Why is South Africa not growing more Indiginous Timber Plantations?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in CPD, Materials, Research | 2 Comments

Answer to question raised after Natal Timber Course: Question: “Why is South Africa not growing more indigenous trees for commercial purposes?” I consulted Dr Iain Thompson (Eucalyptus Genetist in KZN) and his comments included: Using indigenous trees is definitely not the best option. It comes down to land use efficiency and sustainability. South Africa is […]

Timber Workshop Notes

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in CPD | 2 Comments

Thank you to all those who attended the Timber Workshop in Durban and the two timber Workshops in Cape Town (which included the engineers and contractors) I have uploaded the relevant section of the SALMA manual Introducing Timber1.1 as discussed. This covers the second technical aspect of the workshop. Permission to share this excellent document […]

Article on Koidu Mine buildings

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Articles | No Comments

Our Koidu Mine project in Sierra Leone was recently featured in the Architecture SA magazine.