Register now for the Architecture Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Architecture Best Practice Sharing Sessions

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is adding value to the local building industry

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is hosting a series of FREE knowledge-sharing talks, called Best Practice Sharing Sessions. These seminars will take place at the company’s Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam, starting in May 2019. Book your seat here.

Local architects, contractors and industry stakeholders are invited to apply for a seat at one of these free sessions. Space is limited to ensure exclusivity and a high-quality interaction with the guest speakers.

To register now, fill out our online application and wait for confirmation from LafargeHolcim Tanzania of the date and time of the session which you may attend. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

First speaker for Best Practice Sharing Sessions

The Best Practice Sharing Sessions will cover a variety of topics. The first guest speaker is award-winning architect Pieter Mathews. Mathews has set up a successful architectural practice in Pretoria, South Africa. He is one of the leading architects on the continent.

Mathews will present his talk, titled ‘More than grey matter’, to attendees. His session will revolve around concrete and its various applications in architecture and construction; from residential and large-scale buildings to the decorative and textural capabilities.

Don’t miss these sessions

The sessions presented by Mathews will take place on 6, 7 and 8 May 2019. The morning session will run from 9am to 12pm and the afternoon session will take place from 1pm to 4pm. Attendees will be assigned a session upon a successful application.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear and meet one of Africa’s best architects. These Best Practice Sharing Sessions are an incredible networking opportunity for attendees. They enable industry stakeholders to meet and discuss the latest developments in their field and to set up business partnerships.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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What to expect when attending the Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Best Practice Sharing Sessions at Building Materials Centre

This LafargeHolcim Tanzania initiative will add value to the local building industry

Pieter Mathews, a well-known South African architect, will kick off LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s Best Practice Sharing Sessions. These FREE knowledge-sharing sessions will take place at the Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam (Masaki) on 6, 7 and 8 May 2019. Book your seat here.

Mathews will present two sessions per day – a morning session that will run from 9am to 12pm and an afternoon session that will take place from 1pm to 4pm. These information-sharing meetings will add value to the Tanzanian building industry and give local architects and contractors insight into the best building practices.

Topics of discussion at the sharing sessions

Mathews will share his knowledge of the creative and innovative uses of concrete in architecture and construction. His talk, titled ‘More than grey matter’, will cover a range of topics based around concrete, such as its residential applications, large-scale buildings, decorative uses and texture possibilities.

These topics hold many benefits for architects and contractors alike. Attendees will gain some insight into the latest construction techniques and concrete applications being used by award-winning architectural firms in South Africa and the rest of the continent. The topics of discussion will inspire guests to push boundaries and find new uses for building materials.

Benefits for attendees

Attendees will be able to engage with Mathews and discuss various topics further. He will showcase some of his own projects in order to shed light on innovative building techniques. Tanzanian architects and contractors can take inspiration from Mathews’ sessions.

Guests will also be able to interact and network with one another. This will improve connections in the local construction industry and lead to the formation of new business partnerships. The Best Practice Sharing Sessions are a great opportunity for networking and knowledge-sharing.

These sessions have limited seating available so it is important for attendees to fill out the online registration form to apply for a seat. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will confirm with applicants the date and time of the sessions that they can attend. This ensures exclusivity and a more valuable interaction with the speaker.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Pieter Mathews has numerous publications

Publications of Pieter Mathews

The award-winning architect has been published multiple times

Pieter Mathews, a renowned architect from South Africa, will be hosting the first of LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s architecture Best Practice Sharing Sessions in May 2019. These FREE knowledge-sharing sessions will take place at the Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam (Masaki). Book your seat here.

As an award-winning and highly successful architect, Mathews has been published numerous times. He has authored books, compiled catalogues and been featured in an array of magazines. Here are some of his publications.

architexture

This is a book authored by Mathews that is a comprehensive guide to textures. It treats texture as a design element in itself, specifically with regard to concrete and buildings. In previous years, Mathews was often asked for information on texture in architecture but he could not refer clients to a specific book or resource. So, he decided to write architexture.

Texture is the only design principle that cannot be drawn accurately on architectural blueprints. It is also hard to describe textures in words. As a result, architexture focuses on the visual representations of various textures to ensure clarity of ideas. The photographs in the book were compiled over five years from some of the best photographers in South Africa.

This practical guide to texture aims to highlight the unique aspects of each material. The reference images were taken from recently-completed contemporary houses and buildings. They offer insight into the creation of textures and how to replicate them in any project. Ideas of culture, shape, pattern, seasons and light are all brought to life through the textures studied in architexture.

Detail Housed

Mathews studies originality and creativity in this book about South African house design. Detail Housed follows Mathews’ successful first publication, architexture. This book focuses on the importance of the details of architecture and design in the home and how they contribute to stylish living.

