Lafarge provides an attractive alternative to traditional building methods

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments by

  As lower environmental impact building materials and designs continue to trump the high-impact structures of yesteryear, architects and developers are looking at what “sustainable” means in housing and workspaces. Charlene Lamb, country communication manager for Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international group, says: “While the term ‘sustainable’ may conjure an image […]

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Partnering with the Construction industry

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments by

The South African building materials industry is currently undergoing an internal reshuffle. While historical manufacturers remain abreast with construction industry trends, there has been recent acquisitions that has suggested a “re-think” as to how the role players in the industry will begin to reposition themselves. Having recently enjoyed visits to both Nigeria and Kenya, whilst […]

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Taking ownership of the Building Materials industry

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments by

It has been well documented that the building materials industry in South Africa and indeed many other countries, is driven by specification. Specifications, however, are only as strong as those empowered to ensure that the “instruction” ultimately takes place on site. Quite often, such instruction is changed or manipulated to suite certain beneficiaries, often at […]

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