As a result of the lockdown in South Africa, 14% of construction companies permanently shut their doors, according to a […]
MicroJig offers the safest range of quality international woodworking saw jigs, equipment, and tools
MicroJig USA is considered as the leading designers and manufacturers of woodworking Jigs, Tools and Equipment – The Flagship models […]
Local engineering firm, Zutari (formerly Aurecon Africa), has successfully relocated its data centre, including storage area network (SAN), storage and […]
Engineering consultant Zutari has celebrated its approach of making an engineered impact on the projects and communities it is involved […]
Beating top competition from the US, Canada and Australia, South African demolition specialist Jet Demolition of Randburg was crowned ‘Best […]
By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk The rollout of infrastructure, along with energy, is a key part of […]
On 23-26 November, 120+ expert speakers, 500+ global brands, and thousands of industry professionals to take decisive actions for the […]
Tilt-up construction, often overlooked in the design of new concrete structures, can be an economical alternative to traditional building materials […]
An ambitious infrastructure build and maintenance programme, consisting of a reliable pipeline of bankable projects using public funding to leverage […]
In working towards its goal of being a net zero water campus by 2050, the University of Cape Town (UCT) […]
Overcoming challenges and delivering on time: ICON proves dynamic on large industrial estate project
Earthworks and civils contractor, ICON Group, has recently completed their scope of work on a section of the S&J Industrial […]
Bureau Veritas partners with TWAA, innovative digital female-driven mentorship platform in support of women in business in Africa
Empowering women in leadership using innovation to boost development There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish […]
Many manufacturers are entering Industry 4.0 with technology systems and business processes better suited for a bygone era. Today, Industry […]
A huge selection of technically advanced marking tools, a Deep Hole Marker, the All-In-One solution for all craftsman. The 3 […]
Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns its best quarter yet The South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest […]
Strongly negative currency effect of –6.0% In the first nine months: sales growth of 2.6% in local currencies EBITDA margin […]
Reservoir construction fast-tracked while creating prospects for employment, as well as skills training and skills development
The Water and Sanitation Department of the Ekurhuleni District Municipality has deployed advanced technology on a reservoir construction project while […]
Vermont extends its WORX brand product range introducing the latest innovative tools from the factory – second shipment arriving end November
New generation cordless, power tools, Hydro Shot power washers, Hyper Turbo blowers, all support accessories, and an exciting range of […]
Paragon Architects is proud to be associated with the Barloworld and Caterpillar Head Office and Showroom in Isando, Johannesburg, developed […]
Organisers dmg events announce The Big 5 Saudi 2021 will run from 24 to 27 May 2021, at the Riyadh International Convention […]
Why do so many architects never build what they dream of? This is the question that Paragon Group Director Anthony […]
As many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression, or substance use, according to the South African […]
The public transport sector needs to embrace technology in order to meet its users’ needs better and ensure more streamlined […]
Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the lifeblood of South Africa’s economy. They make up 98 percent of businesses […]
Advancing Africa’s construction sector in uncertain times Focused on providing the market with quality materials and solutions that are 100% […]
The Master Builders Association (MBA) North and the Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA) have agreed to collaborate in […]
At various stages during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, various studies were released on the negative impact that Covid-19 […]
Driving down Dock Road in the direction of the Watershed complex in the V&A Waterfront, one cannot help notice the […]
23 October 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce the date for the upcoming CESA Aon Engineering […]
The decade of practical refinements in the use of Ultra Thin Reinforced Concrete Pavements (UTRCP) has resolved most of the […]
African Construction Expo Deliver Unparalleled Business Development Opportunity for SMMEs in the Construction Industry
African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo recently hosted the SMME Support Digital Talk in partnership with National African Federation for […]
The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT) has finalised its programme of online training courses for 2021. Fourteen courses […]
Trained by the Master Builders’ Association Western Cape (MBAWC) and Tjeka Training Matters, six young South Africans recently secured employment […]
South African businesses using diesel engines must refocus on preventative maintenance and quality remanufacturing. This will ensure that their engines deliver optimal uptime and business continuity at a time when margins are being continually squeezed, says Andrew Yorke, operations director at Germiston-based Metric Automotive Engineering.
The Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) state-of-the-art system uses artificial intelligence to detect and respond to specific events. When an […]
According to Statistics South Africa, over three million South Africans remain illiterate. In KwaZulu-Natal alone, a little over 650 000 (25%) people have been grouped in this category. Stats SA defines literacy as “the ability to read and write in at least one language”.
