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The prestigious bi-annual AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture was first introduced in 2009 and recognises outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture as well as creating public awareness and debate on architectural issues. There are two entry categories - one for built work and the other for works of social importance, including…

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Fifteen qualifying entries for the AfriSam-SAIA award for sustainable architecture have been announced. The award recognises buildings that have an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology and demonstrate how design and sustainability should be mutually reinforced. Entries are submitted under two categories; one for built work that has…

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Africa is a landscape ripe for innovation in technology, architecture and design. Jon Pittman, a global architectural thought leader and vice president of corporate strategy for design software company Autodesk lists the six key global trends that will shift African design in the immediate future. 1. Democratisation of tools to…

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The concept of lean construction is slowly becoming a buzz word as the construction industry strives to minimise waste and costs incurred during the construction process. In trying to offer maximum value to the customer, lean construction attempts to solve the common problems found in the construction industry such as…

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In just under two months Durban will welcome ‘The World Cup of Architects’, when approximately 5000 delegates are expected to descend on the International Convention Centre Durban (ICC) for the 25th World Congress on Architecture, UIA2014 Durban, for the largest gathering of architects ever held in the southern hemisphere.  …

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In just under two months Durban will welcome ‘The World Cup of Architects’, when approximately 5000 delegates are expected to descend on the International Convention Centre Durban (ICC) for the 25th World Congress on Architecture, UIA2014 Durban, for the largest gathering of architects ever held in the southern hemisphere.  …

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As one of the most utilised materials in the world, concrete is a vital ingredient in the construction of many structures. Quality of the materials used plays a vital role in determining strength and durability of the end result. Cement, in particular, as a glue that binds other materials and…

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Don’t get cold when Eskom sheds power this winter! Keep the temperature in your home nice and toasty by installing the Insul-Smart double glazed door units from GSA Smart Glass. Save up to 60% of the heat in your home with the superior thermal insulation, and solar control provided by…

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Since 1973, the world has celebrated World Environment Day – a day meant to raise global awareness on the need to protect nature and our planet. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme. Over the…

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