New landmark Walmer commercial development under construction

The commercial growth of Walmer’s Main Road in Nelson Mandela Bay is gathering pace, with the building of a R20m office and retail development set to modernise the rapidly expanding business node. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management

Land is integral to securing shelter, agriculture for food security, mobilising investments and for the sustainable management of resources. With these issues in focus, Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground Campaign, in association with the Urban CSO Cluster of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) of UN-HABITAT, will be hosting a conference in Pretoria, 15-17 August. […]

Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga</span>Underdevelopment continues to haunt too many rural areas in South Africa, making it crucial that government and the private sector work together to tackle it. Cooperation is needed if we aim to address the issues of poverty, joblessness, lack of basic services and other social ills that have become […]

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Photo by Rikki Chan via Unsplash</span>The city and the car have been interacting for generations, but this latest phase of their evolution is different. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights. Today, there is a 1,000-metre (167-storey) building under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Even taller buildings are possible with today’s structural technology. Read more… | Send to a […]

SRK Consulting applies rapid vulnerability assessment tool in City of Mbombela

By Wernermeiringvdm – [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35918249 Wikimedia Commons]], CC BY 3.0</span>SRK Consulting has developed a rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) tool that has the potential to assist local governments in responding to climate change. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs

© petervick167 – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>Growthpoint Properties has opened up its Property Point incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. The initiative aims to build sustainable small businesses in the industry. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

#WomensMonth: ITC-SA profiles three women in roofing who've climbed the scaffolding

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the SA body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, marks Women’s Month by putting the spotlight on three of its female members who share their experiences as women in construction. Read more… | Send to a friend Source: Building & Construction news S.A

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today’s crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home – from smart fridges, lighting, CCTV cameras to smart TVs and mirrors. In some parts of the world, we are even seeing automation being fully integrated into the home. Residents are wanting a connected home where wireless services link […]

Standard Bank announces 2017 Top Women Awards finalists

For a decade and a half, South Africa’s premier gender parity platform, Standard Bank Top Women, has awarded outstanding women leaders and gender-strong companies across a host of market sectors. Their journeys to success ignite the ambition of Africa’s women to pursue their own goals in business, government, science, tech and other fields, while showcasing […]