Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upHow to clean the Solent fans in your house in a few easy steps
keyboard_arrow_downHow to clean the Solent fans in your house in a few easy steps

Solent, being the expert on fans, know how important it is to have a clean fan during peak seasons. You can’t see it when they’re spinning around but fans tend to collect a lot of dirt, especially if they’re in or near a kitchen where steam and grease can be a magnet for dust. So […]

keyboard_arrow_upFastmount breaks into concrete with launch of new PC-DC1 anchor
keyboard_arrow_downFastmount breaks into concrete with launch of new PC-DC1 anchor

Fastmount has launched a new product that allows for integration with concrete walls. The PC-DC1 clip that allows decorative interior panels to be directly mounted onto concrete walls in commercial and residential settings. Installation methods of attaching panels to concrete or masonry typically involve creating a framework to mount panels onto, to achieve a level […]

keyboard_arrow_upWill green design and development preserve our heritage for future generations?
keyboard_arrow_downWill green design and development preserve our heritage for future generations?

Recently, we chatted to expert in New Urbanism, Dalena Beyers, who is passionate about green design and development. Dalena is a registered architect, and Urban and Regional Planner with a special interest in ethics and policy development. She has a background in philosophy and art history. Dalena completed her studies at the University of the […]

keyboard_arrow_upLocation for Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s first-ever TV commercial expands on its current CSI relationship
keyboard_arrow_downLocation for Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s first-ever TV commercial expands on its current CSI relationship

Gyproc RhinoLite®, the flagship brand within Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s stable, has launched a new television commercial. The brand has long enjoyed a strong leadership position thanks to its exceptional benefits and superior quality, and the new commercial, which is one component of a broader through-the-line campaign, aims to further entrench this position. After robust market analysis […]

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors takes a shot at innovative ballistics products
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors takes a shot at innovative ballistics products

Ongoing innovation at Van Dyck Floors and Mathe Group’s truck tyre recycling plant in Hammarsdale has delivered another new product made from recycled rubber crumb – large rubber blocks that can safely stop bullets in indoor shooting ranges! Dr Mehran Zarrebini, head of Van Dyck Floors and Mathe Group, says that this latest innovation was the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHigh Definition Interiors boasts an unusual exterior
keyboard_arrow_downHigh Definition Interiors boasts an unusual exterior

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.

keyboard_arrow_upSaving resources by re-using wastewater
keyboard_arrow_downSaving resources by re-using wastewater

EuroDrain Technology is a company with extensive experience in design, manufacturing, installation and operation of environmental technologies. The company has provided compact wastewater treatment solutions for households, municipal and industrial projects and farms for many years. EDT wastewater treatment plants offer both below and above ground options. Designed according to the client’s requirements, the plants […]

keyboard_arrow_upTshwane banana ripening facility chooses York YVWA chiller from Johnson Controls
keyboard_arrow_downTshwane banana ripening facility chooses York YVWA chiller from Johnson Controls

Bananas arrive green at the Banana Ripening Centre and are then palletised and stored in one of the 55 ripening chambers. Collection and distribution of the bananas is synchronised with the six-day ripening process, so it is crucial that the temperature is strictly controlled through the reliable and efficient YORK YVWA chillers.

keyboard_arrow_upExxaro increases velocity
keyboard_arrow_downExxaro increases velocity

Turnstar was recently awarded the contract for the supply of two solar powered high speed Velocity traffic barriers to secure one of Exxaro’s critical underground mines.

keyboard_arrow_upToyota’s largest beaded love letter to Corolla fans
keyboard_arrow_downToyota’s largest beaded love letter to Corolla fans

Toyota South Africa and its agency, FCB Jo’burg, have created a ‘beaded billboard’ with the help of Woza Moya to thank Toyota Corolla owners for the role they play in making the Corolla nameplate a success.

keyboard_arrow_upDelivering healthcare architecture that is right for Africa
keyboard_arrow_downDelivering healthcare architecture that is right for Africa

Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa shares her views on design principles that are making waves globally, and what these mean for future-ready healthcare in Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upBuilding slumps worsen payment problems, JBCC cautions
keyboard_arrow_downBuilding slumps worsen payment problems, JBCC cautions

In the clamour to find work during building industry slumps, contractors and other parties involved readily accept work without protecting themselves contractually – with most of the resulting disputes centred around payment, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC).

keyboard_arrow_upRoof Inspection Training bridging gaps
keyboard_arrow_downRoof Inspection Training bridging gaps

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting another CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course from 6 to 8 November 2018 at its head office in Isando, Gauteng.

keyboard_arrow_upKIA’s BEAT 360 wins International Design Excellence Award
keyboard_arrow_downKIA’s BEAT 360 wins International Design Excellence Award

KIA Motors has triumphed in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), securing another prestigious accolade for design. KIA’s unique BEAT 360 brand experience space in Seoul won in the ‘Environments’ and ‘Design strategy’ categories. The international jury of design experts praised the experience space for its innovative and pioneering design philosophy. This double victory adds […]

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 […]