Detailed Housed takes a look at all the elements of a house, from front doors and stairs to door handles and taps – each element is studied closely and applied with a wealth of practical information. This book features a visual feast of creative ideas and architectural expression.

Mathews makes use of stunning photography, drawings and easy-to-understand explanations to highlight the importance of details in the home. Detailed Housed can be used as a valuable source of inspiration and reference for anyone building a modern home.

Contemporary Capital

This book highlights the unique architectural innovation and modern history of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. The book features over 80 projects by leading architectural practices, including Mathews and Associates Architects (MAAA) – Mathews’ own firm. Contemporary Capital is endorsed by the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) and is a tribute to the recently built projects in the city and surrounds.

Mathews edited Contemporary Capital and explains that the book aims to create an appreciation of Pretoria’s modern buildings and inspire higher standards in the architectural profession. The book is perfect for inspiring architects and designers, or can be used as a beautiful reference book in the home.

Cool Capital

Cool Capital is a design magazine that features a collection of all the public domain art and design projects executed by South African creatives, specifically those living in Pretoria. The guerilla design magazine takes an in-depth look at public artworks. It encourages citizens to creatively reimagine their environment and the cities in which they live.

Cool Capital Guerilla Citizens

This catalogue is compiled by Mathews and is the world’s first publication that compiles all the guerilla art interventions by Pretoria-based citizens. Cool Capital Guerilla Citizens looks at how these artworks express the emotions and feelings of residents living in Pretoria.

Saadjies

Saadjies (seeds) is a catalogue that features over 100 travelling sculptures from South Africa. The catalogue is a Cool Capital initiative that makes these sculptures more accessible. The sculptures were photographed and exhibited outside traditional art galleries. The curated collection of images was formally exhibited in five locations around South Africa.

These are some of the major publications created by Mathews. Tanzanian architects, designers and contractors will benefit from attending his Best Practice Sharing Sessions. These sessions will take place on 6, 7 and 8 May 2019. The morning sessions will run from 9am to 12pm and the afternoon sessions will take place from 1pm to 4pm.

Seats are limited to ensure exclusivity so booking is important. Fill out our online application form to apply for a seat. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will confirm the success of your application and assign the date and time of the session which the applicant can attend. One attendee will stand a chance to win one of these publications at every session.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania hosts Pieter Mathews

Pieter Mathews hosts Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Renowned South African architect adds value to Tanzanian building market

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is organising a series of free knowledge-sharing presentations, called Best Practice Sharing Sessions, for locals in the construction industry. The first guest to give insight into his career and his industry is award-winning South African architect, Pieter Mathews. Book your seat here.

Mathews will present six sessions in total over three days at the Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam (Masaki). From 6 to 8 May 2019, Mathews will host two sessions per day; one from 9am to 12pm and another from 1pm to 4pm. These sessions will give attendees insight into architecture and working with concrete, at no cost.

Mathews will discuss the innovative and creative uses of concrete in the construction industry. His session, titled ‘More than grey matter’, will cover various topics such as residential applications, large-scale public buildings, decorative elements and textures of concrete.

Mathews will add value to the local market by sharing some of his inspiring projects and techniques. Tanzanian architects will benefit by attending these sessions and engaging with Mathews. It is a great space to share knowledge and interact with other key industry stakeholders.

The Best Practice Sharing Sessions are also ideal for networking. Not only will attendees gather valuable information from the speakers, but they will also be able to meet and socialise with other invested people at the sessions.

These sessions are free and have limited seating available so it is highly important for attendees to fill out our online registration form to apply for a seat. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will confirm with applicants the date and time of the sessions that they can attend. This ensures exclusivity and a more valuable interaction with the speaker.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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The LafargeHolcim Tanzania Building Materials Centre to host knowledge-sharing sessions

Building Materials Centre hosts knowledge-sharing sessions

The Best Practice Sharing Sessions get underway from May 2019 in Dar es Salaam (Masaki)

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is launching a series of FREE knowledge-sharing presentations that will kick off in May 2019. The purpose of the Best Practice Sharing Sessions is to add value to the building industry through key insight from expert speakers and industry players. These sessions will take place at the company’s Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam.

A variety of highly-qualified architects, contractors and property developers have been chosen by LafargeHolcim Tanzania to give some insight into their jobs, industries and the value of their work. The sessions will enable the sharing of knowledge and best practices in the construction industry.

Book your seat here.

Best Practice Sharing Sessions with Pieter Mathews

The first of the Best Practice Sharing Sessions will start on 6 May 2019. Renowned South African architect, Pieter Mathews, will be sharing his wealth of knowledge with attendees over three days – 6, 7 and 8 May. He will host two sessions per day, one from 9am to 12pm and another from 1pm to 4pm.

