Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upA blueprint for Africa’s future cities
keyboard_arrow_downA blueprint for Africa’s future cities

Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa. Firmly established as Africa’s most progressive business orientated jurisdiction, Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa. […]

keyboard_arrow_upYour quartzite questions answered
keyboard_arrow_downYour quartzite questions answered

What can we say about Quartzite? Well, it is a wonderful, hard and strong natural stone ideal for a variety of applications. What is quartzite made from? It is a hard, non- foliated metamorphic rock that was originally pure quartz sandstone.  Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression […]

keyboard_arrow_upMarloes Reinink: Gauteng’s Property Business Woman of the Year
keyboard_arrow_downMarloes Reinink: Gauteng’s Property Business Woman of the Year

At the Gauteng Regional Awards of the 4th South African Women in Property Awards, Marloes Reinink – founder of Solid Green Consulting - was named Business Woman of the Year: Entrepreneur.

keyboard_arrow_upASSA ABLOY unlocks automation with over R10 million investment
keyboard_arrow_downASSA ABLOY unlocks automation with over R10 million investment

ASSA ABLOY, a leader in door opening solutions and ironmongery, says that product manufacture through robotics in its newly automated facility adds value by enabling the company to ensure product quality and increase production volumes while reducing production cost.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. products for two Western Cape floor refurbishments
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. products for two Western Cape floor refurbishments

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied products for the upgrading of the flooring at two premises in the Western Cape: the Supa Quick tyre and fitment centre in Robertson, and Sea Harvest fish processing facilities at Saldanha Bay. Products used abescreed SLC P; abecote primer; and abecote 441.

keyboard_arrow_upFarm dam gets EnviroFix treatment
keyboard_arrow_downFarm dam gets EnviroFix treatment

EnviroFix is produced by distributing a uniform layer of sodium bentonite between two durable outer layers of geotextile. Sodium bentonite is a naturally occurring clay mineral that swells considerably upon hydration. When this occurs under confinement, a lining is formed with a permeability so low it equates to that of approximately one metre of compacted clay.

keyboard_arrow_upDécor Trend Alert: Feature Ceilings
keyboard_arrow_downDécor Trend Alert: Feature Ceilings

The ceiling is a space in your home that is often overlooked (irony intended), but have you ever thought of what a key accent it could be in your space? We’re talking, sophisticated, unique feature ceilings that can transform your home space. We chatted to Cemcrete, who recently launched their selection of ceiling coatings to […]

keyboard_arrow_upVisit CHRYSO at Electra Mining 2018
keyboard_arrow_downVisit CHRYSO at Electra Mining 2018

Visit us this week at Electra Mining to learn more about our value added solutions for mining. Stand G07, Hall 9. CHRYSO specialises in the design of shaft lining concrete as well as high flow, highly accelerated concrete transported through slick lines. CHRYSO also provides solutions for shot creting, thin skin liners, tailings, grout support and backfill.

keyboard_arrow_upHigh performance coating solutions at Electra Mining
keyboard_arrow_downHigh performance coating solutions at Electra Mining

a.b.e.® offers POLYUREA TECHNOLOGY FOR MINING:- Screening plants, Waste Sumps, Classificator chutes, Ballmills, Flotation cells, Belt conveyor repair, Mining dredger buckets, Wear / Impact plates, Hoppers, bins & chutes. Come see us at ELECTRA MINING AFRICA 2018 - 10 - 14 September Expo Centre, stand G06, Hall 9. Click link for more information

keyboard_arrow_upComposite insulating system offers flexibility in building applications
keyboard_arrow_downComposite insulating system offers flexibility in building applications

Isowall is a versatile, economical, aesthetic and weatherproof composite insulating system suitable for external wall and roof structures, or where precise controlled temperature conditions are required, for example in cold rooms and freezer stores. The Isowall structural panel consists of a core of thermally efficient insulation material sandwiched between two outer pre-stressed skins and bonded […]

keyboard_arrow_upTaking it to the max with versatile door solutions for the distribution industry from Maxiflex
keyboard_arrow_downTaking it to the max with versatile door solutions for the distribution industry from Maxiflex

Maxiflex’s product portfolio for storage and loading dock applications includes docking equipment such as swing lip dock levellers and curtain dock shelters, load-houses, overhead sectional doors, high-speed door systems and PVC strip curtains.

keyboard_arrow_upTAL Laboratory awarded ISO 17025 accreditation
keyboard_arrow_downTAL Laboratory awarded ISO 17025 accreditation

TAL is a manufacturer of innovative tile installation materials to the South African market. The TAL laboratory is the first in Africa to gain ISO 17025 accreditation for 1348:2007 testing (tensile strength of cementitious tile adhesives). Whilst similar to the ISO 9001 standard, ISO 17025 also speaks to technical competence.

keyboard_arrow_upVoltex’s Management Awards of Excellence
keyboard_arrow_downVoltex’s Management Awards of Excellence

Voltex is South Africa’s largest electrical and lighting distributor and prides itself on setting the benchmark for service and performance excellence in the industry. The Voltex Management Awards celebrated outstanding contributions to the business.

keyboard_arrow_upPatio doors: a buyer’s guide
keyboard_arrow_downPatio doors: a buyer’s guide

Patio doors offer a way of allowing more natural light into your home’s interior spaces, as well as creating a flow to the outdoors. Swartland offers sliding and hinged patio doors, as well as fold-a-side patio doors.

keyboard_arrow_upShedding light on Durban’s emerging aerotropolis
keyboard_arrow_downShedding light on Durban’s emerging aerotropolis

