Industry News

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

keyboard_arrow_upCPD-accredited roof inspector training to boost skills in the construction industry
keyboard_arrow_downCPD-accredited roof inspector training to boost skills in the construction industry

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited Roof Inspector Training Course at its head office in Isando from 28-30 August 2018.  

keyboard_arrow_upA trip to Switzerland awaits!
keyboard_arrow_downA trip to Switzerland awaits!

Geberit, the leader in sanitary technology, is giving you the chance to experience Zurich, a spectacular city that perfectly blends urban life with nature’s splendour. To enter, simply follow the link below, watch our short video and correctly answer the accompanying question. The winner will receive return flights and 4/5-star accommodation for two in Zurich. […]

keyboard_arrow_upAlternative power solutions from Cummins take the load off electricity-supply constraints
keyboard_arrow_downAlternative power solutions from Cummins take the load off electricity-supply constraints

From mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector, Cummins has a full range of alternative power solutions on offer. This is particularly relevant as electricity utility Eskom has reinstituted load-shedding due to a constrained power supply.

keyboard_arrow_upTAL plays key role in new look Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn
keyboard_arrow_downTAL plays key role in new look Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn

TAL products were used as part of the refurbishment project of the existing showroom at the Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn and the AMG showroom. The 3 500 m2 dealership is situated on the corner of January Masilela and Muriel Streets in the thriving Menlyn precinct. The challenge in this project was that the dealership was […]

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrating 20 years of adding colour to their customers’ lives
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrating 20 years of adding colour to their customers’ lives

Olympia Paints, a Cape-based paint manufacturing company, has long been known to provide excellent-quality paint and paint accessories to the trade sector. They have built a good reputation for producing high quality products which are competitively priced, with customer satisfaction at the heart of everything they do.

keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik’s striking new paving selection
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik’s striking new paving selection

Corobrik’s paving range has always proved popular in both commercial and residential developments, and the newly-launched piazza pavers are set to continue this trend as Corobrik meets market demands of aesthetics and quality.

keyboard_arrow_upWoolworths pilots South Africa’s first in-store recycling vending machine
keyboard_arrow_downWoolworths pilots South Africa’s first in-store recycling vending machine

We are used to getting something out of a vending machine, but what about the chance to make a difference by depositing something we don’t want into one?

keyboard_arrow_upGuidelines on using cement and concrete safely and sensibly
keyboard_arrow_downGuidelines on using cement and concrete safely and sensibly

Concrete is the world’s most widely used building material, and workers in every sector of the construction and precasting industries, as well as DIY enthusiasts, handle portland cement and wet concrete every day. As with most materials, there are potential risks involved in handling or working with portland cement or mixes made using portland cement.

keyboard_arrow_upWomen Acting on the Challenge of Housing (WATCH) Build
keyboard_arrow_downWomen Acting on the Challenge of Housing (WATCH) Build

Housing matters for economic development. It promotes wellbeing, serves to reduce inequality, poverty and enables wealth creation and savings. This is why in commemoration of Women’s Month, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa (HFHSA) to build safe and affordable homes for 17 families in Lawley Township, South of Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upNational Construction Week returns
keyboard_arrow_downNational Construction Week returns

Kenya’s second National Construction Week, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance the contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.

keyboard_arrow_upExplaining full body porcelain tiles
keyboard_arrow_downExplaining full body porcelain tiles

Today we will chat about porcelain and the various textures found on Porcelain.  Just to create a bit of confusion we will refer to a full body porcelain and this does not imply a person with a full body!

keyboard_arrow_upOld Mutual Cape Town will go “off the water grid” with launch of water filtration plant
keyboard_arrow_downOld Mutual Cape Town will go “off the water grid” with launch of water filtration plant

Earlier this week, Old Mutual’s Mutualpark office in Pinelands, Cape Town, one of the largest corporate offices in South Africa, officially launched the very first corporate based waste-to-drinking Water Filtration Plant in South Africa.  This means the 166 000m² office, currently accommodating more than 9 000 employees and contractors, is now operating off the water […]

keyboard_arrow_upHigh-speed door solutions from Maxiflex are cool!
keyboard_arrow_downHigh-speed door solutions from Maxiflex are cool!

High-speed roll-up doors from Maxiflex are helping to maintain constant temperatures inside the cold storage and refrigeration areas of Makro Riversands and Makro Springfield located in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) respectively.

