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keyboard_arrow_upHow savvy product choice raised construction standards for the Silo Hotel
keyboard_arrow_downHow savvy product choice raised construction standards for the Silo Hotel

Setting a new standard for luxury hotel accommodation, the new Silo Hotel sits above the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), occupying six floors in the museum’s grain elevator area.

keyboard_arrow_upKwikot’s new Superline electric geyser
keyboard_arrow_downKwikot’s new Superline electric geyser

The geyser accounts for as much as 40% of a home’s monthly electricity bill?

keyboard_arrow_upThe Walt Disney Concert Hall
keyboard_arrow_downThe Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognised architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. From the […]

keyboard_arrow_upMaxiflex high performance protection door improves laser production at automotive laser facility
keyboard_arrow_downMaxiflex high performance protection door improves laser production at automotive laser facility

The Albany high performance door supplied and installed by door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex, has improved uptime and production at a leading Eastern Cape automotive manufacturer’s laser facility.

keyboard_arrow_upHybrid drainage systems for gravity sloped wastewater pipes
keyboard_arrow_downHybrid drainage systems for gravity sloped wastewater pipes

Current regulations recommend a lifting station for the drainage of buildings even if natural gravity drainage is available. A lifting station is, of course, a must if the collected wastewater is below public sewer level and needs to be lifted to sewer level, hence the name lifting station.

keyboard_arrow_upDecorex SA illuminates this year’s Christmas trends
keyboard_arrow_downDecorex SA illuminates this year’s Christmas trends

This Christmas season is awash with blushing pinks and subdued hues that perfectly accent the fresh flowers and greenery that will adorn rooms and table settings as the festive atmosphere takes hold. Moving away from the excesses that have come to dominate the month of December, this year will see a more toned-down approach with […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpectacular execution on risky project named Overall Winner at SAISC Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downSpectacular execution on risky project named Overall Winner at SAISC Steel Awards 2017

The BMW H-EMS Roof Lift project was announced as the Overall Winner as well as the Winner of the Innovation Category at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017 event, which took place on 13 September at Emperors Palace Gauteng, Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town and The Mount Edgecombe Country Club in Durban. Leading metal roof […]

keyboard_arrow_upDoor communication with aspirations
keyboard_arrow_downDoor communication with aspirations

JUNG and Siedle are offering electrical installations ranging from switch systems, suitable indoor stations and building automation with KNX through to the entire Siedle door communication range. These include apps, the Scope mobile video communication station and system extensions such as letterboxes, access control and lighting.

keyboard_arrow_upESCO launches new affordable and good quality lock set
keyboard_arrow_downESCO launches new affordable and good quality lock set

ESCO, the well-known ASSA ABLOY brand of lock sets, lock cases, padlocks, door handles and other DIY products in South Africa is launching a new range to market.

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER® Gallery breaks the mould
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER® Gallery breaks the mould

Since gaining a foothold in South Africa, KOHLER is fast becoming a leading light in the building industry. The company’s latest initiative is the opening of a Gallery that will inspire like no other in the industry; a bespoke space in Bryanston, Johannesburg that will enthuse the trade and their clients while celebrating South African […]

keyboard_arrow_upLovin’ the oven
keyboard_arrow_downLovin’ the oven

Ovens are a crucial element in any kitchen – allowing you to roast succulent Sunday roasts, bake classic cakes and cupcakes, and of course, a wide range of frozen meals. Read on for an overview on the different types of ovens currently on the market.

keyboard_arrow_upCurb construction project costs through value management
keyboard_arrow_downCurb construction project costs through value management

Improvements in the construction process as well as the function of a building can be achieved through a highly underrated process called value management.

keyboard_arrow_upLight Steel Frame Building excellence and growth demonstrated in Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downLight Steel Frame Building excellence and growth demonstrated in Steel Awards 2017

Over the years the prestigious Steel Awards, hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), has been an excellent barometer of the growth of the Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) in Southern Africa. This year was no different.   Nineteen projects were entered into the LSFB category by seven leading Southern African Light […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhy your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot
keyboard_arrow_downWhy your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot

Rudi Fourie leads Fibre and Facility Management at Sizwe IT Group. Here he speaks about the future of green corporate energy solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upEnergy efficiency: the way forward for Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downEnergy efficiency: the way forward for Nigeria

On 29 August 2017, Nigeria’s first Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) was officially launched in Abuja by the Federal Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).

keyboard_arrow_upAll new Eximo® panic and emergency exit device range from UNION
keyboard_arrow_downAll new Eximo® panic and emergency exit device range from UNION

