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21 Jun 2021
Hitachi ABB Power Grids helps power South Africa to a greener energy future

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has joined forces with Sun Africa LLC and M. Couto Alves S.A., part of the EPC…

Hitachi ABB Power Grids helps power South Africa to a greener energy future

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has joined forces with Sun Africa LLC and M. Couto Alves S.A., part of the EPC conglomerate, on behalf of Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water, to supply the main electrical infrastructure to connect Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest solar project to Angola’s transmission network.

08 Jun 2021
AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award shortlist announced

The sixth AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has announced its shortlisted entries for 2019/2020. These submissions showcase the best in African architectural…

AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award shortlist announced

The sixth AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has announced its shortlisted entries for 2019/2020. These submissions showcase the best in African architectural and design innovation, specifically focused on addressing local and global sustainability challenges. Awarded and commended projects will be announced virtually on Thursday 10 June at 16:30. Established in 2009, entries…

02 Jun 2021
Choosing the best

Appliances alone don’t make a kitchen. However, from a functional perspective, they are arguably the most important elements in this space. We speak…

Choosing the best

Appliances alone don’t make a kitchen. However, from a functional perspective, they are arguably the most important elements in this space. We speak to leading appliance manufacturer, Miele’s Jon Molyneaux, for some guidelines on what to look for when choosing your kitchen appliances. Most contractors will tell you that if you are renovating or building…

26 May 2021
uPVC Windows—Why You Need them for YOUR Home & Business

Can one aspect of a home really make a big difference when it comes to all the important matters: comfort,…

uPVC Windows—Why You Need them for YOUR Home & Business

Can one aspect of a home really make a big difference when it comes to all the important matters: comfort, green living and cost savings? It can if you’re considering a different kind of window. Many new products hit the market each year and below you’ll find out why uPVC…

24 May 2021
Raised “cradle deck” flooring system with unique water harvesting application

Sustainability is the key feature of a new outdoor raised flooring application which is laid on recycled truck tyres and…

Raised “cradle deck” flooring system with unique water harvesting application

Sustainability is the key feature of a new outdoor raised flooring application which is laid on recycled truck tyres and will harvest vast volumes of rainwater.  This system is exceptionally environmentally friendly. The InstaCradle system is comprised of cement pavers (600 x 600 x 40mm) which are loosely placed on…

20 May 2021
Sustainability: South Africans need a more sympathetic approach to the planet and their living environment

The AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is aimed at unearthing the best in South African architectural and design innovations that are…

Sustainability: South Africans need a more sympathetic approach to the planet and their living environment

The AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is aimed at unearthing the best in South African architectural and design innovations that are specifically focused on addressing local and global sustainability challenges. This requires a deep understanding of what sustainability is and how to identify initiatives that truly reflect this. Principal architect at…

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…

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…

13 Apr 2021
Carbon negative flooring: Carpet tiles now available in S.A

Interface, a leading global modular flooring producer, has launched what it claims is the world’s first range of carbon-negative flooring:…

Carbon negative flooring: Carpet tiles now available in S.A

Interface, a leading global modular flooring producer, has launched what it claims is the world’s first range of carbon-negative flooring: carpet tiles that deplete the atmosphere of harmful carbon dioxide. To achieve this milestone, Interface, which has KBAC Flooring as South African distributors, had to transform key manufacturing facilities in…

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…

06 Apr 2021
Sustainable engineering – recovery & conversion

RECCONTEC represents recovery and conversion. Integrate technologies and processes for the treatment and utilization of different waste streams in one Waste-Conversion-Center. The task is ELECTRICITY MAXIMIZATION while recycling; avoid emissions; clean waters and eliminate landfills…

Sustainable engineering – recovery & conversion

RECCONTEC represents recovery and conversion. Integrate technologies and processes for the treatment and utilization of different waste streams in one Waste-Conversion-Center. The task is ELECTRICITY MAXIMIZATION while recycling; avoid emissions; clean waters and eliminate landfills waste. Waste-Conversion-Center process the following waste types: Unsorted municipal solid waste (MSW) Sewage sludge and wastewater from septic tanks Old tires, wood waste, bulky waste Landfill reduction, deconstruction and re-naturalization Hospital…

01 Apr 2021
Why lightweight Harvey EcoTile® is the future of roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick, heavy roof tiles are simply stacked upon one another and…

Why lightweight Harvey EcoTile® is the future of roofing

Roof tile design has seen minimal innovation in centuries. Thick, heavy roof tiles are simply stacked upon one another and held down by their considerable weight. This in turn dictates strong, heavy and expensive roofing structures to cope with the load. Harvey EcoTile® changes all this with a lightweight mineral…


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