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Joseph Feigelson was born in South Africa in 1950 and has been involved in construction since 1973. He was Vice-President of Creative Structures Inc., an innovative start-up New Mexico company that produced unique geodesic structures.
Scope of the project involved the development of 250 forested acres and the manufacture of geodesic modules, the sales and construction thereof to the public and private sector.
From 1981-1992 Joseph was President of Exotic Maui Woods, Inc., .on Maui, Hawaii. He developed the concept and successful implementation of utilizing wood from trees that would have otherwise ended in the landfill.
In 1987 he consulted with the Ghana Timber Association and government to develop forestry management plans and designed sales that would minimize fragmentation of forest areas as well as a reforestation project with a concept of growing more valuable species. The concept also involved a greater domestic use of hardwoods through the development of geodesic concepts to address the housing problems in Ghana and West Africa.
After a 27 years, Joseph returned to South Africa and worked as a Systems Consultant for Computer Specialists (Pty) Ltd, one of the oldest established B.E.E software development companies in Cape Town. Since October 2002, Joseph has developed and launched two highly innovative start-up companies, n'Kozi Homes and Kitchen Garden. (www.kitchengarden.co.za). In December 2002, Joseph received a provisional patent for his methodology for building an Icosahedron and related solids and full patent in 2003.