Set out in this brochure are several examples demonstrating the versatility and multi-purpose functionality of the prestressed hollow-core slabs. Applications covered include floors, security walls, reservoir roofs, retaining walls and warehouse walling, multi-storey floor applications to residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as suspended ground floor slabs in clay areas and a foundation system for social housing.
TAL – Fusion, general use installation guidelines. X-Calibur provides detailed method statements on all its products for use in various applications. These must be referred to prior to starting work. The information below is a summary intended for guidance only.
Cemcrete Products Brochure
Since 1973 Cemcrete has manufactured a specialised range of cement-based coatings and building materials to finish and aid in construction projects. Cemcrete’s range of over 80 products includes cement-based finishes for walls, floors, countertops, pools and many more. These distinctive finishes are favourable among homeowners, architects and the construction industry in general due to their superior quality, excellent value, as well as offering a unique alternative to generic coatings.
Echo Floors’ newly launched operating section specially geared to the needs of the home-building market has come to the aid of an owner-builder who faced materials and labour supply problems when he chose a remote rural site for his new home.
The entries in this year’s CMA (Concrete Manufacturers Association) Awards for Excellence competition evidence the growing scope and significance of the precast concrete industry in South Africa. They represent a diversity of products and applications and illustrate the commitment of CMA members and other manufacturers to maintain and improve standards in the production and application of precast concrete.
There are at least five major benefits in designing and building with concrete: versatility, attractive appearance, cost-effectiveness, structural integrity, and sustainability, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute (TCI).
“Concrete is the material with the proven track record to provide tried and tested – as well as innovative – solutions for sustainable housing,” says Adele de Lange, technical marketing consultant: human settlements at the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).