Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upA R40 000 prize for your most loved Corobrik boundary wall!
keyboard_arrow_downA R40 000 prize for your most loved Corobrik boundary wall!

A beautiful brick boundary wall definitely makes a good first impression – and, while they’ve become a ‘must have’ in most residential areas of South Africa, they can also be an important asset that adds value to your property. Corobrik Commercial Director, Musa Shangase, says he’s often amazed at the creativity that he sees when […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata Floorings premium Interlocking LVT brand, IsoCore Classic with four new patterns
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata Floorings premium Interlocking LVT brand, IsoCore Classic with four new patterns

Traviata Floorings premium Interlocking LVT brand, IsoCore Classic, is undergoing a revamp.  Following great success in the hospitality, medical and other sectors it has been decided to refresh the range by introducing four new patterns.  These include the all-new Smoked Oak Silver and Tundra oak White, as well as the return of the all-time favourites, […]

keyboard_arrow_upPhoto voltaic installations combined with home automation
keyboard_arrow_downPhoto voltaic installations combined with home automation

Excellumax installers of automation systems have added to their portfolio. Photovoltaic installations combined with home automation. The design and installations of photovoltaic equipment and connecting it to the building automation system can adapt the load profile of your building to match the capacity of the solar system during times of load shedding. Excellumax’s energy storage […]

keyboard_arrow_upEffortless conversion of existing locks to eCLIQ™ high security electronic control system from ASSA ABLOY
keyboard_arrow_downEffortless conversion of existing locks to eCLIQ™ high security electronic control system from ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY’s new eCLIQ™ electronic locking system combines reliable protection and maximum flexibility to offer users high security, easy to retrofit solution for existing buildings. This advanced system is equipped with a unique pioneering microchip and 128-bit AES encryption, ensuring quick and secure communication between the lock and the electronic key, delivering exceptional security. The […]

keyboard_arrow_upTrellidor lands London Underground contract
keyboard_arrow_downTrellidor lands London Underground contract

Trellidor has installed its Trellidor Trojan 3 EMESC T3000 steel security gates in four London Underground train stations. “We designed this particular model to their specifications and then submitted the gate to an internationally recognised testing body for rating. It surpassed expectations and as a result, we were eligible for this contract,” said Trellidor Marketing […]

keyboard_arrow_upRandburg Renovation given Kaytech Stability
keyboard_arrow_downRandburg Renovation given Kaytech Stability

The Brightwater Commons shopping centre, situated in the centre of Randburg, is undergoing a major redevelopment by the Moolman Group and accordingly will be upgraded to a shopping Mall. With previous success using Kaytech’s quality geotextile products, it was no surprise that Remacon Consulting Engineers chose RockGrid PC, the first South African manufactured composite reinforcing […]

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

Durban–based Van Dyck Floors, South Africa’s eldest carpet manufacturer, and Harrismith based Nouwens Carpets will consolidate their operations in order to streamline and optimize their manufacturing and supply chains, the companies announced today (April 8). Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE International, the family-owned British investment company that acquired what was then Van Dyck Carpets […]

keyboard_arrow_upWelcome your customers in perfect style this Easter
keyboard_arrow_downWelcome your customers in perfect style this Easter

At Matco, we understand you want to welcome your customers in perfect style this Easter. Let us help you refresh your entrances and keep the holiday shopping spree slip-free! Our entrance range includes simple carpet matting, easy to install tiles, and bespoke aluminium systems. There is a good solution for every building, budget and design […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew Mac Care Janitor Sink at the newly constructed AC Hotel
keyboard_arrow_downNew Mac Care Janitor Sink at the newly constructed AC Hotel

Mac Brothers are proud to announce that it has launched the new Mac Care Janitor sink at the newly constructed AC Hotel by Marriot Cape Town Waterfront. The hotel managers selected this sanitaryware because it is a combination of a janitor sink with a hand wash basin for improved hygiene. The new Mac Care Janitor […]

keyboard_arrow_upKESSEL Ecoguss ® roof drains from Eurodrain
keyboard_arrow_downKESSEL Ecoguss ® roof drains from Eurodrain

