MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse
MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the total collapse of the country's construction industry following Group Five's filing for business rescue this month - the fifth major construction company to do so in less than a year.

2 days ago

Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway
Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway

Snøhetta's half-sunken restaurant has officially been opened to the public and the building will welcome its first guests in Lindesnes, Norway with its monolithic form and special interior overlooking the marine life.

2 days ago

Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority
Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right and placing emphasis on previously marginalised groups gaining access to safe water and water services.

20 Mar 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Tanmoy Dey, a graduate of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Department of Architecture in Bangladesh, along with his team mates Louise Bani Sarcar and Syed Golam Rabbani, were earlier this month announced the winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho. 'Creating Spaces', submitted by Dey and his team, was selected from among 56 entries from 30 countries.

20 Mar 2019

Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them
Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource.

By Yalin Li 20 Mar 2019

Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work
Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work

Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area.

By Sibusiso Mdlalose 20 Mar 2019

R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port
R18bn expansion plan for Dube Trade Port

The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments. The port, which is one of two SEZs in the province, has already created thousands of jobs and contributed immensely to the provincial fiscus since opening its doors in 2010.

20 Mar 2019

Sky's the limit for The Leonardo
Sky's the limit for The Leonardo

Constructed using more than 8.7-million kgs of steel, The Leonardo will be Africa's tallest completed* skyscraper upon its opening, say the building's architects, Co-Arc International. That's more metal than in the Eiffel tower, and you don't even see it, as the concrete and masonry structure is what is exposed.

20 Mar 2019

Meet your new team member - the room
Meet your new team member - the room

Digital assistants and smart rooms with environmental systems will soon be so sensitive to our workplace needs that they will feel like conscientious colleagues eager to meet our every command. It's time to start thinking of your office space as a team member because of how it will interact with you and your colleagues.

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 19 Mar 2019

Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public
Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public

"It's not a building, it's not a sculpture, it's not an artwork, and yet it has scale and relevance to all of those typologies... In a way, we're thinking of this as a piece of furniture. Its ongoing use will evolve, quite naturally," said Stuart Wood, a senior designer at Heatherwick Studio, the design firm behind temporarily named Vessel.

19 Mar 2019

Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses
Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference. They call themselves the Masakhe Ladies (Let's build each other) and they pool their money to build houses.

By Velani Ludidi 19 Mar 2019

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019.

18 Mar 2019

SACAP offers amnesty to de-registered architects
SACAP offers amnesty to de-registered architects

Following its announcement of a three-month amnesty period for de-registered architectural practitioners, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is expecting a good response. This call to action is part of the regulator's quest to improve legal compliance by architectural practitioners who have been removed from its database due to non-payment of annual fees.

18 Mar 2019