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Power to the project team

Contractors, get to know the GROHE team…

GROHE, world-leading designers and suppliers of sanitary fittings and accessories, has a vivacious Project Channel Manager for Gauteng. Candice Gomes, who has been involved in the building industry for eight years to date, brings energy and enthusiasm to her position.

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Attend some solar savvy sessions

Builders, contractors and tradesmen, become solar savvy for free!

Solar Heat Exchangers, a provider of energy-efficient water heating solutions, is hosting monthly educational presentations on the design implications of solar and heat pump water heating applications, as well as on water-based underfloor heating for new buildings – free of charge.

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Electricians take note: New plug standard for SA

Builders, contractors and tradesmen: the adoption of SANS 164-2 means new plugs for South Africans.

South Africans may soon have to adjust to a different electrical plug socket, as the South African National Standard for the Wiring of Premises has recently introduced SANS 164-2, a brand new standard for plugs and sockets.

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New construction regulations promulgated

Builders take note: the Construction Regulations 2014 have been promulgated.

In an attempt to achieve zero harm through collaborative action in the construction sector, the Construction Regulations 2014 were promulgated at a launch ceremony in Boksburg on 10 February.

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BIM for builders

Revolutionising the global construction industry…

With planners, architects, engineers, building contractors and interior designers in mind, GROHE has decided to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) data on 100 of their sanitary products. BIM, a method of generating networking data for the planning, execution and management of construction projects, aims to hasten the exchange of information between all those involved in a project in order to boost productivity, as well as simplify management and maintenance of the building after it has been completed.

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Top-class training in sanitary solutions

Get hands-on training from Geberit – free of charge!

In an effort to instil confidence in the plumbers, designers, architects and engineers installing and using their sanitary and piping products, Geberit is providing free hands-on training courses at their Training Centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

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Sephaku’s cement now in stores

Builders now have more cement to choose from…

Sephaku Cement has dispatched its first bags of cement to stores across Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The company now offers 50kg bags of cement, bulk orders of Sephaku 32 and Sephaku 42, as well as technical solution support and customer service.

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Eco-friendly building materials take off

Light steel frame building materials are becoming more and more popular every year!

According to a report conducted by the South African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA), the steel building material consumption of the light steel frame building (LSFB) industry has increased by 20% a year over the past five years. As a result, SASFA says, LSFB has become the most viable alternative building method for low- to medium-rise buildings.

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Energy-saving incentives for builders

Builders are encouraged to implement energy-reduction measures in order to save on tax.

In an effort to encourage businesses to save energy, the government has decided to provide tax incentives for those businesses that implement energy-reduction measures. For every kilowatt-hour saved, businesses will each receive a 45c tax deduction.

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What will you do for World Plumbing Day?

What if the next World War was fought over water?

Did you know that 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe water? And that 3.1 million children die from water-related diseases every year? I bet you also didn’t know that, at any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by people with water-related diseases.

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A new workplace with clever paint

Dulux uses their new office space to take advantage of their paints.

After spending six decades in Alrode, south of Johannesburg, Dulux has moved its head office to brand new premises at Greenstone in Modderfontein. The company has also painted their new offices in order to enhance aesthetics as well as health and wellbeing.

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