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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 2 hours ago

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

Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply
Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply

Senegal has completed reforms that will unlock a five-year grant of $550m from the United States that will help build high-voltage power transmission lines and...

By Bate Felix 9 Sep 2021

Building collapses in Lagos are a frequent occurence. US UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images
Building collapses are all too common in Lagos. Here's why

The rising status of Lagos as an emerging megacity and a commercial nerve centre in sub-Saharan Africa has come with a number of challenges. One of these is the safety of buildings...

By Olasunkanmi Habeeb Okunola 23 Aug 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

#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space...

By Peter Hodgkinson 22 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Noël N'guessan, a chemical engineer from Côte d'Ivoire, has been named the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

9 Jul 2021

Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'
Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'

With skyscrapers climbing ever higher and unoccupied city areas increasingly scarce, demands on urban space are increasing...

By Stuart Connop and Caroline Nash 30 Jun 2021

Ghana to fund new highway stretch with loan from Standard Chartered
Ghana to fund new highway stretch with loan from Standard Chartered

Ghana's finance ministry has signed a loan agreement worth €280m with Standard Chartered to fund a new section of highway...

By Christian Akorlie 29 Jun 2021

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How the private sector is shaping the future of Lake Chad and the Congo Basin

Lake Chad's declining water level has been on the political agenda of the Sahel region since the 1960s. The water is shared by Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon...

By Nidhi Nagabhatla & Ramazan Caner Sayan 25 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next
Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space
The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession
Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession

Taller buildings are key to enhancing quality of life as the world's urban population grows, but cities should not become obsessed with skyscrapers...

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Jun 2021

RICS publishes new guidance for land measurement in development projects
RICS publishes new guidance for land measurement in development projects

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published new guidance on the measurement of land for development projects...

31 May 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security
AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques
Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey...

By Nellie Peyton and Christophe van der Perre 17 May 2021

Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers
Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers

Nigerian property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of mega city Lagos, the country's commercial engine...

By Angela Ukomadu and Seun Sanni 12 May 2021

Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report
Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report

The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

21 Apr 2021

There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

By Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

Egyptian architects win Al-Nouri Mosque International Architecture Competition in Mosul
Egyptian architects win Al-Nouri Mosque International Architecture Competition in Mosul

The winners have been announced for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri complex in Mosul, Iraq. Launched in November 2020, the competition was a major component of Unesco's ambitious project for the rehabilitation of the ancient...

16 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright Prize
Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright Prize

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced four shortlisted architects for the 2021 Wheelwright Prize...

13 Apr 2021

How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

By Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility
Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility

Designed by international firm Perkins+Will, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital is the result of the transformation of a small, simple hospital dating from the 1920s into a modern, expandable facility...

9 Apr 2021



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