5 August 2015
SAICE Membership Stats - Active Branch Distribution

Dr Chris Herold speaks out on kykNET about Municipal Water Infrastructure

Nice try but no cigar

Arising from the curd of the Cubangate chronicles, is the perception that South African engineering practitioners snobbishly refuse to work in the public sector, particularly in the rural municipalities. I imagine the Minister drew this conclusion from extensive investigation, study and research. To help verify the Minister’s claims, we conducted an exploratory survey of the membership of SAICE, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) – the three largest engineering professional institutions in South Africa. 


We are extremely pleased to present to you our July edition of #EngAge. 

As always, we look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.
Happy Reading.

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South African water infrastructure competition goes international!

Hoërskool Diamantveld, Kimberley from left to right: CF le Roux, member of SAICE Kimberley Branch, Malcolm Pautz, 2015 SAICE president, Lourens van Niekerk, Frans Jacobs, Lohann Burger and Gaillard Rossouw, Business Unit Lead, Civil Infrastructure at AECOM
The finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the exciting SAICE-AECOM Schools Water Competition 2015, was held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday 31 July 2015. This competition affords learners the opportunity of designing, constructing and operating a water distribution network exactly the way civil engineering practitioners in local authorities and metros would do. They encounter all the same challenges/problems that occur in real-life situations.


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
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

Click here to book.
SAICE 2015 President Malcolm Pautz and CEO Manglin Pillay will be visiting Durban 12-14 August 2015

Don’t miss the opportunity to have first-hand interaction with civil engineers who could be your voice on industry matters - this presidential visit is your chance to engage and be empowered.

Please forward all RSVPs to Cindy Austen cindy@saice.org.za
What’s hot and happening with the SAICE Durban Branch?

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BIE’s 14th International Biennial Conference

The Botswana Institution of Engineers (BIE) invites you to participate in their 14th International Biennial Conference taking place between 6 – 8 October at the Phakalane Golf Estate, Gabarone, Botswana


To celebrate the beauty of the industry and the profession we invite you to submit your best engineering related photographs electronically to brigitte@saice.org.za. Prizes to be won.
SAICE Bookshop - The FIVE top selling books you need to have on your bookshelf

FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction Works for Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer

1st Edition, 1999 

Price: R870.00 VAT inclusive


NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract April 2013 

Price: R1100.00 VAT inclusive

Design of Structural Steelwork to SANS 10162 3rd Edition Dr J Mahachi 

Price: R1050.00 VAT inclusive


Reinforced Concrete Design to SANS 10100 – Greg Parrott

Price: R440.00 VAT inclusive

JBCC Principal Building Agreement Edition 6.1 2014

Price: R570.00 VAT inclusive

It’s time for you to invest in your knowledge - click HERE to order.
Education and Training

SAICE together with INDUNA presents: 
CIDB: contracts Similarities and Differences

Gain knowledge and understand the differences and similarities between the FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC contracts
This course will provide you with an: 
  • Introduction and overview of FIDIC
  • introduction and overview of NEC3
Introduction and overview of GCC 2010
 - Including
  • Preparation a contracts document (FIDIC/ NEC3 / GCC 2010)
-  Time and Change Management  (FIDIC and NEC3 )
  • Termination, Suspension and Disputes  (FIDIC and NEC3)
For more information Click HERE
SAICE together with Bruce Raath presents:
Concrete for Contractors and Consultants course
This course will ensure a better understanding of what can be achieved with concrete, and how it can accommodate 
the needs of a specific structure.
The course will cover
  • Practical guide to the selection and placement of concrete material
  • The three states of concrete with measurable properties and
  operations undertaken, to satisfy the needs of different types of specifications
  • Common defects that occur in concrete and their avoidance
For more information Click HERE
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