Green construction: critical to SA’s built industry (07/05/13)
The South African built industry recognises that green construction is imperative if we are to reduce carbon emissions and leave a world that will be habitable for future generations. The move to green is therefore rapidly gaining momentum here, in line with the global focus on ensuring a green, sustainable environment, and the international commitment to reducing energy consumption.
Data traffic optimization and the Sandton business hub (22/04/13)
Rapid infrastructural development and expansion in the Sandton Central Business District (CBD) has resulted in a crucial need to enhance data accessibility. Just as the Gautrain has brought thousands of commuters to the Sandton CBD daily, so a sophisticated telecommunication network is required to provide faster connectivity speeds. Integral to achieving this is the optimisation of data traffic across the wide area network within the business hub.
New intelligent building procurement model in SA financial services sector (01/03/13)
Corporate South Africa is seeing a move to a new engagement/procurement model around the role of IT and facilities in real estate developments, according to Bradley Hemphill, Director of EES, an ISO 9000 professional engineering and management company.
“Our work with the financial services sector in particular indicates that provision for intelligent infrastructure is increasingly being made right from the word go during the design phases of the new headquarters of some of South Africa’s leading financial institutions,” says Hemphill.