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech celebrates women in civil engineering
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech celebrates women in civil engineering

In recognition of August being Woman’s Month, Kaytech is celebrating its very own “Women in Civil Engineering”. We posed a few pertinent questions to some of the female civil engineers working in the geosynthetics engineering field at Kaytech today.

keyboard_arrow_upNew flooring system connects offices with world outside
keyboard_arrow_downNew flooring system connects offices with world outside

Modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has launched Human Connections, a new flooring system that embraces natural elements’ relationship with urban neighbourhoods.

keyboard_arrow_upFlowcrete Africa lights the way with glowing resin system
keyboard_arrow_downFlowcrete Africa lights the way with glowing resin system

Flowcrete Africa recently launched two innovative, glow-in-the-dark flooring systems designed to provide unique health and safety benefits for industrial facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upKohler’s Dream in Kohler winner exhibits at 100% design
keyboard_arrow_downKohler’s Dream in Kohler winner exhibits at 100% design

Kohler is showcasing the much anticipated winning bathroom design from the Dream in Kohler competition at 100% Design at Decorex Joburg. Having been selected out of three finalists, winner Wilh van der Merwe’s inspired bathroom will become reality for the duration of the show.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to personalise your kitchen or bathroom
keyboard_arrow_downHow to personalise your kitchen or bathroom

Share Want to upgrade your bathroom or kitchen? Need to match your taps to your state-of-the-art coffee machine? Now you can, and at a very reasonable price too. ISCA has introduced trim kits for taps that add a pop of colour to kitchens or bathrooms. And best of all, if you wake up one morning […]

keyboard_arrow_upUltimate quality from Turnstar’s laser cutter
keyboard_arrow_downUltimate quality from Turnstar’s laser cutter

Turnstar’s recently acquired Durma laser cutter offers the latest technology when it comes to the cutting of various metals.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovative financing plans are setting Bridge City housing project apart
keyboard_arrow_downInnovative financing plans are setting Bridge City housing project apart

Bridge City is set to become the centrepiece of an affordable housing development that will see more than 350 units being developed with the first ones being up for sale towards the end of next year. This new residential project will also introduce a first of its kind, rent-to-buy financing model that will further reshape […]

keyboard_arrow_upUpgrade old tiled floors with luxury vinyl and laminate
keyboard_arrow_downUpgrade old tiled floors with luxury vinyl and laminate

Installing new tenants or just upgrading, refurbishment work comes with a unique set of challenges. These include not upsetting other tenants in the process and getting areas back into service as soon as possible.

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete’s featured projects
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete’s featured projects

Earlier this year, Cemcrete launched their new website – which already blew us away – but the cement-based finish manufacturer didn’t stop there. They have now launched an even more exciting section of their website called, ‘Featured Projects’. This section showcases projects where Cemcrete finishes have been used. From retail to restaurants, residential to bush […]

keyboard_arrow_upPort Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo
keyboard_arrow_downPort Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo

“For real homes” HOMEMAKERS Expo celebrates the authenticity and beauty of real homes this year. Home is where we laugh, love, cry and make memories. Our homes tell the story of our lives, it remembers our past, reflects our present through our décor and it is the backdrop for future dreams. It is a place […]

keyboard_arrow_upREHAU uPVC windows fulfill the mandate
keyboard_arrow_downREHAU uPVC windows fulfill the mandate

KEY FACTS: Location: Nairobi, Kenya System: REHAU 60mm uPVC Window System Architect: Cocoon Studio, Kenya Customs Aluminium, a REHAU Authorised Partner, manufactured high security REHAU uPVC windows and doors for a customer in Nairobi, Kenya.

keyboard_arrow_upInternational Slab Sales welcomes the new 2018 Caesarstone colours
keyboard_arrow_downInternational Slab Sales welcomes the new 2018 Caesarstone colours

For 30 years, Caesarstone has been inspiring the world’s best kitchen designs. This year we welcome four vivacious new colours exclusive to the Caesarstone collection. With a reputation of developing the most unique and cutting-edge designs, Caesarstone is proud to offer you Excava 4060, Airy Concrete 4044, Cloudburst Concrete 4011 and White Attica 5143.

keyboard_arrow_upBelow the surface of concrete floor renovations
keyboard_arrow_downBelow the surface of concrete floor renovations

For most homeowners who have initiated renovations, spending money and time installing floors doesn’t always cause much excitement. But fitting a flooring system properly at the outset can lead to a better more comfortable space for your family in the long term. And the good news is that it needn’t break the bank.

keyboard_arrow_upCutting Edge Interiors
keyboard_arrow_downCutting Edge Interiors

Carbon salon is a new salon in Dunkeld Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Aperio® H100: Wireless access control technology inside a stylish door handle
keyboard_arrow_downNew Aperio® H100: Wireless access control technology inside a stylish door handle

The new Aperio® H100 packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle. With easy retrofitting to almost any interior door and comprehensive RFID compatibility, the new Aperio® H100 handle makes extending access control to more doors cost-effective by integrating with a vast range of third-party systems.

keyboard_arrow_upUsing the built environment to maximise health and wellbeing
keyboard_arrow_downUsing the built environment to maximise health and wellbeing

There is a growing trend within the construction and building industry to change a building’s structure specifically to enhance the comfort of those living or working in it. This concept is nothing new and has been the basis of Saint-Gobain’s Multi Comfort principles for a number of years, as explained by Slawomir Szpunar, Saint-Gobain’s International […]

keyboard_arrow_up25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up
keyboard_arrow_down25th edition of Decorex Joburg announces unmissable feature line-up

Decorex Joburg, the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, will be celebrating 25 years of connecting people with the latest trends, styles, textiles and furniture at this year’s #rhythmoflife show. The Exhibition, presented by Plascon, is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August, and will be marking this milestone edition with […]