Peikko South Africa Webinar to showcase innovative structural support technology
Leading international events company dmg events, has acquired Addisbuild, the longest-running building and construction exhibition in Ethiopia.
Quality, more than ever before, drives decisions of customers, developers and property owners as they demand value for money, durability and the best service possible.
Data centres rely on accurate and continuous cooling of their server rooms to ensure optimal uptime and performance from their core systems. Grundfos provides pumps and controller solutions to local data centres as part of its extensive offering for heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) applications.
Hillary Construction continues to invest into quality training with a specific focus on developing vibrant and long careers in the […]
It has recently been reported that 48% of South Africa’s construction companies are owned by women, according to the Construction […]
Infrastructure consulting company AECOM is highly supportive of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. Achievements are celebrated […]
Cool surface technology offers an immediate, direct and inexpensive solution to South Africa’s strides towards an economy built on clean […]
We are pleased to announce that the River Club redevelopment in Observatory, Cape Town was yesterday given the go-ahead by […]
Surface mining industry association (ASPASA) says its members, who supply sand and aggregates, as well as readymix concrete to the construction industry, are alarmed at the lack of responsibility taken for concrete used on construction sites.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa has announced the financing of a R3 billion loan to City of Johannesburg and R1.5 billion to City of Tshwane.
How to ensure boilers and combustion equipment are performing efficiently, avoiding unnecessary costs whilst not compromising on safety
Protective clothing manufacturer, Pello Yabasadi Business Enterprise was jolted into action by the crisis and received an opportunity when South Africa’s leading construction materials producer, AfriSam placed an order of thousands of masks for its workforce.
As South Africa’s depressed economy is further hammered by the Covid-19 lockdown, large diesel engine owners can be thankful that the country retains world-class diesel engine component remanufacturing facilities. Andrew Yorke, operations director at Germiston-based Metric Automotive Engineering, says key sectors like rail, mining, power generation and marine transport rely on large, hard-working diesel engines.
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, of the 1,339 million people employed by the South African construction industry, only 11% were […]
Xylem, a leading global water technology companydedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been named one of […]
The Ctrack Transport & Freight Index for June shows that South Africa’s transport and freight volumes increased 20.6% compared to […]
AfriSam and Aveng Infraset respond to Deipsloot community’s youth and education needs, building and contributing concrete construction materials and services to the LEAP Maths and Science School in Diepsloot.
Before Covid-19 became a global reality, few could have predicted a virus of this nature and the domino effect it […]
Durable, dependable, and incredibly versatile, Mentis Expanded Metal continues to be an economical and cost-effective material. The manufacturing process ensures optimum material integrity and strength and allows it to be used for a wide range of applications.
Covid-19 has forever changed the traditional live auction model, forcing a “new normal” digital standard on the industry if it […]
When South Africa went into a hard lockdown on 27 March, government’s aim was to use the time to ramp […]
In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 […]
Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, enjoys a strong ethos of actively demonstrating social responsibility […]
At the recent South African Graduates Employer Association (SAGEA) event, engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon – which is officially […]
Latest epidemiological models have revealed that the COVID-19 infection peak in the Western Cape will take place from late July […]
The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa convened the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) on Tuesday 23 […]
AfriSam’s responsiveness and ability to deliver according to specification made this leading construction material supplier the preferred readymix concrete partner […]
Unemployment and the economy have displaced COVID-19 as the top concerns for South African consumers as they personally experience the […]
African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo have partnered with Drone Con for the third episode of the Decade of the Drone […]
Global studies show that Covid-19 is probably not going to go away any time soon, and as South Africa slowly […]
The Association of Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM) is proud to have been part of the Construction Rapid Response […]
Yesterday, many industries including the construction industry, returned to work to commence with operations in a safe manner in line […]
We are experiencing unusual times and there is no blueprint for what to do or how to conduct business during […]
Destined to be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa according to www.highestbridges.com, the Msikaba Bridge is being constructed by Concor […]
The COVID-19 world crisis has changed the world’s narrative forever. There are many heroes in the story, health workers and […]
It is vital that the entire construction industry be allowed to return to work as soon as possible. If this […]
Concor Infrastructure’s order pipeline has received a further boost with the awarding of a contract to extend the ash disposal […]
Chryso and a.b.e Construction Chemicals generously agreed to be part of this project. Michelle Fick, Chryso, a.b.e. Executive Relationship and Project Manager explained: “When Daniel van der Merwe of Leaf Architects and Landscapers recommended Chryso and a.b.e Construction Chemicals to get involved in the restoration of the Owl House, we were thrilled to be part of this project. It is currently rated as one of the top tourist destinations in the Eastern Cape and was declared a National Heritage Site
