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Large Bridges Showcase Concor Infrastructure Expertise On N2 Road Contract

17th September 2018 Concor Infrastructure has made solid progress constructing and extending more than eleven structures, including two large bridges and four overpass bridges, on the exciting N2 highway upgrade between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. This substantial South African National Roads Agency SOC... 

Unique design solution for 92 Rivonia Road project

By: Melissa Zisengwe     3rd August 2018 Formwork and scaffolding manufacturer PERI South Africa was able to supply a unique design solution for the challenging 92 Rivonia Road mixed-use development. This allowed main contractor WBHO to come to grips with the striking ‘feature brows’ at the project, lead engineer: key and strategic... 

PERI Rail Climbing System reaches new heights at Katherine Towers

2nd July 2018 The complex core geometry at the Katherine Towers project in Sandton saw PERI South Africa deploy its RCS-CL (Rail Climbing System Carriage Light) to reduce crane time and maximise platform sizes for the complex core geometry. The project was designed by architecture and interior architecture... 

PERI Rail Climbing System reaches new heights at Katherine Towers

29th June 2018 The complex core geometry at the Katherine Towers project in Sandton saw PERI South Africa deploy its RCS-CL (Rail Climbing System Carriage Light) to reduce crane time and maximise platform sizes for the complex core geometry. The project was designed by architecture and interior architecture... 

Rapid Strength Concrete Market To Reach USD 450 Billion By 2024

27th June 2018 According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rapid Strength Concrete Market to exceed USD 450 billion by 2024. Strong demand for rapidly setting concrete in the construction industry which helps in reducing the overall construction time and cost is likely to augment rapid... 

Rocla And Ocon Brick Shine At 2018 PMR .Africa

22nd June 2018 Business Excellence Awards Rocla and Ocon Brick, part of the IS Group of companies, both excelled in the 2018 PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards, with Rocla walking away with the Diamond Arrow Award, whilst Ocon Brick picked up its 10th PMR Award by being awarded a Gold Arrow Award. The awards... 

African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo announce grand return in 2019

31st May 2018 South Africa’s only multidisciplinary built environment show seals outstanding edition in 2018, and announces further growth as part of The Big 5, one of the world’s largest construction events. Hosting over 8 000 professionals from 44 countries, the 6th edition of the African Construction &... 

African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo Announce Grand Return In 2019

31st May 2018 South Africa’s only multidisciplinary built environment show seals outstanding edition in 2018, and announces further growth as part of The Big 5, one of the world’s largest construction events. Hosting over 8,000 professionals from 44 countries, the 6th edition of the African Construction &... 

Technical construction used to change historical building to modern art museum 

17th May 2018 The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, built inside of the old grain silo at the V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town, required specialist concretes and technical formwork to realise the vision of the architect Thomas Heatherwick. Schalk Burger has the details. Also making headlines, South African... 

The Advantages Of Precast Concrete Wingwall Units

10th May 2018 Precast concrete products offer many known advantages and Rocla’s precast concrete wingwall units are no exception. Wingwall units are used at both the inlet and outlet of a pipe system in both culvert and stormwater applications. Precast wingwall units offer the client a faster installation... 

CONCRETE REDEVELOPMENT

4th May 2018 The redevelopment of the old grain silos at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront into what is today the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa involved some quite innovative design, engineering and construction work. However, it also required specialised concrete, which was supplied and sponsored by... 

Controlled permeability formwork liners prevent tank degradation

13th April 2018 To reduce the formation of blowholes and other blemishes on concrete surfaces Formtex Controlled Permeability Formwork (CPF) liners, supplied by nonwoven roll goods supplier Fibertex SA, have been designed and manufactured for concrete surface enhancement in diverse applications, including highly... 

Waco Africa is now a 52% Black Owned Business

29th March 2018 A learnership programme for 60 females from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, with disabilities, was recently implemented by Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa. The learners, who all reside in rural areas around South Africa, embarked on a General Education and Training Certificate in... 

Stabila LAR 350 rotation laser features world-first motion control system

2nd March 2018 The LAR 350 rotation laser from Stabila, launched locally by official African distributor Upat, features a world-first motion control system comprising an intuitive remote control with an in-built movement sensor. By turning the remote control to the right or left, the movement sensor accelerates... 

OLI South Africa

2nd March 2018 When constructing industrial floors, walls, columns, slabs and so forth, flexible and easy-to-use vibrating systems are required, says industrial vibration equipment distributor OLI South Africa. Kempton Park-based OLI’s high-frequency immersion vibrators, known as ‘pokers’, are the preferred... 

Steel manufacturer manages processing upgrades despite hostile industry

2nd March 2018 Despite the plethora of difficulties facing the steel industry, steel tubing and profiling manufacturer Augusta Steel has invested in processing line upgrades to improve its offerings. Augusta Steel says the local steel industry has been made to compete with cheap imports, rising production and... 

A Recent acquisition by Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa, has increased its ability to meet customer needs as well as expand its footprint further into Africa.

23rd February 2018 Rent-A-Toilet’s Namibian operations were integrated into Sanitech as from October 2017. This acquisition allows Rent-A-Toilet great opportunities for both employees and customers, while increasing Sanitech’s footprint into Namibia. Sanitech, known as Kwikform in Namibia, has made in-roads into... 

