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PPC takes info sharing, concrete innovation to next level

PPC takes info sharing, concrete innovation to next level

Jul 30, 2014

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world and is a cornerstone of civilization. The leading supplier of cement in southern Africa, PPC Ltd has launched the Cement & Concrete Cube (C3), a dynamic information sharing and collaboration platform.

The C3 will facilitate collaboration, interaction and information sharing between cement and concrete users, designers, academics, industry experts and enthusiasts. Participants will connect to find information and contribute to interest groups through blogs, wikis, documents, graphics and comments in private or public groups on this platform.

“This is certainly a first of its kind in the cement and concrete industry. C3 is more than a professional directory, pin-board or social chat page – the facility to upload and share information in all formats makes C3 so unique,” said Hanlie Turner, PPC’s Specialist of Technical Information Services.

The C3 will make information more easily accessible for improved efficiency and productivity. The streamlined interaction with experts will also ensure a flow of information and knowledge transfer. The site is powered by an intelligent search engine that allows searching for information, and will suggest content and connections with people with similar interests.

“The platform will not only enable public access to the information database but allows connections between PPC’s own team members. We believe that experts and thought leaders will be able to inform and influence the industry through this platform and in doing so take the concrete and construction industry in Africa to the next level,” said Turner.

C3 also incorporates paid-for-content in the form of a focused technical library with academic and industry journals and book subscriptions which will give expert users access to the latest international research in the field of cement and concrete. Our newsdesk feed for South Africa and Africa is also available on C3.

“The C3 will include all material relevant to our industry in the widest sense. As a dynamic platform, we envisage that the content and scope will grow over time, to reinforce PPC’s strength beyond the bag ethos,” concluded Turner.

The PPC Cement & Concrete Cube will be available to all stakeholders – to access the platform, register at http://c3.ppc.co.za/

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