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Decorex SA has announced the 2014 Design & Trend Forecast series of talks that are running alongside all its exhibitions this year, with the next installment scheduled for Decorex Cape Town on 25th April. The Design and Trend Forecast is sponsored by leading quartz surfaces manufacturer Caesarstone and features renowned…

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A new fenestration calculation tool lets you put glass back into your design. More and more, architects are cutting down on the creative use of natural light in design to meet the onerous insulation targets prescribed by SANS 204. Or they’re over-specifying glass. Either way, these practices stifle design choice…

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Since experiencing its first recession in seventeen years, the South African economy continues to weather the storms of the economic downturn. As one of the industries that was hardest-hit, most in the construction industry remain vulnerable to the pressures of the 2008 global recession as they struggle to rise above…

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South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum with the achievement of 50 Green Star SA certifications in only six years. The milestone was marked at an event held in Johannesburg on April 10 by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), which was established in 2007 to lead…

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A German architect who designed his luxurious Los Angeles home has been sentenced to three years’ probation and one year in prison for manslaughter. This comes after he was accused of knowingly violated building codes and safety recommendations. His negligence led to the death of Glenn Allen, who served the…

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There is a new legislation coming in to play that will affect all homeowners with pools. Swimming pools, when not in use, will need to be covered or have a floating pool alarm, in order to prevent a large fine or imprisonment.    The legislation will place a lot more…

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11 Alice Lane is yet another impressive building situated in the prime Sandton area. The development is comprised of three phases. The first phase was completed in 2013 and is now occupied. Phase two is currently underway with completion set for September 2014, and phase three will be set to…

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Rust-Oleum offers an excellent selection of spray painting products that come in an amazing range of colours. Satin, gloss or metallic, Rust-Oleum spray paint offers twice the coverage to make spray painting almost any object quick and easy. You will find the complete range of Rust-Oleum products at your local…

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2014 will see a dynamic shift in the workplace design trends and resolution. Mark Thompson was afforded the opportunity to visit many of Australia’s leading workplaces and discuss international industry trends with designers and clients. According to him, changes will be seen in DIY technology and BIM, colour patterns, liveability…

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