April, 2014


One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: “We’ve always had good intentions, but haven’t been sure about where to start. So we’re taking on the My Green […]

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Ethiopian architectural history mapped using Autodesk Revit

A university in Ethiopia is applying Autodesk Revit®software in a ground-breaking initiative to digitise and provide widespread access to the country’s architectural history. The ambitious research is being conducted at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Construction Management and City Development (EiABC) by the chair of CAD and geo-informatics. Ayele Bedada, Principal research conductor at the […]

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Interbuild Africa announces new partnerships for 2014

Interbuild Africa 2014 will be supported by some of the leading industry associations in South Africa when it opens its doors in August this year. “Interbuild Africa 2014 is pleased to announce that it has solidified partnerships with a number of respected industry bodies, including the National Homebuilders Registration Council the South African Bureau of […]

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TAL X-Calibur introduces X-Tech StoneFlow decorative screed

TAL X-Calibur is introducing a newly developed industrial grade, rapid-setting and self-smoothing decorative screed called X-Tech StoneFlow. Polished, decorative and seamless concrete floor solutions are in high demand, however Terrazzo floors can take up to 28 days to cure before grinding and polishing can commence. TAL X-Calibur joined forces with Rock Solid Flooring and HTC […]

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A new concrete retaining wall block, Aveng Manufacturing Infraset’s split-face Terrace Blok® 300, has enjoyed a spectacular launch at the Olivedale Retirement Village, currently under construction in Olivedale, Johannesburg. The TB300® was used to construct 2 200m² of open-face retaining walls. In addition, 1 400m² of closed-face walling was erected using Aveng Manufacturing Infraset’s Infrablok™ 350 retaining […]

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New social housing development highlights affordability of Cobra products

When Imzi Housing constructed its new Fairview Links social housing development in Port Elizabeth, it looked to Cobra for tap ware. Not only did it want robust taps and mixers of the highest quality, but the products needed to be cost effective as well, in line with the parameters of the project as an affordable […]

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Did you ever wanted to improve something in or around your house, but did you find it hard to find the right person for the job? With this idea RedFish.co.za came to life. It all started when three people were having a chat at a beach side braai. One year later in June 2013, www.RedFish.co.za […]

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Corobrik is rated best brick supplier in SA for the fourth consecutive year

PMR.africa presented the Diamond Arrow Award to Corobrik for the fourth year running for achieving the highest score in its annual national survey on brick suppliers to the South African construction industry at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg on 16 April 2014. The survey was conducted from October 2013 to January 2014 using a […]

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New access tracks for Geelkrans Nature Reserve

The client, Cape Nature was looking for a permanent, yet flexible solution for jeep tracks on deep sandy substrates at Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Stillbaai, without the associated footprint impacts of commonly used hard structures such as asphalt or paving. Mobicast, Terraforce licensee in the Garden Route area, suggested the Terracrete paving block, a permeable and […]

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Joining forces in the property market

As of April 2014, WSP in Africa and RPP and SPN Consulting Engineers have joined forces. The union supplements WSP’s existing HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and mechanical engineering capability in Johannesburg, while joining one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies in Africa enables RPP to grow with WSP’s global skills network as backing. […]

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