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24 Mar 2020
Healthcare Design Predictions

Global trends indicate that healthcare facilities are being designed and planned to prevent and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases.  What will healthcare facilities look…

Healthcare Design Predictions

Global trends indicate that healthcare facilities are being designed and planned to prevent and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases.  What will healthcare facilities look like in the future?    Buildings and the equipment within designed with patient welfare, efficiency and health security systems, change the perceptions of what healthcare is. The future hospitals, theatre rooms and even doctors rooms will be constructed differently.   Incorporating building management systems such as…

24 Mar 2020
Design of hospital drainage

The design of hospitals is under the control of the Department of Health and as per their document R158. This…

Design of hospital drainage

The design of hospitals is under the control of the Department of Health and as per their document R158. This document is unfortunately not complete and does not address the water and drainage systems of hospitals, it only states that it must be “certified by an “appropriately qualified engineer”. It…

24 Mar 2020
Noise affects hospital care

Sleep well and heal faster Sleep is fundamental to human health in general, and critical to patient recovery. The World…

Noise affects hospital care

Sleep well and heal faster Sleep is fundamental to human health in general, and critical to patient recovery. The World Health Organization (WHO) stipulates that for a good night’s sleep, continuous background noise should not exceed 30 decibels, and individual noise events exceeding 45 decibels should be avoided.

23 Mar 2020
Specialists in healthcare requirements for safety and security

Healthcare hospitals and medical facilities are among the most challenging design and building projects, and they are increasingly moving away…

Specialists in healthcare requirements for safety and security

Healthcare hospitals and medical facilities are among the most challenging design and building projects, and they are increasingly moving away from focusing on illness and cure to wellness and the care of people.

20 Mar 2020
Insulation – the first step to going green

If you are thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, the first thing you should be considering is how you…

Insulation – the first step to going green

If you are thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, the first thing you should be considering is how you can improve its insulation. We speak to Daneel Pretorius, Category Manager of Swartland’s Summit range of insulation and decorative ceiling products, for an overview of what makes insulation such an…

18 Mar 2020
Best Practices for Minimising COVID-19 Transmission in the Built Environment

Courtesy Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon This article first appeared in ARCHITECT. Researchers from the…

Best Practices for Minimising COVID-19 Transmission in the Built Environment

Courtesy Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon This article first appeared in ARCHITECT. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online pathogen identification database MicrobeNet and the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., have expediently published a paper outlining…

18 Mar 2020
Public Service and Administration COVID-19 outbreak

The government continues to serve with caution amid the COVID- 19 outbreak Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’ s declaration of the…

Public Service and Administration COVID-19 outbreak

The government continues to serve with caution amid the COVID- 19 outbreak Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’ s declaration of the State of National Disaster due to the Corona Virus (COVID–19), the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) calls for government departments to ensure all necessary precautions are in place…

18 Mar 2020
316 Grade Stainless Steel Turnstiles

Turnstar manufactures all its turnstiles at its state of the art 8 800 square meter factory in Johannesburg, South Africa.…

316 Grade Stainless Steel Turnstiles

Turnstar manufactures all its turnstiles at its state of the art 8 800 square meter factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some of our capabilities include the manufacture of turnstiles in powder coated mild steel, hot-dip galvanized steel and even stainless steel. An in-house pickling and passivating plant are used for…

13 Mar 2020
Specialist healthcare products from ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY Healthcare products incorporate access control, asset and key management solutions, door furniture, locking systems, as well as special…

Specialist healthcare products from ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY Healthcare products incorporate access control, asset and key management solutions, door furniture, locking systems, as well as special needs door access products.

09 Mar 2020
Intelligent Design for intelligent toilets

Intelligent toilets create new levels of comfort and cleanliness, but with their tankless design and minimalist aesthetic, it’s easy to…

Intelligent Design for intelligent toilets

Intelligent toilets create new levels of comfort and cleanliness, but with their tankless design and minimalist aesthetic, it’s easy to assume they are only suited to ultramodern bathrooms. In truth, KOHLER® intelligent toilets are available in a range of styles that allow them to complement any bathroom design style while…

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