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11 Jan 2021
Types of minor concrete defects and how to repair

The durability of concrete is exceptional and well-recognised, but sometimes operational errors or unforeseen circumstances can cause unsightly superficial surface…

Types of minor concrete defects and how to repair

The durability of concrete is exceptional and well-recognised, but sometimes operational errors or unforeseen circumstances can cause unsightly superficial surface damage. Bryan Perrie; Managing Director of The Concrete Institute (TCI); provides guidance on the types of defects and the types of materials available for repairs: The quality of anycast concrete…

19 May 2020
Concrete industrial floors look easy – but need special skills

Industrial concrete floors are essential for South Africa’s industrial growth but also poses more problems for the construction industry than…

Concrete industrial floors look easy – but need special skills

Industrial concrete floors are essential for South Africa’s industrial growth but also poses more problems for the construction industry than most other concrete projects, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology. John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology Roxburgh says…

18 Apr 2020
Vodka distilled from crops grown in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth created a brand of artisan vodka. The Ukrainian mineral water and rye used to…

Vodka distilled from crops grown in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth created a brand of artisan vodka. The Ukrainian mineral water and rye used to distil the beverage were taken from an area that has been abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The end result is aptly named Atomik. The first ever bottle of Atomik…


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