abe® CEM-blanc is a general purpose white Portland cement, specially manufactured to
provide superior early strength with the added advantage of providing a wide range of
aesthetic and decorative opportunities due to its key features of whiteness, high strength
In addition to affording great design and colour versatility, abe® CEM-blanc complies fully
with the requirements specified in SANS 50197-1 for type CEM II 42.SN cement.
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.
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).
Precast concrete cladding provides the designer with substantial freedom in the choice of form, texture, and appearance because concrete’s flexibility allows for limitless scope in expression and character, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute.
On November 3rd 2012 the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) celebrated its 40th anniversary as well as the 14th CMA Awards for Excellence. The awards, presented biennially, recognise excellence in the manufacture and application of precast concrete products.