Meyerton-based Structa Technology, a member of the Structa Group of Companies, is proud to be of service to the mines by assisting to provide much-needed water storage to mining companies throughout South Africa.
South Africa is facing a water crisis. Widely reported on and a dominant conference theme, there is really only one question that needs to be answered: given the depletion of surface water in our country, where will our future water be sourced from?
Tightening specifications for readymix concrete has led to a substantial growth in the membership of the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) from companies seeking to obtain formal accreditation of their plants and processes.
The 2014 education programme of the School of Concrete Technology (SCT), operated by The Concrete Institute, is now available. John Roxburgh, lecturer at SCT, which is based in Midrand, says the need for skills upliftment in the construction industry has never been more vital, as South Africa prepares for the long-awaited roll-out of tenders for government's strategic infrastructure projects in 2015.
Associations representing the main materials used in the construction of houses have thrown their weight behind Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's call for cooperation within the construction sector, by signing a number of pledges on behalf of members.
Delegates at this year's Readymix Conference by Sarma were able to witness first-hand how tilt-up construction can be used to speed up the delivery of houses or infrastructure such as hospitals or police stations.
A new precision temperature scanner has been introduced to the market. The scanner, which is ideal for applications such as thermal mapping, process sensor calibration, quality control testing, life-cycle testing, process monitoring and environmental testing, will prove useful for various industries including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing, aerospace, and automotive.