Building Materials Centre: Vision in building materials

Vision in building materials

Building materials are an integral part of the architecture and structure of a project. The end result of a construction project is directly influenced by the materials used. High-quality products and building materials will ensure a durable and well-finished structure is completed. 

LafargeHolcim Tanzania runs a training centre, known as the Building Materials Centre. The facility understands the value of these materials and aims to raise awareness of the importance of these materials through its training courses. The Building Materials Centre also teaches attendees about LafargeHolcim products and the various uses for Tembo cement.

Cement creates a strong binder when mixed with water. This binder can be mixed with sand a crushed stone to form concrete or mortar. Cement is one of the most common building materials as it forms the basis for binding bricks and creating strong foundations for buildings.

Factors to consider when choosing building materials

When looking at various brands of building materials for a construction project, make sure that the supplier has a good reputation and it trustworthy. LafargeHolcim Tanzania stands behind the quality of its Tembo cement and can ensure the fast and safe delivery of construction materials to construction sites.

Here are some other factors to consider when choosing building materials:

  • Durability – The product should be strong and last for many years
  • Environmental impact – The supplier should be considerate of the environment
  • Aesthetics – The finished product should look like a quality structure
  • Maintenance – The material shouldn’t require excessive maintenance
  • Performance and workability – The material should be easy to work with
  • Stability and strength – The product should be strong and stable
  • Installation – The product should be quick and easy to install

These factors are important to engineers and contractors as they impact the time it takes to complete a project. Meeting deadlines is important to keep construction costs down – delays in a project always mean more money is spent.

It is important for contractors, engineers and masons to know about their building materials. LafargeHolcim Tanzania develops sustainability in the construction industry by providing quality cement and construction materials. These materials are strong and safe to use on all construction projects.

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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 Mbeya, 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 plaster a wall

Plaster a wall

Plastering is the process of applying a smooth surface to a concrete or brick wall. This is the surface that gets painted so it needs to be perfectly level and contain no lumps or stones. LafargeHolcim Tanzania manufactures Tembo cement, FastaPlus and TemboFundi – all of which can be used to make plasters.

This step-by-step guide on how to plaster a wall will make the process easier to understand. The whole process should take several days, so plan in advance and allow enough time for the plaster to dry and set before painting the wall. If you rush the process, the plaster will not set right and may look lumpy.

Materials needed to plaster a wall

  • Tembo cement, FastaPlus or TemboFundi
  • Plaster trowel
  • Plaster float
  • Hawk board
  • Deviling float
  • Plastic sheets
  • Dust mask
  • Sharp knife
  • PVA glue, paint roller and tray
  • Hammer and nails
  • Two buckets (one for plaster and one water)
  • Stirring stick
  • Cloth
  • Sandpaper

Steps to plaster a wall

  1. Before you start to plaster the walls, lay down the plastic sheet to protect your floors from drops of wet plaster. Brush the walls to remove any dust and loose dirt. A clean wall is important for a smooth plastering finish. If you are plastering over new plasterboards, use screen tape to mask the joints between the boards.
  2. Apply a layer of PVA glue to the walls. This ensures that the plaster will dry out evenly at a later stage. Dilute the PVA glue in water (one part glue to four parts water) on the tray. Use a paint roller to apply a thin layer of diluted glue to the entire surface of the wall.
  3. Mix the plaster according to the instructions on the bag of the Tembo cement bag. Wear a dust mask when handling cement powder to prevent irritation. Whisk the cement into a bucket of cold water until it has a smooth consistency with no lumps.
  4. Using a hawk board and a plaster trowel, apply the first layer of plaster to the sticky PVC-layered wall. Firstly, place some plaster on the hawk board using the trowel, then use the plaster float to push the plaster from the hawk board onto the wall. Spread it firmly upwards, flattening the float at the end of each sweep. Work from the bottom left-hand corner of the wall, upwards. Use small amounts of plaster with each sweep and apply lots of pressure to the float. This will make the wall smooth and prevent excess plaster from falling off the wall.
  5. Once the first coat of plaster is applied, wait 20 minutes for it to dry slightly. Remove any lumps by smoothing over with a trowel. Smooth out the corners of the walls and where the walls meet the floor and ceiling. Use a wet brush to even the edges out if necessary.
  6. Before applying the second layer, scrape the surface of the first layer using a deviling float (a wooden float with nails in it). This will allow the second layer to stick the first layer better. You can also use an old fork to scrape the plaster if you do not have a deviling float.
  7. Apply the second layer of plaster. Note that this layer should have a slightly more watery consistency than the first layer, so mix the cement with a bit more water. The second layer should be about two millimetres thick when applied. 
  8. Once the second layer has dried slightly, you can polish the surface to make it perfectly smooth. To do this, mist the surface with water using a spray bottle. Run the trowel over the misted surface to smooth the plaster. Finish by running a clean float over the entire surface of the plastered wall. Leave the plaster to dry and then use some sandpaper to remove any lines, lumps or excess plaster.

