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Smart cities: world's best don't just adopt new technology, they make it work for people

Cities are fast becoming "smart", and the impact on people's lives can be immense...

By Arturo Bris 2 days ago

Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

By Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Flanagan & Gerard invests R16m to solar-power its malls

Shopping centre developer Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment has invested more than R16m to install solar plants at its malls...

30 Sep 2019

Nigeria's Akure is a good example of how not to build a city

Akure is one of Nigeria's emerging cities. Located within Ondo State in the country's south west, it's a settlement about 350kms from Lagos where roads meet from major towns such as Ilesa, Ondo, Owo and Ado-Ekiti...

By Michael O. Alabi 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years on

The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development...

By Iain Jackson 26 Sep 2019

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel to shutdown for maintenance

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on residents in Gauteng to cut back on water usage during a planned shutdown of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel system for inspection and maintenance...

25 Sep 2019

AECOM secures phase two of Ghana's Tema Port expansion project

AECOM has been awarded phase two of the Tema Port Expansion Project (TPEP) in Ghana...

23 Sep 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?

As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

By Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya...

13 Sep 2019

Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification

The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation to their safety and security programme and to create additional value for the guests, staff and owners...

13 Sep 2019

Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team

Perdekraal East Wind Farm's first wind turbine has been erected, using a dominantly South African team...

11 Sep 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Developed by Forestry South Africa, the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority and industry partners, the solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test their skills in this high-risk activity in timber plantations...

11 Sep 2019

How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

By Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

Van Dyck Floors expands footprint in Zimbabwe

South African carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Floors, has extended its global footprint with the launch of an operation in Zimbabwe...

9 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Global construction sector shows positive momentum

According to Turner & Townsend's latest annual International Construction Market Survey, the global construction sector entered 2019 with significant momentum...

30 Aug 2019

WSP, B2P co-build third footbridge in Rwanda

Volunteers from WSP recently worked with the team from Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) on the ground in Rwanda to build the Kazo Suspended Footbridge situated over the Sebeya River within the Rutsiro municipality....

28 Aug 2019

Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business

If all goes according to plan, French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin, which opened its first South African store in September last year, will have invested R1bn into its SA operations by the start of 2020...

23 Aug 2019

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