CMA NEWS AND MEMBER ARTICLES
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Preventing efflorescence on concrete is often a concern for contractors, but CHRYSO has a simple solution – CHRYSO® Alpha Color 600.
Having met the requirements of South Africa’s environmental regulations, AfriSam is proudly moving beyond compliance toward a more sustainable future.
Sika has developed a new, ground-breaking recycling process for old concrete. The old concrete is broken down into the individual parts gravel, sand and limestone in a simple and efficient process, which also binds about 60 kg of CO2 per ton of crushed concrete demolition waste. This innovation - with the brand name «reCO2ver» - will make a significant contribution to reduce the ecological footprint of the construction industry.
Constructing a large reservoir in record time is an achievement in its own right. This is especially when the South African construction industry like so many countries in other parts of the world is grappling with a severe shortage of high-level skills that are required to efficiently manage large civil-engineering projects. An absence of skilled labour in the country is also placing further strain on the ability of engineers, technicians and general foremen to efficiently deliver this infrastructure.
Don’t you just wish, when driving along a bumpy sand road, that there could be some form of tracking to make the journey easier? Or even when driving up your own driveway, that there is an attractive greened track that blends in with your already established landscaping? A simple yet highly engineered hardlawn paving from Technicrete, Amorflex HLP, is probably the best solution for a stable grounding.
Waste water treatment plants play a crucial role in the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage in order for its conversion into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle in an environmentally friendly way or to be reclaimed for other purposes. It is a critical process in the supply of safe water to local communities.
With some important road contracts secured for 2021, AfriSam is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there is an upswing in South Africa’s roadbuilding sector.
Durban Heights Reservoir 3 is a 350ml reservoir situated in the suburb of Reservoir Hills, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Constructed in 1971, it is one of the biggest concrete reservoirs in Southern Africa. It supplies potable water to over five hundred thousand people in Durban and the surrounding area. The reservoir design is unique as it has a single support in the middle and the roof is shaped like a circus tent. The roof is made up of one hundred and twenty steel post-stressed cables that radiate from the centre roof support to the outer base support.
Situated in the heart of Cape Town, just minutes away from the V & A Waterfront, sits 117 On Strand Street. It is a multipurposed building that recently underwent further development with the addition of new apartments and office blocks. The building houses a Virgin Active Gym, three floors of premium grade office blocks, two floors of retail stores and 117 luxurious apartments. All of these have ample parking included – a luxury in Cape Town!
Wincanton Farm, in Elandsrivier, Uitenhage, required maintenance to be done on twelve of their chicken coops. This was part of their routine maintenance, conducted every eight to ten years. Each of these coops house approximately 32,000 little chickens. Project manager, Willie Bester, specified Sika products for this project.