SA Affordable Housing January / February 2017 // Issue: 62 - Page 3

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE: 62 13 Courtesy of Berts Bricks. Photography: Pieter Richter SA Affordable Housing Communities | Infrastructure | Development PUBLISHED BY INTERACT MEDIA DEFINED (PTY) LTD Courtesy of Berts Bricks. Photography: Pieter Richter Tel: +27 (0) 861 727 663 Fax: +27 (0) 866 991 346 Email: CONTENTS Postnet Suite 241 Private Bag X103 N1 City 7463 2 EDITOR’S COLUMN 4 ASSOCIATIONS - 10 GOLDEN RULES FOR BUILDING CONTRACTORS 5 ASSOCIATIONS - STUDENTS GET THEIR START IN HEALTH AND SAFETY 6 ASSOCIATIONS - 2017 - A BETTER YEAR FOR CONSTRUCTION 7 ASSOCIATIONS - ONLINE E-LEARNING PROVIDES SOLID FOUNDATION 8 NEWS - BOOSTING THE LIVES OF 20 000 GAUTENG HOMEOWNERS CONTENT DIRECTOR Rory Macnamara MANAGING EDITOR Ilana Koegelenberg +27 (0) 71 216 8140 ADVERTISING Jacqui Marsh 10 NEWS - BRICKLAYING COURSES UPLIFT COMMUNITY 12 NEWS - CITY’S HOUSING DATABASE GROWING BY 1 000 A MONTH 13 COVER STORY - ENERGY USAGE STUDY OF WALLING IN SOUTH AFRICA 17 FEATURES - CEMENT AND CONCRETE: AFFORDABLE, DURABLE BUILDING 19 FEATURES - INEXPENSIVE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION: THE CHALLENGE DISTRIBUTION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Belinda Thwesha 26 FEATURES - HEALTH AND SAFETY: A STUDY IN SAFETY - PART 2 COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER 28 NEWS - CREATING HARMONY IN CAPE TOWN 29 NEWS - RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT UNLOCKING DOORS 30 PRODUCTS 32 BRAND LISTINGS 32 PRODUCTS ADVERTISING Angeline Martin LAYOUT & DESIGN Craig Patterson While every reasonable precaution has 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. We subscribe to the Codes of Conduct of the Advertising Standards Authority and the Press Ombudsman (see below). Disclaimers by individual companies are hereby overridden by this disclaimer. 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. PRESS OMBUDSMAN: This publication has committed itself to maintain the highest standards of journalism as embodied in the Press Code of Professional Practice. If you believe we have failed to report news and comment accurately, honestly and fairly, you may lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman either by email, fax or letter, or by telephoning the office for the procedure to be followed. Tel: +27 (0) 11 484 3612/8 | Fax: +27 (0) 11 484 3612/8 Email: Website: for the press code 28 19 AFFORDABLE SA HOUSING JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017 This publication subscribes to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Code of Conduct which represents truthful advertising. Should any reader feel or believe that advertising in this publication lacks substantiation, is dishonest or misleading in any way, they may refer to the ASA, 1