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Fast-tracking adoption of water-efficient toilets

The existing toilet use paradigm is water intensive and designed to use a high volume of flush water to transport human waste away. Reduced-flush water toilets are possible and will contribute to decreased water use; however, with water-efficient...

Quality aggregate at the heart of construction success

All too often, the quality of aggregate is overlooked in favour of price – a choice that can cost the engineer, contractor and end-user dearly in the long run. Quality and consistency of aggregate will make or break a project’s success – be it in...

69 years of local innovation

Matching the right pump with the right application is crucial for the optimal performance of fluid transfer systems. IMIESA speaks to John Montgomery, GM at APE Pumps and Mather+Platt, about their decades of experience in the design, manufacture,...

Industry innovators beyond the imaginable

With various technologies at the fingertips of every enterprise, it’s becoming increasingly important to innovate in order to stay ahead of the pack. Fresh ideas and new technologies are birthed when businesses dare to venture beyond what is...

The programme makes every project count

Building and infrastructure projects provide a vital catalyst for positive socio-economic development, employment and skills development. IMIESA speaks to Cyril Gamede, CEO, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), about the roll-out of the...

Repairing concrete with concrete in sewer systems

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas build-ups within wastewater networks are the main cause of accelerated biogenic corrosion in concrete structures. Unless countered, H2S will significantly shorten the life of infrastructure assets, but there’s a proven...