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Synthetic versus Authentic Building Materials

Oct 26, 2017 No Comments by

In an era where this particular headline could also be translated as “commodity vs niche”, how does the building materials industry look to position itself without compromising standards for lower prices? Perhaps the stigma for synthetic or “engineered” materials deserves review, as historically, sentiment towards such materials has not enjoyed the same airtime as materials […]

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PPC to double every 10 years

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments by

The target of major cement producer PPC to more than double the size of its business every ten years to retain its market share in Africa is based on the continent’s world-leading rate of urbanisation and the projection that the population of Africa will double by 2050. Calculations point to Africa needing to accommodate another […]

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Interview with Boogertman & Partners

Feb 04, 2013 1 Comment by

A phrase that has resonated with me for some time now is the following; “The South African building industry is driven by specifications”. What does this mean? Well, simply put, it means that the professional or specifier on a project is more often than not, the decision maker. With a website that dedicates its focus […]

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