Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme. They have won a £10,000 research prize to investigate how rainwater can be used to help cool facades of buildings in super-hot cities.
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Membrane capacitive deionisation (MCDI) is a commercially-available electro-desalination water treatment technology that has become a successful alternative to reverse osmosis (RO) membrane treatment trains, according to Zutari process engineer Louis Koen. The engineering agency is thus championing MCDI technology in its designs as industries that rely heavily on water for their processes look for more sustainable approaches and consider alternative water sources in their future planning.
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A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets. It responds to the construction industry's role in the Paris Agreement and focuses on the decarbonisation of existing buildings, both residential and commercial.
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The planned R500m extension and upgrade to the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021. The Flanagan & Gerard Group and Emfuleni Resorts development is expected to more than double the retail space in the Boardwalk Precinct, which will be tenanted with retailers to the local market, and will be ready to open in 2022.
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The negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent hard national lockdown cannot be overstated when it comes to the construction industry. The economic shock brought on by the two-month work suspension has caused great hardship for all operating in and around the sector. After a turbulent 2020, the construction sector is eager to make 2021 a much more prosperous year.
Allen Bodill 2 days ago
Bizcommunity, in partnership with South Africa's leading business trend consultants, Flux Trends, invites you to join BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021.
Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago
Massmart's recently launched 53,000m2 centralised distribution centre (DC) in the Western Cape is now complete. Situated at Brackengate 2, it was jointly constructed by VDMV Property Holdings and Redefine. Massmart's previous DC in the Western Cape measured only 19,500m2.
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Maintenance and construction company ZHAC Construction was a recent winner in this year's National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDAs). The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs who are part of the Black Umbrellas' business incubation programme and highlight the dedication that goes into ensuring that black-owned businesses are sustainable, profitable and that they create much-needed job opportunities.
27 Nov 2020
It is widely accepted that the best way for the government to stimulate the economy, thus ensuring its quick recovery, is by developing and executing an infrastructure-led economic recovery plan. Job creation in the construction sector will be a vital indicator to measure the success of South Africa's economic recovery plan.
Cyril Gamede 26 Nov 2020