keyboard_arrow_upHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017
keyboard_arrow_downHistoric KZN warehouse revamp wins SAISC Steel Award 2017

The historic Dunlop Factory in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal, opened its new 12 5000m2 warehouse and distribution facility in 2016. The project was recently announced as the Winner of the Factory and Warehouse Category at the 36th edition of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), which was held in September 2017. Global Roofing Solutions […]

keyboard_arrow_upComplex geometry bags Metal Cladding Award at SAISC Steel Awards 2017
keyboard_arrow_downComplex geometry bags Metal Cladding Award at SAISC Steel Awards 2017

The striking, winding metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The awards ceremony, which was held in September 2017, honours innovative use of steel and innovation in design, fabrication or construction, and technical […]

keyboard_arrow_upImporting of fabricated structural steel significantly impacts South African economy
keyboard_arrow_downImporting of fabricated structural steel significantly impacts South African economy

“The large quantities of fabricated structural steel coming into South Africa from countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey, Thailand and elsewhere, continue to have a significant impact on the South African economy”, says Kobus de Beer, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC)industry development director.

keyboard_arrow_upEnergy efficiency in light steel frame housing
keyboard_arrow_downEnergy efficiency in light steel frame housing

SASFA, the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association, recently commissioned the Built Environment Division of the CSIR, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to conduct a comparative thermal performance analysis for light steel frame housing and masonry housing. The research findings point to the energy efficiency of the light steel frame (LSF) house in terms of a lower need for electricity to power mechanical heating and cooling – to keep the internal temperature within a prescribed comfort range. 

keyboard_arrow_upA preview of entries for Steel Awards 2011
keyboard_arrow_downA preview of entries for Steel Awards 2011

The character of entries – 57 in all – received for the Steel Awards 2011 reflects a shift in the activity of the steel construction industry since the high intensity period leading up to the World Cup last year.

keyboard_arrow_upAccreditation for light steel frame building systems
keyboard_arrow_downAccreditation for light steel frame building systems

In a first for the local building industry, three companies have received accreditation from the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) www.sasfa.co.za for their light steel frame building (LSFB) systems: Metal Roll Forming SA, MiTek and Vela SBS.