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Building product highlights and related news articles or press releases from the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

keyboard_arrow_upEurocucina kitchen trends set to feature at Decorex Joburg
keyboard_arrow_downEurocucina kitchen trends set to feature at Decorex Joburg

With less than one month to go until Decorex Joburg – presented by Plascon – gets underway, and with kitchens being such a focal part of the exhibition, Stephanie Forbes of The Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA) has shared the exciting trends filtering into the South Africa market. The 25th edition of Decorex Joburg will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upA stronger structural ceiling system
keyboard_arrow_downA stronger structural ceiling system

The Iso Flex-Grid is an engineered structural ceiling system that acts as both a dropped return air ceiling plenum, as well as a support grid, providing a cost effective solution for use in data centres, clean rooms, labs and other environments.

keyboard_arrow_upStarline Presented with the Data Center Power Product of the Year Award at 2018 DCS Awards Ceremony
keyboard_arrow_downStarline Presented with the Data Center Power Product of the Year Award at 2018 DCS Awards Ceremony

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keyboard_arrow_upInfracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers
keyboard_arrow_downInfracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers

Infracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection

Every great symphony starts with the perfect composition and when it comes to interior design, Van Dyck Floors has created a masterpiece in carpet tiles – the latest Mozart Collection. This innovative range of darker shaded carpet tiles combines the latest in interior trends with comfort, style and affordability.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied three key products for the refurbishment of the floors of the popular Panama Jacks restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. For the new flooring, a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – supplied: abecote primer; abeflo HPU; and Dow Corning 813. Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in […]

keyboard_arrow_upHerbish® introduces Technodrain
keyboard_arrow_downHerbish® introduces Technodrain

Herbish® has been appointed the agent of Technodrain of Italy, for Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Lighting trends by Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Lighting trends by Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish

From the warm glow of industrial Edison bulbs and pendant lights to oversized fixtures and geometric angle pieces, 2018 will feature trendy metal finishes and fixtures that are sure to be striking, dramatic, edgy, and retro. Below are 5 trends that Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish says we will see this year.

keyboard_arrow_up100 Homes for 100 families in honour of 100 years
keyboard_arrow_down100 Homes for 100 families in honour of 100 years

“We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

keyboard_arrow_up140 West, Alice Lane 3 win big for Paragon at SAPOA Awards 2018
keyboard_arrow_down140 West, Alice Lane 3 win big for Paragon at SAPOA Awards 2018

Architecture and interior architecture company Paragon scooped two major awards in the Commercial Office Development category at the SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence, held on 21 June at the International Convention Centre in Durban.

keyboard_arrow_upDecorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
keyboard_arrow_downDecorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show

Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. Then: Plascon 1999

keyboard_arrow_upQuantity Surveyors to gain traction in August
keyboard_arrow_downQuantity Surveyors to gain traction in August

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) will host its fourth annual conference on 2 August 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. This year’s conference theme is TRACTION, which aims to demonstrate the ASAQS’ determination as a profession to not only hold its ground but to gain ground as an authority in […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-graffiti coating now in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-graffiti coating now in South Africa

Sika is renowned for keeping up with technologies and innovative products and the introduction of SikaGard-850 AG (Anti-Graffiti) is no different. This product is a permanent anti-graffiti and anti-fly poster coating for the protection of concrete, wood, masonry and metal substrates.

keyboard_arrow_upREHAU launches Securi Slide & Fold system
keyboard_arrow_downREHAU launches Securi Slide & Fold system

The REHAU uPVC Securi Slide & Fold window and door range is a new generation multi pane system consisting of up to 6 individual single-leaf uPVC panels, giving you unprecedented flexibility. When opening the door or window, you can easily slide each individual pane in a track to create a variety of opening sizes.

keyboard_arrow_upFIFA World Cup 2018 iconic stadium St Petersburg Russia, has Alubond A2 ACP panels!
keyboard_arrow_downFIFA World Cup 2018 iconic stadium St Petersburg Russia, has Alubond A2 ACP panels!

