Events

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry

At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative Start-up of the year through an exciting Pitch Competition. What […]

keyboard_arrow_upFastmount names winners of Annual Distributor Awards
keyboard_arrow_downFastmount names winners of Annual Distributor Awards

Last night, New Zealand panel mounting manufacturer Fastmount announced the winners of its annual Distributor Awards in Amsterdam, recognising high performance in the world of Fastmount. The awards evening is held every year during METSTRADE, and brings together Fastmount’s network of 32 distributors from around the globe. Presented by Managing Director Gregg Kelly, the highlight […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrican style and homegrown comforts influence the Decorex SA 2019 theme
keyboard_arrow_downAfrican style and homegrown comforts influence the Decorex SA 2019 theme

Drawing on its position as Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex SA has unveiled the 2019 show theme that will inspire and unite visitors, designers and industry leaders – ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’. “One of the many elements that set Decorex SA apart is the exhibition theme which has been […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover the future of construction at the Big 5
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover the future of construction at the Big 5

The largest and most influential construction event in the Middle East is coming back on 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre with an impressive array of new features. Register for free entry Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, The Big 5 2018 will introduce never seen before technologies and innovative solutions. […]

keyboard_arrow_upWSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018
keyboard_arrow_downWSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018

WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner – at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning projects included: The Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn Maine This […]

keyboard_arrow_upTertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering
keyboard_arrow_downTertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, has noted a decline in familiarity with timber as a building material among graduates of local tertiary level engineering programmes, which has serious implications for the timber industry. As such, the Institute urges training providers in this field […]

keyboard_arrow_upRoof Inspection Training bridging gaps
keyboard_arrow_downRoof Inspection Training bridging gaps

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting another CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course from 6 to 8 November 2018 at its head office in Isando, Gauteng.

keyboard_arrow_upLocal training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo
keyboard_arrow_downLocal training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

The Cape Construction Expo will be taking place at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town from 12 to 13 September 2018. With more than R5.2m allocated for local contractors’ to apply for subcontracting tenders in the Western Cape’s budget for 2018/2019, the Cape Construction Expo is the perfect platform for new growth and business networking […]

keyboard_arrow_upNational Construction Week returns
keyboard_arrow_downNational Construction Week returns

Kenya’s second National Construction Week, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance the contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.

keyboard_arrow_upKohler’s Dream in Kohler winner exhibits at 100% design
keyboard_arrow_downKohler’s Dream in Kohler winner exhibits at 100% design

Kohler is showcasing the much anticipated winning bathroom design from the Dream in Kohler competition at 100% Design at Decorex Joburg. Having been selected out of three finalists, winner Wilh van der Merwe’s inspired bathroom will become reality for the duration of the show.

keyboard_arrow_upPort Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo
keyboard_arrow_downPort Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo

“For real homes” HOMEMAKERS Expo celebrates the authenticity and beauty of real homes this year. Home is where we laugh, love, cry and make memories. Our homes tell the story of our lives, it remembers our past, reflects our present through our décor and it is the backdrop for future dreams. It is a place […]

keyboard_arrow_upUsing the built environment to maximise health and wellbeing
keyboard_arrow_downUsing the built environment to maximise health and wellbeing

There is a growing trend within the construction and building industry to change a building’s structure specifically to enhance the comfort of those living or working in it. This concept is nothing new and has been the basis of Saint-Gobain’s Multi Comfort principles for a number of years, as explained by Slawomir Szpunar, Saint-Gobain’s International […]

keyboard_arrow_up25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up
keyboard_arrow_down25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up

Decorex Joburg, the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, will be celebrating 25 years of connecting people with the latest trends, styles, textiles and furniture at this year’s #rhythmoflife show. The Exhibition, presented by Plascon, is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August, and will be marking this milestone edition with […]

keyboard_arrow_upITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa
keyboard_arrow_downITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber construction industry in South Africa, will be hosting a CPD-accredited timber construction conference on the 16th of August at Expo Centre Nasrec as part of the upcoming Interbuild Africa 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018

In addition to hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest industry innovations, one of Interbuild Africa’s most popular show features is the daily free-to-attend Seminar Programme. Here’s a sneak peek of what topics to expect from the speakers this August:

keyboard_arrow_upInterbuild Africa celebrates 50 years in 2018
keyboard_arrow_downInterbuild Africa celebrates 50 years in 2018

