3 September 2015
SAICE Membership Stats - Active Gender Distribution


‘Whether you know it or not…Accountability starts with YOU!’ 
More often than not, we find ourselves in a frenzy where fingers are pointed everywhere and lack of ownership reigns. Who is accountable when the unskilled are appointed in crucial decision making roles? Who is to blame for a failed project? How can we partner with authorities to ensure that ethical standards are in place during appointments? Holding each other accountable starts with ourselves and as such, there are conducts, standards and principles in place which need to be adhered to.

Date: 17 September 2015 
Time: 16h00 
Cost: R120 per person – to be paid at the door
Limited seats available
RSVP to Simone Rambarun, simone@saice.org.za

#EngAge - SuperWOMEN

In this Women in Engineering Issue, we profile the amazing work, contributions and in-roads being made by women within the fraternity. From actively engaging gender stereotypes to being a leading force in innovation and change in the industry. This issue is dedicated to the women who are using their efforts, power and influence to re-define the face of not just women but the face of engineering itself.
We are extremely honoured to bring to you the August edition of #EngAge.  
As always, we look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.
Happy Reading.

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The Presidential delegation visits Limpopo

As an industry that prides itself on nobility, it is up to us to ensure that we come up with ways to uphold this banner. Join the President and CEO as they make their way to Limpopo to engage with YOU on how WE can find solutions on moving the industry forward.
For more information contact Louise Van der linde - vanderlinde.louise@yahoo.com

JHB Branch is ALIVE and kicking

The SAICE Johannesburg annual presidential visit on 20 August 2015 kicked off with a CPD accredited Breakfast Talk at Watervalley Clubhouse, Waterfall Midrand. At the talk, which had an impressive turn-out of young members, President Pautz encouraged young engineers to never be afraid to question the status quo and immerse themselves in matters affecting industry. He also added that as much as young engineers had a lot to impact positively by being actively involved in matters of the fraternity they should never be closed to learning, “our senior engineers possess valuable knowledge, learn from them”, he said. 

SAICE members say YES to working in the public sector

SAICE recently carried out a general survey to assess the sentiment of engineering professionals wishing to explore careers in the public sector. This survey was carried out in association with the 3 largest engineering associations, namely, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA). Of a total of 1367 engineering professionals surveyed, 932 (68%) engineering professionals indicated a willingness to work in the public sector.

The 2015 Bridge Building Competition as resounding success

The finals of the very successful annual AECOM-SAICE International Bridge Building Competition 2015, organised by SAICE, was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday 28 August 2015. AECOM was the naming-rights sponsor for the event for the eighth consecutive year!

What’s hot and happening in the Durban branch?

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Book your seat today and be a part of the prestigious glamour of the SAICE-SAFCEC Annual Awards.

Date: 8 October 2015
Venue: The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Time: 18h30
Cost: R750 pp / R7000 per table excluding VAT

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Lafarge South Africa invites you to attend the SAICE accredited presentation:

Specification, Material selection, Design and Curing of Concrete.
Date: Thursday, 8 September 2015.
Duration: 08:00 - 16:00
Location: The Horseshoe Inn, Kimberley
For more information please contact Riaan Visser at riaan.visser@lafargeholcim.com


Entries are now open for the SAICE-SAFCEC Annual Awards set to take place in Cape Town on 8 October 2015. The Annual Awards give recognition to outstanding civil engineering projects and honours individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the profession or has made a contribution of distinction to civil engineering. 
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Technologist of the Year
  • Young Technologist of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Young Technician of the Year
  • Project Manager of the Year


Have you ever wondered what it would take to become the CEO of a company? Join SAICE YMB on Tuesday 8 September as Albert Geldenhuys, MD of Aurecon SA - sheds light on the topic!
Hosted by SAICE Young Member Branch Initiative (YMBI)
Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015
Time: 17h00 for 17h30
Venue: UCT Engineering Building
For more information contact Jody Klaasen Jody.Klaasen@rhdhv.com
SAICE Bookshop
Buy these two books for R2000 incl. VAT and SAVE R400

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Theory

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Application

Author: D Potts, L Zdravkovic
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Edition: 1st
Year Published: 2001
Author: D Potts, L Zdravkovic
Publisher: ICE Publishing
In both these books, two eminent authors provide geotechnical and structural engineering practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students with an insight into the use of finite element methods in geotechnical contexts.

Offer ends 15 September 2015.
Education and Training

Coming soon GCC 2015

You can look forward to a revised version of the General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works.  This third edition has a simpler use of language and more concise wording – ensuring relevance for the future.  It further provides supportive contract administration and the equitable appropriation of risks.
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