Simple advances bring BAS to smaller buildings

© simon gurney – [[]]</span>The internet of things (IoT) is expanding rapidly. There are more and faster chips as well as more sensors in every element of buildings. Paired with improved wireless networking technology and standardised communication protocols that make it easier to collect data, it’s possible to transmit information, crunch numbers and use […]

Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats

People have always used hip hop to deal with life’s challenges. But what if those same people had the tools with which to change their circumstances? Michael Ford, a Detroit-born architectural designer, founded the Hip Hop Architecture Camp to combine these ideas. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback

© Ivan Kruk – [[]]</span>The format of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, recently released by the NEC, is designed specifically to elicit feedback from the construction and infrastructure sectors to ensure that the contract framework meets its needs, says Ricardo Pillay, partner at Dentons South Africa. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: […]

What's driving Cape Town's water insecurity, and what can be done about it

Cape Town’s main storage dam, the Theewaterskloof in May 2017 with 9% of water left in storage. Kevin Winter</span>In pre-colonial times the Khoisan called Cape Town, //Hui !Gaeb, the place “where clouds gather” and Camissa “the place of sweet waters”. The future of the city will be shaped by water as it was in the […]

Lifestyle-focused work environments are not just for millennials

© Cathy Yeulet – [[]]</span>What time do you power down your laptop at night? Look at the plug next to your bed. How many devices are plugged in there? Your answers to these questions have probably revealed you’re at the office more than you’re actually in it, tucking into some bite-sized admin with breakfast […]

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita’s private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled. Taking inspiration from the lodge’s leafy location on a lush riverbank surrounded by ancient trees, the lodge takes its cues from the rich colour palette of its riverside position, and goes a step further, drawing on the […]

ITC-SA to host roofing CPD-accredited workshop in Maritzburg

SAQA-registered professional body for the engineered timber construction industry the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop in Pietermaritzburg on 31 August. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

R10m Mpame Bridge project to undergo assessment

© hxdbzxy – [[]]</span>Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Des van Rooyen will visit the communities of Mbashe Municipality in the Eastern Cape on 15 August to assess progress of the R10m Mpame Bridge project. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

R338m redevelopment for Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre

Executive mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, Cllr Vusimusi William Tshabalala and Sedise Moseneke, executive director of Vukile Property Fund at Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre (formerly Setsing Crescent) in Phuthaditjhaba.</span>The Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre in the Free State is undergoing a major redevelopment. The R338m project will add 12,357m2 to the centre, increasing it to a […]