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Floating skyscraper converts waste into energy in Great Pacific Garbage Patch

US-based architect Honglin Li has designed a floating skyscraper that converts waste into energy in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

6 Aug 2019

3 levels of smart city growth

Smart cities need the operational technology foundation of smart panels and transformers, the middle layer of connected devices with edge control self-management and the top layer of real-time insights that can optimise services...

By Taru Madangombe 30 Jul 2019

GXN envisions mobile 3D printing robots as future of construction

GXN Innovation, the independent research company of renowned Danish architecture firm 3XN, has envisioned mobile 3D printing robots...

26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive - growing, living, breathing and even reproducing...

By Martyn Dade-Robertson 23 Jul 2019

New Cairo Capital City Stadium shortlisted in World Architecture Festival 2019

Boogertman + Partners' New Cairo Capital City Stadium, a competition proposal, has been listed as a shortlist finalist in the Future Competition category of the World Architecture Festival 2019...

19 Jul 2019

World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth...

By Kate Stubbs 12 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

By Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

Paragon-designed Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn wins at SAPOA Awards

The Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn in Swaziland, which won at the recent SAPOA Awards for Best International Project, is one of Paragon Group's first projects for an international hotel chain...

1 Jul 2019

Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer

It's a sadly familiar image in several developing countries' media reports: people frantically searching the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 27 Jun 2019

Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched

AECOM, in conjunction with its strategic partner the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch, has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20...

25 Jun 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

3 trends energising Africa's power sectors

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

By Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

The way energy is produced and distributed is changing rapidly as the industry moves away from carbon-based energy production...

By Thomas Wolfgang Thurner 3 Jun 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim

Infrastructural challenges in its power and WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene) led the Zimbabwean government to seek funding to redress the situation that has impacted on people's lives...

29 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 May 2019

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