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

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 […]

keyboard_arrow_upITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa
keyboard_arrow_downITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber construction industry in South Africa, will be hosting a CPD-accredited timber construction conference on the 16th of August at Expo Centre Nasrec as part of the upcoming Interbuild Africa 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018

In addition to hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest industry innovations, one of Interbuild Africa’s most popular show features is the daily free-to-attend Seminar Programme. Here’s a sneak peek of what topics to expect from the speakers this August:

keyboard_arrow_upInterbuild Africa celebrates 50 years in 2018
keyboard_arrow_downInterbuild Africa celebrates 50 years in 2018

Interbuild Africa is the largest and longest running building services and construction exhibition in Africa. This event, which is dedicated to Africa’s SME building services and construction market, will celebrate its 50th anniversary when it returns to the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), at Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 15-18 August 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upEurocucina kitchen trends set to feature at Decorex Joburg
keyboard_arrow_downEurocucina kitchen trends set to feature at Decorex Joburg

With less than one month to go until Decorex Joburg – presented by Plascon – gets underway, and with kitchens being such a focal part of the exhibition, Stephanie Forbes of The Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA) has shared the exciting trends filtering into the South Africa market. The 25th edition of Decorex Joburg will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upA stronger structural ceiling system
keyboard_arrow_downA stronger structural ceiling system

The Iso Flex-Grid is an engineered structural ceiling system that acts as both a dropped return air ceiling plenum, as well as a support grid, providing a cost effective solution for use in data centres, clean rooms, labs and other environments.

keyboard_arrow_upStarline Presented with the Data Center Power Product of the Year Award at 2018 DCS Awards Ceremony
keyboard_arrow_downStarline Presented with the Data Center Power Product of the Year Award at 2018 DCS Awards Ceremony

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keyboard_arrow_upInfracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers
keyboard_arrow_downInfracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers

Infracom 2018 highlights self-contained, pre-constructed servers

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection

Every great symphony starts with the perfect composition and when it comes to interior design, Van Dyck Floors has created a masterpiece in carpet tiles – the latest Mozart Collection. This innovative range of darker shaded carpet tiles combines the latest in interior trends with comfort, style and affordability.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied three key products for the refurbishment of the floors of the popular Panama Jacks restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. For the new flooring, a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – supplied: abecote primer; abeflo HPU; and Dow Corning 813. Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in […]

keyboard_arrow_upHerbish® introduces Technodrain
keyboard_arrow_downHerbish® introduces Technodrain

Herbish® has been appointed the agent of Technodrain of Italy, for Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Lighting trends by Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Lighting trends by Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish

From the warm glow of industrial Edison bulbs and pendant lights to oversized fixtures and geometric angle pieces, 2018 will feature trendy metal finishes and fixtures that are sure to be striking, dramatic, edgy, and retro. Below are 5 trends that Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish says we will see this year.