Afrisam Readymix For Unique Dynamic’s Droogheuwel Reservoir Project

22nd February 2018 Gauteng continues to be an urban magnet drawing job seekers from far and wide, making the Droogheuwel municipal bulk water reservoir in Randfontein a vital piece of infrastructure to keep sufficient water flowing to the growing area of Randgate. Hard at work on this 20 megalitre reservoir is the... 

Widening Of Bridges At Hopetown

22nd February 2018 Upington-based contractors Botes & Kennedy Manyano are progressing well with the widening of the 312 metre bridge on the N12 carriageway over the Orange River at Hopetown in the Northern Cape. The substantial project is consuming 4,000 cubic metres of concrete and 500 tonnes of reinforcing steel,... 

Infrastructure specialists help municipalities accelerate service delivery to poor communities

14th February 2018 New sports complex construction projects in Limpopo are providing many members of poor communities with employment opportunities and driving skills development in the South African construction industry. Moreover, these projects have become an important pipeline of work for emerging contractors.... 

Precast concrete technologies complement labour-based construction

12th February 2018 Precast concrete technologies are playing a key role in helping municipalities deliver essential infrastructure, including sports and recreational facilities. By harnessing the main benefits of this technology, namely speed and ease of construction, these public-sector bodies that operate at... 

With the drastic water shortage currently being experienced in Cape Town, individuals and organisations need to do all they can to save water.

8th February 2018 One of the immediate actions which can be implemented is the use of portable toilets, which impacts on the physical saving of water as well as being a vital element of disaster management. “Although water saving has become a matter of urgency in Cape Town, it is relevant across South Africa and... 

In October 2017, Pristine Health Services sold its Gauteng-based hygiene and pest control services to Sanitech.

23rd January 2018 Having purchased Pristine Health Services, Sanitech now has a greater presence in the pest control market as well as being able to offer current clients an extra service. “We c an now move into various industries where we may not have had a presence before, thereby increasing our experience in... 

Precast concrete provides a safer means of building

17th January 2018 One of the many of advantages of hybrid-concrete construction (HCC) is that it is a safer alternative to conventional in-situ building techniques. Sections or portions of a construction project are undertaken off site in a controlled factory environment, while only skilled teams are required to... 

CoreSlab keeps scoring milestones on municipal sports complex projects

15th January 2018 Precast concrete technologies are helping municipalities accelerate the delivery of sports complexes in many poor outlying areas of the country. These projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) create many employment, as well as skills-development opportunities during the... 

CoreSlab behind cost-effective and efficient projects

11th December 2017 CoreSlab, a leading precast concrete specialist, has participated in many successful private- and public-sector building projects. Importantly, the company’s precast concrete systems have allowed professional teams to accelerate construction times and provided cost-savings for property... 

Company supplies Western Cape-based distribution centre

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2017 Concrete construction specialist Bedrock Group has supplied 194 precast tilt-up concrete columns for the construction of food retailer Shoprite Holdings’ 63 000 m2 main distribution campus for the Cape Town area, in Brackenfell, in the Western Cape.  

Pre-cast at the CORE of modern hotel

18th October 2017 The new six-storey 2Ten Hotel is immediately noticeable by the slender and elegant vertical and horizontal lines that traverse the full length and width of the east, west and south walls of the structure. Meanwhile, lean horizontal and vertical strips of pre-cast concrete coping on the perimeter... 

Specialist Knowledge Meets Innovation

10th October 2017 Local Engineering And Construction Company Develops Unique Formwork Solution For Dome Structures Durban-based engineering company, NOVARC, has developed a safe, fast and cost-effective formwork solution for concrete dome structures and reservoirs. 

Property experts help accelerate delivery of affordable office space in Polokwane

13th September 2017 Property developers and builders are responding to a high demand for affordable and quality office space in Polokwane. One of these astute companies is Golden Bay Properties. This property developer and building contractor already has a solid track-record successfully completing many developments... 

AfriSam Readymix For Unique Dynamic’s Droogheuwel Reservoir Project

7th August 2017 Gauteng continues to be an urban magnet drawing job seekers from far and wide, making the Droogheuwel municipal bulk water reservoir in Randfontein a vital piece of infrastructure to keep sufficient water flowing to the growing area of Randgate. Hard at work on this 20 megalitre reservoir is the... 

New civic centre showcases a better way to build

29th June 2017 The Greater Giyani Municipality will soon take ownership of its new modern administration offices, with the second-and final phase of the development in the heart of the Giyani central business district now nearing completion. By February this year, HBC Construction and its team of... 

9th Pmr Golden Award For Ocon Brick

25th May 2017 Ocon Brick, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group of companies (ISG), won their ninth consecutive PMR Golden Arrow Award within the Suppliers of Bricks and Formwork/Scaffolding category at a ceremony hosted by PMR.africa in Johannesburg in May 2017.   “We are very pleased to have won this... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 Phase 2B of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project is under review with the DWS. 

Releasing Agents For Every Concrete Purpose

9th February 2017 Releasing agents are a valuable part of any construction project, ensuring that concrete does not stick to formwork or moulds; the CHRYSO® Dem range takes this technology another step forward with a brand to suit every application. According to Hannes Engelbrecht, general manager:inland at CHRYSO... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 Phase 2B of project is under review with the Department of Water and Sanitation. 

Goscor Rental Company has record month

24th January 2017 A fine year all-round has culminated in Goscor Rental Company (GRC) having its best month ever in November 2016 and according to GM Shaun Morton, the company’s success is a result of the team delivering world class service to its customers. GRC is a division of Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC),... 

Right-First-Time Construction

16th January 2017 The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

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