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Building a post-pandemic construction sector

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...

By Cyril Gamede 1 day ago

How the BIBC helped small construction businesses stay afloat, survive Covid-19

According to a survey by Statistics South Africa released earlier this year, 14% of construction companies permanently shut their doors in South Africa due to the lockdown...

3 days ago

Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store opening

The new Builders store set to open at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on 26 November will be the first branch located inside a super-regional mall...

3 days ago

David Adjaye reveals design plans for Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library

Adjaye Associates recently revealed the design plans for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg which will comprise eight cylindrical volumes referencing the structures of granaries in Africa's vernacular architecture...

3 days ago

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

23 Nov 2020

Entries open for Harvard GSD's 2021 Wheelwright Prize

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 2021 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect...

20 Nov 2020

Survey: Many construction companies set to forgo the annual builders' break

According to a recent Databuild survey, many construction industry stakeholders are breaking with tradition and opting to keep their doors open over the December holiday period...

19 Nov 2020

GBCSA appoints Attacq's Giles Pendleton as new chair

Giles Pendleton, chief development officer of real estate investment trust Attacq, has been appointed the new chair of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), replacing IIse Swanepoel...

19 Nov 2020

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

By Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

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