Concrete Offers Myriad Advantages

Concrete Offers Myriad Advantages Due to its durability, versatility, aesthetic appeal, cost-effectiveness and availability, concrete is changing the face of South Africa’s landscape with cutting-edge architects and engineers increasingly making concrete their material of choice. Here, Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute, (TCI) deals with the benefits of the world’s oldest and most popular […]

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South African Cement Producers Apply For Protection Against Imports

South African Cement Producers Apply For Protection Against Imports The Concrete Institute (TCI) has on behalf of the South African cement producers applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge of imports of low-priced cement. TCI has lodged the application on behalf of AfriSam, Dangote Cement SA, Lafarge […]

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Precautions To Reduce Health Risks In Concrete Work

Precautions To Reduce Health Risks In Concrete Work As with many other materials, there are potential risks involved in handling or working with portland cement or mixes made using portland cement. Here Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute, provides guidance on how to avoid the effects of unprotected exposure. The composition of portland cement […]

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How to handle hot weather concreting

How to handle hot weather concreting Summer’s high temperatures can cause problems with concrete placement and finishing so it is important to take precautions to minimise the potential adverse effects when placing concrete in hot weather conditions. Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute, offers some guidelines on minimising the effect of hot weather concrete: […]

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Ideal – and essential: Introduction to Concrete

Ideal – and essential: Introduction to Concrete The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology will this year again present a basic – but “absolutely essential” – training course in concrete technology for diverse operational levels in the construction sector. John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology in Midrand, says the aptly-named two-day […]

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Students: Prepare now for the 2021 Advanced Concrete Technology course

Students: Prepare now for the 2021 Advanced Concrete Technology course South African cement and concrete industry professionals should be preparing now to be accepted as 2021 students for the SCT50 Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) course, a certificate globally accepted as the pinnacle in concrete technology. This is the advice of John Roxburgh, lecturer at The […]

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Concrete versatility and sustainability important for infrastructural development

Concrete versatility and sustainability important for infrastructural development The versatility of concrete boosts the building material’s sustainable merits and should be a decisive factor when maximum quality and longevity are aimed for in infrastructural projects, says Bryan Perrie, managing director of The Concrete Institute (TCI). Perrie says the user or designer can basically decide what […]

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Register now for the Concrete Conference 17-18 August

Register now for the Concrete Conference 17-18 August It’s all systems go for the first ever Concrete Conference, a joint initiative of South Africa’s concrete industry associations to bring concrete professionals together in the interest of developing the industry. Concrete is the most important building block in the development of our country and the conference […]

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