Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upCold storage floor signed, sealed and delivered
keyboard_arrow_downCold storage floor signed, sealed and delivered

At the recently completed PE Cold Storage warehouse in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth, contractors Chris Howes Construction called on Sika to supply a suitable floor finishing sealant.

keyboard_arrow_upInaugural game at R1.45 billion stadium
keyboard_arrow_downInaugural game at R1.45 billion stadium

The new Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth hosted its inaugural match, between the British and Irish Lions and the Southern Kings, on June 16th 2009. The stadium was constructed by Grinaker-LTA, part of the Aveng Group, in a joint venture with Interbeton from the Netherlands. Construction began in April 2007 and was completed on schedule in March this year, with an outstanding safety track record of zero serious injuries and zero fatalities on site.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Allure resilient flooring from Traviata Flooring
keyboard_arrow_downNew Allure resilient flooring from Traviata Flooring

Traviata Laminate and Hardwood Flooring, a specialised stockist and wholesaler of laminate and solid wood flooring products, has introduced the Allure range of floating resilient flooring. Hugh Krog, who is responsible for marketing the Allure brand for Traviata, describes the vinyl wood-plank flooring as a revolutionary product that offers greater versatility and easier installation than traditional wood or laminate products.

keyboard_arrow_upeThekwini’s biggest water project to date
keyboard_arrow_downeThekwini’s biggest water project to date

The Western Aqueduct project is the biggest water project commissioned by eThekwini Water and Sanitation to date and is valued at over R800 million. It is designed to address existing infrastructure capacity problems and respond to the massive growth in water demand in the municipality's western supply areas.  

keyboard_arrow_upBelgotex Floorcoverings goes green in manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downBelgotex Floorcoverings goes green in manufacturing

Leading floor coverings manufacturer Belgotex Floorcoverings achieved full compliance with ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, in May 2009, assuring specifiers, designers and consumers of an 'environmental choice' in flooring products. Justifiably proud of the achievement, Belgotex Floorcoverings is branding its products with the company's Environmental Choice logo, which confirms its eco-friendly production practices.

keyboard_arrow_upNew tiles for conference lodge
keyboard_arrow_downNew tiles for conference lodge

Tile Africa Contracts, a tile supplier and contractor and part of Tile Africa, recently supplied tiles for the upmarket refurbishment of the Orion Safari Lodge in Rustenburg. The project involved the design and floor layouts for the hotel's conference areas, entrance lobby, public bathrooms and outside patios. Tile Africa Contracts also supplied the tiles and bathroom ware for the first ten rooms, and will supply a further ten rooms in the second phase of the project.

keyboard_arrow_upPermeable concrete block paving taking root
keyboard_arrow_downPermeable concrete block paving taking root

The biggest of the eight PCBP projects completed to date is the 13 000 square metres car park on the West Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand. Abutting one of Johannesburg's major thoroughfares, Empire Road, the parking ground comprises a lower section about 6 000 m square metres in area and an upper section of some 7 000 m square metres.

keyboard_arrow_upBe geyser wise
keyboard_arrow_downBe geyser wise

The Franke Geyser Wise system means that you can regulate your geyser from the controller and ensure quick and steady water temperature control

keyboard_arrow_upCreating space
keyboard_arrow_downCreating space

The heart of the BETA® Drywall System is the galvanised steel framework with floor tracks and vertical studs that are assembled to form a strong structure for the assembly of a wide range of partitioning designs

keyboard_arrow_upWhy Clean Colorbond steel?
keyboard_arrow_downWhy Clean Colorbond steel?

