5 days ago
The Clay Brick Association presented "The case for Clay Brick" to government role players, property industry decision-makers and industry professionals at the Green Building Convention from 10-12 September. The theme this year “it’s time for Africa”, and the CBA...
6 days ago
We have pleasure in attaching hereto the PP presentations of the YTD Sales of Cement and Lumber. Cement is currently in negative territory to the tune of some -5,35%, bearing in mind that statistics is only available for the first quarter at this stage (due to the ridiculous ruling of the...
2 weeks ago
Research undertaken by Adrian Bown from Leeds Metropolitan University of 860 homes found that brick structures can have a lifespan of 500 years or more. In sharp contrast, some of the lightweight panelised homes now being constructed have a design life of 50 years or less. This research focussed on...
2 weeks ago
Archaeologists have unearthed bricks dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years in northwest Chinas Shaanxi Province, adding between 1,000 to 2,000 years onto Chinese brick-making history. The five calcined bricks were unearthed from a site of the Yangshao Culture Period dating 5,000 to 7,000 years ago....
4 weeks ago
We have pleasure in attaching our latest Sense-making Update and the Industry Dashboard, as well as an Executive summary for your perusal.   The Net Mortgages in the Pipeline (NMIP) Chart confirms that NMIP has in fact crossed over the Residential BC trend-line for the first time since about...
4 weeks ago
    Five years ago, the only tablets you found on a building site were the occasional Panado to cure jackhammer-induced headaches. Today, however, the way architects and construction teams work has morphed dramatically. It is estimated that there are now over 29 million cell phones in...