Alexander Forbes goes green

The Alexander Forbes office building in Sandton, Johannesburg, has achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA – Office v1 Design certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) in recognition of its green building design attributes.

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Lynnwood Bridge Phase 3: Modelled to perfection

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

The latest development phase of Attacq’s Lynnwood Bridge Retail and Office Park has achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA Office v1 Design rating, a first for Tshwane

The final phase of the Lynnwood Bridge Pretoria precinct has earned the proud green badge for two A-grade office buildings, Kaaimans and Bloukrans, having a combined 12 000m² with a shared podium, parking basement, visitor parking and security site. Each building comprises six storeys, served by five basement levels and a central atrium.

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The smart drainage replacement

A troublesome French drain in a private residence has been replaced successfully with a state-of-the-art infiltrator chamber system

Kaytech’s world-renowned infiltrator chamber drainage system came to the fore recently at a private residence in the suburb of Chancliff on the outskirts of Krugersdorp in Gauteng.

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85 Grayston – elegantly efficient

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

The new home of the Shanduka Group isn’t just easy on the eye; it’s also easy on the environment

Following board approval in 2012, black-owned investment company Shanduka Group embarked on a significant milestone for the business – a brand new home for the Shanduka family in Sandton, Johannesburg. Through a partnership with Investec Property, Shanduka acquired a site on 85 Grayston Drive for the development of its new offices.

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Upgrading infrastructure, whilst preserving the environment

 

A civil project in the province of the Northern Cape has addressed the critical needs of the population growth in the area, whilst ensuring that the surrounding environment is not compromised

 

The Homevale waste water treatment works (WWTW) has undergone a significant upgrade. The capacity of the works has been increased by 50%, which will ensure that whilst today’s needs are met, waste water from future developments taking place in the area will also be accommodated for. The site of the Homevale WWTW is located within the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality (LM) and is significant because the plant treats waste water for the entire city of Kimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape province.

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Water under the Wawiel Bridge

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

When sections of the Wawiel Bridge’s main pipeline started to leak due to corrosion, a pipe-relining was the only cost-effective solution

The Wawiel Bridge in Kroonstad was a completely new challenge for the Nu Flow team, but it was a challenge they handled swiftly and effortlessly, restoring the main water pipe at the fraction of the cost, at a fraction of the time other alternatives would have resulted in.

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