Category Archives: Concrete Industry

Spanish Bridge will be Updated with Smog-eating, Glow-in-the-dark Concrete

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The Sarajevo Bridge in Barcelona is the northernmost piece of infrastructure to span the Avinguda Meridiana, a highway that brings southbound traffic into the Catalonia capital. The elevated bridge’s conspicuous location motivated the city council to transform the structure into an eco-friendly […]

The Building Centre Summer Open Day

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Since 1953 the Building Centre has been offering homeowners and building professionals access to the latest in building and home decor products available in South Africa. The Building Centre Exhibition Summer Expo will take place on the 28 March 2015 […]

12 Amazing Building Block Raised Garden Beds

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Raised bed gardening has many benefits – the soil stays loose and well-drained since it doesn’t get continuously stepped on, and the beds are simply easier to plant and maintain since they are off the ground. Raised beds can be made from […]

The Green Building | Case Study

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The Green Building was initiated by Sarah Ward and Mark Borchers of Sustainable Energy Africa, in collaboration with Mike Schroeder, an architect working with the Development Action Group. The clients sought to develop premises that provide rental office accommodation and […]

Think Bricks and Think Green

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Whilst most conversations around going ‘green’ in the building trade refer to electricity usage, water saving and the design of a building, the role of the manufacturer in producing their products and what they are doing to minimize the use […]

Building a Sustainable Construction Sector and Country

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Building a Sustainable South Africa was the theme of Master Builders South Africa’s (MBSA) 109th Congress held in Port Elizabeth over two days in September. Congress 2014 addressed issues such as skills development, growth, transformation and job creation within the […]

Transparent Bricks Made From Fiber Optic

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This translucent material is created by combining concrete and thousands of optical fiber strands that act like aggregate. The optical fibers form a matrix between the two main surfaces of concrete block, connecting and directing light between the two block […]

Planter Bricks

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The Planter Bricks are custom designed concrete masonry units that can hold plants and vegetation. The planter bricks have the potential to counter the heat island effect in big cities through evapotranspiration and pollution conversion. The plants in the wall […]