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  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2007-10)
    This paper compares the demand side requirements of the National Department of Health with the supply-side capabilities of the construction industry as determined by the Register of Contractors. It finds that only a small ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2008-07)
    The purpose of this paper is to determine whether green building assessment criteria meet the imperatives of sustainable development. The paper finds that green building assessment criteria fail to meet the sustainable ...
  • Guduri, BBR; Khoathane, C; Anandjiwala, RD; De Veries, A; Sadiku, ER; Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2007-01)
    Scutched and line flax fibres, with mean linear density of about 19.5 decitex, were utilized for this study. Mechanical properties of fibre and resin were measured for assessing their contribution in the composite matrix. ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V; Kumirai, T (2013-10)
    The CSIR undertook an energy and thermal performance research project in 2011 on a house constructed with the Imison 3 Building System. The purpose was to analyse the energy and thermal performance of a highly insulated ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (CSIR, 2010-09-01)
    The Millennium Development Goals are the world’s targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions – income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion – while promoting gender equality, ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2010-05)
    Two studies were done by the CSIR on proposed private developments with the objective of determining the benefits, if any, of applying an integrated green-based design approach to maximise the rating for a green building ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V; Chege, L (2004-11)
    A defining characteristic of globalisation is the ease of trade. This characteristic has exposed a high degree of diversity and inconsistency in global business practices. As these inconsistencies increase risk, investors ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V; Chege, L (2004-11)
    A defining characteristic of globalisation is the ease of trade. This characteristic has exposed a high degree of diversity and inconsistency in global business practices. As these inconsistencies increase risk, investors ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2012-10)
    In this presentation the author outlines how innovative and alternative building technologies can be used to support the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2010-04)
    Green roofs are roofs that have been covered with a growing medium, creating a habitat on what would otherwise be a bland, lifeless surface. It is for this reason that green roofs are sometimes call 'vegetated' or 'living' ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2014-03)
    Green infrastructure can be defined as the design and development of infrastructure that works with natural systems in the performance of its functions. Green infrastructure recognises the importance of the natural environment ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2Green, 2014-10)
    The development and maintenance of infrastructure is crucial to improving economic growth and quality of life (WEF 2013). Urban infrastructure typically includes bulk services such as water, sanitation and energy (typically ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (2012-07)
    Government adopted A National Framework for Green Building in South Africa (NFGBSA) in November 2011 as its official policy toward green building. The NFGBSA assists Government in meeting its sustainable development ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2010-08)
    By recognising the specific environmental challenges facing South Africa, mindful of the government‘s commitment to reducing South Africa‘s Greenhouse gas emissions, and acknowledging the need to build social cohesion, the ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2013-01)
    In its experimental work on research and development of innovative technologies for low income housing on the Innovation Site on the CSIR campus in Pretoria, the Building Science and Technology (BST) competence area ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V; Kistan, Kenny F (2007-10)
    The CSIR was approached by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to make recommendations with regard to alternative technologies that would contribute to achieving sustainable development imperatives in a subsidised ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green Publishers, 2010-04)
    Sub-structure generally refers to those components of the building that are constructed below ground, although there are circumstances when sub-structure can also include components above ground such as supporting columns ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green Publishers, 2010-04)
    Ecological building is building in a manner that integrates the ecological, cultural, economic and political elements of social-ecological systems in an effort to define sustainability in a rapidly changing world. Ecological ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V; Mapiravana, Joseph; Ampofo-Anti, N (RSC, 2012-01)
    Most buildings up to the early nineteenth century, with the notable exception of prestigious public buildings, were constructed from easily available local materials. In the nineteenth century, developments in transport ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2014-03)
    Waste is defined in the National Environment Management: Waste Act as: “Any substance, whether or not that substance can be reduced, re-used, recycled and recovered – a) That is surplus, unwanted, rejected, discarded, ...