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Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill

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Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft BillIn terms of Government Gazette dated 30 August 2019, the Minister for Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation published the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill, 2019 which, if promulgated, will repeal the existing Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act No 95 of 1998. The application of the draft Bill will extend to any addition to, alteration, renovation or repair of a home insofar as any of these necessitates the submission of building plans to the Local Authority. The existing Act only applies to a person who carries on the business of a homebuilder.
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Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions

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Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissionsConcrete 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 a water-resistant MOC, a "green" cement that could go a long way to cutting the construction industry's emissions and making it more sustainable.
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#Newsmaker: Caesarstone's 2019 Student Designer, Kgothatso John Malange

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Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.
Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.</span>Hailing from Alexandra in Johannesburg, Kgothatso John Malange is a design force to be reckoned with and was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019, placing him in the ranking as South Africa's most promising designer.
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Should you be taking your Money Offshore?

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Last week’s news that Moody’s kept South Africa’s investment rating as one notch above junk but revised its outlook from stable to negative, seems to spell a junk status downgrade in the near future unless Government can take drastic action on key economic issues.
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Chicago Architecture Center Completed in Tight Timeline

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… Photography November 20, 2019 Chicago Architecture Center Chicago Award of Merit … Firm: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture General Contractor: Turner Construction Co … Chicago as a center of architectural innovation was continually challenged to …

AMD Promises New Architecture for Zen 3, Adopts Intel Tick-Tock Model

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… “architecture” is playing two roles here. There are major architectural shifts … actually deploy all-new architectures very often. Intel’s … also get described as architectural updates. There are good … to try and standardize on architectural features — it helps …

AD Systems’ FireSlide™ Line Receives Top Architectural Honors

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… FireSlide™ Line Receives Top Architectural Honors Design professionals take note … Jim Crockett, editorial director for Architectural Products, said. The groundbreaking FireSlide … the fire-rated system enables architects to meet commercial buildings’ stringent …

LMN Architects Completes the Oregon Convention Center Renovation

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… , 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate the … Center Executive Director, comments: “LMN Architects masterfully brought the beauty of … community with materials and strategic architectural interventions, our team designed contemporary …

Why is architecture and building so different in Europe?

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Mike Eliason, an American architect working in Germany, explains. … Mike Eliason is an architect from Seattle who is known … a massive shift in the architecture world since when I … like EUROPAN, are restricted to architects under 40. Competitions allow the …
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