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Cement producers preserve C&CI services by establishing The Concrete Institute

Three of South Africa’s leading cement producers have stepped in to fund the establishment of a new company to preserve the vital education, and consulting services previously provided by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).   AfriSam, Lafarge and Sephaku are now financing the operations of The Concrete Institute which, from May 2 this year, […]

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The Cement & Concrete Institute to close down after 75 years

After 75 years of serving the construction industry in South Africa, the Cement & Concrete Institute will be closing down. This decision was reluctantly taken by the C&CI Board following the resignation of the Institute’s main funding members. The process required to give effect to this decision will commence with immediate effect (27 Feb 2013) […]

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Comprehensive training on concrete industrial floors on offer this year

The Cement & Concrete Institute says design and detailing, and construction practice, are aspects of concrete flooring that require specific training.   “In addition, a thorough understanding of all the characteristics of concrete, the influence of material selection, environmental inconsistencies, as well as handling and finishing, are essential to produce a quality floor. A disregard […]

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C&CI leads drive to promote precast construction

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) is driving a campaign – and leading a special task group – to promote the concept of prefabricated construction which has to date been under-utilised in South Africa.   Gary Theodosiou, Structural Engineer at the C&CI, says construction with prefabricated structural elements offers several advantages. “These include speed of […]

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C&CI architect elected President of GIfA

Daniel van der Merwe, Architect at the Cement and Concrete Institute (C&CI), has been elected as the new President of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA).   Van der Merwe, who will serve the 2013/14 two-year term of office, commented: “Representing both a key construction materials industry, such as the concrete and cement sector, and the architectural profession […]

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C&CI Sustainable Design Competition entries major attraction at AZA2012

The winners of the Cement & Concrete institute’s fifth annual 2011 Student Sustainable Design Competition – with the theme of  ‘Future African Cities’ – were announced recently.   A jury which included architects South African architects Hugh Fraser and Sarah Calburn; and Spanish architects, Clara Cruz D’Almeida and Elena Rocchi; selected the winners who will […]

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An outlook for 2013: By the C&CI MD, Bryan Perrie

Q1: What are the current major talking points in the industry? The increase in the number of Alternative Building Technologies (ABTs) is currently noteworthy.   ABTs are employed, for example, to help reduce the increasing backlog of housing in South Africa – and the majority of the ABTs are essentially concrete systems.   With ABTs, […]

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C&CI training programme for 2013 published

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) Education Programme for 2013 has been published.   Petrus Jooste, Education and Training Manager of the C&CI, says concrete training plays a vital role at a time when the shortage of skills is hampering economic progress in South Africa.   He states in the programme’s foreword that for the […]

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Alternative concrete solutions rising to the SA housing challenge

Most of the increasing number of alternative building technologies (ABTs) on offer now to help reduce the increasing backlog of housing in South Africa are essentially concrete systems, according to Adéle de Lange, Human Settlements Technical Marketing Advisor at the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI). She explains: “It is common knowledge that concrete masonry is […]

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Two new associate members for C&CI

Industrial flooring contractor, Twintec SA, and the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA), have recently become Associate Members of the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).   Twintec SA – part of the international Twintec Group – specialises in the development and implementation of jointless flooring with steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) processes and technology.   […]

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