 11 000 sqm specialised surgical hospital development by Growthpoint Properties (JSE: GRT) and Cintocare has opened in Pretoria, Gauteng, to become the first 5-star rated green hospital in Africa, and only the fifth in the world with its specialised surgical mix…

13 Apr 2021
ALUCOBOND® roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature

The design concept for the new public transport interchange involved creating a light, floating sculpture. The 1,800-square-metre ALUCOBOND®roof constitutes the…

ALUCOBOND® roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature

The design concept for the new public transport interchange involved creating a light, floating sculpture. The 1,800-square-metre ALUCOBOND®roof constitutes the most eye-catching design feature at the modernised bus station. A central pedestrian bridge connects the new bus station in Hamburg Poppenbüttel with the rapid transit rail link and the park+ride…

12 Apr 2021
How to prepare your home for winter

Each year winter sneaks up on South Africans. With such a beautiful summer climate that lasts months on end, we’re…

How to prepare your home for winter

Each year winter sneaks up on South Africans. With such a beautiful summer climate that lasts months on end, we’re often caught off guard when the weather suddenly changes, and the nights start drawing in.  With our properties built for warmer climates; colder weather can see us shivering inside our…

07 Apr 2021
The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Award through a photographer’s lens

The standard of entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation is always impressive, and 2019/2020 was no…

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Award through a photographer’s lens

The standard of entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation is always impressive, and 2019/2020 was no different. The only challenge was COVID-19 and lockdown, which resulted in the adjudication process being delayed by four months, and presented other obstacles. To do justice to the project entries,…


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