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18 April 2017 Open Knowledge Lounge at African Construction Week

Open Knowledge Lounge on digital constructionThe hard talk between the Built Environment, technology vendors, construction experts and academia happens from 23-24 May 2017 at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg....

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20 February 2017 New smart solar panel follows the sun, generates 40% more energy

Sunflower - The smart, simple and effortless solar systemImagine clean energy for your home or business that is easy, efficient, smart and beautiful. Three curious and progressive-minded friends all living in Burgenland, Austria circa 2010 set out to a create a completely new and unique solar solution - inspired by the shape of a sunflower- in an attempt to challenge the status quo of the solar energy market at the time. From their effort, smartflower...

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25 April 2016 Consulting engineers need to embrace the cloud

Simon Berry, Fresh Projects DirectorBasic business principles and cloud-based technology platforms need to be considered if the consulting engineering sector wants to stay afloat. In amongst a myriad of issues, the industry suffers significantly due to a chasm between the actual costs of a project versus the fees derived from scales that are quoted to win business. Simon Berry, Director, Fresh Projects, an online business management...

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17 March 2016 Measuring up has never been easier

STANLEY cross-line laser perfect for decorating and light residential constructionSTANLEY provides top of the range measuring tools that are perfectly suited for a diverse array of uses for the DIY enthusiast, interior designer and decorator, estate agent and even architect. Two innovative STANLEY lasers have recently been launched in South Africa....

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21 January 2016 Cloud pushes construction management in a new direction

John Haefele, managing director of Onsite Control SystemsWhile technology continues to evolve, we often don’t stop to think about why the world around us seems to be in a constant cycle of change. The reality is that keeping customers happy is what drives most innovation. Whether it is an app or something else in the cloud, the user experience is what matters most. This phenomenon goes further than most would expect and is even prevalent in constructi...

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