Gravity drainage means the flat roof is drained via drains using an inclined pipe system. The pipes are partly filled with water. The maximum filling level may not be exceeded: h/d=0.7 for collecting and mains pipes and f=0.33 for downpipes.

keyboard_arrow_upModern Family Home Flooring | Cemcrete Featured Projects
keyboard_arrow_downModern Family Home Flooring | Cemcrete Featured Projects

Cemcrete and Stewarts Walls & Floors applied CreteCote to a Modern Family Home. The thin skim-on floor coating adds versatility and durability and produces a 1.6mm decorative finish ideal for interior domestic renovations. Stewarts Walls & Floors, a licensed Cemcrete contractor, specialises in cement-based walls and floors. The new floor at this modern family home enhances […]

keyboard_arrow_upSaint-Gobain adds gloss to new Nairobi Build | Saint-Gobain Glass
keyboard_arrow_downSaint-Gobain adds gloss to new Nairobi Build | Saint-Gobain Glass

  Saint-Gobain has equipped One Africa Tower in Nairobi with over 7000 m² of selective solar control glass. Designed by Bowman architects and built by Esteel, it will open its doors in May 2019 Changing Nairobi’s skyline, One Africa is today one of the city’s first LEED gold building and the first unitised curtain building. Construction […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe C-Tile – a steel roofing tile
keyboard_arrow_downThe C-Tile – a steel roofing tile

The C-Tile by Clotan Steel is a shaped steel roof sheet that looks like roof tiles. It is a convenient, durable and affordable option for contractors and home owners.

keyboard_arrow_upDraining water from the roof quickly
keyboard_arrow_downDraining water from the roof quickly

A really good roof drainage system only needs to be able to do one thing – drain water from the roof quickly and in a controlled manner. To further simplify the installation of the Pluvia roof drainage system, Geberit has now completely redesigned its roof outlets. The new roof outlets are not only more convenient […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Shed in New York is now open
keyboard_arrow_downThe Shed in New York is now open

The Shed in New York opened on 5 April 2019. An arts centre dedicated to commissioning, producing and presenting all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. The Shed building is designed to physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas. The building has eight levels, which include two levels of gallery space, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSmoke and natural ventilation solution for leading Western Cape wine producer
keyboard_arrow_downSmoke and natural ventilation solution for leading Western Cape wine producer

A combined smoke and natural ventilation system at a leading Western Cape wine grower’s new production facility at Simondium is using chain actuators, monitoring and control solutions from SE Controls Africa to help provide a comfortable and safe working environment. 

keyboard_arrow_upSurvival Tips for load Shedding
keyboard_arrow_downSurvival Tips for load Shedding

The sudden implementation of load shedding came without warning and has left many businesses scrambling to continue operations. The uncertainty around the load shedding period has left businesses and individuals hurrying to implement systems that will enable them to survive rolling blackouts. Using the expertise and services offered by Voltex leaves a number of viable […]

keyboard_arrow_upSE Controls ensures prestige Johannesburg office development stays cool
keyboard_arrow_downSE Controls ensures prestige Johannesburg office development stays cool

A new prestige office development in Sandton, Johannesburg is using a combined smoke and natural ventilation system, involving automatic window vents in the building’s elliptical glazed central tower, which is actuated and controlled by an integrated solution from SE Controls Africa 

keyboard_arrow_upClassroom air quality – are students being let down?
keyboard_arrow_downClassroom air quality – are students being let down?

