Biz Community Retrenchments on the cards as Group Five files for business rescue NEWSWATCH: Construction and engineering firm Group Five has filed for business rescue following severe cash-flow difficulties due to several of its projects running at a loss. Retrenchments are impending,...
Biz Community Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country. HONGQI ZHANG 123RF.com...
Engineering News R5.7bn transfer made to prevent Sanral default, Nzimande says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says the decision to transfer R5.7-billion from the non-toll network to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s)...
Engineering News By midyear, R3bn Leonardo will eclipse Carlton as SAs tallest skyscraper The view from the top of the Leonardo is quite spectacular, says Legacy Group development director Jamie Hendry. “It really is a 360º experience. On a clear day,...
Biz Community UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Dyllon Randall has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize, becoming the fifth recipient to win the global award....
Biz Community Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme....
Engineering News EPP to open flagship development in Q2, reports growth for third consecutive year JSE-listed retail landlord EPP, formerly known as Echo Polska Properties, on Thursday announced that it’s Warsaw-based shopping centre, Galeria Mlociny, which spans 84 400 m2,...
Biz Community #DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity Architecture was Mariam Kamara's second career. She started out as a software designer after degrees in Computer Science and later studied architecture at the University of Washington. She won...
Habitat Magazine Lamborghini Urus – Revolutionary Raging Bull Many have heard the story: Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A., produced tractors from surplus post-WWll military hardware. Then Ferruccio Lamborghini already a successful entrepreneur opted to begin making cars...
Engineering News Aveng outlines piecemeal sale process being pursued at Grinaker-LTA JSE-listed construction and engineering group Aveng says the disposal process for Grinaker-LTA is well advanced, but has also confirmed that the company will not be sold as a...
Engineering News New Tshwane mayor cancels controversial GladAfrica contract Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced that the City has cancelled the scandal-ridden GladAfrica contract. Mokgalapa made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria early on...
Engineering News More trade-focused lighting solutions for the construction industry With lighting being a critical factor on any job site as workers need to be able to see properly to carry out their work safely and correctly, heavy-duty, portable...
Engineering News Concrete paver launched at Las Vegas Expo At the World of Concrete 2019 Expo held in Las Vegas last month, construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group introduced the new AutoPilot 2.0 – a pour in place concrete...
Biz Community Cyber security is key to smart metering deployment As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers - and by different stakeholders - must be...
Engineering News Transport projects in Africa provide fillip for infrastructure development Transport infrastructure projects comprise 40% of the 482 infrastructure development projects surveyed in Africa, and represent a critical element for supporting further infrastructure development, says Deloitte Infrastructure & Capital Projects East...
Engineering News Open day highlights new offerings from Upat Last month, construction material and fastener distributor Upat hosted an open day at its head office in New Doornfontein, Gauteng, where customers were given a foretaste of the latest innovations...
Engineering News Sanral, Nafbi sign MoU to develop small contractors, accelerate BEE implementation State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and nongovernmental organisation, the National African Federated Building Industry (Nafbi), on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at developing...
Habitat Magazine Design Indaba Nightscape Design your February diary around Nightscape, an open-hearted public festival of design, creativity and performance that takes place after working hours to make it easier for everyone to attend....
Habitat Magazine IKEA launches VERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival Two years ago IKEA teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play...
Habitat Magazine Caesarstone – Kramerville Design Studio Now Open Perfectly located in the heart of Joburgs design district, the Caesarstone Design Studio provides consumers with an inspirational and experiential space with expert advice and one-on-one service,...
Habitat Magazine Dulux introduces the new LOVE palette Global leader of premium quality paint, Dulux , has curated an earthy, rich palette of stimulating tones called LOVE in its trend forecast for 2019. Every year, the colour specialists at...
Biz Community SONA 2019: Road closures To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of Parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town...
Biz Community Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings so that the built...
Biz Community Steinbuild is now The Building Company Steinhoff Doors and Building Materials (SteinBuild) has changed its name to The Building Company, effective as from 28 January 2019. The name change was approved by its board and parent...
Biz Community OMA completes first phase of Beijing museum with "wrinkled geometry" OMA has completed the first phase of the refurbishment of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, one of China's oldest private museums, re-positioning the centre in the 798 Art...
Habitat Magazine Design Indaba – Most Beautiful Object in SA This February, the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa will be decided by public vote. The polls officially opened on Friday 25 January 2019 and members of the public can...
Architectural Digest This New Consumer-Goods System Could Solve Recyclings Failures At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the pioneering recycling company TerraCyle announced the launch of Loop, a new system of product packaging and delivery that focuses on...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Surveying on autopilot At present, most UAV regulations stipulate that operators must keep their UAVs in a visual line of sight (VLOS) at all times. But, in some regions regulations are evolving to...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The rise and fall and rise(?) of the post-industrial city There are few images of urban decay as striking as that of Detroit. At one time the midwestern city defined American mass market capitalism as the centre of the auto...
Biz Community How VR, AR tech in architecture allows for a better understanding of design proposals As virtual reality (VR) technology in architecture evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, either in the design process itself, or when used...
Biz Community AECOM names Adriaan Vorster as new director for architecture in Africa Adriaan Vorster has been appointed AECOM's director for architecture in Africa. Vorster is a professional architect with 19 years' experience, including a decade at a strategic, managerial, and business...
Engineering News Motor Scan beneficial for various sectors With leveraging digital technology said to be key to participation in the next wave of economic growth, the launch of the WEG Motor Scan has become a reality for South...
Biz Community Morphosis designs multi-bridged form building in Sejong City Pritzker prize-winning architect Thom Mayne's firm Morphosis has released the design for a multi-bridged form commercial building in Sejong City, a new metropolitan centre designated as a...
Biz Community Urban rooms: where people get to design their city's future Despite the strong Utopian traditions of urban planning, there has often been a reluctance to think beyond the short term. Long-term planning is complex; electoral cycles are short and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The rise and fall and rise(?) of the post-industrial city There are few images of urban decay as striking as that of Detroit. At one time the midwestern city defined American mass market capitalism as the centre of the auto...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Drones have transformed my business With drone use becoming increasingly prevalent across the surveying profession, we asked three drone-flying professionals to share their experiences. John Cusack: technical operations director, Qubic Aerial systems, UK and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Surveying on autopilot At present, most UAV regulations stipulate that operators must keep their UAVs in a visual line of sight (VLOS) at all times. But, in some regions regulations are evolving to...
Biz Community An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits 2019 will usher in a quarter of a century since South Africa has been addressing post-apartheid challenges. Many of the current challenges within the real estate domain continue to...
Biz Community KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower Global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled the design for its spiraling tower, which will be the tallest building of Tel Aviv upon its completion. All images &...
Business Insider BMW designed these tiny luxury cabins for city life take a look inside As cities across the world contend with massive housing shortages, architects have developed new ways to build in miniature. Recent years have ushered in a wave of tiny homes, backyard...
Business Insider These ultra-luxury villas near the Kruger will cost R90,000 a night but you get your own butler, spa therapist, and field tracker Cheetah Plains, a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, is currently constructing three designer bush villas that will be more than a little luxurious. Here'...
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