BIDP shop

Dear Customers, please note that as from 1jy20, you should check on shop phone or riot before calling at the shop. Door will not be open when shopkeeper is out.

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BIDP is open and working (including doors) after Gaborone lockdown 2

BIDP executive secretary is available on 71816811 Mon-Fri 8am-1pm/2pm-5pm except public holidays. Now also available on riot instant messaging at If you have an access problem, ask for an invite.

BIDP emails to will also receive BIDP attention during working hours

BIDP and Riot Instant Messaging

We are developing some additional contacts for executive secretary and shop. To connect, you will need internet and Riot.

Riot does messaging, voice/video calls and conference calls. It is free and open source software. It works simultanously on phone and desktop/laptop, allowing big screen and keyboard. You can set up your own addresses or rooms using Riot to connect with your family or work people, and access the many interest group pages that exist.

BIDP shop door re-opens

The BIDP shop at plot 915 has re-opened its door post-lockdown, and subject to covid19 access rules. Open Monday to Friday 7h45-13h00 and 14h00 to 16h45, except public holidays.

Force majeure: effect on BIDP contracts

force majeure (usually uncountable, plural forces majeures)

1: An overwhelming force. quotations ▼

2: (law) An unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation. quotations ▼

BIDP works for you in the Lockdown. Coronavirus will be beaten

BIDP executive secretary is available on 71816811 Mon-Fri 8am-1pm/2pm-5pm except public holidays.

BIDP emails to will receive BIDP attention during working hours

BIDP shop is operational Mon-Fri 8am-1pm/2pm-5pm except public holidays (3971181 or 74242618) and has stock which we trust can be delivered by courier.

Keep calm and wash your hands

Simple coronavirus guidelines via Daily Maverick:

Building fire safety seminar, Gaborone: will not be held on 24mr20

Our next event is the proposed Building fire safety seminar as noted above, running from 8am to 5pm. BIDP will advise whether this will be cancelled or postponed, and will liaise with persons who booked their attendance.

Speakers were to be Paul Munnik, talking about the I-towers in Gaborone, Mr Ramotswetla from Gaborone city council fire department and David Young looking at the design process for fire safety.

Breda Holland UIA/Unesco seminar 1994: "Re-allocation of buildings"

Breda UIA/Unesco seminar 1994: a seminar on recycling and changing the use of buildings. The seminar was held in Breda but covered also covered a number of projects in Amsterdam.

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Forum: Law, Planning and Architecture

Details are given on the flier below, for a forum being held 3pm 30th January, 2020 at Molapo Crossing, in the Green Room at the Stanbic Bank Piazza. The Piazza is on the south side of the mall, and the entrance to the corridor with the Green Room is on the left side of the stage.

For more background, see this page