SA Roofing February 2018 // Issue 97 - Page 3

EDITOR’S COLUMN Compliments of the season W e’ve made it into 2018 and are happy to see that you are still standing strong too. The previous year was really tough for the steel industry and this directly affected the roofing sector. Let’s start with a clean slate and not look back but instead look forward, as much hope and opportunity lie ahead. As you come across new opportunities, do share them with us. This is after all your magazine and we are here, ready to share all your news, insights, projects, innovations and anything else in between. 2017 saw the increased use of steel. The new headquarters of property developer, Atterbury, is a masterpiece of steel usage (page 16)! The project also displays the flexibility of steel as it is such a versatile material. Steel is becoming a real trend, and many believe its popularity will be on the same level as roof trusses. Green roofs are also slowing taking over the industry, and I am happy to announce that we’re featuring our first green roof project located in Zanzibar! Turn to page 14 to see how this green roof is set to help both the building and its guests. The industry still has a long way to go when it comes to integrating transformation related to race and gender and the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) on page 6 speak directly to these issues and suggest a way forward. We can only do more when we work together, when we all have the same goal to make the industry the best it can be. As we move towards new opportunities, let our changed mindset accompany the move as well. 2018 awaits; I’m looking forward to it, I hope you are too. Let’s go! Ntsako Khosa Writer / ntsako@interactmedia.co.za RESIDENTIAL // COMMERCIAL // INDUSTRIAL FEBRUARY 2018 1