Professional courses on Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa continues to run its Green Star SA accredited professional courses on the use of its green star rating system for office buildings – Office v1. Courses are coming up in Cape Town and Johannesburg in April.

GBCSA is also running courses which offer property owners, property managers and facilities managers the opportunity to understand their buildings’ performance in terms of green principles. This courses offers participants the tools to ‘green’ their building operations and maintenance and guidelines on how these interventions can be integrated into building management practices. Courses on ‘Understanding your building’s performance’ are also coming up in April.

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keyboard_arrow_upRepairs to Zeekoevlei wastewater treatment works
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The Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve on the Cape Flats is the home of the False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) Environmental Centre and has a strict environmental protection policy pertaining to any construction works that occur in the area. When Sika was called on to assist with concrete repairs to the anaerobic digesters at the Cape Flats wastewater treatment works, the company was vigilant in ensuring there was no seepage or leakage into the environment and thus no incidents of chemical contamination in the nature reserve while the project was under way.

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keyboard_arrow_upConcrete as a carbon sink?
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete as a carbon sink?

According to Daniel van der Merwe, architect at the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), although concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in the world, some of the attributes it offers as a sustainable material are overlooked. As global concern about the environment continues, Van der Merwe says, “Materials specification must play a critical role to reduce the embodied energy in a building.

keyboard_arrow_upTAL’s quick-setting high traffic grout
keyboard_arrow_downTAL’s quick-setting high traffic grout

TAL High Traffic Grout is a quick-setting grout designed to provide a durable, scratch and water-resistant finish in installation areas subjected to high traffic volumes, or heavy loads. TAL High Traffic Grout is ideal for car showrooms, retail centres and stores, as well as exterior installations.

keyboard_arrow_upProtecting perimeters with a variety of fencing options
keyboard_arrow_downProtecting perimeters with a variety of fencing options

C AND J FENCING AFRICA are suppliers and installers of high quality, razor wire, welded mesh, game fencing and Clearview fencing solutions.

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 […]