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 team members, customers, students and specifiers. Participants will be able to post 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. While social networks such as LinkedIn focus on creating professional directories, 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 an increased flow of information and knowledge transfer.
“The platform will not only enable external and potential customers to access the online info database but also our very 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 local concrete and construction industry to the next level,” said Turner.
C3 also incorporates paid-for-content in the form of technical journals and book subscriptions from an aggregator which will give expert users access to the latest international research in the field of cement and concrete.
“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 online platform, register at http://c3.ppc.co.za/
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