Cintocare Hospital achieves Green Star rating

Based in Pretoria’s green precinct of Menlyn Maine, Cintocare Hospital has received a five-star Green Star Custom Healthcare design certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). The specialised surgical hospital will focus primarily on the head and neck, spinal, neuro and vascular surgery. Cintocare Hospital “Earning SA’s first Custom Healthcare Green Star rating…

Algorithms are designing better buildings

Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD), architects were able to experiment with new organic forms, free from the restraints of slide rules and protractors. The result was famous curvy buildings such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Future Systems’ Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham. Today, computers are poised to change buildings once again, this…

Youth, Covid-19 and learning in the workplace

For young South African graduates learning their professions in the workplace, the Covid-19 lockdown has been a serious set-back to their experiential learning. Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting While the country is hopefully soon to work its way to lockdown levels two and one, the restrictions on interaction with colleagues and…

#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising – ACA invests in futures

As it has in just about every other area, the coronavirus is instigating opportunities for fast-tracked and often overdue change within the advertising, marketing and media sector. As an endorsed protector and elevator of industry interests and policies, since 2002, the ACA is spearheading and making possible Bizcommunity’s weekly series, acknowledging South Africa’s creative marketing…

The post-Covid-19 office of the future

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a whole new dimension to worker and building health. With 80% of infectious diseases transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces, there is a heightened awareness of the communal services accessed during the course of a workday. Estelle Meiring, director, Paragon Group The first port of call for any company preparing their…