Issue 16

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Issue 16

Issue 16

Featured Articles

Vandalism-proof public sanitary room equipment

Published 2.11.2015 under Cover Story
Top supplier, Viega, introduces new actuation panels that offer property owners high-quality design for robust environments. Sanitary facilities in public buildings are confronted with especially high traffic. Accordingly, the demands placed... read more »

Wheels of justice – slow or fast?

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Since time immemorial a litigant is often heard saying: ‘The wheels of justice grind very slowly forward’. Respected property legal specialist and practicing advocate at the Cape Bar, Advocate Bryan... read more »

A hallmark of community involvement and benefit

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
A former dispossessed community will win ‘big time’ in a fine example of a joint government and private business public participation project. It seems appropriate that workers at the soon-to-bedeveloped Richmond... read more »

The social conscience of our cities

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
This year’s Architecture ZA (AZA) festival was themed ‘Architecture: The Social Conscience of Our Cities’. The event followed a series of highly successful AZA Festivals, the first of which was... read more »

Historic Port Alfred hotel reopens after Makeover

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
A welcome investment in the Eastern Cape brings an iconic hospitality brand to a seaside town. In September, one of the Sunshine Coast’s bestknown hotels, the Royal St Andrews in Port... read more »

Exciting new launch near Cape Town’s V&A

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
AMDEC’s Yacht Club launches with style. An exciting opportunity has been created by developer, Amdec, for convenient living close to the famed V&A Waterfront. With property values between R85 000 and... read more »

Greenfield Industrial Park on former waste site

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Developed by Growthpoint, the R150-million Greenfield Industrial Park Development will introduce a quality, modern industrial park on a prime 3.4 hectare site in Airport Industria, near Cape Town International Airport... read more »

Smart people, smart design

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Situated on the one of the busiest freeways, the new SekelaXabiso head office cannot be missed from the M1 South highway. This is the first time that all the Gauteng-based SekelaXabiso... read more »

The future of rail

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Ticketless travel, automated freight transport, maintenance drones and faster driverless trains envisioned by leading engineering and design consultancy. A new report by Arup, a global engineering and design consultancy, reveals a... read more »

Reducing coal usage

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
An innovative tyre burning initiative at PPC’s De Hoek plant in the Western Cape has demonstrated the viability of burning waste tyres as an alternative to coal for the purposes... read more »

ILASA news

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
ILASA announces the winners of the bi-annual Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence. On October 3, 2015, the Institute for Landscape Architects in South Africa (ILASA) held its biannual Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence at... read more »

New president takes the helm

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Nomzamo Radebe, CEO of JHI Properties, part of Excellerate Property Services Group, has been appointed as president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and named president elect... read more »

Statement door knockers

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Impress visitors to homes with upmarket door knockers and handles. An exciting range of brass door knockers is now available exclusively in South Africa from Handles Inc. Let the entrance to the... read more »

Expanding quality and consistency

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Vital Engineering expands its Vitex range and cautions the industry about double-checking specifications. Vital Engineering has substantially expanded its original offering featuring products of world-class quality. ‘Our expanded metal products have... read more »

High-performance flooring products

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
A high-performance industrial flooring materials range from leading manufacturer, Sika, was specified for an extensive flooring refurbishment at Eskom/Rotek’s strategic workshops in Rosherville, Germiston South, Gauteng. Specification highlights included: • The flooring... read more »

Master Builders consider sustainability

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
The theme of this year’s 110th Annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress was Building Sustainability in Africa. Over a two day period, issues impacting the construction industry and its sustainability... read more »

Keep cool and save energy

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
When the temperature rises it is hard to maintain comfort inside a home or office without a high energy cost. A local supplier presents an affordable, classic solution as an... read more »

Patterns aplenty

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Floral, printed tiles are sprouting up everywhere beneath the feet. Here’s where you can get helpful advice and product information. Not only perfectly timed with the advent of sunny spring, the... read more »

Creating places people want to stay

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
South African born bespoke architect returns to his design roots. London architect, Dexter Moren, was recently appointed by Tsogo Sun to design a new hotel under construction on the former Tulip... read more »

Women in construction

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Written to highlight the role of women in construction during Women’s Month in August, two leading researchers, Shakira Agherdien and Professor John Smallwood, from the Department of Construction Management at... read more »

Modular housing solutions

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Flex Building Systems is a leading manufacturer of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) building systems, using cutting edge technology for the design and construction of modular housing solutions. Flex Building Systems offers high-quality, rapid... read more »

Fun things for modern Designers

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Given as exclusive gifts to guests of Vogue China’s 10th anniversary party at Milan Fashion Week, a specially-designed watch marked the start of Huawei’s crowd-sourced design platform. Huawei Consumer Business Group,... read more »