With the design of the new Eximo® range of panic and emergency exit devices the needs of the installer and end user have been paramount. From the easily installed and adjustable modular design, to the aesthetically pleasing family feel, the new range of products offers safe and reliable exiting solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upLonza hits the road
keyboard_arrow_downLonza hits the road

Lonza’s national 2017 road show, ‘Overcoming Industry Hurdles’, proved to be a successful two-week journey around the country.  The road show kicked off in Limpopo and then moved to Mpumulanga, KwaZulu-Natal and concluded in the Western and Eastern Cape. Judging by the positive feedback and compliments received, the topics presented provided valuable insight to all […]

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete – a unique flooring alternative
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete – a unique flooring alternative

Let’s face it – with all the flooring options out there even the most skilled flooring professionals sometimes feel overwhelmed. So what should you choose? By nature, people strive for floors that are out of the ordinary, not mass produced and that will be adaptable to their everyday lives. It is for these exact reasons […]

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer

Van Dyck Floors is excited to bring you its latest carpet editions; Nature and Durban. Nature is a WeatherSafe flatweave carpet perfect for both indoors and outdoors, while Durban offers you a unique design option to create a modern interior feel. These ranges are ideal for luxurious residential applications.

keyboard_arrow_upSIKA sponsors SANCCOB’s new seabird hospital
keyboard_arrow_downSIKA sponsors SANCCOB’s new seabird hospital

The much-anticipated new seabird hospital for SANCCOB is scheduled for completion in December 2017. Sika was delighted to be given the opportunity to support this devoted organisation whose state-of-the-art seabird hospital, the largest development in the history of SANCCOB, will certainly fulfil a dream…

keyboard_arrow_upLaminate flooring – quality is everything!
keyboard_arrow_downLaminate flooring – quality is everything!

For the past three years now Traviata Flooring has sourced its laminate flooring from Laminate Park GMBH in Heusweiler, Germany – without one single product claim in South Africa!!

keyboard_arrow_upTree-Style Apartment Complex
keyboard_arrow_downTree-Style Apartment Complex

Italian architect Luciano Pia designed a unique apartment complex in Turin, Italy that integrates nature and people beautifully. This 5-story urban setting contains a mixture of steel girders and lush trees in order to create an apartment complex that resembles a series of tree houses. All this is right on the corner of an urban […]

keyboard_arrow_upSharp contraction in construction activity in the second quarter of 2017
keyboard_arrow_downSharp contraction in construction activity in the second quarter of 2017

Bryte Insurance, a proactive business risk specialist, released its Construction Activity Monitor for the period ending June 2017 early in October. The Monitor provides a high-level overview of activity within the South African construction sector, one that plays a fundamental role in growing the economy through infrastructure investment. It also measures the change, on a […]

keyboard_arrow_upHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017
keyboard_arrow_downHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017

The historic Dunlop Factory in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal, opened its new 12 5000m2 warehouse and distribution facility in 2016. The project was recently announced as the Winner of the Factory and Warehouse Category at the 36th edition of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), which was held in September 2017. Global Roofing Solutions […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe well-known UNION brand of locks and door furniture gets a make-over
keyboard_arrow_downThe well-known UNION brand of locks and door furniture gets a make-over

UNION, one of ASSA ABLOY’s leading brands, is currently rebranding and Vice President for ASSA ABLOY South Africa, Riaan Olivier, gives a brief overview and explains what this means for contractors, locksmiths and installers.

keyboard_arrow_upAre you ready for quality and convenience?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you ready for quality and convenience?

Swartland’s innovative Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors come pre-glazed and pre-sealed directly from the factory – saving you time and money.

keyboard_arrow_upModernLife™ – Contemporary Design Meets Effortless Hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downModernLife™ – Contemporary Design Meets Effortless Hygiene

KOHLER believes that bathrooms should be our haven – a sanctuary designed to take us away from the frenzied pace of today’s lifestyle, where we remain unconcerned with domestic inconveniences.  Modern bathroom design comes to the fore with the simplicity, clean lines and seamless curves of the new ModernLife™ collection. It is with this in mind […]

keyboard_arrow_upTransversely-launched Ashton Arch Bridge a first for AECOM
keyboard_arrow_downTransversely-launched Ashton Arch Bridge a first for AECOM

The concrete tied arch bridge design proposed by multi-disciplinary consulting engineer AECOM to replace the existing substandard river bridge in Ashton, Western Cape, represents one of the few concrete tied arch bridges in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upCummins relocates to Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand
keyboard_arrow_downCummins relocates to Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand

Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is due to the fact that the company’s success on the continent has led to a healthy and growing organisation that now requires expanded facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million donated to Sanparks
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million donated to Sanparks

Anti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million has been handed over by the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks during an event at Phalaborwa on 26 September 2017.