Tag Archive: South African Bureau of Standards

Reviewing standards in the coatings industry

Oct 31, 2012 8:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) have entered a “new era” of cooperation, says Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA. 

Spence says considerable progress has been made in discussions between SAPMA’s new Technical Committee and the Bureau of Standards. The committee was established specifically to liaise with the SABS. According to Spence, new areas of cooperation are being formulated to deal with the increasing legislative demands facing the coatings industry. 

Light steel frame construction of four-storey apartment buildings at the 2011 All Africa Games Athletes’ Village in Maputo, Mozambique

Designing with light steel frame systems

Apr 17, 2012 8:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Light steel frame construction of four-storey apartment buildings at the 2011 All Africa Games Athletes’ Village in Maputo, MozambiqueThe Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) is organising two one-day courses which will be presented on consecutive days from end May into early June in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. 

The first course is on the updated SANS 517: 2011 Light steel frame building standard and has been organised to assist designers, quantity surveyors, developers and other practitioners to understand and quickly implement the standard.

Bryan Perrie, MD of the Cement & Concrete Institute.

Questionable quality in increasing cement imports

Apr 17, 2012 7:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Bryan Perrie, MD of the Cement & Concrete Institute.The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has expressed concern about the increasing volume of cement imports and the quality of these imports. 

Bryan Perrie, managing director of the C&CI, raised this warning while speaking in Cape Town recently at the 3rd Annual Construction Sector Outlook Conference, organised by Deutsche Bank and Industry Insight. 

Looking at ‘The challenges facing the cement and concrete industries’, Perrie told the conference that about 300 000 tons of cement had been imported into South Africa in the year ended July 2011 – with about 40 000 tons landing on our shores during the month of July 2011 alone.