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 […]

Academic Journals

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

Journals on the Use of Construction & Demolition Waste in the Cape Peninsula, as well as the development of legislation that promotes this approach for industry are soon to be published. Details and links to follow.

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 […]