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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…

09 Dec 2020
Quality precast concrete products need expert control

In the highly competitive and pandemic-plagued precast concrete industry; the input of a well-trained and experienced concrete technologist to ensure…

Quality precast concrete products need expert control

In the highly competitive and pandemic-plagued precast concrete industry; the input of a well-trained and experienced concrete technologist to ensure quality and durable products is now essential; says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology. “The precast concrete sector can no longer rest on laurels…

08 Dec 2020
Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Certifications!

This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This…

Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Certifications!

This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED-certified projects. Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple…

07 Dec 2020
Nicolway’s new tenant shines a light on the entire centre

Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof The Nicolway Bryanston neighbourhood shopping centre has a new tenant, but it’s not…

Nicolway’s new tenant shines a light on the entire centre

Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof The Nicolway Bryanston neighbourhood shopping centre has a new tenant, but it’s not one you can buy from. In fact, if you walk through the mall, you won’t even see it. This is because the new tenant is on the roof! Delivering on…

02 Dec 2020
Greening the inner-city through massive-small impact

Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green…

Greening the inner-city through massive-small impact

Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green building approach to urban regeneration. There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF,…

27 Nov 2020
Water Stewardship event emphasizes good governance and sustainable investments for green recovery

The 6th Annual Water Stewardship Event convened online and provided examples of how strengthening water sector governance and stewardship practices can provide a pathway for a green…

Water Stewardship event emphasizes good governance and sustainable investments for green recovery

The 6th Annual Water Stewardship Event convened online and provided examples of how strengthening water sector governance and stewardship practices can provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic has caused the country’s real Gross Domestic Product to contract by 17 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to…

25 Nov 2020
10 year 100% renewable energy agreement

Enel Green Power, the renewable energy subsidiary of Enel Group, and Novartis, the global medicines company, have signed a 10 year, 100% renewable…

10 year 100% renewable energy agreement

Enel Green Power, the renewable energy subsidiary of Enel Group, and Novartis, the global medicines company, have signed a 10 year, 100% renewable Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 78 MW of renewable power. This Pan-European VPPA will start in January 2022 and will help Novartis achieve its goals for 100% renewable electricity…

25 Nov 2020
Economic benefits of tilt-up construction

Tilt-up construction, often overlooked in the design of new concrete structures, can be an economical alternative to traditional building materials…

Economic benefits of tilt-up construction

Tilt-up construction, often overlooked in the design of new concrete structures, can be an economical alternative to traditional building materials and does not negatively affect a structure’s looks and durability, says Gary Theodosiou, engineer and lecturer at The Concrete Institute. The economic viability of tilt-up/precast construction is maximised through repetition.…

24 Nov 2020
Utility management becomes an urgent priority for new developments

When Eskom informed Parliament in September that rotational power outages were here to stay until at least March 2022. Many…

Utility management becomes an urgent priority for new developments

When Eskom informed Parliament in September that rotational power outages were here to stay until at least March 2022. Many consumers took a hard look at how they could become less reliant on the national grid. For property developers, this has meant a big growth in buyers looking for smarter,…

23 Nov 2020
Top clients allow Zutari to make an impact at industry awards

Engineering consultant Zutari has celebrated its approach of making an engineered impact on the projects and communities it is involved…

Top clients allow Zutari to make an impact at industry awards

Engineering consultant Zutari has celebrated its approach of making an engineered impact on the projects and communities it is involved with; as well as co-creating value-adding solutions in collaboration with its clients; with various wins and commendations at the recent Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2020…


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