PRESS RELEASES

June 2022

PARTICIPATION INVITED FOR CCSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON CEMENT AND CONCRETE’S ROLE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) is now calling for abstracts for papers for next year’s YCRETS 2023, the second Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologists (YCRETS) symposium. CCSA established the forum in 2021 for young individuals involved in the research, design, and application of concrete and cementitious-based materials.

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June 2022

CCSA’S new Emerging Contractor membership category gain Eastern Cape Member!

An Eastern Cape company has joined as the first member of Cement & Concrete SA’s new “Emerging Contractors” membership category, created for this vital part of the construction industry and the national economy.

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May 2022

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.

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May 2022

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.

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May 2022

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.

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Feb 2022

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.

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Feb 2022

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).

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Feb 2022

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.

Jan 2022

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)

Jan 2022

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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