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Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing construction materials. As highlighted in recent BBC News broadcasts, the Department of Engineering’s Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group is developing microcapsules containing ‘healing’ agents – such as minerals, epoxy or polyurethane – which can be added to building materials to allow self-repair of small cracks which develop over time.

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated Brian Downie as the new President of the Institution at a ceremony held in Johannesburg on 29 November 2018.

Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, today kicked-off the AfriSam Ima Nathi Soccer Development Programme in association with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Ditsobotla Local Football Association (DILFA).

The Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) represents major businesses and organisations involved in resin flooring, screeding and surface preparation. Its annual awards event, which this year was held at St Johns Hotel, Solihull, on November 23rd, celebrates the best of the resin flooring industry’s achievements from over the past year.

SMEC South Africa once again proved their mettle by emerging as the winners - for the second year in a row – of the Infrastructure Development and Maintenance category of the 2018 National Business Awards.

Creativity and innovation go hand in hand – and recognising excellence in design comes naturally to Corobrik which is leading the way when it comes to investing in technology that will have a massive impact on South Africa’s future built environment.

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