The Concrete Institute is a non-profit organisation that provides a comprehensive range of technical services in concrete to the construction industry through education, information and technical advisory services.

The purpose and objectives of The Concrete Institute are to provide key services & functions to the construction industry and to promote and protect the good name of cement and concrete by:

  • Providing education and training through the School of Concrete Technology to users and specifiers of concrete about the correct use of the material and its constituents.

  • Providing free access to comprehensive technical information about concrete and cement through the Information Centre.

  • Publishing technical books and leaflets in relevant and efficient formats.

  • Providing Advisory and Consulting Services to the Industry.

  • Ensuring relevant national standards and specifications are revised regularly through involvement in technical committees and sub-committees of the South African Bureau of Standards.

  • Acting as an independent body representative of the cement, concrete and broader construction industry to interact effectively with government and regulatory bodies


The Concrete Institute is funded by Afrisam, Lafarge and Sephaku to provide technical services to the concrete and related industries. We are proud of our long history of service in the industry and continue to work hard to add value to our industry.



The School of Concrete Technology offers scheduled courses and internationally recognised courses in concrete technology, country wide. In addition, special on-site courses or bespoke courses can be arranged. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points are awarded on selected courses.



The Institute offers free advisory and consulting services for general concrete technology queries. A consultancy service focused on concrete and related issues are offered, including on-site investigation, trouble shooting and reporting. The technical team is available for consultation on construction sites anywhere in Southern Africa and to provide more information about concrete.



The Institute’s Information Centre has a unique and extensive collection of more than 120 000 books and journals on cement and concrete. The Information Centre renders a free enquiry, lending and online request services. Technical publications catering for all levels of expertise are also available for sale.