By: Dr Chris Iddon – Environment Design Manager – SE Controls We’ve all sat in lecture theatres; classrooms or meeting rooms and begun to feel drowsy. Yet in almost every case, this effect has nothing to do with the subject matter being taught or discussed but is a direct consequence of the gradual build up […]

keyboard_arrow_upSE Controls new tamperproof Manual Control Point (MCP)
keyboard_arrow_downSE Controls new tamperproof Manual Control Point (MCP)

There is growing evidence that misuse of smoke ventilation systems in residential buildings can lead to incorrect operation with potentially fatal consequences

keyboard_arrow_upEnergy efficient Agrivaal building earns 4 star Green Rating
keyboard_arrow_downEnergy efficient Agrivaal building earns 4 star Green Rating

The new energy efficient Agrivaal building in Pretoria’s Tshwane Central Business District is using advanced natural ventilation and smoke control solutions from SE Controls Africa to maintain a comfortable indoor environment while improving safety by ensuring escape routes are smoke free in the event of a fire. 

keyboard_arrow_upPrecise automatic control over window vent opening
keyboard_arrow_downPrecise automatic control over window vent opening

A new compact chain actuator has been launched by smoke and natural ventilation specialist, SE Controls Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upFastmount® VL-03FR receives fire-rating certification
keyboard_arrow_downFastmount® VL-03FR receives fire-rating certification

Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range VL-03FR clip set has been fire-resistance certified by the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) in France. Released in 2017, the VL-03FR clip set has become popular in commercial architecture and superyacht applications. The new fire-rating certification will open more doors for high volume panel fastening specification. Completed by […]

keyboard_arrow_upMaking good on your brand promise
keyboard_arrow_downMaking good on your brand promise

We speak to Hans Hanekom, CEO of leading manufacturer and supplier to the building industry, Swartland, about the five building blocks of an effective brand promise.    28 March 2019, Johannesburg: A brand promise is an essential part of any successfully branded business. While a strong brand evokes emotion – inspiring people to feel connected […]

keyboard_arrow_upSmart HD CCTV from Yale
keyboard_arrow_downSmart HD CCTV from Yale

keyboard_arrow_upCurved roof draws attention at Club 2 Building
keyboard_arrow_downCurved roof draws attention at Club 2 Building

The Club 2 Building in Hazelwood, Pretoria, is set to become a landmark property in the city. The modern, industrial yet retro look and feel, combined with the striking curved roof, has made it a hotspot for local tenants. In 2015, Atterbury Properties appointed Hofman Architects to design a space that would accommodate a gym […]

keyboard_arrow_upSE Controls keeps shoppers safe at the new Matlosana Mall in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downSE Controls keeps shoppers safe at the new Matlosana Mall in South Africa

The smoke ventilation system at Matlosana Mall, shopping and entertainment centre in Klerksdorp, is using SE Controls’ window automation and control panel solutions to ensure it operates perfectly in the event of a fire, allowing smoke-free escape routes to be maintained for shoppers and staff.

keyboard_arrow_upSmoke ventilation system from SE Controls for Audi Durban Central dealership
keyboard_arrow_downSmoke ventilation system from SE Controls for Audi Durban Central dealership

Audi’s Durban Central dealership in KZN is using smoke ventilation and window automation technology from SE Controls Africa to ensure that escape routes can be kept clear from smoke in the event of a fire, while maintaining a safe environment for customers and staff.

keyboard_arrow_upSE Controls keeps shoppers safe at Johannesburg’s new Mall of the South
keyboard_arrow_downSE Controls keeps shoppers safe at Johannesburg’s new Mall of the South

The smoke ventilation system at Johannesburg’s recently opened Mall of the South shopping centre is using SE Controls’ window automation, vents and control panel solutions to ensure it operates perfectly in the event of a fire, allowing smoke-free escape routes to be maintained for shoppers and staff.

keyboard_arrow_upSE Controls helps protect new industrial development
keyboard_arrow_downSE Controls helps protect new industrial development

Extensive warehousing at a new industrial park development in Pretoria, South Africa, is using a range of actuators and controls from SE Controls Africa to ensure the building’s smoke ventilation systems operate effectively, while also complying with EN12101 standards for fire performance.