The African Development Bank Group has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in […]
The energy requirements of a completed structure once occupied and operational are still too often overlooked in assessing the ‘green’ […]
Source depletion has led to rapidly rising costs of aggregates derived from natural sources such as crushed stone, natural sand, […]
The devastating drought in many parts of South Africa has increased awareness about the need for effective water storage, particularly […]
Industrial concrete floors are essential for South Africa’s industrial growth but also poses more problems for the construction industry than […]
As the world at large struggles to combat the spread of COVID-19, the global economy has been thrown into turmoil […]
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in Gauteng, South Africa has accelerated efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) with […]
Whilst the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy is negative, there exist important opportunities to boost South Africa’s local […]
Following the official signing ceremony on 22 January 2020, Worley has been appointed by Group Technology, a division of Sasol […]
Hytec Services Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, has awarded distribution rights in the United Republic […]
Closing the gender gap in the South African construction sector remains a massive task. According to the Construction Industry Development […]
Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has announced that it will continue supporting transport companies who are delivering essential services during the […]
Manitowoc is presenting two Grove all-terrain cranes at CONEXPO 2020, one of which will be a “virtual launch” – a […]
Engen has taken another step towards reducing its carbon footprint and meeting the needs of its current and future customers […]
An all-new grading bucket for Volvo’s smaller wheel loaders makes easy work of topsoil stripping, small-scale dozing, landscaping and levelling. […]
17 March 20 – All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect […]
Leading property investor and developer Atterbury has been awarded the contract to develop a new distribution facility for Aramex South […]
CESA Infrastructure Indaba – Minister Patricia de Lille: We need to start implementing, the patience of our people is running out!
11 March 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba on 11-12 March 2020 at the […]
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching Volvo Group’s first machine retail e-commerce tool. The online portal will give customers […]
The Recession and the Future of Corporate Real Estate The announcement of South Africa’s third recession since 1994 has sent […]
JOHANNESBURG, SA, (March 11th, 2020) – It’s not entirely true that South Africa is one of the driest countries in […]
A procedure for recycling concrete has been developed which combines the building material with discarded wood to form a new […]
A data-driven approach empowers layout professionals to leverage technology to meet the demands of increasingly complex projects. By Bryan Williams The […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament last week that investors, including the finance industry, had responded enthusiastically to government’s renewed commitment […]
By Johan Piekaar, Regional Director, WSP, Structures, Africa There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and […]
The engineering and manufacturing industry has, traditionally, been a male dominated sector. However the world is evolving to break stereotypes […]
The world is waking up to the dire need to go green. When looking at the current global trends, it […]
As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers […]
Rwanda has received a concessional loan of US $214m from the Exim Bank of China for the implementation of the Nyabarongo II […]
Nigeria is set to receive a grant of over US $1m from the U.S. government for technical and financial work […]
Six cities in Kenya and South Africa will test joint UK and African innovations as part of a government-funded initiative […]
Increasingly hemmed in by urban development, AfriSam’s Jukskei quarry and readymix plant have been applying ever more stringent controls and […]
12 February 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa in his upcoming State of the […]
CONSTRUCTION SECTOR BODY BATES THEIR BREATH AS MINISTER BLADE NZIMANDE LAUNCHES AN INVESTIGATION INTO FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY (CETA)
The country’s body of construction contractors Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), has called for an urgent meeting with the Minister […]
Press Release Date: 12 February 2020 Having been awarded a $100 000 grant by the international Million Cool Roofs Challenge […]
Amanzimtoti on the South Coast of KZN is fast becoming an investor hot spot as it prepares to become the […]
Wirtgen has received this year’s iF Design Award, making it one of the winners of the world-renowned design label. The […]
10 February 2020: Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon Africa has taken a bold step to demerge from the global […]
PRESS RELEASE The 5th Edition of The Franki Guide to Geotechnical Engineering in Africa [Johannesburg, 5 February 2020]: Reflecting the […]
Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the […]
Elematic is well-known globally for hollow core technology but the company also has a strong product line for precast wall […]
The Voice Of The Construction Industry Report – Preliminary Edition is a review of top line results from an in-depth […]
The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) is looking forward to the launch of their IRMSA South Africa Risk […]
Tshwane, 03 February 2020. In recognition of the need for partnership in addressing South Africa’s challenges regarding economic development, job […]
