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Dutch designer creates flexible wood for furniture range

Designer Carolien Laro contradicts the notion of wood as a rigid material with her springy wooden furniture...

By Kate Walker 26 Apr 2016

Tributes flow in for Plate Glass founder

Tributes are pouring in for Bertie Lubner, who with his brother Ronnie turned a small family business into a building materials giant - Plate Glass...

By Mark Allix 20 Apr 2016

Cement sales rise 7.7% in 2015 to 13-million tons

The 7.7% increase in cement sales volumes in 2015 to 13-million tons after a 0.8% drop in 2014 suggest a booming construction sector...

By Helmo Preuss 19 Apr 2016

New Flowcrete office for East Africa

Flowcrete South Africa recently opened a new resin flooring business in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Apr 2016

Future of aluminium industry in spotlight at AFSA conference

Demand for aluminium in South Africa could feasibly double in the next few years, despite pressure from an international economic slowdown and rising power prices...

6 Apr 2016

SANRAL opens new materials laboratory in PE

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has opened a new engineering materials laboratory that will see road materials from across the Eastern Cape now tested in Port Elizabeth...

30 Mar 2016

Robotic technology installed at Corobrik Lawley factory

Installed in October last year at its Lawley Factory, Corobrik's new robotic technology is said to provide improved productivity, environmental efficiency, flexibility and enhanced manufacture quality...

29 Mar 2016

Modular workforce housing provided at ROMPCO site

Kwikspace has supplied site accommodation and workforce housing on the ROMPCO Loop Line 2 Project in Mozambique...

17 Mar 2016

Winning student proposes high streets in low income areas

Clint Abrahams of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has won third prize in his region in this year's Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for his thesis entitled "High Streets: Constructing the public realm in low income areas"...

16 Mar 2016

Dreaming big with biomimetics: could future buildings be made with bone and eggshells?

As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO2 emissions...

By Michelle Oyen 10 Mar 2016

ArcelorMittal appoints Wim de Klerk as CEO

ArcelorMittal has appointed Wim de Klerk as its CEO and as an executive director to the board with effect from 1 September 2016...

9 Mar 2016

Cashbuild builds strong results in tough climate

Cashbuild, a major retailer of building materials in Southern Africa, reported a "strong set of results" for the six months ended-December, excluding a once-off empowerment cost of R63m...

By Mark Allix 2 Mar 2016

Building kits issued to Imizamo Yethu residents affected by fire

128 building and relocation kits have been issued to families who lost their homes during the Imizamo Yethu fire which occurred over the weekend. According to the City of Cape Town, the fire has affected approximately 700 residents...

1 Mar 2016

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