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Alternative building methods– structural insulated panel systems

In dealing with alternative building methods in South Africa, apart from the very traditional brick and mortar, I have dealt with timber and light steel frame and with Shipping Container construction. In this article, I want to highlight the Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) construction.

Architecture: The importance of design

There is a saying that it takes effort to produce a good design but that good design is always worth the effort. I often get the feeling that people are generally of the opinion that architects draw house plans or plans of office blocks or plans of hotels, etc.

Avoid a Bad Building Experience

Over the years, I have found 3 fundamental reasons why any project would run into difficulty.
The first is a compromise on design. One only needs to drive down a street in any suburb and you will find at least one example of poor design.