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Africa's largest infrastructure show returns to Gallagher

The 5th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo returns to the Gallagher Convention Centre taking place 23 – 24 May 2017. The venue allows for an outdoor expo area featuring a Contractors’ Corner that will attract over 2500 small to medium contractors. The indoor expo features over 5 000m2 6 new dedicated zones including Concrete and Cement,  MEP, Surfaces and Finishes, Tools and Equipment, Digital Construction and Construction. Have you booked your space with the only built environment trade show that generates hundreds of leads at half the cost of other similar expos!

Aside from generating leads, sales, and brand awareness, here are the other benefits African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo can provide:

  • Meet over 9 000 potential customers from 45 countries
  • Obtain customer feedback
  • Gather competitive intelligence
  • Introduce employees to the industry
  • Meet the press
  • Find partners and form strategic alliances
  • Provide customer service (Many attendees want to ask exhibitors about their product-related problems and concerns)
  • Identify potential employees

Exhibiting at African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo can assist you to conclude months of interaction in just 2 days! Can you afford not to be part of Africa’s BIGGEST MUST ATTEND built environment show? Contact us on +27 87 890 0898 to secure your place.

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Sika committed to global sustainable development

Sika’s Sustainability Strategy 2014–2018 is producing a positive outcome. In the first two years of the strategy, Sika has exceeded five of the six target areas covering the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of its business. Sika has delivered more value to its stakeholders with less impact on the environment.

More Value for Stakeholders

Sika's ‘More Value, Less Impact’ initiative, which brings the six sustainability target areas together in one concept, is delivering on its promise, meeting all value adding targets during the two-year 2014/2015 period. Operating profit grew by 12.3%, reflecting the company's excellent economic performance. All new product, system, and service projects were assessed using Sika's Product Development Process and all local key projects were implemented. The number of projects benefitting local communities and societies has been increased by 50%.

According to Jan Jenisch, CEO, Sika AG: "Sika takes a long-term perspective on the development of its business and acts responsibly towards all stakeholders. We are proud of our sustainability achievements and the fact that we have delivered more value to our stakeholders with less impact on the environment."

Strategy provides direction, people deliver results

Sika's commitment to continuously measuring, improving, reporting, and communicating sustainable value creation is deeply anchored in the organisation and its more than 17,000 employees.

Internal and external training courses are key for further development. Sika spent approximately CHF11.1 million on staff development and provided approximately 12 hours of training for each employee in 2015.

Abundance of projects in all areas

Sika has initiated a whole range of new projects in all target areas across the globe, and these are providing evidence of what the company can achieve with its approach to sustainability. The company supports and engages in projects and initiatives that foster the sustainable development of local communities throughout the world. As a member of the UN Global Compact, the company is committed to global sustainable development. Sika does not compromise on integrity and applies high ethical standards to its work. Sika’s “Code of Conduct” defines the standards and rules of behavior for the company and all its employees.

For more information on Sika products and systems, visit www.sika.co.za

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Minister Jeff Radebe to address the SA building industry

The 2016 annual Master Builders Congress, being held from 31 August to 2 September at the Durban International Convention Centre, will under the theme of ‘Building South Africa Together’, provide an opportunity for all role-players to congregate and discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the building industry.

Minister Jeff Radebe, the Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, will deliver the keynote address, ‘Building the South African Economy Through Infrastructure Development’. A panel discussion will further unpack the topic with participants including Minister Radebe, major African construction companies, the DBSA, National Treasury and the South African Local Government Association. The panel will be moderated by television personality and journalist Jeremy Maggs.

High-level panels will examine construction occupational health and safety, skills development in the construction industry and regulatory, contractual and legal matters affecting the industry.

The second day of the Congress will see Thabo Masombuka, CEO of the Construction Sector Charter Council, posing the question ‘The Journey Towards a Transformed Construction Sector – Are We Getting There?’

Sonja Pilusa, CEO of the Construction Education & Training Authority, will reveal the ‘CETA Sector Skills Plan for the Construction Industry’ and the Deputy Public Protector, Advocate Kevin Malunga will focus on the issue of ‘Combating Corruption in the Construction Industry’.  

For more information about the Congress, please visit www.congress.masterbuilders.org.

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Leaders in sustainability make ninth Green Building Convention happen

Collaborating for a better, greener built environment, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) has again joined forces with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) as the principal sponsor of the Green Building Convention 2016.

Widely known as South Africa’s ‘green bank’, NCIB has been the Green Building Convention’s principal sponsor since its launch and is one of the strongest supporters of this convention and the GBCSA itself.

Brian Wilkinson, CEO of GBCSA, commends Nedbank on the leading role it has taken as financiers in the green building space. “As the principal sponsor of the Green Building Convention for nine years, we deeply value the important contribution NCIB is making at the forefront of the green building revolution in SA.”

Wilkinson adds: “We are honoured to be associated with Nedbank, which is on its own admirable green journey. The GBCSA and the Green Building Convention stand for ‘doing well by doing good’. Not only do we know this is possible, we believe it is imperative. Climate scientists agree unanimously that we need swift action to prevent catastrophic global warming. Now is the time for bold, collaborative action.”

 Robin Lockhart-Ross, Managing Executive of Property Finance at NCIB, says: “Nedbank is indeed proud to be associated with the GBCSA. Our ongoing sponsorship of the Green Building Convention demonstrates our deep commitment to the industry as market leaders in the commercial property finance sector.”

Lockhart-Ross adds: “The convention provides a platform to drive and amplify the sustainability message for which Nedbank has become widely known as the green bank. Since being the first company in SA to build and occupy a Green Star SA building rated by the GBCSA, Nedbank continues to champion the move to sustainable workspaces and recently opened its sixth Green Star SA rated building.”

Among the GBCSA’s many leading edge collaborations is the Greenovate Awards Programme, launched in 2015 by Growthpoint Properties in partnership with GBCSA, which won this year’s South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Excellence Award for Innovation in the Innovative Developments category. The Greenovate Awards are designed to inspire and encourage students of the built environment to discover, explore and invent ways to live more sustainably.

The Green Building Convention, which leads the sustainability journey in the South African property industry,aims to inspire professionals in the built environment and stimulate awareness, ambition and action to design, build and operate better buildings. ‘Build a better world NOW’ is the theme of the Convention is taking place from 26 to 28 July 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

“There is no doubt we need to build a better world now,” says Wilkinson. “By coming together at the annual Green Building Convention, like-minded sustainability leaders form powerful partnerships for inspiring solutions that take bold action to promote a better built environment for SA.”

For more information on the Green Building Convention 2016 or to register, go to www.greenbuildingconvention.org.za

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