There is currently much being said about Durban’s emerging aerotropolis. Mooted to spearhead significant economic and social transformation in KwaZulu-Natal, it is worth unpacking exactly what an aerotropolis is and what the benefits to the province will be. An aerotropolis is a strategic, planned spatial and institutional intervention to improve connectivity around an international airport […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) appoints Muzi Manzi as Chief Executive Officer
keyboard_arrow_downThe Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) appoints Muzi Manzi as Chief Executive Officer

The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Muzi Manzi as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 August 2018 following the resignation of Mark Krieg in March 2018. Chairman David Mertens commented: “I’m delighted to announce Muzi Manzi’s appointment. After a thorough search process, the Board came to […]

keyboard_arrow_upBespoke fixing solution created by TAL for the Ndzundza/ Nzunza Portrait
keyboard_arrow_downBespoke fixing solution created by TAL for the Ndzundza/ Nzunza Portrait

TAL is extremely proud to have been part of the newest public art installation in Johannesburg – the Ndzundza/ Nzunza portrait. Artist Hannelie Coetzee has created a 10m high mosaic on the western façade of the Nzunza House (formerly North City House) which City Property have gifted to the city. The TAL technical team supplied a bespoke product and specification for this prestigious project.

keyboard_arrow_upCummins announces appointment of new Executive Managing Director for Africa and Middle East
keyboard_arrow_downCummins announces appointment of new Executive Managing Director for Africa and Middle East

Cummins is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Thierry Pimi as Executive Managing Director, Cummins Africa and Middle East Area Business Organization (ABO) as of 1st September 2018. Mr Pimi is currently Managing Director – Cummins Southern Africa Region and succeeds Mr Gino Butera. Mr Pimi has led the Cummins South Africa business since […]

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors releases new Craft and Graphite carpet tiles for heavy commercial market
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors releases new Craft and Graphite carpet tiles for heavy commercial market

As the popularity of carpet tile ranges continue to increase, Van Dyck Floors is constantly looking at new additions to their collection to meet the market’s changing needs. The latest additions are ‘Craft’ and ‘Graphite’, two new ranges that combine aesthetics with functionality and withstand the constant traffic and weathering in the heavy commercial market. […]

keyboard_arrow_upEffective smoke control solutions for these Cape Town car dealerships
keyboard_arrow_downEffective smoke control solutions for these Cape Town car dealerships

SE Controls Africa was specified by Sparq Consulting to provide the range of actuators and control solutions for the smoke control systems used at JLR Constantiaberg and William Simpson car dealerships in Tokai, Cape Town.

keyboard_arrow_upCanon UVgel solves the wide-format productivity puzzle
keyboard_arrow_downCanon UVgel solves the wide-format productivity puzzle

Johannesburg, South Africa. August 2018. The digital revolution in wide format printing for signage and graphics has undoubtedly opened up many avenues of opportunity for print service providers (PSPs). Developments in hardware, media and inks over the last decade have enabled PSPs to diversify their product offerings and extend their business capabilities. The continuing good […]

keyboard_arrow_upLocal training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo
keyboard_arrow_downLocal training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

The Cape Construction Expo will be taking place at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town from 12 to 13 September 2018. With more than R5.2m allocated for local contractors’ to apply for subcontracting tenders in the Western Cape’s budget for 2018/2019, the Cape Construction Expo is the perfect platform for new growth and business networking […]

keyboard_arrow_upStacking up the benefits!
keyboard_arrow_downStacking up the benefits!

Maxiflex introduces Stackdoor®, a completely unique and innovative certified security door solution that combines robustness, high safety specifications, efficiency and optimum security in a neat, compact and flexible package.

keyboard_arrow_upDrywall installation augments hospital fit-out
keyboard_arrow_downDrywall installation augments hospital fit-out

Saint-Gobain Gyproc was contracted to stipulate product and fit-out specifications for the interior construction of the recently relocated Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. launches new white cement on SA market
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. launches new white cement on SA market

abe CEM-blanc is a general-purpose white Portland cement that provides superior early-strength with added aesthetic and decorative opportunities offered by its colour tone, high strength and durability.

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector

Traviata is a leading importer of flooring products, supplying world-leading technology to a number of sectors in Africa.  Of specific relevance is the change which Luxury Vinyl products are bringing to the hospitality industry.  The newest ranges of “rigid core” LVT’s bring not only design flexibility but also a number of practical solutions and are […]

keyboard_arrow_upTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels
keyboard_arrow_downTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa is the epitome of a hidden gem – tucked away in Sandton’s tranquil and leafy northern suburbs. Founded over 19 years ago, it is a well-established contender in the five-star boutique hotel market, popular with international travellers and Johannesburg’s well-heeled socialites. Fairlawns’ unique décor, exemplified by its 41 luxury rooms […]

keyboard_arrow_upMac Brothers Catering Equipment – COMPANY PROFILE
keyboard_arrow_downMac Brothers Catering Equipment – COMPANY PROFILE

Mac Brothers Catering Equipment (Pty) Ltd was established in Cape Town in 2002; today we have branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Harare, Zimbabwe. We also have an extensive dealer network throughout Africa, including Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Congo, Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Uganda and Mauritius. We employ highly trained industry professionals with extensive […]

keyboard_arrow_upCape Town casino not gambling on water
keyboard_arrow_downCape Town casino not gambling on water

Earlier in July Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town announced the completion of a water purification plant on the property that will in future treat borehole water to potable standards. The initiative began In February 2017 when the casino investigated feasible options to using potable water. They commissioned a water treatment […]

keyboard_arrow_upRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®
keyboard_arrow_downRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®

The secret to Fastmount is the unique set of design registered interchangeable clips ideal for secure fastening. With Fastmount, interior panels can be easily removed and refitted in any sequence, time after time. Combining speed, versatility and accuracy, the Fastmount system enables designers, installers and contractors to re-think the panelling process. Fastmount is designed to […]