January, 2013

MBA North members concerned about state of building industry

Master Builders Association North members generally expect 2013 to show a slight improvement in activity and profitability, but there still appears to be major concerns about the state of the building industry at present, says James Tubb, executive director of MBA North.   “Top of the list of discontentment is the industry’s vital dependence on […]

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Johnson Tiles reports on the future of porcelain tiles

Johnson Tiles attended the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – Cersaie, which took place in Bologna, Italy, during September 2012.   Richard Nuss, Marketing Manager at Johnson Tiles reports on the future of porcelain tiles based on the latest advancements the team observed at the international exhibition.   The team saw large […]

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Caesarstone announces collaboration with renowned Japanese design studio Nendo

Caesarstone is excited to announce its collaboration with acclaimed Japanese design studio Nendo, an installation which will be unveiled at the upcoming Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) from January 24th to 27th.   Caesarstone collaborated with acclaimed Japanese design studio Nendo who created an exclusive installation with the company’s surface materials. IDS […]

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Polysytrene Packaging Council hosts successful showcase day

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) recently hosted a very successful open day at the Plastics|SA head office in Midrand.  More than 100 guests representing various aspects of the local recycling and plastics industries, as well as product developers and the media were treated to an informative morning – which included a site visit to WastePlan’s […]

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Awards for GROHE Blue® Mono, GROHE Concetto, GROHE Parkfield, GROHE Power & Soul and GROHE Eurocube

The GROHE Design Studio garnered no fewer than five accolades from the jury of the 2012/2013 Good Design Awards. GROHE Design is distinguished by its inherent harmony of functionality and emotion, comfort and elegance. These features are all very much present in the winning products. The GROHE Blue® Mono water filter system allows to tap […]

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Steel fibres in concrete to strengthen floor slabs

Steel fibres in concrete for strength and ductility

The aim of all concrete reinforcement is essentially the same, to hold the concrete together after it cracks and hence effectively carry the tensile stresses that the cracked concrete matrix would otherwise not be able to do.   Industrial concrete flooring experts Concrete Laser Flooring director Peter Norton explains that kooked end high tensile steel […]

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FloorworX App published on AppStore

The App has most of the bells and whistles of our MySpec App such as Specifying options, plus we’ve thrown in some additional features such as Maintenance Specifications and Product Presentations. In addition to the much expected information such as About Us, Contact Us, Image Gallery and Sustainability, the FloorworX App gives you access to […]

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Sika invests in new concrete laboratory in Gauteng

In spite of South Africa’s ever-volatile economy, Sika has confidently decided to expand its service offering in a way that few companies can. After doubling production and warehouse space at its Head Office in 2009, Sika is proud to announce the opening of its new Concrete Laboratory Facility in Gauteng.   Sika’s Concrete Business Unit […]

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SteelFuture Conference – Promoting ‘out of the box’ thinking for future survival

The global future of steel construction will come under discussion at a top-level conference to take place at the Sandton Sun in Johannesburg in on 5th & 6th March 2013. The SteelFuture Conference, organised by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), will bring together some of the leading minds in the local and […]

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Cement & Concrete Technology Conference scheduled for 28-30 January 2013

A world leader in building materials, the international Lafarge Group is also the leading cement producer in Africa with operations in eleven sub-Saharan countries, in addition to a large presence in North Africa. In keeping with this position, the Group’s subsidiary, Lafarge South Africa is a Gold Sponsor of the Advances in Cement and Concrete […]

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