Menlyn Park boasts state-of-the-art siphonic drainage

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

Despite most of the Menlyn Park Food Court already being built when the siphonic system was designed, everything came together nicely – and quickly – to provide an adequate rainwater drainage solution

Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria recently opened its new Food and Entertainment Court, creating a contemporary new double-level addition to the establishment.

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Golder Building 1 exceeds sustainability target

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

Golder House Building 1 exceeded its target to achieve a 5-Star Existing Building performance rating, achieving a 73% reduction in water consumption (compared to a similar building) and realising a significant energy saving

 Building 1, Golder House is one of seven buildings situated in the Maxwell Office Park, as part of the greater Waterfall Development precinct. The development has easy access to Johannesburg and Pretoria via Allandale road and the N1 highway, and is situated near the Waterfall Netcare hospital and the future Mall of Africa retail centre.

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Park Station sewer upgraded

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

A major project to rehabilitate sewer and storm water reticulation systems at Park Station in Johannesburg has just been completed

Consulting engineers, SMEC South Africa, offered a total solutions package on this project, from initial investigation to preliminary design report, construction drawings and overseeing the entire construction process. They worked in partnership with contractor Trenchless Technologies, on behalf of client Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Corporate Real Estate Solutions (PRASA CRES).

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EcoKids benefits from thermal audit

By: Julia Pullen of V Squared Marketing on behalf of Comtest

A year after EcoKids opened its doors, Comtest visited the eco-friendly preschool to do a thermal audit to investigate whether the original plumbing design still retains integrity

 The dream of Benoni business woman, Anita Fitzgerald, started in 2011 with the idea of building an eco-friendly children’s preschool, and culminated in her opening the doors of EcoKids Pre-School in January 2014.

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Ernst and Young: reuse and recycle

In January 2014, Ernst and Young’s new building on Rivonia road in Sandton was awarded a 4 Star Green Star SA –Office v1 Design rating.

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Eco-friendly construction in KZN

 

In December 2010, the Shepstone and Wylie office development in Umhlanga’s Ridgeside Office Park earned a 4-Star GreenStar SA -Office v1 Design Rating.

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