The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) has decided to terminate the Mtentu bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The 1.1 […]
Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has lauded the move by the Qatar government to aid in the development […]
A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal, but spells disaster for traders making a living off travellers making the […]
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is seeking US $128m to finance construction of the Gairezi hydro power project in the […]
South African mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn is celebrating its 100th anniversary. “In a sector with many challenges – […]
The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) has granted an operation licence to Chinese investors who had expressed interest in establishing a cement manufacturing […]
Ethiopian Prime Minister Minister Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated the newly expanded Addis Ababa Bole International Airport terminal, the biggest airport aviation hub in […]
Construction work is soon to be complete on the Leonardo building, South Africa’s tallest skyscraper, that will overtake the Carlton Centre which is […]
The Aveng Strabag JV responsible for building the R1.65-billion Mtentu bridge, in the Eastern Cape, has not returned to site […]
Ajman government has announced that it has begun the pouring of the green concrete at its central laboratory building located […]
This week, China’s Sinoma Energy Conservation announced that it has a contract with National Cement Co Ltd (Devki Group) to build a […]
Johannesburg metro mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday that the Gauteng provincial human settlements department had committed about R300-million for housing developments in the city […]
South Africa has officially launched the Conradie Better Living Model Game Changer development which will see more than 3000 homes constructed with revolutionary new housing model.
As we head into a new year, there are a number of factors which are likely to impact the amount of work on offer in our region and the resultant profitability of the general building contracting fraternity says Allen Bodill, Executive Director at the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC).
Property developers have been faulted for persistent non-compliance with regulations, which threatens to undermine infrastructure development and workers’ welfare.
More than halfway through the 15-year Gautrain concession period, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe says he is pleased […]
Construction of the US $2bn Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro-power Station in southern Zambia is soon to be complete. This is according […]
Rehabilitation of the strategic Tororo-Kamdini highway of Uganda is expected begin in February 2019 after the country secured project funding […]
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said the “pioneering” housing project expected at the site of the derelict old Conradie Hospital in Cape […]
JSE-listed Group Five will sell its Everite and Sky Sands subsidiaries to a consortium comprising Trinitas Private Equity and Agile Capital for R480-million. The subsidiaries form part of […]
The Department of Labour has set-up a formal inquiry into the collapse of the structure that was under construction on the premises of Imperial Logistics at 11 Milner Street in Jacobs, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
Egypt has commenced construction of one of the largest parks in the world, the Green River in the New Administrative Capital. […]
The Federal government of Nigeria is set to use US $274.6m Sukuk bond to construct 642.69 km of roads across in the […]
South Africa is set to inject US $218 to complete the long-abandoned Giyani Bulk Water (GBW) Project in Limpopo.
China has approved construction of one of its tallest dams, a 239-metre hydroelectric structure on the upstream section of its […]
Construction works on the Grant Square Mall in Egypt’s first integrated smart city known as the New Administrative Capital (NAC), is […]
The government of Uganda has announced the completion of 24MW Kabulasoke solar power park which cost US $25m. Great Lakes […]
The Dar es Salaam’s Mikocheni area will be transformed once the building of Royal Glory Residence project worth US$43 million […]
The total number of projects in East Africa has risen by a substantial 96% between 2017 and 2018 with an equally substantial increase of 167% in the total US dollar value of projects, a new report has shown.
The total number of projects in East Africa has risen by a substantial 96% between 2017 and 2018 with an equally substantial increase of 167% in the total US dollar value of projects, a new report has shown.
After Uganda’s flagship hydropower projects failed to come on line last year as scheduled due to unavoidable circumstances, the Uganda Electricity Generation […]
Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s Water and Sanitation Minister, says Ethiopia is set to start producing energy at the Grand Renaissance dam next […]
Fitch Solutions has announced that it expects the South African construction industry to emerge from its recession in 2019 and […]
LafargeHolcim Tanzania (Mbeya Cement Company Limited) has launched a Building Materials Academy for its clients.
Nigeria has successfully completed 8 multi-million power plants under the Federal Government’s National Independent Power Project (NIPP) aimed at increasing electricity […]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says one of her department’s priority areas this year will be improving the infrastructure of high schools. […]
One of LafargeHolcim’s biggest shareholders, Nassef Sawiris, has reduced his stake in the world’s biggest cement maker, the company said on […]
Chris Soal is an award-winning artist living and practicing in Johannesburg. Using found materials as his departure point, Soal’s sculptural […]
Construction industry professionals need only devote five days for intensive training in concrete technology to boost their career opportunities and ensure that the structures they design have the sustainability the South African economy vitally requires.
