Issue 20

Bloembuild take off 27 July 2018
Issue 20

Issue 20

Featured Articles

Ultra-roof for Global Leadership Academy

Published 5.03.2017 under Cover Story
A recent project in Jeffrey’s Bay by leading supplier, MiTek, our prestigious Cover Story advertiser in To Build 20, is a fine case history of what can be achieved with... read more »

Water woes

Published 5.03.2017 under Editor's Choice
The Western Cape is in the middle of its most serious water shortage in decades and other provinces are not far behind. To Build put some questions to various of... read more »

Dark City rises – but so do places in the sun

Published 5.03.2017 under Editor's Choice
Urbanisation is a fact of modern existence. According to global consulting firm, ARUP, every week for the next 30 years, the equivalent of a new I million population city is... read more »

Seven awards and four commendations

Published 5.03.2017 under Professions - Architecture
Seven awards and four commended projects were announced in the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation at the gala event in Cape Town late in 2016. To Build... read more »

Sagnelli Associate Architects

Published 5.03.2017 under Professions - Architecture
Passionate architect, Vincenzo (Chen) Sagnelli spoke to To Build about his practice, his SAIA Sustainable Architecture Award winning project and life in general in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where he is based. Chen... read more »

Major geo-tech project completed

The completion of an R80 million slope stabilisation engineering project in Nelson Mandela Bay has saved Africa’s automotive manufacturing capital from power black-outs, says the South African National Roads Agency... read more »

Health benefits programme launched

Local engineering firm, TDS Projects recently launched an employee occupational health benefits programme aimed at improving the lives of their staff. The initiative, administered by OCSACare, aims to help support... read more »

Stylish redesign for property people

Published 5.03.2017 under Professions - Interior Design
The client’s brief to the designer was to recreate the style of a luxurious New York corporate management office. A Cape Town headquartered firm of brand architects gave it their... read more »

Expanding retail footprint in KZN

Published 5.03.2017 under Professions - Developers
Ballito Junction Regional Mall is a major expansion of an existing 10 000m2 shopping centre to a massive 80 000m2 of contemporary retail space with over 200 shops, restaurants and... read more »

The Club Advocates’ Chambers

Published 6.03.2017 under Professions - Developers
A vibrant new base for South Africa’s legal community is being developed in Pretoria. Sectional title In a trailblazing move, Atterbury is giving the advocates the option of sectional title ownership of... read more »

A secure upmarket investment in green

Published 6.03.2017 under Professions - Developers
Cape Town-based Rawson Developers are making a bold statement with the launch of a new luxury development in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch – the Rondebosch Oval. The Rondebosch Oval... read more »

Profile of Global Success

Published 8.03.2017 under Building Systems - Automation
A South African company has become one of the most important players in the global access automation arena.  Unusual for a company its size, and with as many triumphs, Centurion Systems... read more »

SA digital design & construction – do we lag?

Published 8.03.2017 under Professions - Engineering
The 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute survey shows that there is a significant lack of education in terms of digital construction and building information modelling for complex building projects... read more »

Massive concrete retaining block walls

Variable geology and sloping land presented an exceptional set of challenges in the successful execution of a project near Tunney Ext 12 in Germiston.   Two huge concrete retaining block (CRB) walls... read more »

Water – a basic human right

Published 8.03.2017 under Professions - Legal
To Build’s legal expert writes for us about our most basic right to water, in line with our focus on that subject this edition. Writing, as I do, from Cape Town... read more »

Global Mentor of the Year

Published 8.03.2017 under Professions - Quantity Surveyors
Chartered Building Surveyor, Anil Singh Rana, associate project manager for UK-based Capital Property and Construction Consultants, was recently awarded the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Mentor of the Year... read more »

RICS Africa Summit empowers women

Published 8.03.2017 under Advertorial
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has placed a strong focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment sector, at the Annual RICS Africa Summit which took... read more »

Bathroom spa with minimal fuss

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Bathrooms
A recent innovation promises to turn an ordinary shower into a spa-like retreat within an afternoon – without the expense and trouble of a major bathroom makeover. Respected United States supplier,... read more »

Sound solutions for restaurants

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Ceilings & Partitions
An established supplier of ceiling and walling features shares some advice with owners and designers of restaurants and other establishments. Modernist and minimalist décor trends calling for industrial-type exposed ceilings and... read more »

Trends for 2017

Published 13.03.2017 under Building Systems - Windows & Doors
2017 started with renewed promises to think positively, achieve more and eat less carbs on a personal level! However, to achieve our resolutions at a business level, we asked the... read more »

Kitchens Specialists’ Association keeps consumers up to date

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Kitchens
KSA general manager, Stephanie Forbes, shares the latest news from her organisation with us. ‘Last year we developed a KSA video to introduce our organisation and what we offer consumers,... read more »

Chilling in the kitchen

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Kitchens
According to a leading manufacturer, the next generation of refrigeration appliances have some of the coolest design and technological innovations yet. Liam Gawne from award-winning appliance manufacturer, Miele, offers the following... read more »

Don’t get stuck in the dark

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Lighting
Catch up with your lighting know-how with this easy-to-read overview of modern trends by a leading lighting manufacturer. Lighting is a key architectural and design element in any interior space and... read more »

Largest ever chandelier commissioned

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Lighting
An award-winning South African lighting design company tells To Build that it has created its most impressive art chandeliers to date – an export order for the new Crown Towers... read more »

