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Back to the future: Harnessing Building Information Modeling for Greening Retrofit Projects
Amid the international push towards sustainability and energy efficiency, retrofitting existing buildings into greener models is a crucial strategy for reducing the consumptive effect that the built environment has on its surroundings. Buildings typically account for 40% of a city’s total energy usage, with electricity in the built environment accounting for nearly a quarter of South Africa’s carbon emissions. Retrofitting existing structures can thus play a significant role in infusing the built industry with environmentally-sustainablesolutions.
The pari passu principle in loan transactions
An important, yet undervalued principle in loan transactions is the pari passu principle. The principle concerns the ranking of lenders’ claims and concomitant security rights in loan transactions....
Collusion between debtor and creditor: Defence for a surety?
Although a person standing as a surety for a principal debtor might appreciate and understand what it means to be a surety, it is without doubt that many hope that the suretyship will...
Missed opportunities: The implications of squandering a disciplinary hearing
In employer-employee workplace tales, a person decrying unfair termination is a common scenario. But what about the instances where the employee had a chance to tell their side of...