FLOOD CONTROL WORKING IN TSHWANE PROJECT

1 December 2008

Destructive erosion in the Hammanskraal region of Tshwane has been brought under control following completion of the second phase of a multi-million rand stormwater canal project. It’s happened just in time to divert summer floodwaters away from homes and property in the area.

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SPEED AND QUALITY WITH NEW MECHANICAL PAVING

17 September 2008

Concrete products manufacturer Technicrete and Mondo Paving and Retaining Walls have partnered in the introduction to South Africa of the latest mechanical paver-laying technology which has already proven itself on large and small sites around the world.

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Technicrete RESPONSE TEAM IN 1 000km DASH

26 August 2008

A Coastal Technicrete technical team made a there-and-back cross-country trip of almost 1 000kms – all in the cause of customer satisfaction.

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DIGNITY AND FORMALITY MARK SAMORA MACHEL MUSEUM

22 July 2008

For the memorial museum to the late Mozambique president, Samora Machel, on the site of his fatal air crash in 1986 , designers conceived an open surrounding brick-faced structure which would pay due respects to the dead leader – dignified and in keeping with the history of the man without being unnecessarily somber.

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“NEIGHBOUR-FRIENDLY” WALL A NATURAL BARRIER

19 June 2008

How do you screen a new residential complex from old and shabby neighbouring buildings - and do it in an environmentally beneficial way?

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TECHNICRETE PALISADE FENCING

18 June 2008

Tan pigment gives a cheerful look to this palisade fencing at the Ligbron Academy of Technology at Ermelo, Mpumalanga. The 600m-long fence shows to advantage the slimmer, more elegant look of a new version of the well-known Technicrete concrete fencing system. Improved appearance has been achieved without any reduction in its integral strength and security.

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“LIVING WALL” SOLVES PARKING PROBLEM

17 June 2008

Technicrete’s Florawall earth terrace retaining system proved an unusually attractive solution to a problem facing developers of the Blue Haze Twin City shopping mall development in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. The problem: how to engineer a support structure for a taxi rank to be constructed at the top of a steep slope adjacent to the mall.

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TWIN BENEFITS OF “LIVING” RETAINER WALLS

16 June 2008

Twin retaining walls not only provided an engineering solution for the creation of stepped parking areas on a steep slope - at the same time they added a strikingly attractive foreground feature for the new Spur steakhouse in Tzaneen.

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“RAINBOW PAVEMENT” IN Technicrete HOMES DEVELOPMENT

13 June 2008

“The best up-market residential development in the Polokwane area” – that’s the view of the developers of Thornhill Estate. Either way, it’s certainly one of the largest, and when completed later this year will be home to about 1 000 households.

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PEYPER OFFICE CONVERSION

29 May 2008

Three old houses were renovated and restored and finally transformed into single modern office complex in Welkom, Free State. For architects and designers of the Peyper office precinct, the visual appeal of the extensive surrounding paved areas was a key to achieving the overall success of the restoration project.

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Technicrete ESCOLINE BLOCK AS ENVIRONMENT GUARDIAN

04 April 2008

Technicrete’s Escoline precast concrete block - already used successfully to help prevent possible leakages from fuel storage and sewage farm installations - has been harnessed into a similar environment-protection role at the Tavistock coal mine in Mpumalanga Province.

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Technicrete UPGRADES EASTERN CAPE QUALITY

15 February 2008

Product quality at Coastal Technicrete, a joint venture enterprise involving Technicrete and a black-owned Eastern Cape brick manufacturer, has improved so dramatically that the PE-based company has now been awarded the SABS-SANS 1058 quality mark for its concrete pavers.

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HOW TO MAKE RUN-OFF STORM-WATER DISAPPEAR

02 February 2008

Rapid urbanization is putting increasing strain on municipalities’ drainage systems, as run-off storm-water overloads reticulation and disposal systems, contaminating streams and rivers and inflicting environmental damage. Now, engineers and town planners have found an answer to the problem: Aquaflow, a permeable paving block drainage system which limits run-off and flooding by collecting and storing storm-water.

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ROOFLESS WRECK NOW A BRIGHT NEW SCHOOL

29 January 2008

A bright new crèche where 100 toddlers will be guided through the early years of their development has become a showcase community project in the Seruabatho area of central Limpopo Province. It replaces a roof-less wreck of a building which gave the youngsters little shelter from the elements.

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AFTER-SCHOOL CARING JUST A HEART BEAT AWAY

28 January 2008

THERE are perhaps hundreds of thousands of children like them in South Africa – Aids orphans, home-makers who are themselves still children, brothers and sisters linked in a shared loss of parents and a stable home life. But when school’s out, who is there to care for them? Where can they play in safety? Who sees to it that they get their homework done?

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Technicrete FOCUSES ON CHILD CARE

23 January 2008

Caring for Aids orphans and other children in need of protection in places of safety is the central theme of two major community support programmes being financed by Technicrete.

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