Once the plaster has dried completely, it can be painted. Remember to use a base coat of primer before painting it. You may need a few layers of paint to get the desired colour and texture.

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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 Mbeya, 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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Benefits of sealing concrete

Benefits of sealing concrete

Treating concrete surfaces with a proper sealer has many benefits. Whether its the floor in your home, your driveway, a path or a concrete countertop, sealing will help to protect the concrete and give it a longer lifespan. Sealing also prevents mold and dirt from damaging concrete surfaces. Here are some of the benefits of sealing concrete.

Protect concrete from damage and stains

Concrete surfaces are designed to withstand heavy weights and wear and tear. Concrete is a durable material but sometimes overloading the surface can cause cracks and flakes. A sealer will protect the concrete by adding an extra layer that takes the brunt of wear and tear.

A sealer will also protect the concrete from oil, chemicals, grease and other spillages that can occur in households, workshops and factories. Sealers prevent liquids from seeping into the concrete pores and staining the surface. 

Sealing to prevent mold and mildew

Concrete is a porous material that can absorb moisture. If this moisture doesn’t dry over a long period of time, mold and mildew can grow on the concrete surface. The black, green or blue patches of mold do not look good and can sometimes be harmful to human health. Sealing the concrete will prevent any moisture from penetrating the concrete surface.

Sealing concrete increases its lifespan

Although concrete can last for decades, its lifespan can be further increased by sealing it. The extra protection provided by a sealer will add many years to your floors, countertops and driveway. Sealer is also a good UV protector which prevents the sun from damaging exposed concrete surfaces. Sealing is cheaper than replacing concrete, so it makes sense to apply a sealer to the surface of newly-laid concrete.

Sealer can improve the appearance of concrete

Sealing concrete can give it a clean and shiny appearance, which some people prefer. Over time, untreated concrete can become pale and dusty, but sealing it will give the surface a gloss for many years. The process keeps concrete looking new while preserving its colour at the same time.

Sealing your concrete surfaces has many advantages, as outlined above. It helps to maintain a durable and beautiful concrete surface for decades, whilst also minimising maintenance. Consider adding a sealer to your budget and boost the lifespan of your new concrete floors and driveway. 

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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 Mbeya, 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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Six things to consider when choosing a cement supplier

Six things to consider when choosing a cement supplier

No matter what building project you work on, you’re going to need to choose the right suppliers. Whether you are building something at your home or working on a large-scale construction project, using the right cement and building materials supplier will make a big difference.

The partners you choose can make or break your project. Luckily, we have a few tips to help you make the right decision and opt for a cement supplier that will help your project succeed. Ask yourself the following questions and make an informed choice.

Do the supplier’s goals align with your own?

Read the vision and mission statements of the various cement suppliers available. Take a look at their websites and see if their goals and values are similar to those of your own. This is important because the supplier needs to be a good fit in order for you to build a good partnership. Differences in goals and values can lead to conflict during a project. LafargeHolcim Tanzania believes in quality building materials, timely delivery and sustainable practices.

Is the supplier experienced?

Find out how much experience the cement brand has – not just in terms of how many years they have been operating for, but also which other companies and contractors they have worked with. Ask them about their experience and previous partnerships. When a supplier is experienced, it usually means that they have expertise in their field. LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been in the industry for over 30 years.

Is the supplier flexible?

