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FITTING THOUGHT 1 Church starts on time In many industries, work is invoiced on the basis of labour per hour spent on a project. In today’s fast-paced rat race, time is precious and time is money. I had an engrossing discussion with colleagues around this, and we ended up chatting about invitations to functions indicating a start time of, for example, “14:00 for 14:30”. The diligent people are going to arrive at 14:00 and you know there is going to be a 30-minute delay for the function to start. The rest aims for 14:30, and then we always have the latecomers (usually with valid reasons). But actually, we are wasting time. Very seldom the function starts at 14:30, because time is accommodated for the latecomers. Retailers advertise to open at a certain time and they do; the movie starts on time; the church starts on time. Do we really need to be at a function or a launch 30 minutes prior to an event happening? What are your thoughts on this? A red-hot calendar event that will definitely start on time, is PLUMBDRAIN Africa 2018. This is a must-see show for all in the industry. As the only dedicated plumbing, drainage, sanitation, water, and sanitaryware exhibition in Africa, this event covers all facets of plumbing, from commercial and industrial to standard domestic plumbing products and services. Live demos and hands-on training will have visitors hooked on products on offer. ISSN 1812 - 1705 Audit Bureau of Circulations Jan - Mar 2018 Controlled free distribution         3574 EDITOR Cherry Ellis • CONTENT MANAGER Benjamin Brits • WRITER Ntsako Khosa • CONTRIBUTORS Patrick Gordon, Mathieu du Plooy, Chris Kyle, Anja Smith, Mofenyi Maimela, Chris Coetzee SUBEDITOR Elaine Enslin OPERATIONS MANAGER Chantelle van Deventer • DESIGN/LAYOUT Selina Morulane • NATIONAL ADVERTISING SALES Director: Dale Macnamara • External sales: Marcus Pearson• Process coordinator: Estelle Thurtle • Plumbing Africa will be exhibiting at PLUMBDRAIN, and we welcome visitors to our stand. Tell us about your new technology and come and find out about all the product offerings we have for the plumbing industry. Read more about it on page 26. In this edition, we take a closer look at the Knightsbridge Office Park and the splendid work that was undertaken by WSP. This is worth a read on page 58. Dear Mr Plumber on page 57 talks about ways to detect and eradicate unpleasant smells in buildings. As always, we value your engagement, so if you have any compliments, complaints, or suggestions, please get in touch at This is your magazine; we want to hear from you. See you at the show. Until next time, happy plumbing! Cherry HEAD OFFICE Interact Media Defined (Pty) Ltd 13A Riley Rd, Bedfordview 2007 PO Box 695 Edenvale 1610 Tel: +27 (0) 11 579 4940 • Fax: +27 (0) 11 450 1920 Email: FINANCIAL MANAGER Laetitia Arnott • MANAGING DIRECTOR Richard Bicker Caarten • OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL DIRECTOR Sean Macnamara, CA (SA) • OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE • Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) • Sani`ter Africa, Plumbdrain Africa • Polymer Hot & Cold Technology Group (PHACT) • Plumbing Design Association (PDA) PRINTER Typo Colour Printing Specialists Cnr Bezuidenhout & Beaufort St, Troyeville 2094 Tel: +27 (0) 11 402 3468/9 DELIVERY/SUBSCRIPTIONS DISTRIBUTION/MAILING CAB Holdings (Pty) Ltd 1 Trein Street, The Gables, Cleveland, 2001 Tel: +27 (0) 11 615 6572 ADVISORY COMMITTEE • Andrew Camphausen • Chris Kyle • Evert Swanepoel • Francisco Habib • Gary Chandler • Lawrence Benatar • Steve Brown DISCLAIMER While every reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the advice and information given, neither the editor, publisher, proprietor, staff nor any official body represented or published in this issue, will accept responsibility for any damages, loss, injuries or false claims that may arise or be made in the content. Disclaimers by individual companies are hereby overridden. Reproduction of any of the content is expressly forbidden in terms of the Copyright Act of 1987 with all amendments. All requests to reproduce must be made in writing to the Publisher and such confirmation must be given in writing before proceeding. A copy of where the reproduction was published must be supplied to the Publisher at the above address. No reasonable request will be refused provided all conditions are met. All Publication and Exhibition titles are registered as trade marks in terms of the Trade Marks Act of 1993 and are held by Interact Media Defined (Pty) Ltd, Reg No 2014/092774/07. INTERACT MEDIA DEFINED Reg. 2014/092774/07 | VAT. 4560266159 August 2018 Volume 24 I Number 6