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New 3D printed house points the way to a more sustainable construction industry

Arup and CLS Architects unveiled 3D Housing 05 – a new 3D printed house in central Milan – as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival. Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the building process and allows materials to be reused at the end of the building’s life, rather than ending up as landfill.

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Local training available to construction professionals at KZN Construction Expo

KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN) construction sector currently contributes 4.5% to its provincial GDP on an annual basis with the province allocating a budget of R350 million to award tenders for maintenance, storm damage, school fencing programmes, water and sanitation, repairs and renovations to emerging contractors.  Against this backdrop, the KZN Construction Expo creates a favourable climate for local capacity building within the construction sector in support of the province’s overall development.

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Afrimat set for a grind

Durbanville based aggregates and building materials supply giant Afrimat is bracing for a tough financial year ahead. Afrimat, since listing on the JSE in 2007, has been the envy of the building sector with an unblemished profit track record – thanks mainly to smart acquisitions, an unrelenting focus on costs and flexible production capability.

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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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Sixty-four years in the steel business

Since 1953 Schipper Steel has been supplying a wide range of enclosures, fabrication, sheet metal work and through its service center also offer nonstructural, bespoke architectural steel solutions for the commercial, estate, residential and industrial construction and for upgrading projects.

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