Ceiling fan features and benefits

Published 13.03.2017 under Advertorial
There are many benefits to including a ceiling fan in your home décor that go beyond merely cooling off a room. Using ceiling fans throughout your home greatly reduces energy... read more »

Ensure your roof warranty meets standards to keep it valid

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Roofing
ArcelorMittal South Africa, the supplier of a popular roofing material, advises that for absolute peace of mind, ensure that the warranty on the roof meets certain standards so that it... read more »

Case history – House Chaplin

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Roofing
House Chaplin, an exquisite family home in the picturesque Cornwall Hill Estate in Irene, Pretoria East, called for a specially designed farm style roof with zero margin for error. LCP Roofing,... read more »

Reducing the glare

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Roofing
Well known multi-national steel company, BlueScope, recently came up with an elegant solution to the problem of glare. At Abacus’ recently completed Sanctuary Shopping Centre project near Strand, Cape Town, it... read more »

Light steel framing update – an environmentally-friendly and sustainable building method

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Structure
There has been an encouraging growth in Southern Africa over the past three years of the awareness of light steel frame building as an environmentally-friendly and sustainable building method. The Southern... read more »

Unusual cladding for high temperatures

Published 13.03.2017 under Building systems - Walls & Cladding
A South African manufacturer supplied the vitreous enamel steel panels and associated brackets for three new towering totems erected outside the King Abdullah Football Stadium in the Kingdom of Saudi... read more »

Den Braven Hybriflex-540 - The professional, versatile sealant

Published 13.03.2017 under Product Education
Hybriflex-540 is a versatile expansion joint sealer which can be used to seal all types of external or internal façade joints, expansion, construction joints and joints in precast elements. It can... read more »

Den Braven Wet on Wet - the instantly paintable sealant

Published 13.03.2017 under Product Education
Den Braven’s time-saving, Wet on Wet instantly paintable sealant has been developed to be over-painted shortly after application while still wet, with water-based and synthetic paints. It saves a huge amount... read more »

Adhering to safe systems

Published 13.03.2017 under Materials - Adhesives
By identifying high-density activity nodes, named urban cores, the City of Tshwane’s Metropolitan Spatial Development Framework aims to restructure the city to promote economic development and growth. Since 2000, when it... read more »

Thuthukisa Sanitation Initiative

Published 13.03.2017 under Materials - Cement & Concrete
The Rocla Thuthukisa Sanitation Initiative (TSI) has launched its Community Cast system which has been established to empower local communities, entrepreneurs, contractors and SMME’s to become manufacturers and suppliers of... read more »

Construction industry trends 2017

Published 13.03.2017 under Materials - Opinion
2016 was a year of unexpected developments across the globe. These included Brexit, the election of an unexpected candidate as the 45th President of the United States, falling commodity prices... read more »

Significantly improving energy efficiency

Published 13.03.2017 under Advertorial
Buildings typically account for 40% of all energy consumed in countries. By insulating with glass wool, it is possible to significantly improve the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings. The South African... read more »

Warning against non-compliant timber imports

Published 13.03.2017 under Materials - Timber & Decking
As the South African construction market experiences a shortage of structural timber, imports of the material have become necessary and are on the rise. Considering this, the Institute for Timber... read more »

Sustainable waste water treatment

Published 13.03.2017 under Services - Plumbing & Reticulation
A local company with international expertise in providing biological waste water treatment solutions to all sectors, shares with readers its experiences in the treatment of waste water throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... read more »

Geogrid provides sub-grade stabilisation

Published 14.03.2017 under Services - Ground Engineering
During construction of Kusile Power Station, situated in Ogies near Witbank in Mpumalanga, engineers from Black & Veatch discovered that the sub-grade, on which extra-heavy haul and lifting machinery was... read more »

Intelligent connections

Published 14.03.2017 under Services - Air Conditioning
New ‘internet of things’ (IoT) systems aim to connect chillers in a way that will not only save building owners maintenance downtime and costs, but also extend the lifespan of... read more »

Silent design series

Published 14.03.2017 under Services - Air Conditioning
Air Movement Supplies, a dynamic and competitive role player in the air movement industry, is part of Elta Group with its worldwide operations and distributors. AMS strive to provide globally... read more »

Greenovate awards in their second year

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
Now in its second year, the Growthpoint Greenovate Awards programme is an exciting initiative by the sponsor in association with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). The awards recognise... read more »

GBCSA awards 6 Stars to V&A

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
The multi-tenanted office building, No. 5 Silo, has become the second development at the V&A Waterfront to be awarded a prestigious 6-Star Design Rating by the Green Building Council of South... read more »

Greening the difference

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
The South African Green Star programme is taking root across many different sectors of commerce. Here, a well-known retailer receives the first Green Star SA 5-Star rating for an existing... read more »

Designing for water conservation

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building - Opinion
It is now a given that water is becoming an increasingly scarce and valuable commodity. This provides an opportunity for developers of residential complexes, hotels, commercial and industrial parks to... read more »

Cleaning up your act

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
A global plastics industry effort to combat marine litter has grown during 2016 and is of relevance to the built environment which consumes or uses multiple plastic materials. In South... read more »

Modernising at the DoE Braamfontein

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
When the old chiller system in the Department of Education (DoE) building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, started showing its age, a brand-new energyefficient system was specified. HVAC specialists, Fourways Air Conditioning... read more »

Entrenching a new business as usual

Published 14.03.2017 under Green Building
Two new green buildings have recently been developed in Waterfall, Midrand, both setting new benchmarks for sustainable development in the area. Waterfall City is a rapidly developing new commercial hub... read more »
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