Interbuild Africa is the largest and longest running building services and construction exhibition in Africa. This event, which is dedicated to Africa’s SME building services and construction market, will celebrate its 50th anniversary when it returns to the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), at Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 15-18 August 2018.

keyboard_arrow_up100 Homes for 100 families in honour of 100 years
keyboard_arrow_down100 Homes for 100 families in honour of 100 years

“We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

keyboard_arrow_up140 West, Alice Lane 3 win big for Paragon at SAPOA Awards 2018
keyboard_arrow_down140 West, Alice Lane 3 win big for Paragon at SAPOA Awards 2018

Architecture and interior architecture company Paragon scooped two major awards in the Commercial Office Development category at the SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence, held on 21 June at the International Convention Centre in Durban.

keyboard_arrow_upDecorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
keyboard_arrow_downDecorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show

Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. Then: Plascon 1999

keyboard_arrow_upQuantity Surveyors to gain traction in August
keyboard_arrow_downQuantity Surveyors to gain traction in August

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) will host its fourth annual conference on 2 August 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. This year’s conference theme is TRACTION, which aims to demonstrate the ASAQS’ determination as a profession to not only hold its ground but to gain ground as an authority in […]

keyboard_arrow_upFrom second to first place: South Africa shines!
keyboard_arrow_downFrom second to first place: South Africa shines!

In 2016, South-Africa participated in the International Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest for the first time and Miguel Carvalho, James Russwurm and Tiago Vasconcelos from University of Johannesburg came second.

keyboard_arrow_upDon’t miss the 5th annual 100% Design South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downDon’t miss the 5th annual 100% Design South Africa

Taking place from 8 – 12 August 2018 alongside Decorex Joburg, the fifth annual 100% Design South Africa will set an industry benchmark due to its stellar line-up of feature designers and curated displays set alongside the country’s leading product and furniture design brands.

keyboard_arrow_upITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for South Africa’s timber construction trade, will be hosting its much-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town on the 27th of July 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upMeet with key construction buyers in the Western Cape
keyboard_arrow_downMeet with key construction buyers in the Western Cape

During the 2018 Western Cape budget speech, the Western Cape Finance Minister announced that more than R25bn has been set aside for investment in public and economic infrastructure. With this increase in demand for infrastructure delivery the Cape Construction Expo, taking place on 12 and 13 September, is the perfect platform to secure new business […]

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar at Securex West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar at Securex West Africa

Securex West Africa is the largest security exhibition of its type in West Africa. Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the exhibition covers various industries from physical security all the way to the most sophisticated digital/electronic security. Turnstar was present and it was a great opportunity to meet with new and existing customers.

keyboard_arrow_upMayor Herman Mashaba opens African Construction Expo
keyboard_arrow_downMayor Herman Mashaba opens African Construction Expo

The African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo runs on 16-17 May at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The opening keynote session focused on transformation initiatives, with MEC Jacob Mamabolo from the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development and Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO of SANRAL joining the discussion. The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman […]

keyboard_arrow_upCities of tomorrow in the spotlight at African construction event
keyboard_arrow_downCities of tomorrow in the spotlight at African construction event

Mega housing projects and large-scale infrastructure development are on the rise in 2018 amid growing population across South Africa and the greater African region.

keyboard_arrow_upAnita Bloom’s top 20 décor picks from the 20th Decorex Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downAnita Bloom’s top 20 décor picks from the 20th Decorex Cape Town

Well, Decorex Cape Town has come and gone and many of us will now have to wait for Decorex Joburg, taking place in August. Anita Bloom, Creative Director for Decorex, shows us her top 20 décor picks from the show.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar seeks to slash the number of accidents on Western Cape building sites
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar seeks to slash the number of accidents on Western Cape building sites

Only a quarter of the way through 2018 and already there have been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites, with six fatalities and 58 people left permanently disabled. This is according to figures from the Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), which provides workmen’s’ compensation insurance to employers in the construction industry.

keyboard_arrow_upRewarding comfortable and sustainable architecture
keyboard_arrow_downRewarding comfortable and sustainable architecture

The winning team for the South Africa stage of the Saint-Gobain MultiComfort Students Contest 2018 was announced on Friday 20 April at Saint-Gobain in Johannesburg.