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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Driving change in the building materials industry

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

In many industries, the measurement factor that remains the same is the change required to stay abreast with trends and influences. This is no different in the building materials industry where products and processes are constantly scrutinized to optimize both performance and ultimately profit for the company. There have been many attempts to introduce new […]

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Fire-resistance key to building better cities

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments by

While the primary purpose of fire resistance in any building is protecting human lives, replacing buildings is costly, and fire safety must take all aspects into account. According to Jean-Paul Croze, Managing Director of Lafarge Gypsum South Africa, fire resistance in ceiling products require special attention as a ceiling structure collapsing in the event of […]

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