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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…

08 Mar 2021
Staufix: Over one million units sold

For more than 40 years, KESSEL backwater valves have provided reliable safety in accordance with the latest standards The Staufix backwater valves…

Staufix: Over one million units sold

For more than 40 years, KESSEL backwater valves have provided reliable safety in accordance with the latest standards The Staufix backwater valves from KESSEL proven reliable protection against backwater. With Staufix; KESSEL offers the right backwater valve for various applications. From the protection of individual drainage fixtures to central complete building protection with Staufix…

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…

25 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: UCT Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a way of continuously negotiating between a wide range of practices, involving people, materials and timelines, according…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: UCT Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a way of continuously negotiating between a wide range of practices, involving people, materials and timelines, according to Hayden Malan, declared the winner of the Most Innovative Final-Year Landscape Architecture Award on Friday 5 February. The event was part of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the…

25 Feb 2021
Designed for pet stains and spills at home

From scratch resistant to easy-to-clean! Atroguard® is the flooring that pet owners look for. We love our animal friends; but…

Designed for pet stains and spills at home

From scratch resistant to easy-to-clean! Atroguard® is the flooring that pet owners look for. We love our animal friends; but accidents happen. AtroGuard® flooring makes it easy to wipe away the little accidents, and there’s no need to sacrifice style for the inconvenience of an easy-care surface. Warrant guarantee AtroGuard® will not…

24 Feb 2021
Preparing for the repair of non-structural concrete defects

There are essential steps to follow before and during the repair of relatively minor yet unsightly concrete defects. Bryan Perrie,…

Preparing for the repair of non-structural concrete defects

There are essential steps to follow before and during the repair of relatively minor yet unsightly concrete defects. Bryan Perrie, Managing Director of The Concrete Institute (TCI), outlines what to do – and avoid – when tackling such projects: Firstly, repairs to new concrete should be done as soon as…

18 Feb 2021
Rio-Carb R-C700 wear liner plate is the ‘green steel’ alternative

As a market leader in wear solutions for the mining and related industries, R-C700 long-life liner plate from Rio-Carb offers…

Rio-Carb R-C700 wear liner plate is the ‘green steel’ alternative

As a market leader in wear solutions for the mining and related industries, R-C700 long-life liner plate from Rio-Carb offers the benefit of significantly reduced greenhouse (GHG) emissions for its customers. This is because these liners, featuring a chromium carbide (CrC) overlay, outlast quenched and tempered products by a factor…

17 Feb 2021
Reaching sanitation and wastewater management goals through the ‘Atlas’

A recent move by the Africa Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the GRID-Arendal in releasing the…

Reaching sanitation and wastewater management goals through the ‘Atlas’

A recent move by the Africa Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the GRID-Arendal in releasing the inaugural Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa could not have come at a better time. The Atlas is a tool to benchmark and propel Africa’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goal targets on safe sanitation and…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: Nelson Mandela University

A project focused on waste pickers, a group of individuals largely unacknowledged within the circular waste economy, was declared a…

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

A project focused on waste pickers, a group of individuals largely unacknowledged within the circular waste economy, was declared a regional winner of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards from the School of Architecture at Nelson Mandela University in a virtual ceremony on 11 December 2020. The…

04 Feb 2021
The Ridge at the V&A Waterfront receives 6 Star Design rating by the GBCSA

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South…

The Ridge at the V&A Waterfront receives 6 Star Design rating by the GBCSA

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office design rating, by achieving a total of 80 design…

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…

11 Jan 2021
Types of minor concrete defects and how to repair

The durability of concrete is exceptional and well-recognised, but sometimes operational errors or unforeseen circumstances can cause unsightly superficial surface…

Types of minor concrete defects and how to repair

The durability of concrete is exceptional and well-recognised, but sometimes operational errors or unforeseen circumstances can cause unsightly superficial surface damage. Bryan Perrie; Managing Director of The Concrete Institute (TCI); provides guidance on the types of defects and the types of materials available for repairs: The quality of anycast concrete…

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