May, 2013

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The coatings industry should use the global demand for increased sustainability to its advantage instead of regarding it as an obstacle to future profitability, Howard Harris, an independent Energy Consultant, told the recent Coatings for Africa 2013 symposium. Jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), […]

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The coatings industry needs to adopt a unified approach world-wide to save costs and time in its quest to become a totally sustainable industry, Tony Mash, who recently retired as CEO of the British Coatings Federation, has recommended. Mash, who is now president of TMA Consulting in the UK, was addressing the Coatings for Africa […]

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The Concrete Institute has a busy training programme planned for the rest of the year. The Institute will present a wide range of concrete technology training courses as outlined in its 2013 Education Programme.  “The fact that training by the School of Concrete Technology will be continuing has been enthusiastically welcomed by the construction and […]

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Silestone® -The ultimate collection of hygienic quartz surfacing

Silestone®, the international leaders in engineered quartz surfacing, has launched their latest collection of superior and versatile kitchen and bathroom surfacing nationwide. Silestone’s® sleek surfaces are manufactured from the finest natural quartz and according to the most stringent techniques. Not only are Silestone’s surfaces non-porous, shock, scratch and stain resistant, but unique in that the […]

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Building a transportation hub for bloemfontein

Bloemfontein CBD’s taxi rank had fallen into disrepair, prompting the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality to develop a modern transport hub. Designed to provide commuters with integrated taxi and bus ranks sheltered from the elements, the double storey building also includes offices, shops and restaurants.  Lafarge South Africa supplied a range of building material solutions for the […]

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Lafarge SA sponsors Concrete Week Conference & Expo

 The inaugural Concrete Week promises to be an important and exciting event on the South African concrete calendar. It is attracting widespread participation from leading players in the cement and concrete industry throughout Africa. Held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 3-6 June, the TotallyConcrete Expo activities embrace technical seminars relating to cement, coal ash […]

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Retiring architect ready to design a new life chapter

After 42 years in the profession, architect Paul Gladulich is ready to start a new chapter in his life. He has been with architecture firm Bentel Associates International (BAI) for 34 years – loyalty that’s almost unheard of today – where his main focus has been on retail architecture. Paul says what he loves most […]

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Bentel Associates International awarded International Property Award

    Bentel Associates International (BAI) recently accepted the Five Star Asia Pacific Property award for Best Office Architecture for its Thane One project in Mumbai, India. With 429 awards presented to 260 companies from 23 countries in the region, it was the biggest International Property Awards regional event in the awards 19-year history.   […]

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Eyethu Orange Farm Mall to form the core of a new town centre

The new R400 million Eyethu Orange Farm Mall is poised to act as a major catalyst not only for the Orange Farm and Evaton areas, but for the whole Greater Sebokeng region. With major retailers already secured for the 27,000m² mall and transport infrastructure upgrades underway, the regional mall development, with expansion rights of up […]

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Tiletoria Acquires Floors Direct

Tiletoria, one of South Africa’s leading tile retailers and wholesalers, has just acquired the retail flooring business of Floors Direct. Operating principally out of Gauteng, Floors Direct is South Africa’s leading flooring supply and installation experts. The company carries the largest range of international brands and specialises in providing unique laminate, engineered wood and solid […]

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