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Cement standardisation: how new policy will foist monopoly on the industry

21 July, 2014

Cement standardisation: how new policy will foist monopoly on the industry

The author maintains that the standardisation of 42,5-grade cement strength for use in Nigeria is: “a vast conspiracy to impose monopoly on the cement market at the behest of visible...

Tall wood: construction’s next big thing?

14 July, 2014

Tall wood: construction’s next big thing?

In mid-rise construction, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is a real threat to concrete and steel, for good reason. CLT panels are strong, stable, fire resistant and made from a renewable resource: wood....

Stabilising a busy concrete highway with minimum disruption

24 June, 2014

Stabilising a busy concrete highway with minimum disruption

Durban: one of Africa’s busiest ports. From here containers and goods from around the globe join the highway system to South Africa’s industrial interior. One of the major road transport...

Krystol clear - concrete waterproofing

14 May, 2014

Krystol clear - concrete waterproofing

Did you just spec the end of your career with the wrong waterproofing? Sanika Waterproofing are the proud and exclusive distributors and applicators of Kryton Crystalline Waterproofing products in South Africa. The...

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

24 April, 2014

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500-m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.Watch Concrete.TV's video of glow in the dark concrete here.Studio Roosegaarde promised us the design...

Ground Stabilisation Technology - a 21st century, cost-effective solution

23 April, 2014

Ground Stabilisation Technology - a 21st century, cost-effective solution

Uretek South Africa, is the South African licence holder for the patented Uretek Ground Stabilisation Technology, now established in 78 countries.Successful projects in SA include lifting of road slabs and filling...

Tackling moisture control in concrete production

15 April, 2014

Tackling moisture control in concrete production

Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) and Ludwig Moisture Control have joined forces to host a seminar on moisture measuring and metering technology. The seminar was tailored for both the concrete...

Finding durable and cost effective flooring solutions

14 April, 2014

Finding durable and cost effective flooring solutions

Superb Flooring Systems, part of PMSA Group of Companies, recently held a specialised seminar presented by HTC Sweden AB, manufacturers of professional floor grinding and polishing machines for polished concrete...

Size does matter, but development counts too

11 April, 2014

Size does matter, but development counts too

In the South Africa/Nigeria top-dog economic debate, development is also a significant factor. Most of Nigeria's 170-million people live below the poverty line and felt no benefit from Nigeria’s new...

Researchers tackle cement’s carbon content

31 March, 2014

Researchers tackle cement’s carbon content

Cement is to concrete what flour is to cake. Normally, cement makes up about 15% of concrete (in volume), with stone, water, sand and chemical admixtures making up the rest....

Power-hungry South Africa: coal, gas or nuclear?

18 March, 2014

Power-hungry South Africa: coal, gas or nuclear?

Although South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, with coal, nuclear, gas and renewables all viable options, none will prevent potentially crippling power crunches in future unless there’s a decision...

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

12 March, 2014

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

Above Addis Ababa's concrete skyline, cranes tower high amid blasts from nearby drills and diggers. At the feet of buildings shrouded in bamboo scaffolding, excavators dig up dirt tracks, to...

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