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23 Jul 2021
KZN structural engineer is CCSA’s top Young Concrete Researcher

Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has named Dr Benedict Olalusi, lecturer at the University of KZN’s School of Civil and…

KZN structural engineer is CCSA’s top Young Concrete Researcher

Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has named Dr Benedict Olalusi, lecturer at the University of KZN’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Africa’s top Young Concrete Researcher for 2021. The new award, made at CCSA’s recent Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologists’ YCRETS 2021 online symposium, recognises young researchers…

14 Jul 2021
Huge economic benefits in sound concrete practice

The costs and consequences of poor concrete practice are unnecessary threats to the survival of building and construction enterprises in…

Huge economic benefits in sound concrete practice

The costs and consequences of poor concrete practice are unnecessary threats to the survival of building and construction enterprises in the current challenging times, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology. Roxburgh says getting construction projects done properly, on time and within…

09 Jul 2021
Training course for building contractors of light steel frame buildings

Due to COVID concerns, SASFA’s popular Light Steel Frame Building course for building contractors is now offered online! If you haven’t yet…

Training course for building contractors of light steel frame buildings

Due to COVID concerns, SASFA’s popular Light Steel Frame Building course for building contractors is now offered online! If you haven’t yet booked, we have a few slots left on our next course: The SASFA Light Steel Frame Building course for LSF contractors will be presentedonline via Zoom from 28 July to 3 August 2021.…

09 Jul 2021
The construction industry embraces POPI Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) 4 of 2013 came into effect on 1 July 2021. The Act has…

The construction industry embraces POPI Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) 4 of 2013 came into effect on 1 July 2021. The Act has been promulgated to protect individuals and businesses from the misuse and abuse of personal information, for example, in financial fraud and identity theft. Companies are now legally obliged to protect…

09 Jul 2021
Concrete durability key factors

The two main reasons why concrete is the most abundantly used construction material are its durability and competitive pricing compared…

Concrete durability key factors

The two main reasons why concrete is the most abundantly used construction material are its durability and competitive pricing compared to other construction materials. Concrete’s durability also leads to significant reductions in maintenance costs over its service life, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at Cement & Concrete SA’s School of…

05 Jul 2021
CCSA initiative to encourage concrete careers for KZN Civil Engineering Students

KZN civil engineering students experiential work opportunities at concrete-related enterprises in the province.

CCSA initiative to encourage concrete careers for KZN Civil Engineering Students

KZN civil engineering students experiential work opportunities at concrete-related enterprises in the province.

25 Jun 2021
Special training course on concrete industrial floors

Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology will on August 21 present an online training course on industrial concrete…

Special training course on concrete industrial floors

Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology will on August 21 present an online training course on industrial concrete floors – surfaces that are essential for South Africa’s industrial growth but often pose major problems for the construction industry, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete…

14 Jun 2021
Strong focus on sustainability in CCSA’s new “Fulton’s Concrete Technology”

The 10th edition of Fulton’s Concrete Technology, commonly regarded as the South African “concrete bible” and globally recognised as a…

Strong focus on sustainability in CCSA’s new “Fulton’s Concrete Technology”

The 10th edition of Fulton’s Concrete Technology, commonly regarded as the South African “concrete bible” and globally recognised as a definitive handbook on concrete, launched by Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA). The latest edition of Fulton’s Concrete Technology comprises 37 chapters and features topics such as materials and mixes, concrete…

21 May 2021
Starting a blockyard could boost housing and employment

With South Africa experiencing a critical shortage in housing and Covid-19 having boosted unemployment, the manufacture of concrete bricks and…

Starting a blockyard could boost housing and employment

With South Africa experiencing a critical shortage in housing and Covid-19 having boosted unemployment, the manufacture of concrete bricks and blocks could help provide affordable building materials and assist in starting small businesses, says Matthews Magwaza, lecturer at Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology. Among the School’s online…

18 May 2021
Cement & Concrete SA established to drive the industry to new heights

Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has recently announced that the new consolidated industry body is open for business and is set to take the lead on all matters relating to…

Cement & Concrete SA established to drive the industry to new heights

Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has recently announced that the new consolidated industry body is open for business and is set to take the lead on all matters relating to cement and concrete in South Africa.    The single non-profit entity, CCSA, was established through an extensive and thorough process of engagement with various stakeholders to consolidate The Concrete Institute (TCI), Concrete Society of Southern Africa…

17 May 2021
Handling plastic pipes in hardware

It is important that pipes are stored, handled and transported correctly once they leave the factory floor, or the distribution…

Handling plastic pipes in hardware

It is important that pipes are stored, handled and transported correctly once they leave the factory floor, or the distribution warehouse to meet the clients expectations once installed. Members of SAPPMA (the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association) go to great lengths to ensure that their products are manufactured according…

03 May 2021
The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers…

The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility. For us in the corrosion world, where we seek to extend the life of atmospherically-exposed steel, zinc is best-known in terms of…


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