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Rocla and Technicrete open for business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2020 Rocla and Technicrete, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), re-open for business after the initial level 5 COVID-19 situation in South Africa.  “We are pleased to announce that our manufacturing plants are running although at a reduced capacity, and that our sales representatives... 

CoreSlab helps fast-track another affluent housing development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2020 A decision to use hollow-core slabs (HCS) on a large residential project freed up necessary space in an extremely built-up environment, while also reducing construction costs and enabling the property developer, as well as its professional team to significantly accelerate the build. The... 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

a.b.e. products widely used for waterproofing in KZN

29th April 2020 Products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - were used for the waterproofing of several new projects in KZN. Rafique Hoosen, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in KZN, says the company’s products were selected for the following projects: 

Saice supports rapid built environment reopening

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) supports the call by the built environment industry for it to be designated as an essential service that can be among the first to restart operations once the lockdown restrictions in South Africa start easing in early May. Before... 

Deadline for AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award entries extended

By: Donna Slater     23rd April 2020 Entries for the yearly AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award have been extended to July 3, as a result of the disruption brought about as a result of Covid-19. Cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam points out that strict lockdown measures in most countries around the world... 

Coronavirus: Safeguarding Of Construction Sites During A Cessation Of Works

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2020 Many construction sites face the prospect of having to temporarily shut down as the coronavirus outbreak brings a halt to operations. In a new risk bulletin, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s risk consulting experts provide an overview of some relevant loss prevention measures in such a... 

State-of-the-art waterproofing solution for landmark development

1st April 2020 One of South Africa’s foremost waterproofing specialists used Spraylock Concrete Protection (SCP) technology to successfully cure, increase the concrete durability and waterproof the ground and first floor, as well as roof of the new Deloitte head-office in Waterfall City in Midrand. Located... 

Steel vs plastic water tanks

26th March 2020 Water scarcity and water stress is a reality for South Africans; people are turning to water storage tanks to help with short-term solutions to minimise interruption of their water supply. Water tanks are used to store large quantities of water for many different reasons, including agricultural... 

Concrete Reservoirs Vital During Drought, Says The Concrete Institute

12th March 2020 The devastating drought in many parts of South Africa has increased awareness about the need for effective water storage, particularly in rural areas. "It is therefore important that more rural local authorities realise that even relatively small concrete water reservoirs, strategically placed,... 

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