SAOTA completes resort-inspired home in Bali

Situated in Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia, SAOTA has completed a resort-inspired home that puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and vernacular architecture, creating a luxurious modern holiday home attuned to its surroundings. Image source: SAOTA SAOTA designed the house on a large east‐west‐oriented site facing the ocean on the eastern side. The scale of…

Best practices for tender and RFP submissions in SA’s construction industry

South Africa’s 2019 national and provincial elections are over, which will hopefully clear the way for government and the private sector to once again start investing in large-scale infrastructure projects. With infrastructure development highlighted as a priority in the finance minister’s 2019/20 Budget Speech, we should see tenders starting to flow after a dry spell.…

Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector

The South African water sector is dependent on one source of electricity supply which makes it vulnerable to load shedding, shortage of supply and increasing steep tariffs. A Water Research Commission study has identified that municipalities have no backup plans for their major electricity requirements. Diversifying and complementing this input is of vital importance to…