The distribution centre for Shoprite Checkers in Climor consists of over twenty buildings, of which the largest are three warehouses within the development. The Dry Goods warehouse is 76,000m2, the Refrigerated building is 18,000m2 and the Returns Centre is 12,000m2. Together, these buildings form the core of the new national distribution centre. The distribution park […]
Bosch is a prominent supplier of home appliances in South Africa. The company required a new factory and warehouse facility and appointed Empowered Spaces to design a facility that would ‘wow’ their staff and guests. The brief to the architect for the new facility, which is located in Witfontein opposite the Serengeti Golf Estate, […]
SA Airlink is an international flight training facility for pilots that airline Airlink created in conjunction with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer. Embraer has brought in full flight simulators to train international pilots on their aircraft at the facility. The brief to the architect was to design an internationally rated flight training facility that could […]
Hirt and Carter is an industrial building/office space that consists of a shared printing facility and head office in KwaZulu-Natal. Initially, the client was looking for a project site where they could build their new office and factory component. Over the course of the design stage with the architect, the tenant of the building realised […]
Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is a new empowered South African rail company tasked with the revitalisation of rail transport in South African metro areas. The purpose of the Gibela Train Station project was to create a train manufacturing facility in Nigel, Gauteng. Several processes needed to be housed within the facility and the design team […]
Campus Square is a convenience centre situated on the corner of Kingsway and University Road, Melville. Anchor tenants include Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths and a new Dischem, while the restaurant offering includes an upgraded Dros, RoccoMamas, enlarged Wimpy and a new Nandos. The Centre offers food, shopping, and convenience all under one roof and it […]
Fertiliser company Westfert required a massive warehouse to take advantage of favourable global conditions in the market. The large-scale dome in Hoopstad that was built is described as the biggest in the southern hemisphere. The main objective of the structure was to create an inland fertiliser storage facility where various basic granular fertilisers can be […]
Time Square Sun Arena was the Commercial Category Winner at the recent Steel Awards. What’s interesting is that the original project wasn’t envisaged in steel but in concrete. For practical reasons, this was later changed to steel. Read on to find out more. The Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn Maine is the biggest […]
The new building for High Definition Interiors is clad in Brownbuilt 406 profiled steel sheeting to provide a warehouse feel, while offering a sleek and clean aesthetic.
Light steel frame building is a term used internationally to define a building system where the main structural elements consist of structural wall frames, roof trusses and floor joists manufactured from cold-formed light gauge galvanised steel.
In February 2018, CSI announced that it has acquired a 40% stake in Ergosystem via the investment of significant money into EWS to strengthen their balance sheet. Managing Director of Ergosystem, Dean Armstrong, says the synergies between the companies, coupled with the extensive footprint of CSI, will have mutually beneficial results for both companies as […]
The Great Knysna Fires of 2017 shook South Africa to its core. Citizens across the country stood by helplessly as they watched live footage of the spectacular flames fuelled by storm winds ripping through the Western Cape coastal town and surrounding areas.
The directors of CSI are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the directors of RVI that sees CSI acquiring the two trading divisions of RVI comprising the Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation Systems Division (SHEVS) and Architectural Solution Division (AS). The SHEVS Division offers turnkey solutions to the South African fire […]
GRS has teamed up with a select group of leading international manufacturers of polycarbonate multi-wall panels, under the brand name Clear-Clad, to provide the South African building industry with a complete range of installation possibilities for commercial and industrial buildings, roof skylights and cladding solutions. Clear-Clad is a new generation of multi-wall polycarbonate panel systems […]
The BMW H-EMS Roof Lift project was announced as the Overall Winner as well as the Winner of the Innovation Category at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017 event, which took place on 13 September at Emperors Palace Gauteng, Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town and The Mount Edgecombe Country Club in Durban. Leading metal roof […]
The historic Dunlop Factory in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal, opened its new 12 5000m2 warehouse and distribution facility in 2016. The project was recently announced as the Winner of the Factory and Warehouse Category at the 36th edition of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), which was held in September 2017. Global Roofing Solutions […]
The striking, winding metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The awards ceremony, which was held in September 2017, honours innovative use of steel and innovation in design, fabrication or construction, and technical […]
The patented transverse stiffener ribs system on Klip-Lok and Klip-Tite roof sheeting from Global Roofing Solutions offers a number of benefits:
The highlight of the structural steel industry calendar, the 35th Annual Steel Awards hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction in partnership with BSi Steel, took place on 15 September 2016 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal concurrently. Attended by over 1000 people, the event showcased projects completed in the previous year that demonstrated excellence in the use of structural steel. Sponsors for the event were: Main – Bsi Steel, Popular Vote Feature – Macsteel, Photo competition - Cadex Systems SA, Tubular category - The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers, Light steel frame category - Saint-Gobain, Metal Cladding Category - Global Roofing Solutions, Factory and Warehouse category: Safintra, Partner Sponsors - ArcelorMIttal SA, Genrec Engineering, NJR Steel and Aveng Steel.
©Photo credit: Global Roofing SolutionsThe cladding to the new Head Office for Statistics SA, winner of the Global Roofing Solutions Metal Cladding Category at Steel Awards 2016, accentuates the strong geometric lines of the building. When the landscape demands a rapport with the building, the architecture needs to be approached accordingly. How so? Through design that accords and defines cladding possibilities. Consider the new Head Office for Statistics SA. If you haven’t seen this stunning building envelope yet, it’s derived from the Chromadek® coils manufactured by ArcelorMittal South Africa, who then supply a number of roofing and cladding profilers that then convert Chromadek® coils into bespoke roofing and cladding systems. Chromadek® cladding represents an envelope or an opportunity to represent a space.
A strong, attractive light weight pressed metal roof tile with either an acrylic grit finish or a natural stone coat finish, The Arma-Tile™ simulates the well-known Double Roman cement tile and the Arma-Shake™ has a pleasing wooden shake look.
The cost effective Uni-tile is universally compatible with other popular metal tiles on the South African market. It can be used for new roofs and is ideal for extensions and re-roofing projects.