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Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

People enjoy the water while container ships park near the El Ain El Sokhna port before entering the Suez Canal, Egypt, 25 September 2020. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Suez Canal Economic Zone signs $2.6bn methanol plant contract

Egypt's Suez Canal Economic Zone on Tuesday signed a $2.6bn contract to build a methanol plant at Egypt's Ain Sokhna port and industrial complex, it said in a statement...

By Nayera Abdallah 22 Dec 2021

#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season
#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season

This festive season we take a moment to reflect on how privileged we have been to represent and serve our dynamic, creative business communities for another year!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Dec 2021

#BehindtheMask: Architectural entrepreneur Gilbert Balinda
#BehindtheMask: Architectural entrepreneur Gilbert Balinda

Set on making his mark on the continent, Gilbert Balinda is a Rwandan-Belgian architect whose career has spanned Africa, Europe...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 13 Dec 2021

Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective
Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective

Led by NBI water and sustainable finance lead Alex McNamara, a panel of global experts shared their thoughts at the 7th Water Stewardship Conference

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 3 Dec 2021

African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road
African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks...

By Duncan Miriri 22 Nov 2021

Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week
Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week

The Government of Namibia will virtually host the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW-8) and 6th AfricaSan Conference from 22-26 November...

19 Nov 2021

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa
#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa

The Osmotic Engineering Group (OEG) is a new player in the African advisory and consulting engineering market with offices currently in South Africa and Nigeria...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 9 Nov 2021

Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers
Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers

More than half of the world's 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there...

By Ruth Saint and Francesco Pomponi 28 Oct 2021

Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries
Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries

Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and the Manni Group have launched the third edition of the Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm...

28 Oct 2021

More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO
More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO

According to the Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021, renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year...

26 Oct 2021

First 500 documents the achievements of Black women architects
First 500 documents the achievements of Black women architects

A new global initiative has been launched to document the achievements of Black women architects from around the world...

25 Oct 2021

Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19
Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19

As part of their return-to-work plans, a couple of European investment banks have decided to smarten their employees' work stations by...

By Patrick Lecomte 19 Oct 2021

Aecom launches 2021/22 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide
Aecom launches 2021/22 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide

Aecom has launched the 32nd edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide which shares insights about commercial and retail developments and...

12 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape
How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape

South African businesses which have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes...

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley 15 Sep 2021

Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change
Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change

Climate change and its potential costs to humankind made headlines again last week. What was new was the clarity of the message...

By Kristina Foster 20 Aug 2021

World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist
World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the globe...

22 Jul 2021



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