Flexibility during a construction project is crucial. Things don’t often run according to schedule and the supplier’s ability to be flexible is important when problems arise. If the supplier can maintain flexibility, adapt to shifting timelines and adjust their delivery dates, then they are likely to be a good partner. Suppliers will need notice of any delays, so communicating with your chosen partner is also important.

What type of product and quality does the supplier provide?

When looking at potential suppliers, find reviews and ratings online to help you see what kind of product and quality they offer. The quality of building materials has a direct impact on the quality of the finished project. Similarly, the type of product offered by the supplier can make a big difference; does your cement supplier offer a range of products for different purposes, or do they only offer one basic type of cement?

Will the supplier add value to your project?

Does the supplier have a good reputation in the industry? This is an indication of the added value that they can bring to your project. Not only do cement suppliers need to provide a quality product with efficient delivery, but they should also offer extra services that will benefit you. A supplier that can add value is vital for the success of a project.

Is the supplier’s cost fair?

Consider all the above factors and then ask yourself if you think the partner’s pricing is fair. Make sure that their pricing also suits your budget. A great cement supplier will generally cost a bit more, but it is definitely worth it for the knowledge that their products and services are the best.

Ask yourself these six questions before choosing a cement supplier for your project. This will help you make an informed decision that will lead you to success and enable the smooth running of your project.  

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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 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 Mbeya, 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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Sand alternatives for sustainable construction

Sand alternatives for construction

The construction industry relies on many raw materials and minerals for its operations – stone, soil, steel and sand are among the most consumed natural elements in the industry. A growing global population means that more buildings need to be constructed, so some contractors have started to look for sustainable alternatives to these materials.

Sand is a natural material that may seem abundant, but it is being depleted quicker than it is formed by the environment. Leading engineering firms and contractors are exploring sand alternatives for use as aggregates in concrete. These efforts are minimising sand depletion and enabling existing sand to be recycled for other construction projects.

The world uses around 44-billion tonnes of sand every year for construction, land reclamation, roadways and to produce concrete. Not all of it is suitable for construction – desert sand is too fine and beach sand can contain unwanted contaminants such as seashells and plastic pollution. Rivers and quarries are the primary sources of sand used in the building industry.

Sustainable alternatives to sand

Some contractors have started to use plastic waste as an alternative. Non-recyclable bits of plastic waste are ground up into small pellets which are then used as the fine aggregate in a concrete mixture. This process has started to gather momentum in India and the United Kingdom.

While the long-term effects of using plastic in concrete are not fully known, researchers have studied its durability, thermal properties and fire resistance. Plastic is a good alternative to sand and also allows contractors to use up non-recyclable plastic waste in the process.

Contractors are also exploring the use of other sand-like aggregates, including crushed glass and quarry dust. Glass bottles can be recycled but small fractions of broken glass cannot. These bits of broken windows, mirrors, tubes and bottles can be crushed into a sand-like texture. Quarry dust from rock blasting and granite excavation also has similar properties to sand and crushed glass.

Where alternatives to sand cannot be found, contractors have started to recycle sand from old construction projects and sites. Recycling old building materials such as sand, concrete and rubble is starting to gain traction around the world. By embarking on sustainable campaigns, engineers, architects and construction practitioners can minimise their impact on the environment and reduce consumption of natural materials.

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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 Mbeya, 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 causes concrete sweating?

What causes concrete sweating

Concrete sweating is the name given to the appearance of water drops on the surface of concrete. These wet patches on a concrete floor or wall make it look as if the concrete is sweating. The problem occurs when there is a big difference between the internal and external temperatures of the concrete.

A number of co-occurring factors often need to be present for concrete sweating to take place. There are also a few other causes that can create wet patches on a concrete surface, all of which are outlined below.

Causes of concrete sweating

1. Dew Point

Dew point in the atmosphere is the most common cause of concrete sweating. In countries like Tanzania, concrete sweating can happen when warm and humid air hits cold concrete inside a building. The moisture in the air cools and condenses on the surface of the cold concrete, making it wet and slippery. However, the concrete needs to be below the dew point temperature for concrete sweating to occur.

2. Wet adjacent soil

Concrete sweating can occur in retaining walls and basements where the soil on the other side of the wall is wet. Although concrete is a solid material, water and moisture can seep through it. Water from the soil can slowly creep through the concrete wall and appear as concrete sweating on the other side.

