Workplace Design

keyboard_arrow_upShoprite Climor Distribution Centre roofed in Klip-Tite steel sheeting
keyboard_arrow_downShoprite Climor Distribution Centre roofed in Klip-Tite steel sheeting

The distribution centre for Shoprite Checkers in Climor consists of over twenty buildings, of which the largest are three warehouses within the development. The Dry Goods warehouse is 76,000m2, the Refrigerated building is 18,000m2 and the Returns Centre is 12,000m2.  Together, these buildings form the core of the new national distribution centre. The distribution park […]

keyboard_arrow_upNine tips for office entrance control from Gunnebo
keyboard_arrow_downNine tips for office entrance control from Gunnebo

Effective entrance security means managing access for employees and visitors whilst preventing entry to unauthorised individuals. As architects, how do you go about selecting the best entrance control solution for your clients? You will need to consider factors such as the level of security required, expected flow rates and methods of identification.  And, as the […]

keyboard_arrow_upArchitectural applications for aluminium composite panels
keyboard_arrow_downArchitectural applications for aluminium composite panels

Architects and designers use Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) mainly as external cladding for façades of buildings and for signage. However, its uses and applications in commercial projects, buildings and houses are varied. Most shopping malls, high rise buildings, feature walls/entrances and shop signs make use of ACP. Interior applications include internal partition walls, lobby and […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. waterproofing for new battery factory in Botswana
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. waterproofing for new battery factory in Botswana

A world-renowned high-performance coating supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was used to waterproof and protect several sections of a new Chloride Batteries factory in Botswana. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. National Sales Manager: VIP High-Performance Coatings, says a.b.e.-approved applicators, Diamond Linings, applied VIP pure Polyurea Quickspray Industrial coating to a total surface area of over 2400m2 to […]

keyboard_arrow_up125 tons of cladding cover this warehouse
keyboard_arrow_down125 tons of cladding cover this warehouse

Bosch is a prominent supplier of home appliances in South Africa. The company required a new factory and warehouse facility and appointed Empowered Spaces to design a facility that would ‘wow’ their staff and guests.   The brief to the architect for the new facility, which is located in Witfontein opposite the Serengeti Golf Estate, […]

keyboard_arrow_upA great big thank you!
keyboard_arrow_downA great big thank you!

  We truly value the time given to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Based directly on the feedback received, we are now busy making changes that will improve your future experience. Congratulations to our winners! Five lucky participants have each won an Orthomat®! Anti-Fatigue mats can help improve your health and comfort at work. Watch […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices

  Floors are probably the largest single surface in any workplace and as such have a major influence on both the aesthetics and productivity of the space. From a design perspective, flooring can be used not only to achieve an overall look but can also be used to demarcate areas or to highlight activity zones.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upabecote flooring system can be used on walls too
keyboard_arrow_downabecote flooring system can be used on walls too

abecote flooring system can be used on walls too Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. The abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers

Property portfolio managers and tenants are facing punishing escalations in water and electricity tariffs. Consequently, making every cent count has never been more important, nor has the need to ensure that billing is accurate and that the collection of monies is efficient. Invirotel, a specialist division of the Proudly Bidvest group’s Voltex, have put the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution
keyboard_arrow_downNew from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution

Weidmuller introduces a new portfolio of selected energy monitoring components for energy consumption measurement, monitoring and integrated quality analysis of electrical supply networks. Designed for production facilities both large and small. Weidmuller’s modular and scalable solution provides energy monitoring at all levels from the grid connection to production lines and machines, down to the individual […]

keyboard_arrow_upBidvest Laundry Group goes green
keyboard_arrow_downBidvest Laundry Group goes green

  Bidvest Laundry Group has led the field in total laundry solutions in South Africa for more than 35 years. It offers factories, mines, hotels and hospitals a comprehensive laundry service tailored to their exact requirements. As an ISO 9001 accredited operation, quality, consistency and reliability are hallmarks of the service it provides. Along with […]

keyboard_arrow_upA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance
keyboard_arrow_downA tested technology with a renewed sense of relevance

Technilamp specialises in the design, manufacture, assembly, installation and maintenance of customised equipment to disinfect against harmful pathogens and extend the shelf life of fresh foods. The company works closely with Philips Lighting in all aspects of the design and functionality of the equipment. The discovery of Listeriosis in a leading FMCG meat processing plant […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range
keyboard_arrow_downThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range

The past few years have seen a surge in the installation of carpets within the commercial sector and flooring specialists, Van Dyck Floors, are meeting this demand with the introduction of three new broadloom options – Alethea, Spontini and Chambord. “There are many benefits associated with carpets – such as improved acoustics, noise reduction and […]

keyboard_arrow_upFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience
keyboard_arrow_downFlagship development integrates work-life-play convenience

Nedport’s newest prestigious development in Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre is changing how people experience convenience in KZN. Park Square is located 18 km from King Shaka International Airport, with proximity to Durban central, easily accessible to the N2 and M4 freeway and the future Rapid Bus Transport system. “When we began to work with MAP […]

keyboard_arrow_upLarge-scale dome warehouse biggest in the southern hemisphere
keyboard_arrow_downLarge-scale dome warehouse biggest in the southern hemisphere

Fertiliser company Westfert required a massive warehouse to take advantage of favourable global conditions in the market. The large-scale dome in Hoopstad that was built is described as the biggest in the southern hemisphere. The main objective of the structure was to create an inland fertiliser storage facility where various basic granular fertilisers can be […]