Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities – using 3D printers. It could have far-reaching implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, inclusion and other benefits. The use of 3D printing provides cities with opportunities through their local innovators and entrepreneurs. The process of 3D printing layers materials to create three-dimensional…

Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar’s resignation

Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O’Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful that new leadership may reposition the repute and stature of the profession and ultimately increase the quality of new infrastructure nationwide. O’Reilly resigned in February this year following investigations into her conduct.…

How tech can conserve and improve access to water

As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from 17 to 23 March to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology to help them with both conservation, and expanding accessibility to more communities. Russell Dick, CEO, Utility Systems The precarious nature of South Africa’s water…

R172m road upgrade project launched

The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in an effort to improve the structural and functional condition of the carriageway. “It is expected that upon completion, the life pavement of the road will be extended by 20 years. This is in line with Gauteng Provincial…