Building design trends – how Covid-19 is driving an important shift

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving important shifts in designing spaces within buildings, according to Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, associate, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) consulting and project management at Zutari. This encompasses the provision of fresh air and ventilation, increased monitoring of the internal environment, maintenance and cleaning activities and different procedures for entering a building and using…

Paragon Architects highlights its Pullman Accra Airport City project in Ghana

The 40,000m2 Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Ghana is Paragon Architects’ largest design project to date and is currently under construction in Accra. “It is hugely ambitious, and it has been an incredible privilege to watch it develop and grow,” comments project director Henning Rasmuss, a founding director of Johannesburg-based Paragon…

#WomensMonth: ‘If we support each other, we can change the world’

Currently responsible for the technical performance and deliverables quality of the AECOM Centurion Structures team, Kim Anne Timm has been working on a wide range of projects since graduating in engineering 17 years ago. She’s enjoys mentoring new graduates and young engineers and discussing interesting technical challenges. Kim Anne Timm, executive – Structures, Buildings and…