Extracted from text ... New website for the
Styrox building walls.
A new website offering the construction industry in-depth
information on the use of expanded polystyrene building
systems has been made available by Styrox Southern Africa.
The product, Styrox, has been used in the construction industry
for some years now, but only recently gained approval for use
by local authorities. This includes certification from Agr?ment
and approval from the National Home Builders Registration
Council (NHBRC). The website offers current information on
every aspect of Styrox expanded building blocks, including
technical data, building methods, safety features and cost
structures. There is also a ..
Extracted from text ... SHORT CUTS
C&CI closes testing laboratory and refocuses
In announcing the closure of its Midrand
testing laboratory, Dr Graham Grieve,
managing director of the Cement & Concrete
Institute (C&CI), emphasised that
the institute's information, education, advisory
and consulting services will continue
- and will even be enhanced. However,
with concrete testing no longer regarded
as its core business, the board of the institute
has decided to close the laboratory
and terminate all testing operations. The
closure came into effect on 15 July this
year. "South Africa's concrete industry is
no longer solely dependent on the C&CI's
testing facility. There are ..
Extracted from text ... 54 - IMIESA AUGUST 2005
Crb walling seminars - 6, 7 and 8 September
The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is to hold three halfday
afternoon seminars on the design, construction and reinforcing of
concrete retaining block (crb) walls.
Aimed at engineers and contractors, the seminars will be held at
Durban's Royal Yacht Club on 6 September and at the Old Selbornian
Club in East London on 7 September.
The third seminar will held in Port Elizabeth on 8 September (venue
to be advised). The seminars are free of charge and will be followed by
refreshments. Anyone wishing to ..
Extracted from text ... 56 - IMIESA AUGUST 2005
'Colossal' would not be an exaggeration
when describing the scale of the latest
Ikea Superstore in Rome that opened
in May this year. Forming part of Rome's
massive new Porta di Roma commercial
zone on the edge of the Italian capital,
concrete admixtures were a key component
of the project's success.
The site of the new zone covers some
60 000 square metres - and Ikea's
Superstore itself occupies a massive
25 000 m2 of the area. The centre of
the Porta di Roma complex is the trading
quarters of an Auchan hypermarket,
surrounded by ..