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06 May 2021
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within…

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards of dolomite, not all are aware of the variability of the material…

20 Apr 2021
Fire shuts down one of Gauteng’s largest hospitals

A fire that broke out at the dispensary store of the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg on Friday 16…

Fire shuts down one of Gauteng’s largest hospitals

A fire that broke out at the dispensary store of the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg on Friday 16 April took the entire weekend to extinguish. One of the biggest hospitals in Gauteng, it will be closed temporarily for a week to assess the situation. More than 400 patients…

06 Apr 2021
Sustainable engineering – recovery & conversion

RECCONTEC represents recovery and conversion. Integrate technologies and processes for the treatment and utilization of different waste streams in one Waste-Conversion-Center. The task is ELECTRICITY MAXIMIZATION while recycling; avoid emissions; clean waters and eliminate landfills…

Sustainable engineering – recovery & conversion

RECCONTEC represents recovery and conversion. Integrate technologies and processes for the treatment and utilization of different waste streams in one Waste-Conversion-Center. The task is ELECTRICITY MAXIMIZATION while recycling; avoid emissions; clean waters and eliminate landfills waste. Waste-Conversion-Center process the following waste types: Unsorted municipal solid waste (MSW) Sewage sludge and wastewater from septic tanks Old tires, wood waste, bulky waste Landfill reduction, deconstruction and re-naturalization Hospital…

16 Mar 2021
Dynamic Fluid Control sees future in own valve designs

Dynamic Fluid Control, a 100% black-owned and managed manufacturer of valves for the water, effluent and mineral processing industries is urging water utilities…

Dynamic Fluid Control sees future in own valve designs

Dynamic Fluid Control, a 100% black-owned and managed manufacturer of valves for the water, effluent and mineral processing industries is urging water utilities to seek out public-private partnerships to modernise and expand their water and sanitation infrastructure and improve the efficiency of water systems. The Benoni based manufacturer employs over 300 staff and currently exports products to…

08 Mar 2021
Staufix: Over one million units sold

For more than 40 years, KESSEL backwater valves have provided reliable safety in accordance with the latest standards The Staufix backwater valves…

Staufix: Over one million units sold

For more than 40 years, KESSEL backwater valves have provided reliable safety in accordance with the latest standards The Staufix backwater valves from KESSEL proven reliable protection against backwater. With Staufix; KESSEL offers the right backwater valve for various applications. From the protection of individual drainage fixtures to central complete building protection with Staufix…

05 Mar 2021
Space savings thanks to optimised wastewater hydraulics

Drainage systems without ventilation pipes and with smaller dimensions – all thanks to Geberit SuperTube technology In high-rise buildings, the…

Space savings thanks to optimised wastewater hydraulics

Drainage systems without ventilation pipes and with smaller dimensions – all thanks to Geberit SuperTube technology In high-rise buildings, the ventilation pipes in the drainage systems take up a great deal of space. With the new Geberit SuperTube technology, it is now possible to dispense with the ventilation pipes entirely.…

05 Mar 2021
Better hygiene in the home

Liam Gawne from Miele offers an overview of how appliances can help you make your homes more hygienic and increasingly…

Better hygiene in the home

Liam Gawne from Miele offers an overview of how appliances can help you make your homes more hygienic and increasingly safe from viruses. With the threat of the Corona Virus, more and more homeowners are looking for appliances to help them make their homes more hygienic. Miele’s latest range of…

03 Mar 2021
10 Commandments for proper construction

With the pandemic having created a survival mode for much smaller and emerging building contractors, it is now more important…

10 Commandments for proper construction

With the pandemic having created a survival mode for much smaller and emerging building contractors, it is now more important than ever for site staff to have at least a basic knowledge of concrete behaviour and performance in construction, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School of Concrete Technology.…

26 Feb 2021
Discover the self-care you deserve

In a world filled with day-to-day stresses and responsibilities, it’s often easy to lose sight of your own value. But…

Discover the self-care you deserve

In a world filled with day-to-day stresses and responsibilities, it’s often easy to lose sight of your own value. But the way we see ourselves is equally as important as the way we see others, and sometimes, we need to take a time out to be pampered and wash away…

24 Feb 2021
Preparing for the repair of non-structural concrete defects

There are essential steps to follow before and during the repair of relatively minor yet unsightly concrete defects. Bryan Perrie,…

Preparing for the repair of non-structural concrete defects

There are essential steps to follow before and during the repair of relatively minor yet unsightly concrete defects. Bryan Perrie, Managing Director of The Concrete Institute (TCI), outlines what to do – and avoid – when tackling such projects: Firstly, repairs to new concrete should be done as soon as…

23 Feb 2021
Cable, components and critical space exploration

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on 18 February 2021. Operating with the…

Cable, components and critical space exploration

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on 18 February 2021. Operating with the world’s most advanced technology. Equipped with Ty-Rap™ cable ties from ABB. The same ties used on earth. Designed for extreme environments Found in buildings; subways; the deepest oceans and outer…

23 Feb 2021
Sikla siFramo launches in South Africa

A first of its kind in Africa, siFramo is a non welded support system that saves time, money and labour.…

Sikla siFramo launches in South Africa

A first of its kind in Africa, siFramo is a non welded support system that saves time, money and labour. 15 years ago, Sikla pioneered siFramo: a versatile, multifunctional, and high load-bearing modular steel support system. SiFramo is the only system with 1-Screw technology in the world and is now…


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