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ROCLA - 100 not out

This year Rocla, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products, celebrates 100 years of excellence in the supply of products to the infrastructure, building and construction industries.

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Many misconceptions about sustainable building, says the concrete institute

Concrete has a low embodied energy which is an important factor for ‘green building’, says Bryan Perrie, managing director of The Concrete Institute.
Perrie says embodied energy is the energy consumed for the raw material extraction, transportation, manufacture, assembly, installation, disassembly and demolition of a product system over the duration of the product’s life. In the case of concrete, the embodied energy as a result of these processes is low and the total energy - when full life-cycle analysis is assessed - also low.

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Afrisam Centre of Product Excellence cements knowledge in SA construction

Not only is Roodepoort in Johannesburg home to the AfriSam state-of-the-art clinker grinding plant, it is also a hotspot of construction materials expertise. AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence is a major driver of innovative cement, aggregate and readymix products and has become a critical point of technical support to South Africa’s construction industry.

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