Builders need to develop industry skills and create jobs.
Since the world started recovering from the global financial crisis, there has been a very little rise in building activity and profitability. As a result, Danie Hattingh, the immediate past president of Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) imparted the message, at the opening of the organisation’s annual congress, that now more than ever, key role-players and government departments involved in the industry must engage in issues affecting the industry’s growth.
A prestigious business opportunity for hospital eateries.
Tile Africa Contracts recently gained a prestigious contract – the NetCafe restaurants located in Netcare hospitals. Since September 2012, eateries in the Netcare Linkwood, Unitas, Milpark, Linksfield, and Umhlanga branches have been completed.
Learn the art of construction with drywall and ceiling building materials.
The Saint-Gobain Academy, which has been contributing to job creation and skills development in South Africa for ten years, has seen a total of 767 students achieve either a NQF level 2 or NQF level 3 qualification in Metal & Engineering Manufacturing Processes.
Builders are meeting in KZN for the latest industry trends, networking and business opportunities.
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal is bringing building contractors a weekend of the industry’s latest products and trends with their building exhibition being held from 15 to 17 November 2013 at the Master Builders Centre.
Builders inspired by spa-like showers in Paris.
The Best Western Premier Opera Diamond Hotel in Paris, located in the immediate vicinity of the Opera, Place de la Madeleine and Boulevard Haussmann, and surrounded by stylish boutiques and excellent restaurants, is the first hotel in the world to have builders fit its showers with GROHE SPA F-digital Deluxe.
Master Builders Association Western Cape has elected new leaders.
The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has undergone a recent shift in leadership. Craig Bain has been elected as the new president, John Matthews is the new vice president, and Antoinette Farrar, the first ever female office bearer elected, is the current junior vice president.
An alternative solution for building contractors offering speed, efficiency and control.
When Saint-Gobain Gyproc was approached to offer an alternative fast-track building solution for the construction of the 840, three-bedroomed apartments that made up the All African Athletes Village in Maputo, they came up with a projection plaster methodology to apply their RhinoLite Projection Plaster.
Building contractors now have a smart phone designed especially for their working environment.
A device designed to enhance the building contractor’s working life, the Samsung GALAXY S4 Active, is now available from Samsung Electronics South Africa.
Building contractors no longer have to worry about damaging their devices on site. This smart phone is fully sealed to protect it from dust particles as well as water at a depth of one meter, with up to 30 minutes of submersion. It also comes equipped with a water-resistant earphone jack, enabling phone use in unfavourable conditions.
Great building materials make a builder’s job a whole lot easier, and they result in eco-friendly buildings.
In order to create a 102-room, three-star hotel in the upmarket suburb of Hatfield, Pretoria, DNJ Projects, who were responsible for Protea Hotel Manor’s drywall partitioning and ceilings, decided to use Lafarge Gypsum plasterboards as well as Lafarge’s complementary grid and finishing material as their building materials.
Builders can impress their clients with a new proudly South African tap range.
Inspired by the beauty of the local landscape and South Africa’s abundant fauna and flora, Cobra created the Heritage Collection, a stylish range of contemporary single lever mixers, launched at the Emoyeni Terrace and Pavilion in Parktown on 17 October.