Japan’s private sector is preparing to make its first investment in Angola, a country that has become China’s main trading […]
Egypt is set to take over construction of Tanzania’s Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric power station after its consortium, consisting of the Arab Contractors company and Elsewedy Electric, […]
The government of Kenya though the Kenya-based French solar firm Alten Africa, has picked compatriot renewable energy firm Voltalia to […]
Global economic growth is projected to soften from a downwardly revised 3% in 2018 to 2.9% this year amid rising […]
Shareholders of Texton Property Fund have voted against the repurchase of shares in terms of the put option related to […]
Ghana‘s first Building Code marks a pivotal moment for architecture and construction in the country, says Ghanian British architect David Adjaye. […]
The world’s longest bridge, Sheikh Jaber Causeway, linking Kuwait City to Subiyah New Town across Kuwait Bay is set for completion in 2019, reported South Korean media.
Nigerian cement and sugar tycoon Abdulsamad Rabiu has become at least $650 million richer after merging Kalambaina Cement, a subsidiary company of […]
Cement giant Lafarge Africa Plc has opened its ₦89.2 billion rights issue. The firm disclosed this, in a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Kenya will soon be home to Africa’s first airport solar photovoltaic (PV) project. According to an announcement by Kenya Airports […]
Investment group Cytonn has sued Nairobi City County for cancelling an approval for the construction of a multi-storey tower in […]
Ghana has received a US$57 million grant facility from Japan for the rehabilitation of the Yamoransa to Assin Praso road […]
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says Dubai […]
The City of Johannesburg’s social housing entity, JOSHCO (Johannesburg Social Housing Company) launched Hoek Street Social Housing Project in the inner city.
The City of Cape Town has agreed, “in principle”, to sell the Salt River Market site to a “social housing […]
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Friday said the provincial government had reduced the city’s Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) funding by […]
JSE-listed Group Five’s share price rose to 48c a share early on Thursday, compared with Wednesday’s close of 24c a […]
The City of Johannesburg’s inner city revitalisation project, championed by Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and also known as the “84 properties initiative”, continues to unlock new economic potential for small to medium-sized contractors and other underprivileged groups operating in the local construction marketplace.
dmg events, a leading international events company, has appointed Nick Powell as Vice President of its rapidly expanding Construction Division.
JSE-listed construction company Group Five announced on Tuesday that $43.8-million had been paid by its guarantee providers to Cenpower. Payment […]
The improper disposal of waste is one of the fastest growing risks to our planet and way of life. Rotting […]
Saudi Aramco has launched a mega project called Spark in partnership with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology […]
Zimbabwe and Zambia have said the multi-billion Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme project will reignite local industry and provide employment […]
With foreign firms dominating big building projects in Uganda, domestic contractors have urged the government to reserve road and bridge […]
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday said the mayoral committee has approved another 100 buildings to be released for private sector development, as part of the metro’s inner city development programme.
The MAPEI Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy, has grown to include 87 subsidiaries with the addition of Mapei East Africa […]
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied polyurea waterproofing coating for expansive areas of the new Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs offices […]
Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed constant collapse of buildings in the country on absence of law to regulate […]
Communities in the North West Province are to benefit from the construction of a state-of-the art multi-purpose centre, which is part of plans by a cement company to develop an economically sustainable eco-system within areas it operates.
German diplomats have said their government will train 50,000 Nigerian youths in construction and agriculture to meet labour demands. “We […]
The cost of vandalism in the city of Johannesburg and theft of City Power infrastructure has now surpassed R300-million and […]
A recent Ernst & Young (EY) survey shows South Africa has retained its position as the top foreign direct investment […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Bill, which sets a historic precedent in the protection […]
Government launched the construction of five community technical colleges on Saturday in Traditional Authority Nkagula in Zomba which will be […]
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will prioritise dealing with late payment to contractors and kickstart a process to draft payment legislation as […]
Leading construction materials company AfriSam, who has been producing quality construction materials for over 80 years, strongly believes that industry […]
Cement producer PPC’s diversified portfolio has enabled the company to offset weaker South African performance with robust growth in the […]
The journey for the current Sikaflex®-11FC+ started 50 years ago in 1968, with the launch of Sikaflex® 1A. A pioneering innovation, the product was one of the first single-component polyurethane adhesive-sealants for construction.