3. Salt deposits

Salt deposits in concrete can attract moisture from the air. Sometimes there are natural salts in the aggregates that are used to make the concrete, or salt occurs from a process of salt finishing a concrete floor. Either way, salt absorbs moisture from the air and leads to concrete sweating on the surface.

4. Cleanliness of concrete

The cleanliness of a concrete floor or slab can cause it to sweat. Dirt can reduce the permeability of the surface, which means that water vapour sits on the surface instead of being absorbed into the concrete. This often happens on factory floors where rubber from forklifts and trolleys is deposited on the surface.

How to fix and prevent concrete sweating

There are a number of ways in which concrete sweating can be prevented and cured. Firstly, good maintenance and cleaning practices can prevent any salts and dirt from excess moisture on concrete surfaces. We have some good cleaning tips to guide you.

Sweating can also be prevented by opening windows and doors to allow air to flow through the building. If the air movement inside a room is not sufficient, then the humidity can increase and the moisture has more time to seep into the walls and floors. Another way to stimulate air flow is to switch on ceiling fans in hot and humid conditions.

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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 Mbeya, 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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Six ways to communicate with your cement supplier

Communicate with cement supplier

Communication is one of the most important aspects of any construction project. It needs to work effectively in order to keep the project running on schedule and to coordinate all teams involved. Good communication can save time and money, as well as improve safety standards and the quality of the finished structure.

If contractors and project managers want to improve their performance, they need to effectively communicate with all suppliers and teams. If deliveries are to take place on time and according to schedule, contractors need to have good lines of communication with cement suppliers and other subcontractors. Here are six ways to improve communications with suppliers.

1. Be on the same page from the start of the project

Project managers need to discuss processes and timelines with all partners at the start of a project. All suppliers need to be informed and make a note of key dates and times. The first meeting between stakeholders in a construction project is key to establishing good lines of communication. When all partners are on the same page, the project can run smoothly and efficiently.

2. Avoid using industry jargon

Although the stakeholders are operating in the same industry, not all jargon is universal. Jargon is the phrasing or wording of certain things related to construction that may not be understood by all partners. This means that messages get lost in translation and some stakeholders don’t fully understand what is required of them. Use simple and plain language to ensure that everyone understands what needs to be done.

3. Establish a chain of command and contacts

If a problem arises during construction, which is highly likely, then all suppliers and contractors need to know who to contact. If anyone has questions, suggestions or complaints, they need to know how to speak to. Choose someone to be a single point of contact for all stakeholders and partners. This chosen person should be organised and carry some authority, in case some executive decisions need to be made on the spot. This single point of contact will have a clear line of communication to all other partners and suppliers.

4. Set standards and rules of communication

From the start of the project, all suppliers and stakeholders need to know the standards of communication. The strategies and techniques need to be agreed upon by all parties. Certain tasks and communications need to be set in stone, such as:

  • How often will the report be updated and distributed?
  • What channels of communication will be used? Emails, phone calls, SMS?
  • What days are suppliers closed or unavailable?
  • How much notice is needed for cancellations or timeline changes?
  • What information do you need from the supplier and when do you need it by?

5. Be open and transparent

Construction can be a tricky industry to keep on schedule. Sometimes plans change that affect timelines and deliveries. Make sure that you are transparent and open with all suppliers and stakeholders. If a problem arises, let everyone know and inform them of the new timelines. Transparency is crucial for trust and a successful partnership with suppliers.

6. Be a good listener

Communication is a two-way street; it involves talking and listening. Suppliers and contractors need to listen to one another and make it clear when a message has been received. Make eye contact, ask questions, try not to interrupt and show the suppliers that you understand what they have said. By listening properly, project managers can solve problems before they arise.

These six tips are easy to practice and can really reduce the stress on a project site. Active and clear communication can help a project to run smoothly, saving time and money for all parties involved. Choose a cement supplier that has years of experience and expertise in the industry. LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been operating for over thirty years and can bring international experience to a construction project.