BlueScope Steel developed a revolutionary paint system that resists dirt staining. The unique Clean Colorbond™ steel paint system prevents dirt from bonding onto the surface of Clean Colorbond™ steel

keyboard_arrow_upIt’s the small things that make a difference
keyboard_arrow_downIt’s the small things that make a difference

Nothing adds character and interest to walls and floors more than tastefully selected mosaic tiles

keyboard_arrow_upLonger – stronger – lighter
keyboard_arrow_downLonger – stronger – lighter

Everite Nutec building columns are used in many and varied applications

keyboard_arrow_upPipes for life
keyboard_arrow_downPipes for life

DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd is a leading manufacturer of PVC water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems with two South African factories based in Johannesburg and Cape Town

keyboard_arrow_upTotal sound control
keyboard_arrow_downTotal sound control

True Sound Acoustics started eight years ago as an installations company, focusing on public address, club and live sound, as well as data projector and lighting installations

keyboard_arrow_upPaint choices
keyboard_arrow_downPaint choices

Versus Paint Specialists can help you make better paint choices with their environmentally-friendly alternative to normal paints

keyboard_arrow_upSolid surfacing material
keyboard_arrow_downSolid surfacing material

"Across the Board" is PG Bison's product and design catalogue which has recently been issued to all Specifile subscribers

keyboard_arrow_upUse your rainwater
keyboard_arrow_downUse your rainwater

Store rainwater from your gutters at home or work for irrigation purposes with the Storage Tank System from 4EVR Plastics

keyboard_arrow_upSafety with shimmer
keyboard_arrow_downSafety with shimmer

Polysafe safety flooring has been manufactured by Polyflor for over 20 years and today the collection offers an array of products for all possible applications with a level of performance and quality second to none

keyboard_arrow_upErosion control
keyboard_arrow_downErosion control

The InfraLok ™ erosion control system is unique in its flexibility and aesthetic appeal

keyboard_arrow_upThe hot box
keyboard_arrow_downThe hot box

The AAAMSA Group established the South African Fenestration and Insulation Energy Rating Association (SAFIERA) to support its drive to promote energy efficiency in the building industry

keyboard_arrow_upSpecial commendation
keyboard_arrow_downSpecial commendation

Of interest is the special commendation awarded to Terraforce in the CMA Awards for Excellence. Falling into the Concrete Retaining Block Walls category

keyboard_arrow_upSpirolation
keyboard_arrow_downSpirolation

Spirolation is a double spiral wound tubing manufactured from closed cell, cross-linked expanded polyethylene

keyboard_arrow_upForever beautiful
keyboard_arrow_downForever beautiful

Aluwood Projects' new aluminium garage door is ready to set the market ablaze with its revolutionary design and wood look finishes

keyboard_arrow_upYour growing force
keyboard_arrow_downYour growing force

Terraforce supply retaining walls and erosion control blocks. The aim of the guide is to provide information on indigenous plants suitable for growing on the plant supportive retaining walls that Terraforce manufacture

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keyboard_arrow_upSimplifying electrical installations
keyboard_arrow_downSimplifying electrical installations

The revolutionary new 6Amp Click Duo luminaire socket from Radiant Lighting and Electrical (Radiant)  will transform the way in which electricians install commercial lighting. The user-friendly device replaces the traditional cumbersome method of using two separate sockets, wall boxes and cable glands when wiring applications such as fluorescent lights. Instead, the new 6Amp Click Duo combines all the components required in an integrated double socket with a base plate. This can simply be secured to the ceiling, using any one of five different mounting options – using a nail gun is the fastest.

keyboard_arrow_upPower barriers
keyboard_arrow_downPower barriers

Alcatraz Power-Barriers introduce intelligent security with their electrified Muscle-Mesh perimeter fencing products

keyboard_arrow_upTrends in over 50’s housing in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downTrends in over 50’s housing in South Africa

Almost all companies have been affected by the credit crunch, business downturn and market paralysis

keyboard_arrow_upMeet your business match at Interbuild Africa 2010
keyboard_arrow_downMeet your business match at Interbuild Africa 2010

In a bid to enhance the interaction between exhibitors and visitors at the largest and most comprehensive construction, building and building services exhibition