Publishers of information services, technical & reference publications
Specifile a division of Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd., one of the country's largest publishers of engineering-related databases utilising DVD-ROM and Internet technology.
Infixion Media (previously known as IHS SA) - with a history that stretches back to the mid-1940s - is a leading South African organisation involved in the publication of trade, technical and professional journals, the supply of information services and reference publications.
Publications and information services produced by Specifile are specifically developed for the architectural, construction, conferencing, educational, environmental as well as the industrial and engineering sectors.
Architectural and Construction
The Architectural and Construction Division of Infixion Media is directed at AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) professionals. The services reach some 28 000 individuals involved in the building industry in South Africa. A variety of product formats, including magazine, DVD-ROM, technical brochure libraries, guides and websites, enable the company to provide the professional building sector with tailor-made information solutions.
SPECXpert Building Industry Reference Source
This DVD set is issued annually and updated weekly via the internet. SPECXpert contains over 19 000 datasheets and brochures on building products, CAD drawings, brochure summaries, trade names and building products. SPECXpert provides the most extensive DVD-ROM based range of building product information in South Africa. The service is supplied together with the Visual Index – a quick reference guide to products and suppliers that can be found on SPECXpert.
An exceptionally comprehensive library, the Archi-Text system of 28 binders contains brochures, datasheets and catalogues of building products. The Archi-Text library is placed in professional practices and is updated by trained and professional staff every second month. Brochures are constantly verified and updated, and the system is popular with interior designers, architects and consulting engineers. Archi-Text is the perfect solution for practices that work together with their clients on product selection.
A subscriber-based information portal on building products available in South Africa, this extensive website includes brochures, product summaries, supplier and generic information.
A monthly magazine for AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) professionals, SPECIFIER is issued to some 5 000 offices. Highlighting new products and developments in the building industry, SPECIFIER consists of short and pertinent articles and is designed to provide a quick and informative read for this community.
Relied upon by 40 000 (ABC certified) corporate and conference professionals countrywide, CONVEN provides quick and easy access to a selection of the finest venues in South Africa.
CONVEN has a venue to suit every budget and some wonderful and out-of-the-way places to visit. Research findings confirm that we reach over 60 000 decision makers in companies involved in the conference organising process.
VenueSelect: Being spoilt for choice sometimes adds unnecessary pressure to the already stressful responsibility of arranging your conference. If you are having trouble deciding on a suitable venue or would simply prefer to let us do the groundwork for you, look no further than our VenueSelect service. www.conven.co.za
Industrial, Mining and Engineering
Pulse Buyers' Guide
Published annually since 1977, the Pulse Buyers' Guide provides a single source of information for selecting the correct electrical, electronic, instrument or process product for your application. Contents include product information on semiconductors; components; power supplies; production and testing; industrial computers and software; communications; test and measurement; process control and instrumentation; process management services; and general services
The Vector Buyers Guide is also incorporated into this publication and covers information on products relating to protection; power systems; industrial, control and motor systems; power cables, enclosures and accessories; and lighting.
Educational & Environmental
Infixion Media and Delta Environmental Centre, a section 21 company and environmental educational centre in Gauteng, have formed a partnership to produce EnviroTeach as an environmental educational resource.
Infixion Media takes responsibility for the publication of the magazine while Delta Environmental Centre takes responsibility for:
- The editorial component to ensure that the magazine fits into the framework of the curriculum.
- The facilitation of workshops, to assist educators in the use of the resource, the implementation of the new curriculum and in new projects.
Both partners are involved in fundraising for the projects.
- To produce a resource that informs, explores and facilitates the use of environmental education resources.
- To facilitate the development of teaching skills for teachers and other environmental educators.
- To contribute to curriculum development, both for formal education as well as the more informal training sectors.
- To facilitate and inform the process of environmental project implementation, working specifically towards job creation and capacity building.