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Hard Hat Equipment Hire – celebrating 10 years of service excellence to the construction sector

Site Agent, Pretorius states that RMD Kwikform played a critical role in the project's success. RMD Kwikform's Rapishor system was used to secure a working platform for erection of the conical formwork. The system provides easy to erect, labour-saving shoring solution with a 80 kN leg load capacity...

Interesting Times

August started out with Zimbabweans demonstrating in the streets of Harare because they reckoned the results of their general election had been rigged. There were threats of making the country ungovernable. South Africa kicked off Women’s Month with mass marches intended to shut down the economy – even if just for a day

Congress to Tackle Building Industry Issues 

Topics such as intimidation on building sites, the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on the construction industry, as well as the development of the sector will all come under the spotlight at the annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, taking place on the 10th and 11th of September 2018 at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The

Western Cape’s safest building sites announced 

The results of the 2018 Master Builders Association Western Cape’s (MBAWC) annual Regional Occupational Health and Safety Competition have been announced. This year’s Competition attracted 40 entrants from all over the Western Cape. These sites have been undergoing audits since April by MBAWC Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Deon Bester, who is also an accredited Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Lead Auditor.

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Concor Western Cape scores three safety awards at MBAWC 

Concor Western Cape has again proved itself a world class contractor by winning three out of the five building categories in the Master Builders Association Western Cape (MBAWC) 2018 Regional Safety Competition

State of the Construction Industry  

At a breakfast hosted by AfriSam in Johannesburg recently, David Metelerkamp, Senior Economist at Industry Insight, delivered his analysis of the State of the Construction Industry in South Africa.

Innovative BIM formwork solutions from PERI South Africa

The construction industry is in need of change so as to boost productivity, minimise project overruns, and reduce rework due to lagging or slow information flow. As a supplier of a key service to main and sub-contractors, the formwork sector is wellpositioned to assist with achieving such savings and improved production levels by leveraging the advantages that Building Information Modelling (BIM) can offer.

Corobrik’s Springs factory meets market demand for superior clay pavers 

A leading manufacturer of masonry, paver and concrete retaining systems countrywide, Corobrik distributes in excess of five million products daily produced from its 15 factories. A large portion of the clay pavers that contribute towards this number are produced at Corobrik’s Springs Factory in Gauteng, which has an impressive output capacity of between 110 000 and 144 000 pavers daily

Construction of the Kazungula bridge progressing well  

Construction of the US$260 million project, which includes international border facilities in Zambia and Botswana, officially began on 12 October 2014 and was due to be completed by 2018. The Times of Zambia recently reported that handover is now expected in March 2019.

How to schedule a precast plant project 

“Before equipment manufacturing starts, a launch meeting should be organised to ensure that all the technical details are in place; the production capacity, their feedings and even the equipment size required to make sure the site is appropriately designed. Drawings of the future precast concrete production hall should be available.