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DoL launches formal inquiry into roof collapse at KZN building

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th January 2019 The Department of Labour (DoL) has set up a formal inquiry into the collapse of a structure that was under construction last year on the premises of Imperial Logistics, in Durban. The collapse led to the death of four employees and the injury of four others.  

WSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th October 2018 WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner - at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning... 

WSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018

25th October 2018 WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner - at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning... 

Steel Awards showcase resilience, workmanship in South African steel industry

By: Simone Liedtke     12th October 2018 South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) CEO Paolo Trinchero believes the industry continues to produce “outstanding work, [which] demonstrates its capability and expertise”. Speaking at its yearly Steel Awards function on Thursday evening, he said there was continued perseverance in... 

Engen support advances rapid growth of David Swartz Engineering Services

7th September 2018 Petroleum giant’s Enterprise & Supplier Development fund provides an encouraging stimulus for a South Durban engineering firm. David Swartz grew up hard in the Durban township of Wentworth, where opportunities were scarce. His dreams of becoming an architect, thwarted by the modest financial... 

Engen support advances rapid growth of David Swartz Engineering Services

7th September 2018 Petroleum giant’s Enterprise & Supplier Development fund provides an encouraging stimulus for a South Durban engineering firm. David Swartz grew up hard in the Durban township of Wentworth, where opportunities were scarce. His dreams of becoming an architect, thwarted by the modest financial... 

Local training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

6th September 2018 The Cape Construction Expo will be taking place at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town from 12 to 13 September 2018. With more than R5.2m allocated for local contractors’ to apply for subcontracting tenders in the Western Cape’s budget for 2018/2019, the Cape Construction Expo is the perfect... 

Local training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

28th August 2018 The Cape Construction Expo will be taking place at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town from 12 to 13 September 2018. With more than R5.2m allocated for local contractors’ to apply for subcontracting tenders in the Western Cape’s budget for 2018/2019, the Cape Construction Expo is the perfect... 

A.B.E. Products For Floor Revamp At Waterfront Restaurant

13th July 2018 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied three key products for the refurbishment of the floors of the popular Panama Jacks restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. For the new flooring, a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – supplied: 

Southern Africa’s leading steel merchandiser and distributor

6th July 2018 Steel supplier Macsteel Trading’s market reach through its strategic network of 14 branches across South Africa extends to most steel consuming sectors and key industries, offering valued customers high-quality steel products combined with excellent service at competitive prices.  

New range of ZAP fasteners released

6th July 2018 Johannesburg-based roofing, cladding and steel frame fastener supplier Kare Industrial Suppliers has introduced a new range of ZAP fasteners designed for fixing roof sheeting to light steel battens and purlins. Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the use of light steel battens... 

Roofing and cold formed sections specialists: Covering Africa

6th July 2018 Southern Africa’s leading supplier of metal roofing products and cold formed sections, Macsteel Roofing’s specialised roofing products continue to show increasing demand nationally and from within Southern African emerging markets. Included in its comprehensive product offering is the manufacture... 

New company focuses on sustainability

By: Paige Müller     25th May 2018 Wadeville-based perlite and vermiculite manufacturer and distributor, Sun Silicates, has established a sister company, CemteQ Building Solutions, which specialises in developing value-add products for the building and construction industries. CemteQ Building Solutions has been established to... 

AMSA liquid steel production increases by 5.9% in Q1

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2018 ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) liquid steel production increased by 5.9% to 71 000 t in the three months ended March 31. The higher output was mainly owing to higher production at its Vanderbijlpark Works and Saldanha Works, which was partly offset by lower long products output following... 

Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

18th April 2018 By Hannes Venter, Industry Advisor: Utilities at SAP Africa Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today's hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving... 

Bolt-together building system designed for use by those with little experience

By: Dylan Slater     30th March 2018 Klevabrick is a new low-cost building system, designed to help build homes with little to no prior building skills, thereby adding to the available methods of low-cost building.  

Premium German anchoring systems available locally

30th November 2017 Some of the most technically-advanced anchoring system solutions in the world are being made available to the local construction and allied industries by leading distributor Upat in Johannesburg. Established in 1983, one of the sole distributorships that Upat prides itself on is, fischer from... 

New duties on steel products indicative of South Africa’s ‘value-chain’ approach to protection 

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2017 The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) confirms that it has recommended increased protection on several downstream steel products and that it is also considering recommending duties on a range of other value-added steel products in future. In addition, the... 

Sasfa marks ten years of LSFB developments in SA

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd March 2017 In celebrating its tenth anniversary, the South African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa), has decided to compile an informative ten-year anniversary publication to highlight the significant achievements and developments in the light steel frame building (LSFB) industry to date. 

Entries open for Aveng Trident Steel Awards

By: David Oliveira     3rd March 2017 Entries are open for the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) Aveng Trident Steel Awards 2017 and Cadex Systems South Africa Photo Competition. Saisc CEO Paolo Trinchero says after the high standard of last year’s awards, there has been “extraordinary” expectation... 

