AfriSam: Creating Concrete Possibilities

“AfriSam has been operating for more than 85 years and despite the extremely tough economic environment, the company still has a vision of being around and making a positive contribution to the development of our country’s infrastructure through the products and services it provides, but first, we have to position our business correctly so that […]

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The Role Of Wind In Green Recovery

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is pushing for a green economic recovery plan, which should consider renewable energy as one of the main components of the government economic stimulus package post-Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a severe strain on the economy of South Africa resulting in disruption of capital flows, increased unemployment […]

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Proper Surface Preparation Vital For Successful Plastering

Proper surface preparation plays an important part to achieve successful plastering. The Concrete Institute MD, Bryan Perrie, here provides advice on how to prepare a wide variety of surfaces before applying plaster: In new plastering work, surface preparation should start with accurate setting out and construction of walls and soffits to provide a surface that […]

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Sub-Standard Handrailing A Safety Concern

In this tough economic climate purchasing decisions are, in many cases, based on price alone. This is of major concern, as individuals with little understanding of the technical aspects behind a product such as handrailing can unwittingly compromise the safety of people. Dean Weil, Operations Executive of Mentis Africa, cautions those making this type of […]

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Extracts From “Guidance On Routine And Deep Cleaning Of Workplaces When Covid-19 Positive Cases Have Been Identified”, By Dr Charlene Andraos

Frequency of cleaning/disinfection Workplaces to be cleaned daily. The frequency of cleaning will increase if: Workplace operates in shifts (clean between shifts). Equipment is shared (clean between uses). Disinfect when there is likelihood of contamination: Suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19 at the workplace. At workplaces with high volume of workers, customers or visitors that are likely […]

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Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal held its 119th Annual General meeting on 30 June 2020 via the Microsoft Teams platform, which saw Bhekisisa Samson Ngcongo of Dambuza Community Development Trust elected to a second term as President of the Association. In his address, he stated that the Association would vigorously pursue the relevant strategies to build a […]

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WC construction industry to prepare for COVID-19 peak

Latest epidemiological models have revealed that the COVID-19 infection peak in the Western Cape will take place from late July through early August. This is both longer and flatter than anticipated, said Premier Alan Winde. Although this will assist with the capacity of the healthcare system, it means that the worst of the pandemic is […]

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Franki Shines At Landmark Longkloof Precinct Project

Franki Africa recently called on its experience to prevail over an array of challenges to deliver a two-level basement with depth of up to 10m at Growthpoint Properties’ famed Longkloof Precinct project in Cape Town, on time and within budget. Specialist geotechnical contractor Franki Africa was recently contracted to deliver a two-level basement for the […]

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FREE webinar on the essentials of galvanizing

The International Zinc Association, in partnership with Creamer Media’s Engineering News, are hosting a FREE webinar to launch their new book, The Essentials of Galvanizing, focused on arming engineers, designers and architects with expert knowledge on the long-term value of galvanizing. Webinar details as follows: Date: Wednesday, 15 July Time: 15:00 Cost: FREE Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/tJIqceqhrDMoHdXfdrxH_e2_sEmOgiNkTLal/success?user_id=jvZIU37hSYauAkEt-jRxBw&timezone_id=Africa%2FJohannesburg

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