Stylish interiors and exterior with Style Décor

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
The use of decorative castings in buildings and gardens is an art that has survived for many centuries in Europe. Today’s designers still have a need to beautify our homes,... read more »

2015 Design awards sparkle

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
South Africa’s only premier international design show, 100% Design South Africa, announced its 2015 Design Award winners at a gala awards evening held in August 2015. Held at 100% Design South... read more »

Protecting business premises with quality industrial coatings

Published 2.11.2015 under Advertorial
Established in April 2005 with the aim of helping South African businesses protect their industrial assets with the best industrial coatings available, JSS Industrial Coatings is one of South Africa’s... read more »

Trend setter or follower?

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
In this piece from the Kitchen Specialists Association of South Africa, STEPHANIE FORBES asks whether our local kitchen industry is just following international trends or whether we’re creating it ourselves. Kitchen... read more »

A profile of success

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
The successful construction of any building, commercial or residential, relies on the quality of its essential elements – foundations, walls, wiring, plumbing, and, of course, the roof. MiTek Industries South... read more »

Punitive rates harm landlords

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Rates and taxes hikes fill municipal coffers but empty cities of business, reports MARIUS MULLER, CEO of Pareto Limited. ‘Ongoing high municipal rate hikes are harming communities because of a lack... read more »

Expansion project: ORT Gautrain Station

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Turner & Townsend has been appointed as the project manager for OR Tambo Gautrain Station expansion. Recently the Gauteng MEC for Roads & Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, announced that the Gautrain Station... read more »

Alleviating everyday security-related stresses

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Centurion Systems turns 30 in 2016 and, in its nearly three decades of existence, has carved a path for itself as one of South Africa’s – if not the world’s... read more »

Gracious living for property owners

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
In keeping with its vision to offer ‘gracious living’ to its consumers, Kohler Kitchen and Bath has launched in South Africa. Since 1873, Kohler has been at the forefront of transforming... read more »

Creative innovation in the spotlight

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Reinvention: that was the subtle theme that emerged from this year’s Cobra Design Competition, which called on professional, student and amateur designers to reimagine bathroom tapware and bathroom spaces for... read more »

Versatile designer ceilings

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
The interface of building materials is a critical factor in the appearance of the overall interior finish. Ceiling trim expert, Pelican Systems, reveals why and what to use. Ceilings are increasingly... read more »

Smart about the smart home

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
An international home electronics installers’ association writes about its professional development services for industry in South Africa and abroad. A recent article by Forbes revealed that over the next five years... read more »

From windscreen to carpet

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Recycled windscreen laminate is now used in green carpet production. Interface, an impressive European company with its products available in South Africa, reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 90%. In a... read more »

Sole SA distributor appointed for popular flooring

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Pergo’s state-of-the-art products are highly regarded in South African interior design and architectural circles, availability has until now been a major problem. The oldest flooring manufacturer in South Africa, Van... read more »

The rise of ceramic tiles

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Leading producer, Johnson Tiles, writes for TO BUILD about new trends and innovations for tiles. In today’s modern world everyone is looking for convenience. Not only is beauty a key factor... read more »

Innovative design flooring solutions by Weber Saint-Gobain

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Weber Saint-Gobain’s comprehensive range of highstrength base and top screed flooring products are designed especially for architects, main contractors, applicators and interior designers to achieve optimum speed, durability and smoothness... read more »

Trends for excellent estate security

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Creating a secure estate is not simply a problem for technology or guards, writes ROY ALVES, business development manager at Axis Communications EMEA. The primary lure of housing estates is one... read more »

Acoustic panel cladding

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
New 3D Acoustic Panels are making a noise Ergoform’s innovative 3D panels come in an array of popu lar patterns and cool colours, and are an easy way to invigorate an... read more »

Comprehensive solutions for cladding

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Founded in 1963, established supplier, Palram, offers flat-sheet solutions to address the design needs of any architectural professional. Company overview Since the company’s foundation in 1963, Palram has manufactured a wide range... read more »

Filling those gaps

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
In its efforts to bring industry-leading solutions to the market, Mapei continues to identify the needs of the local construction industry and DIY market for technically-advanced but user-friendly chemical building... read more »

Looking through the Fenster

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
High standards and top quality from a local family business make for a great supplier. As a top supplier of aluminium windows and doors, Fenster is a family-run door and window... read more »

Helpful advice and service

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Not sure which sealant or adhesive is the most suitable for the job at hand, or you need to clarify technical specifications? Adhesives  specialist, Den Braven, has sales teams in... read more »