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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 Mbeya, 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 effects of hot weather on concrete

Thermometer showing hot weather

Hot weather can affect concrete at all stages of production and placement. In countries like Tanzania where hot weather is prevalent for most of the year, contractors need to know how the heat will affect their projects. It can affect the long-term strength of concrete if considerations are not taken and changes made to the mixing and curing of concrete.

During the mixing of concrete, hot weather will increase the need for water. Contractors will need to add more water to the mix and account for the quicker rate of evaporation once the concrete is poured. Concrete sets more quickly in warm temperatures which means that it is more prone to shrinking and cracking if it is not kept damp.

If not enough water is added to the mixture, concrete becomes less workable in hot weather. This also makes it more difficult to transport and pour concrete before it dries and hardens. While this may be better for the early strength of concrete structures, it can affect the long-term durability as pores can form inside the concrete when the water evaporates too quickly.

Placing concrete in hot weather

The problems with placing concrete in warm temperatures usually begin at around 23℃. The problems can get worse if there are warm winds and low humidity. Added to this, pouring concrete in direct sunlight can further increase water evaporation and early hardening of concrete.

Contractors working in these conditions need to ensure that there is enough water on-site to make a good mix of concrete and keep it damp while it cures for 28 days. Before mixing a batch of concrete, the contractor should spray the aggregates with water. This will cool the stones and sand and prevent them from heating up the concrete batch.

Some contractors also add some ice blocks to the concrete mixer while the batch is processed. This cools down the mixture and adds a bit of extra water at the same time. Be careful not to make the concrete mixture too watery as this will lead to a weak structure. Contractors also need to have shade cloth, windbreaks and hose pipes on-hand to keep the poured concrete cool and damp.

Guide for working with concrete in hot weather

  • Plan in advance and have all the equipment and materials ready before you start mixing the concrete
  • Keep the soil and formwork damp so that they do not absorb more water from the concrete.
  • Have the shade cloth and windbreaks ready to cover the concrete once it is poured.
  • Keep spraying the concrete with water to allow it to cure properly without drying out.
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. Contractors also need to look after themselves in hot weather.

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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 Mbeya, 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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Register now for the second set of Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Best Practice Sharing Sessions at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is adding value to the local building industry

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is hosting a series of knowledge-sharing talks, called Best Practice Sharing Sessions. These free seminars will take place at the company’s Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam, on Monday 24 June 2019.

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

To register now, fill out our online application and wait for confirmation from LafargeHolcim Tanzania of the success of your registration. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Topics to be covered at the second Best Practice Sharing Sessions

The second set of Best Practice Sharing Sessions will be hosted by Mike Fisher, a South African expert in cement and construction. Fisher is the Group Regional Support Head for the Roads Solutions Team at LafargeHolcim South Africa.

He will present his talk, titled ‘Offers Built on Solutions’, to attendees at his sessions. Fisher will cover a variety of interesting topics at these discussions, including the production of extended cement products, the chemical deformation on concrete structures and the role of cement in soil-stabilisation.

Don’t miss these sessions

The free sessions presented by Fisher will take place on Monday, 24 June 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 experts in the cement and construction sectors. These Best Practice Sharing Sessions are also 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. Book your seat now.

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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 Mbeya, 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 second set of Best Practice Sharing Sessions

Apply for sharing sessions

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

The second installment of LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s Best Practice Sharing Sessions will take place on Monday, 24 June 2019. These free knowledge-sharing seminars will take place at the Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam.

The speaker hosting the second Best Practice Sharing Sessions is South African cement and construction expert Mike Fisher. He will share his knowledge and expertise with attendees at two different sessions on 24 June 2019; a morning session and an afternoon one. Book your spot now.

Fisher has years of experience and expertise

Fisher is the Group Regional Support Head for the Roads Solutions Team at LafargeHolcim South Africa. He has almost three decades of experience in the cement and construction industries. Fisher obtained his Management Development Programme degree from the School of Business Leadership at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

He then worked as the managing director of a South African construction company for 15 years before joining LafargeHolcim South Africa in 2009. After various promotions, Fisher worked his way up to his current position in the LafargeHolcim Group. He was also announced as the joint winner of the 2017 Fulton Awards in Innovation in Concrete.

Apply for your seat now

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 once their registration has been successful.

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

  • 24 June 2019: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 24 June 2019: 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 Mbeya, 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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