He will cover architectural topics such as concrete benches, signage design, decorative elements, concrete textures, residential applications, community projects and large-scale public buildings. These sessions are free of charge.

Mathews has succeeded in the architecture business for just under 30 years, receiving numerous accolades and awards for his ingenuity and creativity along the way. He is the principal of his own architectural firm, Mathews and Associates Architects (MAAA).

Benefits of attending the sessions

Attendees will be able to engage with one of the continent’s top architects by joining these sessions. The knowledge and expertise that Mathews has to offer will be highly valuable for Tanzanian architects. These sessions will be exclusive and intimate.

Due to the high demand for attending the Pieter Mathews sessions, booking in advance is a must. Attendees must fill out the registration form and wait for confirmation from LafargeHolcim Tanzania of their successful application. Applicants will be informed of the date and time of the session that they can attend.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Apply for your seat now at the first Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Apply for seat at Best Practice Sharing Sessions

These knowledge-sharing sessions will take place at LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s Building Materials Centre

The first of LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s Best Practice Sharing Sessions will take place in early May 2019. These FREE knowledge-sharing presentations will take place at the company’s Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam.

Book your seat here.

Award-winning South African architect, Pieter Mathews, will share his wisdom and expertise with attendees at six different sessions. Mathews will host two sessions per day and each session will run for three hours.

Each session has limited seating available to ensure maximum engagement and value. People wanting to attend a session must fill out the registration form online and await confirmation of their application. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will inform applicants of the date and time of the session that they can attend.

Attendees will have the chance to interact with one of Africa’s leading architects at one of these free sessions:

  • 6 May: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 6 May: 13:00 – 16:00
  • 7 May: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 7 May: 13:00 – 16:00
  • 8 May: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 8 May: 13:00 – 16:00

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Pieter Mathews to host first LafargeHolcim Best Practice Sharing Session

Pieter Mathews hosts Best Practice Sharing Session

The sessions take place at the Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam (Masaki), Tanzania.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is hosting a series of Best Practice Sharing Sessions for key players in the building industry, free of charge. These sessions will take place at the company’s Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam, starting in May 2019 with presentations by renowned South African architect, Pieter Mathews.

These Best Practice Sharing Sessions are intended to promote knowledge and give valuable insights into the construction industry. Architects, contractors and industry players are welcome to attend the sessions, but space is limited so book your seat here.

Who is Pieter Mathews?

Pieter Mathews is the lead architect and principal of Mathews and Associates Architects (MAAA). It is an award-winning architectural and design firm that was formed in 2000 and is situated in Pretoria. Mathews obtained his degree in architecture from the University of Pretoria after being awarded the Gold Fields of South Africa Scholarship for Architecture.

Mathews has held numerous positions and titles in the field of architecture; he was the president of the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) in 2013 and 2014, as well as a board member of the South African Institute for Architects (SAIA).

In 2018, Mathews was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honour Visual Art (Architecture) by the South African Academy of Science and Art. This award has only been received by 20 architects since 1909. He has authored, edited and published various books and catalogues in the field of architecture and design, including his own book titled Architexture.

Mathews is also an external examiner for the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria, the University of the Free State and Tshwane University of Technology. He was also elected as an architectural judge for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards.

Mathews is the founding member of his architectural firm, MAAA, as well as MG Design Box (an interior design boutique), Visual Books (an architecture publishing house) and the Cool Capital Biennale (a citizen-driven initiative that puts design into the public domain).

Mathews will add value to Tanzanian building industry

Through his six sessions at the Building Materials Centre, Mathews will share valuable insights and knowledge with Tanzanian architects and contractors. Attendees will be able to engage with Mathews on his work and experience in the field.

These knowledge-sharing sessions will be a highlight for industry players. Spaces at each of the sessions are limited to ensure exclusivity and quality engagement with attendees. Architects, contractors and experts in the construction industry should book a seat to attend one of these Best Practice Sharing Sessions at the Building Materials Centre.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania launches architecture Best Practice Sharing Sessions

LafargeHolcim Tanzania architecure Best Practice Sharing Sessions

The Building Materials Centre will add value to the local market through a series of discussions

LafargeHolcim Tanzania, a member of the global LafargeHolcim Group, has been supplying  Tanzania with world-class cement and building materials solutions for over 30 years. The company is aiming to add further value to the local building industry by hosting a series of discussions at its Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam (Masaki).

These FREE discussions, called Best Practice Sharing Sessions, will see a number of renowned international architects, specialists and keynote speakers share their knowledge with the audience. Space is limited at these exclusive sessions. Book your seat here.

Tanzanian architects, contractors and industry stakeholders will benefit from attending the Best Practice Sharing Sessions. A number of important topics are on the agenda that will promote and develop the local construction industry – furthering knowledge through the latest techniques and insights.