Baywest Mall paved in colour

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Thousands of shoppers entering Port Elizabeth’s newly-opened Baywest Mall are welcomed into the 90 000m2 building by the vibrant colours of Corobrik’s Constantia and Wheatstone pavers. Officially opened on May 21... read more »

Concrete dams – sustaining rural life

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
The devastating drought in many parts of South Africa has increased awareness about the need for effective water storage, particularly in rural areas. However, according to The Concrete Institute, concrete... read more »

Mammoth rehab for Blue Bulls home

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria has recently undergone a mammoth concrete rehabilitation project. Attending structural engineer, Erhard Kruger from HGK Consulting, specified concrete repair and protection products from Swiss-based, Sika, for... read more »

Fast track quality waterproofing

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Plastimul 2K Reactive has no equivalent in the local market and is attracting strong interest from waterproofing contractors. Immediate waterproofing Plastimul 2K Reactive is a two-component emulsion that is applied by airless... read more »

Industry news update

Published 3.11.2015 under Advertorial
Stronger South African Government support for SAPMA mission to uplift coatings skills. ‘The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) have entered into “an... read more »

Leading the industry

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Most practitioners of the built environment will probably be unaware that members of the former insulation industry association, TIASA (the Thermal Insulation Association of South Africa), are no longer part... read more »

Opinion – price over quality

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) provides helpful advice and expresses the opinion that choosing price over quality with regards to workmanship and materials can lead to costly,... read more »

A one-coat oil-based sealant

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Offering more than 40 standard colours in one-coat, protecting timber against fading, wood rot and flaking, Rubio Monocoat is an innovative non-toxic, one-coat oil-based sealant for all types of interior... read more »

Long-life logs

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
TO BUILD asked ROY TREMBATH from the South African Log Home Builders Association why he believes that log homes present the most long living and sustainable option. For thousands of years,... read more »

Profile: Marley Pipe Systems

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
In October 2013, when the SABS announced that it would be imposing a deadline for all locally-manufactured polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to be free of heavy metals by July 2015, Marley... read more »

Case history: Cooling Capital Hill

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
A new prestigious office development in Sandton, Johannesburg, is using a combined smoke and natural ventilation system involving automatic window vents in the building’s elliptical glazed central tower, which is... read more »

Energy Services Companies

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
In his personal capacity, Karel Steyn, president of the southern Africa Energy Efficiency Association argues the case for the revival of the ESCO industry. Is the solution to South Africa’s energy... read more »

Defending and growing markets for copper

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
The CDAA, based in Wadeville, Germiston, is a non-profit organisation sponsored by the International Copper Association in New York. The Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) is responsible for promoting the use... read more »

International award for House Rhino

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) researchers scoop first place at the distinguished International Global Sustainability Conference. South Africa’s well publicised electricity shortages may well have inadvertently helped NMMU researchers because their... read more »

Cape Town hotel achieves Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
The Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore has achieved the coveted Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification through its partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and its Think... read more »

Time to fix infrastructure leaks

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Worldwide, countries are facing periods of intense drought. Areas such as California are in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in its 164-year history, with 38-million... read more »

GBCSA alliance with IES

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Modelling and analytical software company, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), teams up with the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) to streamline and standardise Green Star certification submissions. As the earth’s population... read more »

Challenges and advances in the HVAC industry

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Gauteng-based HVAC specialist, Fourways Airconditioning, discusses two of HVAC’s biggest changes in the local industry over the last 10 years. Constant change is here to stay is a truism that certainly... read more »

Growth in plastics recycling despite the odds

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Anton Hanekom, executive director of Plastics|SA, the mouthpiece of the local plastics industry, explains that the  industry has shown encouraging signs of growth, both in terms of the amount of... read more »

Innovation Summit – Bold Ideas

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
At the end of August 2015, TO BUILD’S editor was a media guest at the well organised and highly successful SA Innovation Summit 2015. The event was hosted at the... read more »

In search of excellence competition

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
Local organisers have recently announced the winners of the flooring “in search of excellence” competition. Polyflor South Africa has just announced the winners of the company’s In Search of Excellence competition... read more »

Students shine as makers

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
During August, the Cape Town Maker Faire took place at the V&A Waterfront, proving its worth as part of the legacy of the Cape Town Design Capital 2014 programme. TO... read more »

New infrastructure worth R809-million in 18 months

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), operator of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (Coega IDZ), reports that development and investment continues to boom in the country’s industrial real estate hotspot along... read more »

Global innovation available locally

Published 5.11.2015 under Advertorial
The Dow Chemical Company is reinforcing its commitment to invest in Africa The Dow Chemical Company has been watching the sub-Saharan African region and is well aware that the use... read more »
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