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THE TEREX® TLB890 BACKHOE LOADER

SHIFTS MORE LIFTS HIGHER

Our most productive backhoe loader

ELB Equipment, the sub-Sahara Africa distributor of Terex backhoe loaders, understands your business and with Terex Construction, is dedicated to offering a TLB that delivers exceptional reliability and productivity. The Terex® TLB890 is designed to deliver outstanding throughput, impressive hydraulic flow rates for faster cycle times and increased loader and backhoe performance. All equipment supplied by ELB are backed by a range of specialised aftermarket services, including 24/7 parts and technical support to keep machines operating at optimum levels on site. Investing in a Terex TLB890 therefore makes perfect business sense that will pay dividends for years to come.

ELB EQUIPMENT - HEAD OFFICE:

14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg • Tel: (011) 306-0700 • Fax: (011) 918-7208 • e-mail: Elb@elbquip.co.za Website: www.elbequipment.com BRANCHES & DEALERS – SOUTH AFRICA: BRITS: (012) 250-1565 • CAPE TOWN: (021) 933-2383 DURBAN: (031) 464-6522 • EAST LONDON: (043) 740-4530 • GEORGE: (044) 878-0874 KIMBERLEY & KATHU: (053) 841-0040 • MIDDELBURG: (013) 246-2312 • POLOKWANE: (082) 334-1564 SUBSIDIARY: ELB EAST AFRICA: NAIROBI, KENYA: (00254) (0) 20 807-0728 DEALERS – SOUTHERN AFRICA: BOTSWANA: (00267) 390-9972 • LESOTHO: (00266) 2831-3926 MOZAMBIQUE: (00258) 219-00469 • NAMIBIA: (00264) 61-234-052 • SWAZILAND: (00268) 518-5348 ZAMBIA: (00260) 212-210-642 • ZIMBABWE: (00263) (4) 448-990-3

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Approximately 2 200 Hydraform blocks per day are produced using the Hydraform M7MI-Super machine

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As the people in the community experience a transformation in their lives, they also have a sense of achievement in seeing and enjoying the beautification of the environment they live in

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► EIA Process

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N2 Mnini ECO Duties

Plant rescue

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Ballito Interchange Botanical survey

Site assessment Sundumbili pipeline

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Nico Pienaar, Director, Aspasa

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Let Us Find You The Job You Deserve We will “head hunt” you when appropriate jobs are received by us from our clients Join our live, confi dential database. A wide selection of engineering attributes are used to profi le you and the job specifi cations. Jobs are then matched to your profi le in accordance with your resume and stated career preferences.

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Personal service and interaction with PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS As Engineers, we speak your language Job positions described in detail on our website job boards Access us online at: www.engineerplacements.com or email: admin@engineerplacements.com

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It’s one of the most corrosive environments imaginable, only one material can tough it out

With stainless steel’s strength, versatility and over 200 grades, these are some of the reasons we call it the only man-made noble metal.

Stainless Steel. It’s Simply Brilliant. Call 011 883 0119 or see sassda.co.za. Your complete stainless information source.

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Manoj Panikkal has been appointed General Manager of Stanley Black & Decker Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Sishen Naidoo has been appointed Regional Finance Manager, Tinomuvonga Gukuta as Operations Manager, and Gavin Spark has been appointed Marketing Manager.

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• Full service warehousing in Waterfall, Buccleuch, Johannesburg • The ability to service all major centres in 1 – 3 days • Complete courier distribution infrastructure • Proprietary, full RF-WMS technology platform • Full racked distribution facility • Automated environment • Micro logistics to support Omni-channel efforts TO QUALIFY FOR THIS OFFER: Minimum 12-month fulfilment contract could be required TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

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havas 15030/E

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1. The formula p=m•v is used to calculate. 2. The SI Unit for Pascals (the derived unit to quantify internal pressure).

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3. The letter S in S=d/t is used to notate which scalar quantity?

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4. Formula for the volume of a cube.

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ACROSS 5. The equation stated by Émile Clapeyron in 1834 as a combination of the empirical Boyle’s law, Charles’ law and Avogadro’s Law commonly known as the ideal gas law.

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In the 2015/16 financial year the NHBRC trained 1623 youth, 256 artisans, 111military veterans and 2 464 emerging home builders

Julieka Bayat. NHBRC acting chairperson of council

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Myuyiselo Cannon Noyana

Analysing the delinquent loan accounts, I made the discovery that most SMME’s were not crooked, but were being taken for a ride by their clients

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I get SMME’s to learn how to study effectively, polish their communication skills, how to resolve conflicts, integrity and honesty, ethics and conditions of living, cause of suppression

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Your boutique business destination Surrounded by lush gardens in the hub of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, The Peartree in Craighall Park caters for groups of two through to 100 guests in nine well-appointed and equipped business suites. Breakfast meetings, working lunches, indoor or outdoor dining, half-day and full-day packages including all welcome refreshments, teas and lunches are offered in Standard, Gold and Platinum packages. Secure parking, business centre, fibre optic broadband AV, lockable space, and an onsite Hair & Beauty Boutique, all underpinned by highly qualified and helpful staff dedicated to ensuring your event is a success, make The Peartree a destination of choice.

www.thepeartree.co.za e-mail: info@thepeartree.co.za Tel: 011 781 1401 41 St. Albans Ave, Craighall Park


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Truss hangers not installed due to a mix-up with a different section and detail

A 45-degree truss hanger not installed and a 90-degree hanger not completely nailed

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Truss hangers not entirely nailed

Damaged nail plate and twisted end-vertica

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TECHNOLOGY FIT TO

IMPROVE LIVES

Join thousands of others who made use of the Hydraform Interlocking technology to better lives. Community Development Construction of houses, schools, clinics, churches and community centres are quick, simple and cost effective.

Skills Transfer Local communities will be trained in Hydraform block production and construction.

Ground Support We offer project support, professional training and after sales services.

+ FREE TRAINING On Machine purchases

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Trusted to get the job done.

Not just a tool on site but a legendary & reliable team player that will get the job done. Expect nothing less than toughness, reliability and durability from generators, generator welder combo & pump equipment. Enduro Powered by Yamaha our trusted legend continues.

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