First of the Best Practice Sharing Sessions

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has invited well-known architect, Pieter Mathews, to present the first Best Practice Sharing Session in May 2019. The Pretoria-based architect is a specialist in concrete and its aesthetics. Mathews will share his valuable experience with attendees, giving key insights into his tenure in the architecture and building industry.

Tanzanian architects can benefit from Mathews’ discussion at the Building Materials Centre. Attendees will get the chance to interact and engage with one of South Africa’s foremost architects.

Mathews will host two free sessions per day for three days – from 6 to 8 May 2019. The sessions will run from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm on these three days. Booking is essential as the limited number of spaces fill up quickly.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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How to build concrete countertops for your home

Concrete countertops in kitchen

Concrete countertops are a popular feature of modern homes. They are affordable, durable and can be made to the dimensions of any kitchen or space in the house. They are very strong and can last decades, so concrete countertops are a good investment – and easy to make.

Concrete countertops require little maintenance and it is very easy to clean them. Whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom, outside or in a workspace, concrete countertops are a versatile surface choice. There are precast countertops on sale but making your own will allow you to match the dimensions of the space perfectly.

Pouring your own concrete countertops does require knowledge of cement and how to work with it properly. Remember that the thicker the concrete, the heavier the countertop will be. Make sure that the support underneath the countertop can handle the weight. It is advised to install wooden supports at regular intervals underneath a concrete countertop – turn them into cupboard spaces for maximum utility.

Materials needed to make a concrete countertop

  • Tembo or SupaSet cement
  • River sand
  • Crushed stone
  • Clean water
  • Plywood
  • Timber
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Trowel
  • Float
  • Shovel
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

How to make a concrete countertop

  1. Using the tape measure, measure the length and width of the space where the concrete countertop will sit. Make a note of any corners or pillars in the wall.
  2. Draw the outline of the concrete countertop on the plywood using a pencil. This will form the base of the wooden formwork that will hold the wet concrete.
  3. Cut the timber to size and use the pieces to form the sides of the wooden formwork. Nail the wood together and to the plywood base. The formwork only needs to be about 5cm deep.
  4. Mix the cement with water and aggregates according to the instructions on the back of the bag. When a paste-like consistency is reached, shovel the wet concrete into the wooden formwork.
  5. The concrete should be about 3cm deep. Use a trowel and wooden float to smooth the surface of the concrete. Tap the sides of the wooden formwork with the trowel to release any trapped air bubbles in the concrete.
  6. Leave the concrete to set for 24 hours.
  7. Remove the wooden formwork and leave the concrete countertop to cure for at least two weeks. Once the concrete has cured, it can be lifted and set in place using steel brackets and wooden legs.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Risk assessment drives safety at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

The safety of our employees, contractors and customers is a top priority at LafargeHolcim Tanzania. To ensure that our safety standards are always the best that they can be, we perform regular risk assessments to identify areas of safety concern.

Risk assessment is the process of identifying hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm. At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, no task is done without conducting a risk assessment first. Operations at our cement manufacturing facility in Mbeya are closely monitored to ensure that our staff members are safe.

Why does a risk assessment matter?

Performing risk assessments will protect workers and a business, as well as comply with regulations and laws. At least one employee from the business should attend risk assessment training to ensure that they are competent in hazard identification. Whether it is hauling pozzolana from the quarry or packing the bags of cement, a risk assessment is a prerequisite for any process.

How to do a risk assessment

There are five steps taken during a risk assessment; identifying the hazards, identifying who is at risk, evaluating the risk and control measures, implementing the findings and reviewing the results to make necessary changes.

1. Identify the hazards

There is a difference between a hazard and a risk. A hazard is something with the potential to cause harm; a risk is the likelihood of that potential harm being caused. Hazards can be identified through a number of different techniques. Walking around the workplace or talking to employees are the two most common ways of identifying hazards.

2. Identify who is at risk

Once you have identified the hazards, you need to assess who might be harmed and how. For example, workers walking around furnaces may be burned, or forklift operators may be struck by falling objects.

3. Evaluate the risk and control measures

This is the process of implementing safety measures to protect employees from the hazards. The ideal control measure is to remove the hazard entirely. If this is not possible, the hazards should be controlled as much as possible to minimise the risk of mistakes and injury.

4. Implement findings

Your findings should always be written down and recorded. This shows that you have done the job properly and followed all procedures necessary. Create a detailed plan of how to implement the findings and then carry out the tasks required to eliminate risks.

5. Review assessment and update

Risk assessments should be reviewed regularly to ensure that they are still up-to-date and functional. If a new risk is identified, the risk assessment should be updated to improve the safety conditions in the workplace.

Few work environments stay the same over time, so risk assessments should be conducted regularly to keep your workers safe at all times.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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