n IMIESA - The hidden dangers of lintels : construction

Volume 30, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 30, Issue 8, Aug 2005, p. 44 - 45
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... Two of the country's foremost constructionrelated professional bodies - the Cement and Concrete Institute (C&CI) and the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) - have expressed grave concern over the lack of control in the use of precast concrete lintels in the construction industry. "Lintels are being installed that don't match the application for which they are intended, a practice that is widespread and that could have life-threatening consequences, " warns Dr Graham Grieve, managing director of the C&CI. There are several reasons for this. Although a SABS standard concerning lintel manufacture - SANS 1540 - is in place, not a single ..

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