Concrete is Cool!

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Concrete masonry has evolved into a functional and beautiful building material that gives designers the artistic flexibility to create strikingly beautiful single and multi-family residences, office buildings, warehouses, municipal buildings, manufacturing facilities, learning institutions, hospitals and much more. Concrete masonry […]

Energy Efficient Completely Recyclable Building Blocks

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A better environment can only be created through the promotion of sustainable development.  This means specifying and using building products that are energy efficient and completely recyclable themselves. Concrete masonry is also cost effective, meaning that by specifying CMA approved masonry units, as manufactured […]

Building with the People for the People

Langa Project 2

Langa, one of Cape Town’s oldest and poorest townships is already reaping from the benefits from the Langa Hi-Rise Project, as it now comes to a successful end. The project was initiated as an architectural and engineered design concept. Load-bearing […]

Embodied Energy of Material Becoming More Important

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According to the recent report by Edge Environment  ‘Energy-efficient dwellings – Can embodied energy spoil the story?’  as buildings become more energy efficient, the energy it takes to make buildings becomes increasingly more important. More attention should be paid to […]