Issue 23

Bloembuild take off 27 July 2018
Issue 23

Issue 23

Featured Articles

De Leeuw Group: 60 years of service excellence

Published 8.03.2018 under Cover Story
The De Leeuw Group (DLG), a pioneering international professional practice, turns 60 this year. Over the past six decades the Group has developed a solid reputation in the fields of... read more »

Convention centre extension opened

Published 8.03.2018 under Building systems - Structure
CTICC 2, the Cape Town International Convention Centre’s R900-million expansion, has been completed and is open for business.   Winner in the Commercial Category of the Steel Awards 2017 by the Southern... read more »

Tackling water woes

Published 9.03.2018 under News & Views
Understanding the current water crisis being experienced in the Western Cape involves a mixed set of both long-term and short-term observations. At the time of writing, the issue is far from... read more »

Effective water storage solutions

Published 9.03.2018 under Advertorial
With crippling water shortages an increasingly harsh reality in South Africa, and no long-term relief in sight, water security is fast becoming an essential element of any new residential or industrial... read more »

Slicing electricity costs

Published 9.03.2018 under News & Views
Slicing electricity costs A speaker at the African Utility Week believes that distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household.   Energy expert Ted Blom is a... read more »

Professional pest management

Published 9.03.2018 under Editor's Choice
Professional pest management Bayer Environmental Science (ES) specialises in the development and marketing of pest, weed and plant-disease control solutions for non-crop situations. This encompasses professional, rural hygiene, termite management, mosquito... read more »

Profile: Green Block Architects

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Architecture
Photos by Pam Golding The practice prides itself on creating beautiful, unique and sustainable designs that embody the essence and character of each individual client. The spaces created by Green Block... read more »

#AZA18: WeTheCity

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Architecture
This year, the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) is inviting all those engaged with the built environment to be part of a call for participatory action around how we shape our... read more »

Project: Rubela Park

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Architecture
On a challenging site, Architects of Justice (AOJ) have created a geometrically striking industrial-chic office building which employs forthright sustainable design methodology and technology.   The three partners in Architects of Justice,... read more »

Construction major wins big

A well-remembered name in construction recently returned in a new guise and has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the... read more »

Association for all

Membership of the Association for Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM) is open to all persons involved with Construction Health and Safety (CHS).   ACHASM is a registered non-profit company and a recognised... read more »

Profile: Design Indaba Speaker

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Interior Design
Having taken place in the third week of February 2018, the Design Indaba will be something of the past by the time that this edition of To Build Edition is... read more »

Interiors offer choice at prestige address

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Interior Design
An award-winning design Cape Town studio was commissioned by the developers to design the interiors of a series of two- and three-bedroom apartments situated in a new luxury development located... read more »

Bringing nature into building design

Published 9.03.2018 under Professions - Developers
By Nicholas Stopforth, Managing Director of Amdec Property Developments Construction and nature might not automatically go hand-in-hand, but more and more developers are moving towards incorporating it into building design.   This was... read more »

Innovations keep centres afloat

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Developers
Despite a challenging 2017, retailers and shopping centres throughout the country garnered support from consumers over the festive season.   According to information release by the South African Council of Shopping Centres... read more »

Looking to the future

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Developers
By 2020, UberAir plans to run air taxis in at least three big cities - Dallas, LA and Dubai. If these get off the ground, a transportation revolution could be... read more »

Cable stay bridge in Sandton - winning top awards

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Engineering
It seems as if the Sandton CBD is more connected than ever before thanks to the three new bridges constructed to link it better, improve transport and forge stronger bonds... read more »

Case Study: Landscape time challenge

The landscape environment at the recently constructed Times Square Casino, a Sun International project, presented the designers and the implementation company with a huge time challenge – one which they... read more »

Nouwens Carpets

Published 12.03.2018 under Advertorial
Since 1962 Nouwens Carpets has become a leader in the carpet industry and is widely recognised for their highly specialised technical expertise, world-class operations and proudly South African heritage. Their... read more »

A fair view

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Legal
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Forum 2018 debating key global issues

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Quantity Surveyors
On 23-24 April 2018, the Summit of the RICS World Built Environment Forum reconvenes in London, with two days of cutting edge debates focusing on the commercial strategies needed to... read more »

Six decades later - still expanding

Published 12.03.2018 under Professions - Quantity Surveyors
To Build is proud to feature the De Leeuw Group on our front cover this edition. We asked a company spokesperson to tell us something more about their diverse service... read more »

Opinion: Power management challenges

Published 12.03.2018 under Building Systems - Automation
By James Calmeyer, Vice President: Building for Southern Africa at Schneider Electric Without a doubt, managing energy costs while driving sustainability and efficiency is one of the biggest power management challenges... read more »

First in sintered stone surfaces

Published 12.03.2018 under Building systems - Bathrooms
A Spanish company has unveiled a new multi-functional tooling system for sintered stone aimed at improving precision and continuity.   The company, TheSize, launched its Neolith Infinity system in January 2018. According... read more »

Dry walling completes the picture

Published 12.03.2018 under Building systems - Walls & Cladding
During 2017 the two main facilities of the converted formed V&A Waterfront silo were launched; an exclusive hotel on the top of the former elevator building and the Zeitz MOCAA... read more »

Improving productivity - heat is no match for Apex’s solutions

Published 12.03.2018 under Advertorial
Warehouses and workshops often become heat chambers in a hot summer as is currently being experienced in most parts of the country. Doors left open to allow access for people... read more »

