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Sustainability - Recycled asphalt: efficient, effective, economical

Sustainability - Recycled asphalt: efficient, effective, economical

By Robyn Grimsley

As focus shifts towards using more recycled material, the need for better recycling technologies becomes more pressing. So, too, does the need for more effective, efficient, and economical methods of processing secondary materials, as well as better ways of dealing with reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

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Profile - Passionate about sustainability

Profile - Passionate about sustainability

By Robyn Grimsley

Colleen Cluett has a Master’s degree in ecology from the University of the Witwatersrand, and is a ‎director at environmental consultancy firm Cluett Consulting.

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Beneficiation - Building for the future: PPC celebrates 125 years

Beneficiation - Building for the future: PPC celebrates 125 years

By Robyn Grimsley

Since the establishment of De Eerste Cement Fabrieken Beperkt back in 1892, PPC has grown to become South Africa’s largest cement producer. Over the past 125 years, the company has achieved several milestones and contributed to some of South Africa’s most iconic structures.

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Winning - Slashing energy consumption

Winning - Slashing energy consumption

By Robyn Grimsley

AfriSam is South Africa’s second-largest cement producer, and its Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape is one of the company’s two fully integrated cement plants operating in the country. First established in 1936 to manufacture industrial lime, today the plant has an annual cement production capacity of 1 250 000 tonnes.

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Business - Road recycler opens up opportunities

Business - Road recycler opens up opportunities

By Robyn Grimsley

Nearly 20 years ago, Road Milling & Sweeping started operations with a single Wirtgen 1000C milling machine. Today, the company is one of the largest privately owned companies operating in its specialised field, and has recently purchased a new recycler to add to its 20-strong fleet of milling machines.

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New technologies in asphalt plants

Technology - New technologies in asphalt plants

By Marcelo Zubaran

As changing economic conditions and technologies combine to create new requirements for construction and road building, so, too, are the requirements for asphalt plants changing.

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World’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge opens in Netherlands

World’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge opens in Netherlands

Tuesday 17 October saw the inauguration of the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete cycle bridge, which forms part of a new road around the village of Gemert, in the Netherlands.

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Business - A bird’s-eye view

Business - A bird’s-eye view

By Robyn Grimsley

Drones have evolved from exclusive military use to a flexible, cost-effective tool in a variety of roles, with applications in the geological and mining industries that have taken off in recent years.A recent PwC report on the application of drone-powered solutions values the addressable market value thereof at over USD127-billion.

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Profile - For the love of concrete

Profile - For the love of concrete

As the first female president of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa, Hanlie Turner spoke to Robyn Grimsley about how she became involved in the industry, the impact of technology, and her experience working in a traditionally male-driven and -orientated sector.

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Winning - Perfect positioning, strategic flexibility

Winning - Perfect positioning, strategic flexibility

By Robyn Grimsley

B&E International has been operating amid the Mpumalanga coalfields since opening its Kusile Quarry in 2011. One year after B&E started operations at its Howards Quarry outside of eMalahleni, quarry manager André Kamfer explains what makes this site unique.

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