AECOM names Adriaan Vorster as new director for architecture in Africa

Adriaan Vorster has been appointed AECOM’s director for architecture in Africa. Vorster is a professional architect with 19 years’ experience, including a decade at a strategic, managerial, and business leadership level. Adriaan Vorster, director for architecture in Africa, AECOM In addition, he has 15 years’ international experience in leading the design and delivery of large-scale…

Plastics pipes bodies warn against substandard pipe use in important applications

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has added its voice to the Plastics Pipe Institute’s (PPI) warning about substandard high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes that do not comply with relevant product standards. The institute is a major North American plastic pipe trade association with many of its member companies producing resins, pipe, fittings and…

Morphosis designs multi-bridged form building in Sejong City

Pritzker prize-winning architect Thom Mayne’s firm Morphosis has released the design for a multi-bridged form commercial building in Sejong City, a new metropolitan centre designated as a special administrative zone in South Korea. Named Sejong M-Bridge, the 85,000m2 building will be built where many governmental departments and ministries are situated. All images © Morphosis “In…