Building Block Succulent Planter Project


Stacked building blocks have ready-made compartments that are ideal for a variety of plants. You can stack and build them to create a wall or fit a custom space. If you need a retaining wall, a building block garden is a […]

The Green Building | Case Study


The Green Building was initiated by Sarah Ward and Mark Borchers of Sustainable Energy Africa, in collaboration with Mike Schroeder, an architect working with the Development Action Group. The clients sought to develop premises that provide rental office accommodation and […]

How to make stronger, “greener” cement


Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those emissions could be reduced by more than […]

Expect new disasters, builders’ body says


A CONSTRUCTION industry survey has highlighted a dire skills shortage in the building and construction sector, casting doubt on South Africa’s ability to harness the necessary skills for its much-vaunted R4-trillion infrastructure programme over the next 15 years. Master Builders […]