Monthly Archives: June 2017
“Think big but act small in the early stages,” said Arup director Damane Hlalele at the Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in May 2017 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. “Investing heavily in incorrect infrastructure and/or in the wrong … Read the rest
100% Design South Africa, 9-13 August 2017, Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng
100% Design South Africa is set to shake up Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng when it happens alongside Decorex Joburg from 9-13 August 2017. With big hitters such as … Read the rest
The first Pan-African architecture prize, the Africa Architecture Awards, offers a $USD 10 000 prize to its Grand Prix winner!
The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards is noteworthy as the first dedicated Pan-African awards programme of its kind. Launched by founder Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering … Read the rest
Arup has been appointed to supply multidisciplinary engineering services to the iconic mixed-use office and retail development, Park Square situated in the heart of Umhlanga New Town Centre, north of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The project is being developed by Nedport … Read the rest
“Two key factors for the success of infrastructure projects in Africa is the collaboration between the private and public sector, whilst using a third party for early engagement and de-risk; and integrity in the design process,” said Poya Rasekhi, Chief … Read the rest
The iconic ‘twisty’ PwC Tower in Midrand, together with its slipform, received a Commendation in the buildings greater than three-storeys category at the 2017 biennial Fulton Awards hosted by the Concrete Society of South Africa in June 2017. The PwC … Read the rest
The Arup Education Trust’s (AET) top final year achiever for 2016, Comfort Matlakala, recently visited the University of Cambridge to take part in the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme. The AET was launched in South Africa in … Read the rest
Polyflor SA was honoured for their contribution to increasing the recycling of PVC in South Africa by being awarded the “Innovation in Recycling” award at the Southern African Vinyls Association’s (SAVA) Vinyls SA 2017 conference held in Johannesburg … Read the rest
Upmarket residential estates like Broadlands Estate in Polokwane require residents to ensure that any additions or refurbishments done to their properties conform to the high- existing standards. Aesthetics and finishes have to reflect the lifestyle that owners have invested in, … Read the rest
The first commercial applications in South Africa of the Sikalastic-560 roofing system, an innovative waterproofing membrane based on Sika’s Co-elastic Technology (CET), were completed on two separate residential roofing projects in Gauteng.
Combining the high performance of polyurethane dispersion with … Read the rest