CMA NEWS AND MEMBER ARTICLES
CMA News & Articles - The CMA is the precast concrete industry association of South Africa. Find our members on our website to source quality precast concrete products, professional built environment service(engineers, architects, contractors and more).
Mountain View, a Department of Human Settlements housing project in Mossel Bay is close to completion. Built almost exclusively with precast concrete products supplied by Concrete Manufacturers Association member, Mobicast.
Concrete manufacturers Association producer member, Portland Hollowcore, is supplying prestressed hollow-core slabs, precast staircases and precast beams for the construction of the upper level floors of De Aan Zicht, a new lifestyle estate being built by Balwin Properties at Atlantic Hills in Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town has embarked on a project to bolster the City’s water supply by accessing groundwater from the Table Mountain Group (TMG) Aquifer in the area surrounding the existing Steenbras Dam. Situated, in the Steenbras Nature Reserve in the Hottentots Hollands Mountain range, the dam is one of several essential water reservoirs supplying the city.
Wine producers are turning to precast concrete tanks for fermentation and maturation. There are several reasons for what is becoming a global trend, but the overriding factor is the production of wines which are more integrated and complex.
Seven Roman-inspired precast concrete arches manufactured by CMA member, Cape Concrete, form the principal architectural feature of a new winery at Bacco Estate, a recently established wine estate fringed by spectacular mountain scenery on the outskirts of Paarl.
Sika has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MBCC Group, the former BASF Construction Chemicals, from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, for a consideration of CHF 5.5 billion (EUR 5.2 billion). MBCC Group is a leading supplier of construction chemicals worldwide.
Retaining block walls have been used for the construction of extensive retaining systems and erosion control measures at one of the grass-root sites at Lanseria Corporate Estate, an environmentally sensitive industrial park, adjacent to Gauteng’s Lanseria International Airport.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric and pneumatic vibrators, Italy’s OLI, has become a non-producer member of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA). Based in Jet Park, Gauteng, OLI South Africa has maintained a presence in the Republic since 2008, supplying vibration and other equipment to well over 20 African countries.
Precast concrete I beams and hollow-core slabs are being used in the construction of a 100ML reservoir at Contermanskloof, Cape Town. Manufactured by CMA member, Cape Concrete, the precast elements are being used for the construction of the structure’s 14 500m² roof.
A total 1 170m2 of hollowcore slabs were installed by Coreslab in only four days. This enabled the contractor to commence fitting out the rooms below and with the brickwork above almost immediately after they were installed.