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls’ YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps ramp up the competition in the entry-level chiller segment
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls’ YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps ramp up the competition in the entry-level chiller segment

The high price tag of even entry-level chillers has made this market segment very competitive. Johnson Controls’ Amichi Series of Chillers and Heat Pumps, introduced to the South African market just six months ago, offers a high value option, featuring a technology stack and performance that is hard to beat.

keyboard_arrow_upSwartland: Preventative measures to minimise maintenance of wooden doors
keyboard_arrow_downSwartland: Preventative measures to minimise maintenance of wooden doors

Wooden doors offer many benefits – wood is an excellent insulator, it is a green building material, and there is nothing that quite compares to the rich natural beauty of solid timber. So, if you are choosing wooden doors for your home, here are some tips from Cobus Lourens, from leading window and door manufacturer, […]

keyboard_arrow_upKESSEL’s solutions for petrol stations
keyboard_arrow_downKESSEL’s solutions for petrol stations

Whenever light liquids such as oil and fuel are used, for example at petrol stations, garages and car washes, the groundwater is under hazardous threat.

keyboard_arrow_upBetween science and design:
keyboard_arrow_downBetween science and design:

(in)complete is a system of collective intelligence, realised by renowned Italian architect Aldo Cibic, to help us to better understand and design our future.

keyboard_arrow_upServicing industrial doors and strip curtains
keyboard_arrow_downServicing industrial doors and strip curtains

There are both safety and cost saving arguments around the regular servicing of doors and PVC strip curtains. Even the best quality, most robust and well-engineered doors and strip curtains require regular servicing and maintenance. Irrespective of the industry, a defective door or broken or scratched strip curtain can present unsafe working conditions, lead to […]

keyboard_arrow_upFrom second to first place: South Africa shines!
keyboard_arrow_downFrom second to first place: South Africa shines!

In 2016, South-Africa participated in the International Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest for the first time and Miguel Carvalho, James Russwurm and Tiago Vasconcelos from University of Johannesburg came second.

keyboard_arrow_upDon’t miss the 5th annual 100% Design South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downDon’t miss the 5th annual 100% Design South Africa

Taking place from 8 – 12 August 2018 alongside Decorex Joburg, the fifth annual 100% Design South Africa will set an industry benchmark due to its stellar line-up of feature designers and curated displays set alongside the country’s leading product and furniture design brands.

keyboard_arrow_up“Green building” needs common sense – not rocket science, says JBCC
keyboard_arrow_down“Green building” needs common sense – not rocket science, says JBCC

Administration of “green building” projects does not require special contract documents or “rocket science” but simply a discipline of good planning, communication and record-keeping by all parties involved, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC). Green building requires good communication, planning and record-keeping by all parties involved, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO […]

keyboard_arrow_upITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for South Africa’s timber construction trade, will be hosting its much-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town on the 27th of July 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech stabilises XtraSpace storage facility
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech stabilises XtraSpace storage facility

In May 2017 Endecon Ubuntu Consulting Engineers contacted Kaytech for a solution on a differential settlement problem at a site in Centurion, Gauteng where a new branch of XtraSpace, a container storage facility, was to be constructed. Kaytech came to the rescue by supplying a revolutionary, cost-effective geogrid that ticked all the boxes.

keyboard_arrow_upSmartlock Launches The Bluetooth BLE App for iOS®
keyboard_arrow_downSmartlock Launches The Bluetooth BLE App for iOS®

Smartlock announced the release of the official Smartlock BLE iOS™ app for the Bluetooth™ Low Energy smartkey, end May 2018. This free app can be searched for in the Apple App store and is only compatible with the Bluetooth Low Energy smart key. Alternatively, follow this link to download the app. The iOS application will serve […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet with key construction buyers in the Western Cape
keyboard_arrow_downMeet with key construction buyers in the Western Cape

During the 2018 Western Cape budget speech, the Western Cape Finance Minister announced that more than R25bn has been set aside for investment in public and economic infrastructure. With this increase in demand for infrastructure delivery the Cape Construction Expo, taking place on 12 and 13 September, is the perfect platform to secure new business […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Botswana Innovation Hub building
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Waterproofing for new Botswana Innovation Hub building

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied large volumes of polyurea coating for the waterproofing of an expansive roof of one of the new buildings of Botswana’s massive Innovation Hub campus in Gaborone.

keyboard_arrow_upKOHLER Clarity, bringing safe water to all
keyboard_arrow_downKOHLER Clarity, bringing safe water to all

KOHLER, a brand celebrated globally for its state of the art bathroom and kitchen fittings, is thinking beyond the mechanisms that deliver water to our homes. At the heart of their latest offering is a resource we all rely on for our survival… clean water.

keyboard_arrow_upCemCote Skimmed – The latest from Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downCemCote Skimmed – The latest from Cemcrete

We recently saw the launch of an exciting new product added to the Cemcrete range – CemCote Skimmed. This product is a skim-on coating (as the name implies) that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely versatile. Let’s look at some of the many ways that CemCote Skimmed can be used.