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22 March 2017 Stainless steel app gives users chance to win R125 000 trip to Paris

Sassda Executive Director, John TarbotonThe Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched an exciting new competition in which entrants (e.g. engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, end-users and specifiers and members of the public) stand to win a trip to Paris worth R125 000! Entrants need to download and use sassda’s life cycle costing (LCC) app to calculate the significant long-term maintenance s...

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06 February 2017 From green fields to green buildings: the history and legacy of Sandton Central

Oxen photographed in William Nicol drive in SandtonSandton Central, without doubt, has become the most important business and financial node in South Africa, and plausibly sub-Saharan Africa. It is home to many of South Africa’s largest corporates, the world’s top multinational companies, the JSE and the iconic Sandton City mega-mall....

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23 November 2016 Homes of the future - technology and raw natural materials combine for optimal design

Good contemporary design has a well-balanced mix of functionality and practicality117 on Strand designed by Kotlowitz Marais Architects, with Fabian Architects undertaking the heritage building project. Modern homes are generally becoming smaller as more people look to live in convenient sectional title apartments or more compact, manageable houses. Yet whatever the price bracket, we still want to live in an appealing and functional home. So how does one create a home across a...

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31 October 2016 The Gorgeous Green House

Gorgeous Green House, located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, by Sagnelli Associate Architects.Seven Awards and four Commended projects were announced in the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation at the gala event in Cape Town on 27 October 2016....

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22 September 2016 The Tree House Constantia, Residential Category Winner at Steel Awards 2016

Tree House Constantia wins Residential Category in Steel Awards 2016The highlight of the structural steel industry calendar, the 35th Annual Steel Awards hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction in partnership with BSi Steel, took place on 15 September 2016 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal concurrently. Attended by over 1000 people, the event showcased projects completed in the previous year that demonstrated excellence in the use...

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