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Local industrial waste being made into paints

By: Schalk Burger     22nd March 2019 Local construction materials firm Amoriguard sustainably consumes recycled industrial waste to produce construction products and paints and, in certain applications, improve the performance of the products compared with conventionally produced products, says Amoriguard developer and founder... 

Financial markets driven by politics, rather than economic fundamentals – Peregrine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 The world is in an era of populism and nationalism, marked by the rapid rise of politicians echoing the message of a “selfish” State, effectively making the geopolitical landscape a treacherous one, says Peregrine Treasury Solutions. Corporate treasury manager Bianca Botes noted in a release... 

Imperial roof collapse inquiry to take a recess, reconvene in June

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 The Imperial Logistics construction structural collapse inquiry will go on recess and reconvene on June 18. The Department of Labour (DoL) in January launched an investigation into the causes of the roof collapse of a building, which was under construction on the premises of Imperial Logistics,... 

Oxford Parks Phase 2 construction set for Sept 2020 completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 Construction company Concor Buildings anticipates completion of construction on Phase 2 of the Oxford Parks project, in Rosebank, in September 2020. Concor in February started construction on Phase 2 of the mixed-use development, following the completion of the construction of Phase 1 last year.  

Solution to convert plastic to cement-like blocks soon to launch in South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th March 2019 Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) CEO Don Thompson has invested a process that he says can turn any plastic – dirty or clean and in any form – into cement-like blocks. The products (that achieve this) are called EcoArena Pre-Conditioned Resin Aggregate and Ecoblock, and... 

Turning a ‘tragic plastic’ problem into a nation building solution

14th March 2019 Ground-breaking up-cycling invention to launch in South Africa Imagine if all South Africa’s unrecycled plastic waste, at 1 100 000 million tons per year, could create thousands of jobs, clean our environment and help build our houses, hospitals, schools and roads. 

Digitalization: The cultural challenge

14th March 2019 In a digital transformation, people matter every bit as much as technology, says Victoria van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development of SKF Regardless of their sector, size or history companies are recognising that the recent improvements in connectivity, control and... 

Precast Concrete Slabs Speed Up Housing Delivery

11th March 2019 South Africa’s massive backlog in affordable housing is likely to see continued demand for precast hollow core concrete slabs from Elematic SA, given the high quality finish and the time that this technology saves in the construction process. “With rapid urbanisation and the increased premium on... 

Chryso Strengthens Position In Screed Market Through Cemexa Acquisition

6th March 2019 Chryso, a world leader in manufacturing additives for concrete and cement as well as developing added-value and innovative solutions for the building industry, has announced its acquisition of Cemexa, a major player in France and internationally in the cement screed market. The Chryso Group,... 

Ideal – And Essential – Introduction To Concrete

6th March 2019 The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology will this year again present a basic - but “absolutely essential” - training course in concrete technology for diverse operational levels in the construction sector.   

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