October, 2013

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LOCAL RECYCLING INDUSTRY SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

Cape Town, October 31, 2013.   Excitement is mounting in the local waste management and recycling industries ahead of the colloquium that will take place in partnership with the European Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisation (EPRO) on the 21st of November, 2013. A 15 man delegation, representing various streams of the European recycling industry, will be […]

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TWO MURRAY & ROBERTS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES RECEIVE “BEST PROJECTS” ACCOLADES

Two Murray & Roberts Construction companies received accolades at the recent 2013 Construction World’s Best Projects awards ceremony that recognises projects across the entire construction industry. Murray & Roberts Western Cape was named the overall winner of the Building Contractors for its work on Portside, Cape Town’s tallest building. Tasked with a fast track construction […]

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Bridging the Gaps in Building South Africa

Building South Africa: Bridging the gap. This was the theme of this year’s 108th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) two-day Congress, aimed at addressing both local and global issues that continue to impact the construction industry in 2013. “For contractors it has not been plain sailing as the recovery from the slowdown following the […]

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A light of hope for Africa

With the African continent facing many challenges, one fundamental issue is energy — and according to the World Bank Energy Unit, Africa is at the point of an energy crisis. A recent study conducted by the World Bank Energy Unit, shows that half of sub-Saharan Africa will be without power by 2030 — this daunting […]

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Tile Africa Contracts supplies NetCafe restaurants

Tile Africa Contracts gained yet another prestigious contract – that of the NetCafe restaurants located in Netcare hospitals. Since the contract was awarded to Tile Africa Contracts five of these eateries have been supplied with tiles. “The tiles used in these establishments need to be easy on the eye and be able to withstand heavy […]

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Academy marks 10 years of skills development in construction industry

The Saint-Gobain Academy contributes to job creation and skills development Making a meaningful contribution to the construction industry for the past 10 years While there is a growing awareness that the building and construction industry needs to adapt to better suit a modern world – where sustainability and the economy are paramount – the reality […]

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SACPVP Conference keeps valuers’ knowledge up to date

The South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP) held its annual conference on 10 and 11 October. A number of respected professionals gave presentations on topics that are current and relevant to professional valuers. Dr Samuel Azasu from the University of the Witwatersrand spoke on international valuation education. Dr Azasu has a PhD […]

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Lafarge Plasterboard: Marrying eco-efficiency and aesthetics

Compliance with SANS 204 energy efficiency standards, SANS 266 SABS Mark – a product certification which guarantees the product is manufactured in a controlled environment under controlled conditions and will always comply with the requirements of the specification – as well as Lafarge Plasterboard’s listing on ecospecifier, is just part of the company’s ongoing commitment […]

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LAST-MINUTE ENROLMENTS FOR ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY COURSE

Last-minute enrolments are still being accepted for The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology globally-respected Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT/SCT50) diploma course, scheduled to start in January 2014. Gary Theodosiou, lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology says students will attend two, two-week long blocks of lectures over a period of six months during […]

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PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS ADD LUSTRE TO GREEN WATERFRONT OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

Over 1 000m² of precast concrete panelling has been used to clad a section of the external façade of No.1 Silo, South Africa’s latest and largest green office building.  Completed in September at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and spanning 18 000m², it is also one of Africa’s most advanced sustainable buildings. Incorporating numerous green-design attributes, recycled waste […]

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