Why the contractor’s guarantee is a must for building agreements

“Embarking on building renovations or building a new home without a comprehensive contract, including stipulated construction guarantees, is very dangerous,” says attorney PJ Veldhuizen of Gillan and Veldhuizen, which has represented many clients involved in legal battles with building contractors who, despite having been paid, have failed to pay third party sub-contractors and subsequently gone…

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly. Executive director of UN-Habitat Maimunah Mohd…

Department Of Architecture wraps Thailand hotel with shimmering facade

Bangkok-based architecture firm Department of Architecture Co. has completed this tiny hotel wrapped by a shimmering facade, referencing Thailand’s local culture. Image © W Workspace Company Limited Called Little Shelter Hotel, the 890m2 hotel is located in Chiang Mai where its old cityscape and vernacular architecture are characterised by wooden structures with shingle pitched roofs.…