Survival of steel construction industry top priority

By: Simone Liedtke     18th November 2016 This year, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) focus has been on ensuring that steelwork is sourced locally to save the local steel industry. 

South African stainless sector expected to track sideways in 2016 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2015 South Africa’s stainless steel consumption, which has recovered from the slump experienced during the 2009 recession, is expected to track sideways in 2016. Apparent consumption in 2015 rose 1.9% year-on-year to 190 000 t, which is below the post-crisis peak of nearly 210 000 t, but still... 

The worst subcontractors

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     11th September 2015 While we were having a general discussion about who were the worst subcontractors in terms of building installations – subcontractors as in electricians, plumbers, plasterers, et cetera – we came up with a shortlist, which I will now share with you. I am not sure if the shortlist will be of any... 

About PPC Cement

28th April 2015 PPC is the leading supplier of cement in southern Africa through eight cement manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe that can produce around eight million tons of cement products each year. PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime,... 

Captains of Construction to meet with industry stakeholders at Africa’s biggest construction expo.

16th March 2015 The organisers of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo are excited to launch the Captains of Construction forum held on the 13th of May 2015. “Captains of Construction creates a platform for public and private sector industry stakeholders to discuss regional development plans and... 

Water treatment units upkeep complete

14th November 2014 Rope access specialists Skyriders has successfully completed the maintenance of six water treatment units, which form part of the water treatment plant at the Medupi power station, a greenfield coal-fired power plant near Lephalale, in Limpopo. Skyriders was originally approached and tasked with... 

Marley Roofing Commissions New 3-Ton Sdlg Wheel Loader

4th June 2014 Marley Roofing, manufacturer of high-performance concrete roof tiles, has commissioned a 3-ton SDLG LG938L wheel loader, purchased from the Babcock International Group, at its Ekandustria facility in Bronkhorstspruit.  Babcock is the exclusive distributor of SDLG construction machinery in... 

Cross-border ambitions for innovative SA bridge solution

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th March 2014 Local engineering solutions company SureGO officially installed its demonstration installation for its patented innovative floating bridge solution at the Richards Bay Ski Boat Club, in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this month, with plans to further promote the innovation in Mozambique.  

Chemical expands market opportunities

By: David Oliveira     21st March 2014 South Africa-based wood-preservative chemicals supplier Dolphin Bay Chemicals implemented its first pilot  wood treatment of wood ammonium copper quaternary (ACQ) in October 2013. ACQ was developed in the US and is being manufactured locally by Dolphin Bay Chemicals under its Permacure brand. 

Chemical additive introduced to seal liquid holding concrete structures

By: Schalk Burger     31st May 2013 A chemical concrete-additive causes impermeable crystals to grow inside and seal cracks, pores and capillaries and preventing liquids from penetrating the concrete. This nontoxic additive can be used to seal concrete structures in potable water systems and in more aggressive applications, such as... 

Industrial-strength concrete cleaning chemicals

22nd October 2010 A specialised range of industrial-strength cleaning products, some of which are designed to prevent concrete from adhering to equipment, and others to remove hardened concrete, were on display at the second International Product Fair, hosted by manufacturer of concrete products and supplier of... 

Company Announcement: a.b.e. Waterproofing Combination For Linksfield Apartment Block

12th October 2010 Attached please find a press release on: A combination of two renowned waterproofing products from a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was used for the waterproofing of 1 800sq m of roofing at the Linksfield Heights apartment block in Linksfield Ridge.  

Stormwater harvesting saves money

By: Henry Lazenby     8th October 2010 Storm-water harvesting and water recycling are increasingly becoming the norm for architects designing new commercial and residential premises, reports water engineering firm Rain Harvesting Systems. 

Company Announcement: Dow Unveils Groundbreaking Solar Roofing Shingle

8th October 2009 Attached please find a press release on: Today Dow unveiled its line of DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle, revolutionary photovoltaic solar panels in the form of roofing shingles that can be integrated into rooftops with standard asphalt shingle materials.  

How some energy-savvy South Africans have already taken the grid-free leap 

By: Christy van der Merwe     2nd October 2009 Despite South Africa’s plentiful supply of solar irradiation, the cheap cost of coal-fired power, compared with relatively expensive renewable-energy technologies, has meant that the uptake of these technologies is slow. To date, there has been little incentive to invest in capital-intensive... 

How some energy-savvy South Africans have already taken the grid-free leap

By: Christy van der Merwe     2nd October 2009 Despite South Africa’s plentiful supply of solar irradiation, the cheap cost of coal-fired power, compared with relatively expensive renewable-energy technologies, has meant that the up-take of these technologies is slow. To date, there has been little incentive to invest in capital-intensive... 

Cladding system customised 
for stadium

25th September 2009 The Moses Mabhida stadium is in the final stages of construction and is set to be one of the most aesthetically satisfying sports facilities in the world, as well as one of South Africa’s landmark stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

Competition body approves packaging takeover

11th June 2002 South Africa's Competition Commission gave conditional approval for packaging giant Nampak's takeover of smaller rival Malbak. 

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