17 February 2015

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SAICE INAUGURATES ITS YOUNGEST PRESIDENT EVER


2015 President, Malcolm Pautz was inaugurated at the SAICE Presidential Inauguration and Gala Dinner held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 12 February 2015. Pautz is the youngest ever president in the 113-year history of SAICE. The event was attended by various high-profile guests, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers’ representatives, Engineers Chidi Isuwah Snr and Ademola Olorunfemi, champions of the infrastructure industry, government officials, engineering clients from both the private and public sectors, as well as SAICE members from across the country.
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Manglin Pillay speaks out on Radio 702 this morning - Why Cuban and not local engineers?


Department of Water and Sanitation have contracted 35 Cuban specialists to work in the various fields of water in an agreement between the two governments. SAICE is not happy with that roll-out. “We believe we have very competent civil engineers who are world renowned.  Money is not the issue it is about attracting South African's into the sector first. The Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation needs to know we are open for talks to attract locals back into the sector…”
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Become an African Region presenter


WFEO and Engineers Canada are proud to host a one hour webinar which will train you to become an official presenter for the newly adopted World Federation of Engineering Organisations Model Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship. The deadline has been extended - so register today.
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ECSA calls for expression of interest


ECSA regularly has the need to call on Registered Professionals to assist in investigating cases of alleged improper conduct against registered persons, or to investigate engineering-related undertakings whereby public health and safety may have been prejudiced as well as to sit as tribunal members in disciplinary hearings. ECSA is calling for expressions of interest from professionals with relevant experience to be included in the ECSA vendor roster as engineering experts.  Closing date for submissions is 27 February 2015.
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SAICE Bookshop - ICE Publications 10% discount on offer

Flood Risk Planning, Design and Management of Flood Defence Infrastructure


Author: Edited by Paul B. Sayers 
 
This ICE publication is the definitive practical handbook on design and maintenance of flood defences, providing a coherent and focused reference for best practice. 

WAS R950.00
NOW R855.00 incl. vat

Innovative Coastal Zone Management – Sustainable engineering


Author: Edited by Alexandra Schofield 
 
The world's coastlines play an increasingly important role in energy capture, habitation, and the economy, and remain vital for international trade, leisure, recreation, tourism, and wildlife. The Institution of Civil Engineers’ Coastal Management conference, held in Belfast on 15-16 November, 2011, addressed the modern engineer's role in finding a balance between developmental opportunities, coastal management, and the protection of the physical and social environment. 

WAS R2550.00
NOW R2295.00  incl. vat
This is your chance to master the General Conditions Contract.
Register to attend the course before 23 February 2015  

This course is suitable for both construction and building works contracts and it is suitable for the design and built contracting strategy. The 2nd edition satisfies the Construction Industry Development Board’s Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement. The 2nd Edition is also appropriate for mechanical and electrical work. It is perfect in dealing with civil, mechanical, electrical and building projects or a combination of these projects.

What’s hot and happening at E&T for 2015

SAICE’s first Education and Training (E&T) meeting for the year kicked off on 9 February 2015.
Online course bookings and the search for Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) members and ECSA  Professional Reviewers were amongst the many things discussed. Members who feel that they can contribute to PAC or wish to apply to sit on the review panel, should please contact Dawn Hermanus at dawn@saice.org.za


 

FREE CPD Accredited Lecture

Autodesk® together with TechnoCAD and SAICE invites you to a presentation and SAICE invites you to a presentation followed by a braai and drinks

Tomorrow's Infrastructure - Global Challenges Facing Engineers

Building information modelling (BIM) is an integrated process of collating and maintaining information relating to a building or infrastructure projects by means of an intelligent digital model with 3D objects and data associated to it.

Date: Thursday, 26th February 2015
Time: 17h00 for 18h00
Presentation: 18h00 to 19h00
Braai & Drinks: 19h00 to 21h00
Venue: 
SAICE House, Block 19, Thornhill Office Park, Bekker Street, Vorna Valley X21, Midrand

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RSVP to Nadeena Le’Tang, nadeena@saice.org.za

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