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Cape Town - The 350-year-old Castle of Good Hope is receiving an R84 million makeover. The Department of Public Works, instructed by the Department of Defence has commissioned the project, as specialist architects and designers renovate the Castle of Good Hope. The castle originally served as a replenishment station for ships passing…

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OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open building SMART Data Model. OPEN BIM Program The OPEN BIM Program is a marketing campaign initiated…

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Stylish and slick, the new Spectre Chair from Ergoform epitomizes a contemporary classicism that speaks of a stylish setting in which James Bond would be at home. Tall, sleek and embodying Ergoform’s signature minimalist approach, the Spectre Chair is an elegant addition to any space  – professional or otherwise. Designer, Leon Roodt…

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Here's a great project you can do in a weekend using supplies that you will find at your local Builders. This outdoor table has a built-in ice cooler to keep all your summer refreshments cold on hot, hot days.   You can buy everything you need for this project at…

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Here's a fun and practical way to combine reclaimed wood and concrete. Use incandescent light bulbs to cast concrete knobs for a handy coat rack.      This coat rack is strong enough to hold a good number of coats, and looks pleasing to the eye with its concrete knobs.…

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If you’re looking to breathe a little life into your garden, pool or outdoor dining area this summer, the addition of a pergola may just be the simple accent that turns your backyard into a cozy outdoor living space Backyard barbecues, the scent of citronella candles and a refreshing cocktail…

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Focusing on finding cost effective solutions that do not compromise on quality will be the differentiating factor for cement suppliers in the future. Working collaboratively with customers to devise customised solutions that consider specific application needs is critical to future sustainability.   Mike McDonald, manager at AfriSam’s Centre of Product…

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Virgin Active Constantia renovates their shower cubicles utilizing Perspex for a durable, executive appeal As Virgin Active is one of the most popular fitness establishments in South Africa, their changing facilities are utilized consistently by a considerable number of members. The shower cubicles therefore take quite a bit of strain…

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Contemporary Cast Home  A beautiful example of a monolithic cast home using formwork to define the walls and structure - A modern approach to building - Cast Insitu - Simplistic - Minimalistic   “Contemporary” architecture and style is exactly what modular formwork construction process allows for - literally what is…

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