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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Future cities must be built by current generations – PPC

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments by

As real employment continues contracting in South Africa, its impact is being felt among our the most vulnerable in our communities: our women and youth. With Africa’s urban population growing at a rate of 3.5% per annum and 65% of growth happening in smaller cities and urban areas, local similarities are adding to this pressure. […]

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Taking Ownership of the Building Materials Industry

Sep 07, 2017 No Comments by

Published recently in Asset Magazine, Brendan Lowen takes a look at “taking back” control of the building materials industry. 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” […]

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