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NEWS 2019-07-02T11:17:24+00:00

How to grow your career in construction

Publication: BizCommunity Author: BizCommunity When starting out or moving into a different speciality in the construction industry, the best thing you can do is to study after matric, to at least NQF level 7, and/or get your foot in the door with a company that has multiple contracts (and offers training), as this will offer the best opportunities to gain experience and get involved in different projects. By studying and gaining [...]

November 29th, 2019|News|

Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions

Publication: BizCommunity Author: Yixia (Sarah) Zhang, Khin Soe, And Yingying Guo Concrete is the most widely used man-made material, commonly used in buildings, roads, bridges and industrial plants. But producing the Portland cement needed to make concrete accounts for 5-8% of all global greenhouse emissions. There is a more environmentally friendly cement known as MOC (magnesium oxychloride cement), but its poor water resistance has limited its use - until now. We have developed [...]

November 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

UJ’s Senzo Mamba wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

Publication: BizCommunity Author: BizCommunity  The University of Johannesburg's Senzo Mamba is one of eight young architects from top South African universities receiving a Corobrik Regional Architecture Award in recognition of their design talent and innovation throughout 2019. In addition to a cash prize, the regional competition winners are through to the finals of the National Architectural Student of the year Award - set to be announced in Johannesburg in May [...]

November 27th, 2019|News|

Mascara VS Mortar

Author: Olga Maritz As a female in the Construction industry, both mascara and mortar perfectly describe the role played by women in the industry. With one being an enhancer and the other being a binding agent, the two contrasting elements represent the strengths and unique abilities required to become a game-changer in a male-dominated industry. For years, women have remained at the helm of subjection when it comes to the [...]

November 7th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Elevating SA design through property development

Publication: BizCommunity Author: Michael Spinks  Nando's South Africa's Michael Spinks shares seven lessons from a chicken brand elevating South African design through property development. Michael Spinks, property and development director at Nando’s South Africa. 1. Could 'smaller' be the next big thing? The commercial viability or feasibility of a restaurant is achieved by carefully balancing the relationship between cost, return and intended restaurant experience. All three factors need [...]

November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Using the science of colour to encourage dynamism, employee engagement

Publication: BizCommunity Author: Jean Swanepoel  The first thing you notice when walking into an office is invariably the colour scheme. Not only does it convey important information about a company's values and culture, but colour selection also has a significant impact on employee wellbeing. Deciding upon a colour scheme for a workspace design requires careful planning and client consultation, as it is critical to create a stimulating and productive environment for [...]

November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|