Educational Design

News related to the design of schools, universities, colleges and pre-primary facilities. Includes products and design projects for architects and school facilities managers.

keyboard_arrow_upKSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory
keyboard_arrow_downKSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory

KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The impressive unit will allow students to plug directly into hot, moderate or chilled liquids to use on research projects and […]

keyboard_arrow_upClassroom air quality – are students being let down?
keyboard_arrow_downClassroom air quality – are students being let down?

By: Dr Chris Iddon – Environment Design Manager – SE Controls We’ve all sat in lecture theatres; classrooms or meeting rooms and begun to feel drowsy. Yet in almost every case, this effect has nothing to do with the subject matter being taught or discussed but is a direct consequence of the gradual build up […]

keyboard_arrow_upLight Steel Frame building shows its metal in roofing
keyboard_arrow_downLight Steel Frame building shows its metal in roofing

The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) School Hall in Jeffrey’s Bay was a joint-winner of the LSFB (Light Steel Frame Building) category at the Steel Awards 2017. The project illustrated the advantages of the MiTek Ultra-Span (LSF) product in the erection of large complex roofs.

keyboard_arrow_upSchool buildings affect productivity and health
keyboard_arrow_downSchool buildings affect productivity and health

Green improvements in school buildings positively impact on student performance, according to World Green Building Council report.

keyboard_arrow_upLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector
keyboard_arrow_downLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector

With Malawi’s education sector booming at an exponential rate, EC Laridon has been working closely with local contractors on numerous projects over the last decade to facilitate the transition from dated British Colonial era laboratory facilities, to fresh contemporary designs with state-of-the-art facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub

The vibrant design of Menlyn Learning Hub within Menlo Park, Pretoria, has been carefully matched with durable, aesthetically prominent products, among them Corobrik’s latest range of 65mm graphite pavers. 

keyboard_arrow_upLafarge building solutions meeting the needs of the education sector
keyboard_arrow_downLafarge building solutions meeting the needs of the education sector

One of the country’s major producers and suppliers of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and fly ash, Lafarge South Africa is a member of the international LafargeHolcim group, a world leader in building materials. The company has always had a special and holistic focus on education. Special in that the company not only meets the infrastructure […]

keyboard_arrow_upWindows and doors for new schools and refurbishments
keyboard_arrow_downWindows and doors for new schools and refurbishments

ALUPLAN ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM designs, manufactures and installs a comprehensive range of all aluminium and glass products for residential and commercial developments. Based in Retreat, Cape Town, the company operates mostly in the Western Cape Province. Specialising in aluminium window, doors, shopfronts, curtain walls, louvres and skylights, ALUPLAN is reputed for its custom designed manufacturing and […]

keyboard_arrow_upLonza helps little learners reach their full potential
keyboard_arrow_downLonza helps little learners reach their full potential

From humble beginnings to an organised and flourishing education facility, the Vulingqondo Crèche, which is situated in the Bethania rural community of the Ugu district municipality, celebrated a record number of ‘young graduates’ on the 28th of November. This can be attributed to the commitment of Lonza Wood Protection and the passion of its staff, […]