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URBAN SPACES

URBAN SPACES

The global pandemic is prompting metros – both in SA and abroad – to redefine the cities of the future

REAL IMPRESSION

REAL IMPRESSION

With the rapidly increasing ability to mimic a vast range of natural materials, advanced digital-printing techniques are revolutionising ceramic tiles

OUT OF OFFICE

OUT OF OFFICE

Thanks to lockdowns and safety concerns, many employees have been working from home. Could WFH become the new normal that well outlasts the pandemic?

Back to black

Back to black

Construction, mining and transport are among the  industries that are heavily reliant on oil. Ever wonder  what happens to this ubiquitous substance once it’s used?

Labour pains

Labour pains

Employee well-being – in the physical sense – can be linked to the workplace, so sick building syndrome is nothing to be sneezed at

Mercury rising

Mercury rising

Higher temperatures coupled with a resultant urban heat-island effect are necessitating novel approaches to keeping cities cool

Heavens above

Heavens above

As water scarcity intensifies globally, cities are looking to the clouds – the computing kind as well as the ones that bring rain – to wring every last drop

Hot topic

Hot topic

Modern, smart fire-detection systems are key in reducing risk, liability and, ultimately, unrecoverable losses

Higher purpose

Higher purpose

Never mind the tired stigma – hemp-based products are finding a solid foundation in green construction