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Prefabricated Architecture When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the Second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits cut by a computer anywhere in the world. The basic…

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The cement milling plant of Sephaku Cement, located to the South West of Delmas in Mpumalanga, the forerunner of the company’s Lichtenburg plant known as Aganang, is 95% complete. The plant , which will come in on budget, is on track for production early in the new year.   During…

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According to precast concrete supplier, Echo Group, the South African multi-storey building construction sector is 30 to 40 years behind most of the world. 90% of concrete used on local building construction is cast in-situ, which means SA is missing out on the substantial economic advantages of hollow-core concrete slabs…

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Firms Mineral Carbonation International Pty Ltd (MCI) and Orica are to start a landmark project where they will capture CO2 emissions and use them as green building material. The project has a budget of $9.12 million with everybody involved seeing the idea as a major sustainable development. This project will…

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The first hotel to be built in Sandton in the last four years is near completion and set to open for business in the first quarter of 2014.    Situated at 177 Empire Place, Empire Executive Apartments & Hotel is set to revolutionise short, medium and long term accommodation for…

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Atterbury Property Development will develop a R3.5 billion 120 000m2 shopping mall financed by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. The aptly named Mall of Africa as it will be known is set to become South Africa’s largest single-phase shopping centre. The Waterfall City development, home to the Mall of Africa, is…

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With their strongly customer-orientated focus and emphasis on technical service, Mapei South Africa, local subsidiary of the international Mapei Group, is rapidly setting new performance benchmarks for speciality building chemicals in the construction industry, not only in South Africa but also in nearby territories. The recently introduced Mapefix chemical anchors…

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The main criterion for the multi-million rand press shop project at Volkswagen South Africa’s (VWSA) Uitenhage plant in the Eastern Cape was that it should comply with VWSA’s green initiative and therefore has been designed as the company’s most environmentally friendly building yet. This green initiative led the engineering consultants,…

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Samsung Head Office saves water with GROHE   Samsung, one of the most innovative, world leading brands today, now enjoys the water saving benefits by using GROHE bathroom ranges at their headquarters in Bryanston.   The Samsung bathrooms feature a variety of GROHE product from the GROHE Euroeco Cosmopolitan E,…

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