Our Research into Recyling Waste for Construction has been Commended at the AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Competitions, Materials, Research, Videos | No Comments

Our research into recycling waste material for construction has been commended at the AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture. We have carried this research out over several years, and have tested it in many projects over that time. Watch a short video here:  

Video: Use of Sustainably Grown Plantation Timber, AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture.

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Our work research into the use of sustainably-sourced plantation timber as a building material was a finalist in the AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture.  

Video: Koidu Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone, AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture.

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Our work on the Koidu Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone was a finalist in the AfriSam-SAIA Award 4 Sustainable Architecture.  

Better Living Challenge: Our California Pine Entry Reaches the Final

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Competitions, Materials, Research | No Comments

The Better Livings Challenge called on designers, architects, residents, inventors and students to submit new or exiting products, services and systems that can be used for low-icome home improvement. Collis & Associates entered 3 proposals with our California Pine entry being earmarked as one of 3 possible winning submissions. Our entry looks to stimulate local […]

Why is South Africa not growing more Indiginous Timber Plantations?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in CPD, Materials, Research | One Comment

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 […]