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today30 Sep 2014

South Africa has the expertise to build world-class concrete roads

“Most of the many potholes in our roads are on asphalt pavements, essentially due to lack of maintenance. South Africa has the expertise and technology to design, construct and maintain concrete roads on a par with the best in the world”.
today22 Feb 2012

Sharing SA’s World Cup construction successes

Managing director of the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), Bryan Perrie, was invited to deliver the keynote address at IBRACON 2011, the 53rd Brazilian Concrete Congress held in November last year on the Brazilian island of Florianopolis.  Perrie spoke on ‘Concrete Construction for the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010’, sharing South Africa’s construction successes with Brazil which is scheduled to host the next FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2014, as well as the 2016 Olympic Games.
today1 May 2015

Concrete selected for Ekurhuleni's new bus lanes

Concrete is the preferred material for the new concrete bus lanes of the Ekurhuleni Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN), now under construction on the East Rand.
today19 Oct 2011

Pothole-free concrete roads

South Africa has the expertise and technology to design, construct and maintain concrete roads on a par with the best in the world, according to Bryan Perrie, managing director of the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).  “Virtually all of the many potholes on our roads are on asphalt pavements and are essentially due to lack of maintenance. By contrast, concrete roads do not form potholes and they require significantly less maintenance. Concrete also does not form ruts and it can be used to rehabilitate asphalt roads, either by overlaying or inlaying,” says Perrie. “With their long life and low maintenance requirements concrete roads can increase the sustainability of the country’s road network.  “Research has shown that when equivalent designs are compared, concrete is about 10 to 15% more expensive on initial costs. But concrete lasts much longer than asphalt and the significantly lower maintenance costs mean that in a full life-cycle cost assessment, concrete roads have a similar or lower whole-life cost.
today21 Jun 2011

Innovation excellence in concrete

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) has become the first recipient of the Cement and Concrete Institute’s new award for Innovation Excellence in Concrete. The award was presented to SANRAL at the Fulton Awards ceremony on June 4. C&CI is the anchor sponsor of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa’s Fulton Awards which are presented biennially for excellence in concrete.