01 Mar 2021
Low water use and other hygiene solutions

WC Pans consume up to 90 per cent of water usage in commercial buildings. New technology in the WC Pan…

Low water use and other hygiene solutions

WC Pans consume up to 90 per cent of water usage in commercial buildings. New technology in the WC Pan range, that delivers high performance and aesthetically pleasing designs. Franke sanitaryware and hygiene solutions Designed for ultimate hygiene solutions and ease of installation in public ablutions, the range caters for…

23 Feb 2021
Cable, components and critical space exploration

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on 18 February 2021. Operating with the…

Cable, components and critical space exploration

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on 18 February 2021. Operating with the world’s most advanced technology. Equipped with Ty-Rap™ cable ties from ABB. The same ties used on earth. Designed for extreme environments Found in buildings; subways; the deepest oceans and outer…

22 Feb 2021
3D Concrete Printing: Korodur and CyBe’s innovative construction methods create impressive projects all over the world

Multiple applications: from residential construction to the artificial reef – again and again, new application possibilities for specialized building material…

3D Concrete Printing: Korodur and CyBe’s innovative construction methods create impressive projects all over the world

Multiple applications: from residential construction to the artificial reef – again and again, new application possibilities for specialized building material from Bavaria In Germany, 3D printing applied to houses still only plays a marginal role – worldwide, however, more and more projects are being carried out using this innovative method.…

19 Feb 2021
SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is…

SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is now in full operation. He said that infrastructure projects that have been planned will lead to the revival of the construction industry and the creation of much-needed jobs.  With this…

19 Feb 2021
2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition…

2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of their highly-respected Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition of the guide, published in conjunction with strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The guide shares invaluable knowledge of Africa’s economy that can…

18 Feb 2021
Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and…

Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and even some industrial property holdings – were affected. In contrast, lower-income affordable housing – and inner-city housing in particular – has performed better than most other property markets in South…

09 Feb 2021
Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive,…

Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive, gaping sinkhole near residences in Irene, Centurion. The 6.5m deep sinkhole – 25m wide and 45m long – was formed about five years ago and filling it up posed a…

28 Jan 2021
Decorative shapeable plaster for artistic finishes

Cemcrete manufacturers of distinctive decorative coatings and shapeable textured plasters can add that extra artistic finish to rock features, imitation…

Decorative shapeable plaster for artistic finishes

Cemcrete manufacturers of distinctive decorative coatings and shapeable textured plasters can add that extra artistic finish to rock features, imitation brick walls and pool copings. Decocrete is a coloured, cement-based material formulated to be plastered to excessive thicknesses, but does not slide or shrink and dries rock-hard. The benefits include:…

25 Jan 2021
The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater

Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70 per cent of buildings in Nairobi were unsafe for occupation. A…

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater

Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70 per cent of buildings in Nairobi were unsafe for occupation. A rough estimate shows this is about three out of every four buildings. The authority depicted a worrying situation regarding the safety of the buildings in the city and its environs.…

20 Jan 2021
Zutari ensures world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star ratings.…

Zutari ensures world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star ratings. The engineering consultant has worked on two out of only a handful of projects in South Africa to receive an As-Built 6 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building…

18 Jan 2021
Black brick, off-shutter concrete and glass at 33 & 39 Commerce Crescent

Paragon Architects has established a long-standing relationship with developer Alchemy Properties. Seven buildings along Commerce Crescent in Kramerville Design District…

Black brick, off-shutter concrete and glass at 33 & 39 Commerce Crescent

Paragon Architects has established a long-standing relationship with developer Alchemy Properties. Seven buildings along Commerce Crescent in Kramerville Design District in Johannesburg. With a successful renovation project at 37 & 35 Commerce Crescent; Paragon Architects completed separate projects at 33 & 39 and is currently busy with construction for 31…

13 Jan 2021
Rand Air gets its hands wet with handwashing project for rural schools

Having already teamed up in 2018 with Atlas Copco’s ‘Water for All’ initiative, as the key sponsor, in 2020 Rand-Air…

Rand Air gets its hands wet with handwashing project for rural schools

Having already teamed up in 2018 with Atlas Copco’s ‘Water for All’ initiative, as the key sponsor, in 2020 Rand-Air saw the opportunity to once again make a meaningful contribution to the community, by providing disadvantaged schools – particularly in outlying rural areas – with handwashing facilities to enable them…

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