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The new Eurolux collection of trendy and energy efficient spotlights, from EGLO Leuchten of Austria, is bound to impress. The line-up boasts chic designs while offering tailored functionality, such as the Tamara range – specifically designed for use in damp environments. But with six new ranges included in this collection,…

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Because the only thing certain in life is change, Lafarge Gypsum’s Finesse® Demountable Partition System has been designed to evolve with the needs of end users, the people who are going to be comfortable in their spaces as building interiors require transformation to suit new requirements. Charl Neser, Office Installations…

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Cape Town’s own Gerrit Strydom, Lwandile Gcume and Aline Cremon worked with Errol van Amsterdam and Marvin Fester of C2C Consulting Engineers and skate park designer Clive Crofton of Spyda Ramps to win the non-profit Building Trust International (BTI) competition. Read more about how the team beat 500 entrants to…

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A course on good concrete practices and cement manufacturing developed by AfriSam has been qualified by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) to be presented as part of its CPD (Continuous Personal Development) initiative. The new course was reviewed by an external academic and accredited with 0.4 CPD…

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In celebration of colour, design and creativity, South Africa’s leading paint company, Plascon, has launched an exciting new competition that will demonstrate how creative thinkers have the ability to make a positive impact on the built environment. Known as the Plascon Colour Design Awards, the competition has grown out of…

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Ponte Tower, designed by architect Manfred Hermer during the 1970’s, was a most coveted place to live with its hollowed out interior, three-story apartments and rooftop jacuzzis. The still iconic tower slowly decayed to a point that Ponte is synonymous with crime, poverty and suicide. However, there seems to be…

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The migration of people to urban centres in search of economic opportunities puts strain on urban infrastructure such as water supply and sanitation, transport and energy, and particularly housing. Population experts estimate that by 2030, 1.4 billion people will be living in cities, of which, 1.3 billion will reside in…

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100 years ago skyscrapers were different than what we have become accustomed to. Technological advancements mean skyscrapers are taller and much more common. Learn about the history of skyscrapers from the first 187m singer building in 1908 to the 828m Burj Khalifa. The original history of the world’s tallest buildings…

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Concrete is the most widely used material in construction, however, the downside is its negative impact on the environment. Researchers have concluded that the procurement of sand and gravel, and transportation of the material also negatively impact the environment.  Now experts say the solution could be recycling of pre-used materials.…

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