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As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam has over many years pioneered and sustained numerous initiatives towards a greener planet across all its business units, for the benefit of all stakeholders and at all touchpoints.

AFRISAM AND THE ENVIRONMENT – AN ONGOING PARTNERSHIP

AfriSam is synonymous with environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, honouring their values of ‘People, Planet and Performance’. As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam has over many years pioneered and sustained numerous initiatives towards a greener planet across all its business units, for the benefit of all stakeholders and at all touchpoints. (more…)

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From foundations to countertops and everything in between, Métier Mixed Concrete can tailor-make to your specifications using a variety of aggregates and pigments.

MÉTIER MIXED CONCRETE: NOT JUST GREY STUFF

With a trend towards customisation and sophistication, Métier Mixed Concrete is pushing the boundaries of architecture and design. Our customers want to tell a story through their space, allowing us to customise technical beauty through their personal selection. Seafoam, cobalt and plum, colours not usually associated with concrete, form part of our range and demonstrate […]

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Modern African manufacturer Belgotex, has launched a collection of luxury vinyl tiles, the fastest growing flooring category in the world.

BELGOTEX REVEALS A NEW LUXURY VINYL STATEMENT

Modern African manufacturer Belgotex, has launched a collection of LVT flooring that visits all corners of the world without taking anything away from these places of wonder – except inspiration. (more…)

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AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA.

INAUGURAL AFRISAM CONCREATIVITY AWARD

AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. (more…)

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The Concrete Institute says that when full life-cycle analysis is assessed, concrete’s low embodied energy contributes to sustainable building.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, SAYS THE CONCRETE INSTITUTE

Concrete has a low embodied energy which is an important factor for ‘green building’, says Bryan Perrie, managing director of The Concrete Institute. (more…)

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LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA REWARDS CONCRETE EXCELLENCE AT THE ARTEVIA AWARDS

Lafarge South Africa awarded applicators and architects for outstanding use of the company’s Artevia product at the 2016 Artevia Awards held at the Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton recently. (more…)

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR CONCRETE MANUFACTURERS’ AWARDS

The Concrete Manufacturers Association NPC (CMA) has announced that its Awards for Excellence competition will be run during 2015/16. PPC, the leading supplier of cement in southern Africa, is the anchor sponsor of the competition. According to Echo Group managing director, Monique Eggebeen, who chairs the CMA’s Awards committee, the essential purpose of the awards […]

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Wearable Architecture

FORM MATTERS is a material exploration by South African architect and designer Liani Douglas. The self initiated project investigates how the same material that is used to create large architectural masterpieces and engineering marvels around the world, can also be used to create smaller wearable architectural pieces. Concrete is used to reveal the overlap between the disciplines […]

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Call to professionalise concrete supplies

Concrete gurus from around the country have called on professional bodies within the construction industry to become stricter when specifying concrete in order to improve the standard of construction in South Africa. Speakers and participants in the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) annual conference agreed that more has to be done to ensure that the […]

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SUSPENDED PAVING – IT’S IN THE BAG

How does one convert a dull bitumen-coated flat roof or terrace into an attractive paved surface without the use of grout or any other form of binding agent? One answer is to be found in suspended paving, a process which uses concrete flagstone pavers without the use of any binding agent. Unlike conventional paving or […]

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