CONCRETE KNOWLEDGE COULD SAVE S.A. MILLIONS
Engineers and technicians in the construction industry urgently need to increase their knowledge of concrete technology to prevent project failures which cumulatively cost SA millions of rand every year, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology.
THREE IMPORTANT CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING COURSES PLANNED FOR COAST
With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions now eased, Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT) will visit Durban in June and Cape Town in August to present live tuition for three basic but essential training courses in concrete technology.
TILT-UP CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SAVES TIME AND COSTS
Tilt-up construction, a building technique where the concrete structural elements are cast on site and lifted into the final position by crane, offers several benefits in terms of time and money, says Gary Theodosiou, Cement & Concrete SA’s Technical Consultant.
CCSA Publications Provide Plastering Guidelines
Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) has among its extensive list of publications two leaflets which deal with plaster problems which often becomes a nightmare for contractors and have for many years been among the most frequent technical inquiries received by the CCSA and its predecessors.
CARELESS CURING CAN RUIN THE BEST CONCRETE, CCSA WARNS
Concrete that has been correctly specified,batched, mixed, placed, and finished can still fail without adequate curing. “Curing is usually the last step in a concrete project and, unfortunately, is often neglected – even by professionals,” says Bryan Perrie, CEO of Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA).
STEADY SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL OF CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY’S HOME BUILDERS’ COURSE
As the construction industry gradually gains post-pandemic momentum, there has been a steady support for the School of Concrete Technology’s “Mortars, Plasters, Screeds, and Masonry – SCT12” online training course for home builders.
CORRECT PROCEDURES CAN CONTROL CRAZING OF CONCRETE FLOORS, SAYS CCSA
Unsightly craze cracking of concrete floors – caused by the shrinkage of the cement paste on the surface – can generally be prevented by correct placement, curing, and finishing, says Bryan Perrie, CEO of Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA)
CONCRETE ROADS COULD HAVE PREVENTED POTHOLE PAINS
With exceptionally heavy summer rains still expected for an already drenched country, municipalities should expect massive claims for vehicular and personal damage caused by potholes. “There is already a proliferation of dangerous potholes all over South Africa. Potholes could have been prevented were there more concrete roads,” Bryan Perrie, CEO of Cement &Concrete SA (CCSA), has pointed out.
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