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Insulating a building with chicken feathers

A student-led startup called Aeropowder leads the charge in sustainable insulation made of chicken feathers...

3 hours ago

A lightweight material that is 10 times stronger than steel

MIT researchers created 3D printed forms of graphene that are ten times stronger than steel...

By Lolita Pukwana 1 day ago

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure...

By Jan Venter 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reinventing traditional materials

"Necessity is not the mother of invention. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use." - Willis R. Whitney

By Daniel van der Merwe 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Greater need for quantity surveying than ever

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again...

By Larry Feinberg 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Flooring market is moving but the basics are not

For decades, wooden flooring, vinyl sheeting, ceramics and carpeting have been the traditional flooring used in residential and commercial markets. We spoke with Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE International and Van Dyck Carpets in Durban about the latest flooring trends...

9 Jan 2017

Steel deal may lift struggling metals sector

ArcelorMittal SA's announcement just before Christmas that it had concluded a contract manufacturing agreement with the defunct Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium group in Emalahleni was the sour cherry on top of a dismal year for SA...

By Mark Allix 4 Jan 2017

Ensure imported wood is compliant, warns ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has advised that all structural wood used in the construction sector must comply with local legislation and regulation...

28 Dec 2016

10 tools every DIY professional needs to own

If you have started a business completing all kinds of DIY projects, and feel you have the necessary skills to sell your services, here are ten tools that your business certainly can't do without...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

Live streaming masterclasses for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

The fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, 23 -24 May 2017...

14 Dec 2016

RSC Avelo launch, a big step towards transformation - SEIFSA

Launched recently, RSC Avelo is a black-woman-youth-owned and managed reinforcing steel (REBAR) manufacturer...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Building

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

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