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New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities
New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

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Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition
Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition

London-based architecture firm De-Urban Design Studio has launched a new ideas competition called 'De-Urbanized Epidemics: Re-Design of the Concept of Health in Relation to the Built Environment'...

25 Mar 2020

How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future
How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future

Architecture has lost a great visionary. Budapest-born French architect Yona Friedman died at age 96 on 20 February.

By Theodora Vardouli 6 Mar 2020

Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings
Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent Alphabet, has released its new digital study for mass timber buildings that could reach 35 storeys in cities...

27 Feb 2020

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

19 Feb 2020

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020
SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'...

18 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia
AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia

The AfDB has approved a $34.74m grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia...

12 Feb 2020

Aurecon Africa demerges from global brand
Aurecon Africa demerges from global brand

Aurecon officially announced the demerge of the African business from the Aurecon Group late last year, and the separation came into effect from 1 January 2020...

11 Feb 2020

Togo breaks ground on West Africa's largest solar PV project
Togo breaks ground on West Africa's largest solar PV project

Togo broke ground on its 50MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex in Blitta this month...

6 Feb 2020

Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum
Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum

At Saint-Gobain's fourth Africa Forum, CEO Jean-Claude Lasserre noted that investment into Africa is high on the company's agenda...

4 Feb 2020

AECOM appoints new MD for Africa
AECOM appoints new MD for Africa

Darrin Green has been promoted to managing director, Africa at AECOM, a responsibility he will undertake in addition to his previous role as MD for Civil Infrastructure, Africa...

3 Feb 2020

Germany, Namibia cooperate on desalination feasibility study
Germany, Namibia cooperate on desalination feasibility study

In cooperation with the German KfW Development Bank, a feasibility study was commissioned to provide recommendations on long-term solutions for the water supply to the central coast and central area of Namibia...

31 Jan 2020

2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched
2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched

The Balouo Salo non-profit organisation has launched the 2020 edition of the Kaira Looro Competition which aims to design an emergency operations centre for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa...

27 Jan 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts
AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has granted the African Development Bank (AfDB) a non-exclusive licence to refer to seven of its major contracts...

23 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

By Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards
Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture
#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture

We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs...

By Chris Malan 9 Jan 2020

Dangote Cement CEO announces retirement
Dangote Cement CEO announces retirement

Group MD and CEO of Dangote Cement Joseph Makoju will retire effective 31 January 2020. Popularly known as "Mr Cement", Makoju is bowing out after 45 years in the cement industry...

30 Dec 2019

Why the outlook for fixing Nigeria's energy crisis isn't good
Why the outlook for fixing Nigeria's energy crisis isn't good

Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999. But it took another 16 years for power to change hands, with the All Progressive Congress clinching the office of the presidency in 2015...

By Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi 30 Dec 2019

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya
AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2bn when subsequent phases of the project are concluded...

27 Dec 2019

Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply
Malawi solar energy project to add 46MW to local power supply

After attracting $67m in investment, one of Malawi's first solar projects has reached financial close...

27 Dec 2019

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AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International Airport

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

Why property developers need to create more agile business models
Why property developers need to create more agile business models

Many business models around the world are under pressure, now more than ever, to be able to respond more speedily to volatile developments...

By Francois Schoeman 9 Dec 2019

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens
Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State...

9 Dec 2019

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

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