Fenestration renovation

Published 12.03.2018 under Building Systems - Windows & Doors
Installing new windows can make a big difference when renovating a home. For best results it is advisable to select windows that not only match the home’s architectural style, but... read more »

Case study - Energy efficient windows at cluster development

Published 12.03.2018 under Building Systems - Windows & Doors
Van Acht Windows recently manufactured uPVC windows and doors using the REHAU uPVC profile system, for a cluster development in Bryanston, Gauteng.   This new development in Bryanston has focused on providing... read more »

Gen sets power gas ambitions

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Electrical
A leading supplier of specialised equipment to the natural gas industries in Southern Africa has entered into a distribution agreement with R Schmitt Enertec, a German manufacturer of gas engines,... read more »

Resin floor finishes for food producer

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Floors
The large-scale, international food producer RCL Foods injected vibrancy and energy into its new Durban office by installing a selection of brightly coloured resin floor finishes   As one of Africa’s leading... read more »

Looking back but moving forward

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Kitchens
By Stephanie Forbes, Kitchen Specialists’ Association 2017 was the year for growing the Kitchen Specialists’ Association (KSA’s) public profile. With increased consumer and industry awareness about the KSA and what we... read more »

Trendy lighting for chic places

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Lighting
Looking for an easy makeover? A local supplier shares some of its trendy lighting ideas with To Build. The Lighting Warehouse has revealed its ‘ABC of vintage industrial chic’ by launching... read more »

Roof trusses

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Roofing
The roof structure is arguably one of the most important construction elements of any residential building as it protects the property, finishes and inhabitants from the elements. It is also... read more »

Safintra ‘Loks’ Down Roof – for peak Performance

Published 14.03.2018 under Advertorial
Respected roofing system supplier, Safintra, talks about its exclusive Saflok 700 concealed fix roofing system.   Concealed fix roofs are used for large or low slope roofs and provide three critical benefits... read more »

Tiling trends for walls

Published 14.03.2018 under Building systems - Walls & Cladding
According to a local supplier, the time is right to introduce some six-sided style into your home this year, with the addition of hexagon tiles – from ceramic, through to... read more »

Resurrecting a disused bridge

Published 14.03.2018 under Materials - Adhesives
When Sujean Property Investments acquired 120 000m2 of land surrounding an old disused railway bridge, they were required to completely refurbish the bridge prior to re-developing the area into a... read more »

Inspired by Earth Charter

Published 14.03.2018 under Materials - Brick & Paving
Inspired by the Earth Charter which comprises four pillars - respect and care for community of life, ecological integrity, social and economic justice, as well as democracy, non-violence and peace... read more »

Pavers for water wise gardens

Published 14.03.2018 under Materials - Brick & Paving
A Cape-based stone paver manufacturer shares some ideas with readers about converting a garden to water-wise using pavers.   The South African climate can be unpredictable at the best of times and... read more »

Cement major benefits architecture awards

Published 15.03.2018 under Materials - Cement & Concrete
In this edition, To Build pays tribute to cement giant, PPC, for their continued imaginative sponsorship of the annual Imaginarium Awards, aimed at helping establish young emerging artists and designers... read more »

Retrofit guide – making it easy

Published 15.03.2018 under Materials - Insulation
Industry association, TIPSASA (Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA), launched the Thermal Insulation & Energy Efficiency Retrofit Guide at the SAEEC (Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation) Conference in November... read more »

Project: House Memel

Published 15.03.2018 under Materials - Insulation
Situated on a cattle farm just outside Memel in the Free State, House Memel is a retirement dream brought to life with timber frame construction. With difficult building terrain underpinned... read more »

Chilling at the Waterfront

Published 15.03.2018 under Services - Air Conditioning
Recent development taking place at the Cape Town V&A Waterfront have heralded many innovations intended to save energy. One major feature has been the seawater cooling system that services most... read more »

Trending in furniture 2018

Published 15.03.2018 under Services - Furniture
Trending in furniture 2018 The hottest living room furniture trends for the coming year celebrate curvier, rounder shapes, comfort, colour and international glamour. An expert from a leading furniture manufacturer gives... read more »

Case study: Stabilisation at the mine

Published 16.03.2018 under Services - Ground Engineering
A deep injection technology specialist tells To Build about a recent case in the mining industry where its patented technology solved a load bearing capacity problem encountered when work was... read more »

Solving subsoil drainage problems

Published 16.03.2018 under Services - Plumbing & Reticulation
During February 2017, the development of the picturesque Bergenzicht Country Estate nestled below the Simonsberg and Franschhoek Mountains in Paarl had reached Phase 4. Unfortunately, a leaking dam situated upstream... read more »

Banking on keeping cool

Published 16.03.2018 under Green Building
Recently voted ‘Best Bank in the World’ by Lafferty’s Global Bank Quality Benchmarking Study of banks in 32 countries, Capitec Bank is also making sure it keeps right up-to-date with... read more »

Recycled polystyrene screed solution

Published 16.03.2018 under Green Building
One of the most spoken about new buildings in South Africa and globally currently is undoubtedly the new Zeitz MOCCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in the Silo District of the... read more »

Local is lekker – Biogas

Published 16.03.2018 under Green Building
A local company has recently delivered a locally designed and manufactured biogas electrical power generator to one of the leading biogas companies in Southern Africa. The company produces biogas via... read more »
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