Category Archives: Building Industry

What Makes Cape Brick a ‘Green’ Company

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Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  In other words, […]

Spanish Bridge will be Updated with Smog-eating, Glow-in-the-dark Concrete

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The Sarajevo Bridge in Barcelona is the northernmost piece of infrastructure to span the Avinguda Meridiana, a highway that brings southbound traffic into the Catalonia capital. The elevated bridge’s conspicuous location motivated the city council to transform the structure into an eco-friendly […]

The Building Centre Summer Open Day

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Since 1953 the Building Centre has been offering homeowners and building professionals access to the latest in building and home decor products available in South Africa. The Building Centre Exhibition Summer Expo will take place on the 28 March 2015 […]

Do You Know Your Green Wall Lingo?

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Not sure how to identify all the different green wall technologies that exist? Green wall industry experts actually have specific lingo for differentiating the categories and sub-categories of green walls. The term ‘green wall’ is the best term when speaking broadly […]

These 3D-printed Bricks Could Replace Your Air Con

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These 3D printed bricks don’t look anything like an air conditioner, but that is what they are. Provided, of course, that they are wet and nature is allowed to do its thing. The idea of ‘evaporative cooling’ goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing […]

Embodied Energy of Material Becoming More Important

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According to the recent report by Edge Environment  ‘Energy-efficient dwellings – Can embodied energy spoil the story?’  as buildings become more energy efficient, the energy it takes to make buildings becomes increasingly more important. More attention should be paid to […]