Corobrik Is Here For The Building Industry

Following the announcement by Corobrik of the appointment of Chief Operating Officer, Nick Booth, as the new Chief Executive Officer, Booth spoke with SA Builder. How are you settling into your new position, and what is the future of Corobrik? I am settling into my new position well and wrapping my arms around it; leveraging my […]

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Metal Cladding: How To Get The Best From A Metal Roof

Published courtesy SAMCRA In making the decision to have a metal clad roof one must remember that the most important functions of a roof cladding system (profiled cladding plus ancillary items and fasteners) is to provide a weatherproof membrane followed by aesthetic appeal, however, aesthetic appeal is invariably the governing consideration. PROFILE: The first step […]

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SA Builder Report

My tenure as editor at SA Builder began with the resignation of industry stalwart and ex-editor John Thome in early 2020, and coincided with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the various level lockdowns, in which the construction industry ground to a halt, took a dive, and negatively affected the revenue of SA Builder. […]

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MBA North announces winners of 2020 safety competition

On 18th September 2020, the Master Builders Association North (MBA North) announced the winners in its prestigious annual safety competition, which recognises best practice in construction site safety. Awards were given in nine categories. The formal Safety Competition Awards Ceremony did not take place this year in order to comply with COVID-19 regulations. “Despite the […]

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Technology is disrupting the way we design, build, and operate buildings.

Autodesk and WorldsView are hosting CWx Africa – a virtual event taking place on 22 and 23 September. The Converged Workflow Experience (CWx) comprises four tracks dedicated to the digitization of workflows in each of the Build, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and PEM (Process, Energy & Mining) segments. Executives from technology users, resellers and vendors will showcase, challenge, discuss and share insight into […]

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Construction transport safety vital to reduce R352m spend

South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world, according to the latest World Health Organization’s road safety report published in 2018. The report revealed that there are around 1 million accidents per year and 31.9% fatalities per 100 000 people. Deon Bester, Occupational Health and Safety Manager […]

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PrīmX – Future Ready Jointless Flooring In South Africa

Concrete is one of the most frequently used building materials but has remained mostly unchanged. Traditional concrete is cement, stone, and sand, sometimes reinforced with mesh. Strong in compression but weak in tension. Concrete is prone to shrinkage, cracking, and curling, resulting in significant maintenance budgets for warehousing facilities. Welcome to the world’s first FUTURE […]

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High-Speed Doors Can Increase Productivity

With companies under pressure to ensure as contactless operation as possible, automated high-speed doors are becoming a viable option. Not only does use of this type of door increase productivity, but it will allow the opening and closing function to be done without the need for personnel to touch the actual door. This is according […]

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IWH Trade Association And Professional Body

The Institute for Work at Height (IWH) was initially formed as a trade association in January 2009, being a merger of the Specialised Access Engineering Manufacturers Association (SAEMA) and the Rope Access And Fall Arrest Association (RAFAA), desirous of creating safety awareness and in turn “professionalism in the overall Work At Height Industry”. Soon other […]

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