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Protection tech used at office building

Construction company Storm Waterproofing Systems’ specialists made use of the Spraylock concrete protection technology to successfully cure, increase the concrete durability of and waterproof the ground and first floors, as well as the roof of the new Deloitte head office in Waterfall City, in Midrand. Powered by WPeMatico

Concrete batchers training in the works

The Concrete Institute’s (TCI’s) School of Concrete Technology is planning to offer a special one-day course for concrete batchers and batch plant staff in the second half of 2020. Powered by WPeMatico

Company welcomes relaxed lockdown regulations

Construction materials company AfriSam has welcomed the first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national Covid-19 lockdown, and looks forward to Level 3, which was earmarked to start at the beginning of this month. The relaxed regulations now allow for critical supplies of cement and construction materials to reach specified markets. Powered by WPeMatico

Concrete solutions for rural roads

With poor rural gravel roads causing horrific accidents, technical service provider The Concrete Institute (TCI) MD Bryan Perrie says there is substantial scope for more low-volume concrete roads to increase road safety in South Africa. Powered by WPeMatico

Work resumes on Wild Coast cable-stayed bridge project

Construction has started on the foundations for the Msikaba bridge, which is being constructed by Concor Infrastructure in joint venture (JV) with Mota-Engil Construction South Africa (MECSA). The R1.65-billion contract is poised to deliver the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa.  Powered by WPeMatico

Accelerated renewables roll-out ‘one of the few substantial recovery opportunities’ open to …

The South African government is being urged to accelerate the implementation of its renewable-energy-heavy Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) as part of the country’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery package. Meridian Economics MD Dr Grové Steyn, who is currently modelling the economic impact of such an acceleration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), […]