Making a difference

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – staff writer

More than 250 000 people live in the Diepsloot township, and many still have no, or limited access to a working toilet and running water. It was time to change that!

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Grundfos raises the sustainability bar

The new Grundfos head office is the first industrial facility to be awarded a five star Green Star rating and thanks to an incredibly innovative wet services design, it’s not hard to see why

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Makro SA

Written by Willem Strydom and Ricky Savvides

Makro SA has embarked on an exciting journey to open more stores in South Africa, with high expectations for quality, performance, efficiency, and low water and energy usage for their stores

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Big views from Two Oceans

By: Joanne Taylor – Senior Writer

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has appointed Aurecon to carry out an extension and refurbishment of this landmark attraction

The new large-scale exhibit, is being constructed on the parking lot between the existing aquarium building and the One & Only Hotel. It will contain 1,6 million litres of seawater and will be 6m deep. It will have a large acrylic panel (9m long and 4,5m wide), 10m tunnel running through the exhibit and a smaller window (4m x 2m) on the upper level for the conference centre, all supplied by Clax Italia, in Italy. Aurecon has been appointed as structural, civil and wet services engineer on the large-scale exhibit as well as the complete refurbishment of the two main exhibits at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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Noswal Hall: a modern makeover

By: Ilana Koegelenberg — staff writer

The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to the refurbishment of Noswal Hall: 19 storeys, 190 bathrooms, 171 kitchens and over 7km of piping – with only eight months to complete, the team had their work cut out for them

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Driving force of sustainability

By: Joanne Taylor – senior staff writer

Setting the precedent for other industry participants to follow in green footsteps

The new Head Office of Hyundai Automotive SA is the first office building in the South African automotive industry to achieve a 4-Star Green Star SA Office V1 Design Certification - setting the precedent for other industry participants to follow.

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